CPW boosts Notts office with new team hire and promotion

Wally Laing and Lloyd Philips of CPW

National M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has boosted its Nottingham office with a senior promotion of a long-standing member of the team and the hire of some promising young talent to help support the firm’s new projects.

Wally Laing, who has been at CPW for 13 years, following a long military career and four years at another M&E consultancy, has been promoted to the position of associate and Lloyd Phillips has joined the team from Building Services Design.

Wally said: “I’ve been with CPW since 2005 and I really enjoy working with everyone in the Nottingham office, both past and present, and also on the various design project works within the mechanical and electrical building services team. CPW are very supportive and within my role I help with the mentoring and assisting in the development of the junior engineers.

“I have been a senior engineer with CPW for some time now so although my role may not change significantly, I will be taking on more responsibility and my day to day will involve more client liaison and early stage involvement of projects.”

CPW is a national M&E consultancy with more than 200 staff based across its ten regional offices nationwide. The firm specialises in designing and integrating the full range of energy solutions into existing and new buildings by using innovative and contemporary engineering techniques.

Lloyd, who joined the team at the end of last year as an intermediate mechanical engineer, said: “My role involves working on the mechanical design of projects including dynamic simulation modelling, design calculations and drawing up concepts using industry leading software. It has only been a couple of months but I’m really enjoying my role and CPW are incredibly supportive.

“The team are just as happy discussing a technical problem that needs solving as they are talking about the cricket score, which creates a really great working atmosphere. The directors encourage everyone to develop their own skills and become a better engineer so I hope to continue through the ranks at CPW and work towards chartership.”

Ash Cowdrey, director at CPW, added: “We think it is really important to reward our staff, particularly those who have been with us for a long time, but we also recognise the importance of new, up-and-coming talent which part of the reason we take on so many trainees and apprentices.

“I look forward to seeing Lloyd and Wally progress in their new roles and contributing to our award-winning services across the region.”

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