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THE H&C TEAM

DIRECTORS

Colin Sweet

Colin Sweet
Managing Director

Colin studied Building Services Engineering at South Thames College whilst working in the Industry with Retail Environments Ltd. He gained further experience in Project Management with Denver Refrigeration before joining York International's Sales Team in 1978 as a Systems Sales Engineer. Colin left York to become the Sales Manager of AAS Ltd, distributing the Airedale range of close control air conditioning products, before he joined Richard Healey in 1987 to start H&C Contracts.

Julie Healey

Julie Healey
Director/Company Secretary

Julie Healey started her career doing secretarial work for several electrical and mechanical services contractors before joining H&C Contracts in 1987. She is now a director and looks after the bought ledger as well as other administrative duties.

Robert Reed

Robert Reed
Sales Director

Robert studied at Southampton University and achieved a Bsc (Hons) in Marine Electronics before joining a large process cooling company in 1995. In his 10 years there he occupied a range positions and held responsibility for the design, sales and installation of all aspects of chilled water and refrigerant-based process cooling and air conditioning systems. Robert joined H&C in 2005 as business development manager to generate business opportunities in market sectors not previously fully developed and has proved to be very successful in this role. In recognition of this Rob was promoted to Sales Director in 2014 with specific responsibility for Data Centre sales as well as other market sectors.

Richard Healey

Richard Healey
Chairman & Director

Richard studied engineering at Manchester University before joining Trane in 1971. He spent 6 months in 1972 at the Trane headquarters in LaCrosse, Wisconsin before joining the London sales office. Here he spent several years in technical sales followed by project management. After gaining further experience with Alpha Aire Ltd, Richard and Colin Sweet started H&C Contracts in 1987.

Mark Winning

Mark Winning
Projects Director

Mark Winning joined H&C Contracts in 1987 as a trainee draughtsman. After studying for 6 years at college and achieving an ONC, HNC & HND in building services engineering he has moved on to become contracts manager and design engineer, specialising in the design of mechanical services installations for operating theatres, body scanner suites and ward blocks. Other qualifications include a CPD in ‘Specialised ventilation in healthcare premises’ and a BPEC certificate for unvented hot water storage systems. In August 2011 Mark was promoted to Head of Projects and again in 2014 to Projects Director with managerial responsibility for the whole project and design department.

Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett
Service Director

Robert started his career in air conditioning as an apprentice in 2002, where he trained in the installation and service of domestic and small commercial equipment, progressing up to heavier industrial equipment. Robert moved to H&C Contracts in 2005 working as a service engineer for 3 years before moving to the role of service co-ordinator. He now oversees the entire service and maintenance department as well as project management. A core part of his role involves building relationships with new and existing clients to demonstrate how H&C Contracts can provide effective support to their businesses. His loyalty and commitment, knowledge and expertise have earned him the position of Service Director.

OTHER KEY PERSONNEL

Paul Jezzard

Paul Jezzard
Operations Manager

Paul began his career in 1987 with an engineering apprenticeship at Balfour Kilpatrick & studied at Croydon Technical College. He has over 25 years’ experience of project engineering & management, on M & E contracts valued up to £100m. His experience encompasses design & build of heating, ventilation, chilled water systems, air conditioning, domestic services, drainage & controls. Prior to joining H & C Contracts, Paul has recently undertaken a range of projects with an emphasis on energy conservation; installations included CHP, district heating, air source heat pumps, water to water heat pumps, sea water harvesting, rainwater harvesting & solar hot water. Paul is SMSTS qualified & has been a CSCS Manager Grade card holder since the scheme began. Paul now manages our team of project managers.

Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook
Office Manager

Prior to joining H&C Contracts in May 2007, Dawn career spanned over 20 years, largely spent in a variety of administrative roles, including positions with the Ministry of Defence and the Yorkshire Police Authority. Since joining H&C, Dawn has become an invaluable and highly respected member of our team, providing administrative backup to the Directors and all Departments within the Company. In August 2011 Dawn was promoted to Office Manager with responsibility for administration within the Maintenance & Service Department.

Gavin Hale

Gavin Hale
Technical Sales Engineer

Gavin started his career in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry as an apprentice in 1987 before progressing to the role of service engineer working on a wide range of equipment, from a single split to industrial chillers. Gavin then transitioned into a design and sales role before specialising in ventilation and air handling utilising his onsite experience to offer practical solutions with a bias towards energy savings. Gavin has designed and sold into the palace of Westminster, Microsoft, AWE, IBM and many more prestigious customers.

Jenny Woods

Jenny Woods
Receptionist and Office Administrator

Jenny joined H&C Contracts Ltd in November 2016 as the Receptionist and Office Administrator. After graduating from Secretarial College Jenny’s career started with a UK based Transport Company where she gained a wealth of experience and knowledge working for a Global Engineering Company within the Facilities Department.

HEALTH & SAEFTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Malcolm Goldberg


Malcolm Goldberg ACIOB

Health & Safety/Environmental Manager

Malcolm Goldberg emigrated from Zimbabwe to the UK in 2005. With a keen interest in project management he studied and successfully passed the two year Chartered institute of Building Site Managers Diploma and is now an associate member. He joined H&C Contracts in 2007 as a Contracts Administrator to maintain back office support to the sales and project teams. After qualifying he was promoted to Health & Safety Manager with the added responsibility of ensuring the company’s compliance of all Health & Safety protocols, procedures and training. In 2014 Malcolm took on the additional role of Environmental Manager in line with the company’s newly acquired ISO 1400 accreditation.

PROJECT MANAGERS

Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong
Project Manager

Steve Armstrong originally qualified as a heating plumbing and gas engineer before moving into project management. Steve joined H&C in 2003 and has been a valued member of our team since then.

David Guard

David Guard
Project Manager

David originally qualified as a Heating and Ventilation Engineer after training as an apprentice. After 6 years of working in the field as an installation/ service engineer, David progressed into office based roles including managing service and reactive maintenance contracts within the public and private sector. During this time David studied for HNC in Building Services: Mechanical at City of Westminster College. David joined as a Project Manager in May 2016.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas
Projects Administrator

Louise started work in the private industry and has a vast wealth of experience within the public sector, working both in the NHS and Local Authority. Prior to joining H&C Contracts Ltd in October 2015, Louise worked within Members Services at Portsmouth City Council, providing PA and secretarial support to the Local Councillors.
Louise joined H&C as receptionist but now provides in office support to the project management team.

Alan Cook

Alan Cook
Project & Service Engineer

Alan Cook qualified in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer and served 22 years in HM Armed Forces. After retiring from the Army in 2010 Alan then trained and qualified in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning as well as 17th Edition Electrics. Alan joined H&C Contracts in December 2015 as Projects & Service Engineer and now handles small Data Centre works.

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis
Project Manager

Paul started work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry as an apprentice in 2001 then rapidly progressed to installation engineer working on a wide range of installations, from offices to supermarkets. Paul then transitioned into a service role working on air conditioning systems and chillers. In 2007 he progressed into project management roles, bringing a wide range of mechanical skills within the HVAC industry to bear in his work on projects up to £1 million.

Simon Joice

Simon Joice
Project Manager

Simon qualified as a Marine Engineer and served 22 years in HM Armed Forces. After retiring from the Navy Simon then trained and qualified within Building Services Engineering and subsequently was employed as a supervisor engineer with Balfour Beatty services. Having completed APMP and PRINCE 2 Simon moved across to the projects team and delivered various building and engineering projects including HVAC and High voltage systems. Simon also obtained NEBOSH Construction and NEBOSH Fire qualifications and holds SMSTS, 17th Edition and CSCS. After many successfully delivered projects from 500k to 16 million and for various clients including Crossrail and the BBC Simon joined H&C Contracts in April 2016 as Projects Manager with over 10 years Project Management experience.

James Oram

James Oram
Project Manager

Jamie started his career in the construction industry in 2007 as a pipefitter’s mate, progressing to a pipefitter / plumber for a mechanical contractor in Southampton; working on data centres, hospitals, schools & residential projects for 5 years. Further progression led to an office based role in estimating & then project management; including an HND in Building Services Engineering. Moving to ARB Mechanical in 2014 as a Project Manager, Jamie gained further experience over the next 3 years, managing projects to the value of £1.2 million; prior to Joining H&C Contracts in 2017. Jamie is SMSTS Qualified and holds a CSCS Manager’s grade card.

DESIGN ENGINEERS

Liam Duffett

Liam Duffett
Design Engineer

Liam joined H&C Contracts Ltd in 2007 as a Trainee Project Manager. Since this date Liam has gained City & Guilds in AutoCad and also an HND in Building Services from London South Bank University. Liam is now responsible for HVAC and process cooling designs for specialist projects. Liam has also now been trained in BIM.

Bradley Munce

Bradley Munce
Design Engineer

Bradley started working within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry in 1998 as an apprentice, progressing to a fully qualified engineer. In 2009 Bradley moved to a nationwide air handling Equipment Company as a Project Engineer. In 2011 Bradley moved to a commercial fit out company in London as a Mechanical Contracts Manager. Also in 2011 he enrolled himself on a Master’s degree course in Project Management and Leadership at Portsmouth University graduating in 2014 with a MSc. Bradley moved to H&C Contracts as a Projects Manager in September 2014 and quickly settled into H&C contracts. Bradley quickly impressed us with his design expertise and in 2016 joined our design department. Bradley has also now been trained in BIM.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Design Engineer

Chris is an experienced HVAC Building Services Engineer who joined H&C Contracts in January 2002 having previously worked on a variety of small to medium sized commercial and industrial projects throughout the country. Chris is now a valued member of our CAD design team. Chris has also now been trained in BIM.

Juliusz Szczygiel

Juliusz Szczygiel
Design Engineer

Prior to joining H&C Contracts Ltd in July 2016, Juliusz spent nearly a decade working in commercial process plant design. Having studied engineering, geology, industrial design and IT, he has delivered small and medium-sized projects in South Africa, the Middle East, Gibraltar and the UK. He has a strong technical and engineering background and is a valued member of the design team.

Matthew Schubert

Matthew Schubert
CAD Draughtsman & BIM trainee

Matthew joined H&C in May 2017 as a junior CAD draughtsman. He started his career in contract administration where he progressed to a junior designer for a leading air handling manufacturer. Matthew took a career break to see the world, upon his return he joined a local mechanical contractor as well as undertaking a part time college course in mechanical engineering. He moved on to a larger M&E contractor with new challenges and a new college course in Building services design. Matthew is delighted in his new position at H&C Contracts.

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Dawn Cook

Dawn Cook
Service Coordinator

Prior to joining H&C Contracts in May 2007, Dawn career spanned over 20 years, largely spent in a variety of administrative roles, including positions with the Ministry of Defence and the Yorkshire Police Authority. Since joining H&C, Dawn has become an invaluable and highly respected member of our team, providing administrative backup to the Directors and all Departments within the Company. In August 2011 Dawn was promoted to Office Manager with responsibility for administration within the Maintenance & Service Department.

Samantha Reading

Samantha Reading
Service Co-ordinator

Prior to joining H&C Contracts Ltd in October 2011, Samantha worked in an Administrative role for an Essential Oils Company. Samantha studied AVCE IT at college and has sound knowledge in IT and Administration. In April 2014 Samantha was promoted to Service Administrator, providing much needed support for the growing Maintenance and Service Department.

Rebecca Cresswell

Rebecca Cresswell
Service Administrator

Prior to joining H&C Contracts LTD in November 2015, Rebecca joins from a mainly Retail background, however with her qualification in Travel & Tourism her experience in Administration is strong and will prove to be an asset to the Company. Rebecca has joined the expanding Service & Maintenance Team to carry out support and Administration to both the Service Manager & Co-ordinators.