Long Service Awards

At HWA, we are a close-knit team and view our staff as our greatest asset. Many of our staff have been with us for some time now, and some are even celebrating significant long service milestones.

We have been pleased to introduce a long service policy rewarding staff with extra holiday. Here are some of the staff who have benefitted from this new policy:

Richard Thompson

Principal Engineer Richard is a Chartered Engineer and joined HWA in 1999. Richard has reduced his working hours since the end of last year, but his work continues to focus on the investigation of suspected defects in existing structures. This may be as part of an insurance claim or on behalf of clients buying or selling a house. 

Michaela Towers

Practice Manager Michaela handles the smooth running of our administrative and office management processes. She also provides invaluable support to the Directors in all business-related matters including HR, management accounts, compliance with ISO9001 and our carbon reduction initiatives. A natural organiser, Michaela arranges our events, including the eagerly anticipated December staff meeting and Christmas social event. She has been at HWA since 2004.

Jo Heffernan

Jo is our Administrator and Document Controller. Since joining HWA in 2009, the work she undertakes has changed significantly. She plays a vital role in supporting the Practice Manager to ensure all administrative processes run smoothly. She can also use AutoCAD to assist our CAD technicians with setting up drawings. Jo is hugely knowledgeable about the structural engineers reports we undertake guiding our valued clients through the process in a calm and assured manner.

Richard Swinhoe

This year sees Senior Technician Richard Swinhoe celebrating his 7th year working at HWA. He has worked on many schemes during that time, including residential, student accommodation and care home projects. An experienced AutoCAD and Revit user, Rich is a valuable member of our CAD team. Rich is also a very popular member of the wider team at HWA.

Andy Bowler

Andy Bowler is also celebrating his 7th year at HWA. He joined us as Senior Engineer progressing to Associate and as of June last year, Director. Andy leads our Civil Engineering capability undertaking and managing the highways and drainage design aspects of projects. He also advises clients on general civil engineering matters.