Keith StewartManaging Director
As Managing Director, Keith is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and leads the business in planning for sustainable growth. He has a strong focus on quality and ensures that the drive to consistently deliver a high standard of service runs through the entire business. Keith leads the team in embedding a positive company culture and inspiring staff to embrace the company values of innovation, safety, loyalty and success.
A Chartered Accountant by background, having training and qualified with PWC, Keith brings sound business acumen, commercial and management experience to the team.
Richard MegarityOperations Director
Richard is responsible for the operational efficiency of the company, making sure that contracts are being delivered to a high standard. He also sets the strategic direction of the company, ensuring that the vision for growth, quality and profitability is clearly communicated to all senior staff and directors. He plays a pivotal role in business development and key account management.
Richard joined Irwin M&E as an apprentice, progressing through the company to be appointed as Operations Director in 2010.
Mark WhaleyCommercial Director
As Commercial Director, Mark is responsible for the preparation and review of tender bids and winning new work. He oversees the estimating teams and the company’s commercial activities. Mark started out his career as an apprentice electrician, progressing into the estimating office and then a role as a Contracts Manager. He then moved back into the commercial side of the business.
Mark’s career path has given him a very holistic understanding of the business, bringing both technical ability and commercial awareness, which has played an important role in project successes and winning new work. He joined the company in 2004 and was appointed Commercial Director in 2015.
Chris AdamsContracts Director
Chris leads the Contracts Division of the company, working with construction contractors to deliver M&E services on major construction projects throughout the UK and Ireland. Chris is involved in the projects from start to finish, making sure that work is delivered to consistently high standards, on time and on budget.
Chris began his career as an apprentice electrician, moving into estimating and contract management after his apprenticeship was completed. He joined Irwin M&E in 2013 as Senior Contracts Manager and was promoted to Contracts Director in 2015.
Robin HigginsContracts Director
Robin is Contracts Director for the Facilities Management side of the business, overseeing the company’s contracts for both public and private sector clients. He is also NICEIC duty holder and is responsible for leading the M&E compliance department. Robin’s role involves sourcing, interviewing, hiring and managing subcontractors.
Robin was appointed as a Director in 2018 bringing with him a wealth of experience, having worked in construction and industrial environments, as well as a Contracts Manager in both the private and public sectors. His first-hand experience gives him a keen insight into understanding the needs of clients, making sure that we deliver a consistently high level of service and customer satisfaction.
James MagwoodQuantity Surveying Director
As Quantity Surveying Director, James is responsible for making sure that all Facilities Management contracts are delivered both profitably and sustainably, as well as ensuring the quality of accounts submitted to clients are fully quantifiable. He leads the company’s team of Quantity Surveyors.
James joined the company as an apprentice at 16, and since then has worked across many roles and departments within the company, giving him a thorough understanding of different facets of the business. James has progressed through the company, to be appointed as Quantity Surveying Director in 2018.