About Us

Reliable, down-to-earth and honest, we are a team that collaborates with our clients to design and deliver mechanical and electrical consulting projects that exceed expectations.

Established in 2003, Robert Whetham Associates has nearly two decades of extensive mechanical and electrical expertise.

Project support, experience, reliability and transparency are all core to our service operation here. We do what we say we’re going to do, meaning you can be assured we will deliver your project successfully on time.

From small works to major projects, we breathe new life into refurbished or new build projects in the Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial, Emergency Services and the Railway industries.

Robert Whetham

Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering

Rob is a Chartered Engineer in the M&E services industry, he established RWA in 2003 aiming to combine cutting edge design with cost-effective, sustainable and energy-efficient services. Rob has worked on many engineering works and has carried out various overseeing of projects giving him experience of over 18 years in a wide range of sectors.

Rob’s particular interests are electrical power systems high voltage & low voltage networks, standby power generation, access control and CCTV systems. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, CIBSE and is included on the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants Register.

Yusuf Patel

Discipline(s): CAD / Revit Manager

Yusuf joined RWA in 2017 where he manages the CAD department, maintaining drawings to a superlative standard and working closely with the M&E engineers ensuring that client standards and design requirements are met.

With 9 years of experience, Yusuf began his career working for an Architectural practice where he carried out surveying, drawing up detailed layouts for domestic dwellings as well as creating and maintaining CAD blocks, details and Standards.

This kick-started his career as a CAD Technician, continually developing a keen eye for detail and precision with great proficiency whilst gaining further experience within the commercial, educational, healthcare and retail sectors. By 2015, he managed a team of CAD engineers working for a large company where he started using Revit and gained invaluable experience as a BIM Modeller.

Stuart Fenwick

Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering and Project Management

Stuart is a fully qualified Electrical Technician with 35 years’ experience within the electrical industry along with 18 years of Contract and Project Management experience within Facilities Management/Estates Management sectors. Stuart began his career within the Royal Air Force in 1984 where he trained as a Ground Electrical Technician.

During his 12 years of service, he carried out maintenance and refurbishment on generators and large motors as well as specialized airfield. In 1996, he worked as an electrician on new and refurbishment projects within the commercial, retail, educational and healthcare sectors and then went onto working as a building services engineer, working on planned preventive maintenance and refurbishment projects.

By 2001 Stuart moved into Contract Management/ Project Management where he managed large hard services facilities contracts in excess of 2.5 million and managing large teams in excess of 40 engineers. In the last two years his worked for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue reviewing their maintenance regimes and implementing new processes. Since joining RWA in 2018, he’s been working for as a projects manager overseeing maintenance and new works to a number of clients.

Service is at the heart of what we do

We listen to your unique challenges and project requirements, and then ensure the very best tailored approach is developed.

Our experienced consulting engineers blend technical knowledge and problem solving, all underpinned with a deep desire to provide the best service.

A high proportion of our work comes from repeat business and recommendations from our clients, which reflects our values of providing quality service to our clients.

This trust we establish enables us to gain opportunities to work with new partners.

How we work

Our director and team are experienced consulting engineers, having applied their various expertise from mechanical and electrical engineering through to project management.

They are always closely involved with our clients and all members of the design team throughout the project. We believe in working closely with our clients in order to maintain control of the quality standards and to ensure that client satisfaction is met when it comes the building services.

We are proud members of The Association for Consultancy and Engineering and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. We are also included on the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants Register and on the North West Consortium of NHS Trusts approved list of consultants.

“Robert Whetham worked very hard and delivered at every stage of the project – wonderful”.

A Client – Manchester