Meet Us

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Chris Park

Managing Director

chrispark@powertesting.co.uk 

Chris joined the family business in 1993 after serving his apprenticeship at GEC Marconi’s and worked his way through the ranks, becoming Managing Director in 2008. Throughout that time, Chris served a as fully trained SAP Engineer and takes pride in his detailed knowledge of Power Testing Limited’s clients and their sites.

Chris now concentrates his time on overseeing the running of the business, setting our direction and making sure our objectives are set, monitored and achieved, whilst also nurturing long standing client relationships, forging new ones and ensuring customers benefit from a professional and competitive service at all times.

When Chris is away from the office, he can often be found supporting his beloved West Ham United.

Gareth Davies

HSEQ Manager

garethdavies@powertesting.co.uk 

Gareth has been involved in the electrical engineering industry since 1991, working for Thames Water and EDL where he was an SAP and electrical duty holder respectively.

It has been quite a journey for Gareth since he joined us in 2016, immediately becoming an integral part of the engineering team and winning our first ever ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2017. His experience, approach and personal skills led him to be promoted to our HSEQ Manager in 2019 – ensuring our people are in safe hands by implementing, monitoring & improving the company’s safety culture, whilst ensuring compliance to maintain our necessary accreditations.

In 2021, Gareth repeated the feat of winning ‘Employee of the Year’ again, alongside his Health & Safety Representative – testament to how he managed the pandemic and implemented stringent control measures to minimise risk to our people – as well as being at the forefront of the company acquiring ISO 45001 status.

Away from work, Gareth can be found on the water as an expert sailor – even winning the 49er inlands in 2005!

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Steve Gatward

Operations Manager

stevegatward@powertesting.co.uk 

Steve joined Power Testing Limited in 2008 as a Cable Jointer, working on long term contracts for SSE. After 5 years as a Cable Jointer, Steve became highly skilled and Operationally aware.

Steve was Promoted to Contracts Manager in 2013 and successfully managed contracts with Thames Water Utilities and Qineitq, scheduling works and liaising with the clients to make sure all work was carried out on time, within budget and to a high standard.

In 2018, Steve took on the role of Operations Manager, overseeing operational teams to ensure planned works are delivered to our high standards and efficiency targets are met. Additionally, Steve liaises with clients to ensure they are happy and generate further works and is always on the look out for new opportunities.

A father of twin boys, Steve’s life is never dull!

Chris Williamson

Head of Projects

chriswilliamson@powertesting.co.uk 

Chris joined Power Testing Limited in 2003 and after successfully completing his 4 year apprenticeship, went on to become a highly valued member of the Power Testing Limited engineering team.

Chris has managed many successful projects in his time as an engineer, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.

In 2019, Chris became our Head of Projects, successfully tendering for high value projects and then ensuring clients project needs are delivered to a high standard by adopting and implementing best practice project management across the team. Chris was also a key part of the team that won Power Testing Limited CBRE’s Supplier of the Year Award for Projects in 2017 and he continues to go from strength to strength.

Interesting fact about Chris – he once played for Tottenham Hotspur (under 12’s)!

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Patrick Templeman

Technical Manager

patricktempleman@powertesting.co.uk 

Patrick joined Power Testing Limited in 2005 and upon successfully completing his 4 year apprenticeship, became an integral part of the engineering team, excelling at commissioning.

As a highly skilled and experienced engineer, Patrick has worked on many large projects with Balfour Beatty, DP World and BNP Paribas, taking on the role of HV Commissioning Engineer for Power Testing Limited.

In 2017, Patrick was promoted to the role of Technical Manager, supporting operational staff and customers with on site queries and offering sound and competent advice.

Patrick is a devoted learner and has continued his education, gaining a variety of qualifications.

Brad Manning

HR Manager

bradmanning@powertesting.co.uk 

Brad joined Power Testing Limited in 2015, having been in the advertising industry for 10 years. His passion for people and effective communications led him to the world of HR. CIPD qualified, Brad has developed and implemented a new team based structure and strengths based culture, culminating in the Best Employers Platinum Accreditation in 2021.

As well as overseeing employment law, employee relations and ensuring everyone is effective at their role, Brad also leads our internal communications, whilst also ensuring we have enough of and the right skilled people to fulfil client demands.

Away from work, Brad has three passions – his wife, two children (Ralph & Polly) and Liverpool FC.

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Brendan Bignell

Finance Manager

brendanbignell@powertesting.co.uk 

After graduating from Bournemouth University in 2013, Brendan joined Power Testing Limited as a Finance Administrator. Following successful completion of his ACCA exams whilst learning on the job, Brendan progressed to our Finance Manager in 2016. Brendan has worked on our internal processes and has helped to establish the quality requirements our industry demands.

Brendan’s role not only deals with internal issues, but he is also involved with Operations, assisting with Projects and educating the teams on commercials to ensure Power Testing Limited offers stability and security for all stakeholders.

Away from work, Brendan can often be found on a muddy pitch most Saturday’s playing the sport he most loves – Rugby!

Steve White

Client Relationship Supervisor

stevewhite@powertesting.co.uk 

Steve began his career with Power Testing Limited in 1993 as the company’s Reports Administrator, quickly gaining technical knowledge and went on to be come a highly competent Technician in the field.

Over the decades, Steve has taken on many successful projects such as carrying out the inspections of Hazardous Areas at Thames Water sites across the South East and providing operational cover by managing the schedule of works. Following this Steve was our out of ours Operational Manager for a number of years dealing with weekend and evening works.

As Power Testing Limited has grown in recent years, Steve was our first ever Client Relationship Supervisor, devoting his time to looking after a dedicated list of clients such as CBRE, scheduling efficiently, ensuring his team are well prepared and organised and making sure works run as smooth as possible.

One of Steve’s favourite times of the year is Cheltenham Festival week, where he can be found studying the Racing Times with a glass of whiskey and having a flutter.

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Lauren Tilly

Client Relationship Supervisor

laurentilly@powertesting.co.uk 

Lauren joined us in early 2019 as a Reports Administrator after working for 7 years at a mortgage brokers. Her approach to customer service and dedication to get the job done stood out in her first interview.

Within months she grasped the Reports Administrator role, ensuring our clients received them in record time. With such efficiency, it was only a matter of time before she progressed – and the opportunity came when we won the maintenance framework for Anglian Water, with Lauren promoted to their Client Relationship Supervisor – organising maintenance works months in advance and ensuring our service level agreements are not only met but exceeded.

Away from work, Lauren has a passion and enthusiasm for dancing, teaching kids how to street dance and execute back flips!

Catrin Jenkins

Client Relationship Supervisor

catrinjenkins@powertesting.co.uk 

Catrin joined us in 2014, helping out with administration in the office. Her attention for detail and diligence set her apart – and she has been on an upward trajectory ever since. From heading up our fleet to overseeing training to ensuring all Health and Safety documentation is up to date, she has proven time and time again that she is up to any task.

So when we set the new teams based structure in 2020, Catrin was an obvious choice to take the next step and head up her own Client Team, looking after a portfolio of some of our most cherished clients, including Thames Water and Smart. Her planning, organisation and communication skills makes her invaluable to her team and sets the right impression for her clients.

Catrin is our very own Mary Berry and is at fault for all of our expanding waistlines!

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Lynn Bowring

Client Relationship Supervisor

lynnbowring@powertesting.co.uk 

Lynn joined us in 2017, having worked in the industry as a maintenance planner for 9 years previous.

Her inside knowledge of the industry, clients and services made her excel in her Estimator role and she forged strong relationships with both clients and staff due to her accommodating and helpful nature.

In 2020, Lynn was made a Client Relationship Supervisor, heading up her own team alongside two of our longest serving Contract Engineers, ensuring all avenues are covered for her clients.

Interesting fact – On Lynn’s CV, its states one of her hobbies is flying – but we have never seen her in the sky!

Alan Ager

Project Engineer

alanager@powertesting.co.uk 

Alan has over 40 years in the HV Electrical industry and has been with Power Testing since 1989.

Alan has had a multitude of roles in his time with us, from Chief Engineer to HSEQ Manager , in which role he was instrumental in obtaining many certifications for Power Testing, including OHSAS 18001 , ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 as well as starting up our ‘Speak Up’ initiative, to encourage and promote a first class safety culture.

Alan is currently our Authorising Engineer and fulfils a Project Engineer role, which perfectly fits his skill sets of methodical engineering and problem solving. His wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise continue to prove crucial to our clients and our people.

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Sean Sheehan

Head of Jointing / Health, Safety and Wellbeing Representative

seansheehan@powertesting.co.uk 

Sean has more titles than Lennox Lewis – which is testament to his standing in the company. After joining us in 2015 as a DNO Cable Jointer, Sean’s work ethic, hands on problem solving, approachability and safety record soon saw him excel.

Now a Project Supervisor with involvement in almost all of our projects, Sean has also taken on extra roles, heading up our joining division to ensure all our Jointers are competent and well trained, as well as our Health, Safety & Wellbeing Representative. For a man with three roles, it was no surprise he was our joint ‘Employee of the Year’ winner in 2021.

Interesting fact – Sean’s passion is his scooter and he can often be seen in his Fred Perry attire scooting around Hadleigh!