BW, Workplace Experts

Built With: Personality

BW is a fit out and refurbishment expert. We deliver workplaces with a personal touch.

Our team love what they do – and so do our clients. We take the time to understand what they are trying to achieve, build strong relationships and communicate with honesty.

Our partnerships with clients and consultants allow us to challenge together the conventions of an industry that changes far too slowly.

Help us shake things up as a client or as an employee.

All of our projects are built with personality and precision. That’s our intention: high-quality work, delivered by a team of friendly people and completed defect-free at practical completion.

BW’s impact on projects is big, but our impact on the environment is small. All of our work meets the highest sustainability standards.

You may notice we look a little different. Don’t worry, it’s not a defect. We’ve evolved into BW.

We still have 16 years of experience, still have a proudly perfectionist nature, still fixate on delivering defect-free projects with straight communications, and still do business with the friendliness our clients tell us that they value. We just have a fresh new look that reflects who we are and what we do best.

We believe strong partnerships make remarkable work. To us, they’re everything: a commitment to our clients, their consultants, our employees, the companies we work with, and to you.

Together we build with personality and precision, and make work to be proud of.

Hear more about what’s changed and what we’re determined to keep the same.

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Built With: Precision

Delivering remarkable work, defect-free is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Every project is a project worth shouting about.

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Built with: Expertise

BW people are the best in the business. They are experts, perfectionists, straight talking and always ready with a smile.

Our clients tell us how easy we are to work with and how much they appreciate our dedication to delivering defect-free. These principles are baked in to our business.

Find out what the BW team is built with

“We have been truly impressed by the organisation, commitment, integrity and proactive approach shown by BW”

Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott
CEO

  • Built with:
    • A fixation for world-class customer experience
Steve Elliott
  • Built with:
    • A fixation for world-class customer experience
    • Curiosity to learn something from everyone he meets
    • A season-ticket for Chelsea FC

Steve Elliott, CEO

Steve leads the ongoing transformation of the company, focused on Defect Free at Practical Completion, business results and putting innovation at the front and centre of BW’s culture.

Formerly MD of the UK’s largest fit out company, Steve has always agitated for change in the industry and firmly believes that fit out companies can and should benchmark their service not against competitors, but against the most talented organisations in any sector.

Steve was recently interviewed in Building magazine.

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown
Sales & Marketing Director

  • Built with:
    • Curiosity for the world of work and how it impacts on workplace
Anthony Brown
  • Built with:
    • Curiosity for the world of work and how it impacts on workplace
    • Two sturdy feet that take him all around London but also through jungles, deserts and over mountains
    • Unofficial apple product tester status: geeky about technology

Anthony Brown, Sales & Marketing Director

Anthony heads up marketing, sales and business strategy, focused on extending occupier partnerships and frameworks. He also looks after the thought leadership program of research, seminars and roundtables.

Before joining BW, Anthony worked on the board of the UK’s largest fit out specialist where he oversaw the development of international alliances in USA and Australia.

He is determined that BW is considered as one of the most forward-thinking workplace experts in the UK, promoting the delivery of world-class customer service.

Barry Smith

Barry Smith
COO

  • Built with:
    • Raw talent for poker and horse riding
Barry Smith
  • Built with:
    • Raw talent for poker and horse riding
    • A discerning eye for detail and problem solving
    • Friendliness that leads to long-term relationships

Barry Smith, COO

Described as the heartbeat of BW, Barry has shaped and developed the respected BW delivery method.

His experience and knowledge of fit out is second to none, he is often a source of advice for many clients and consultants.

Barry began his fit out career at Nico, and then moved to Overbury before joining BW at its inception in 1999.

Barry’s amiable manner and can-do attitude has led him to become the delivery partner of choice to many of the industry’s top consultants.

Colin Ogden

Colin Ogden
Pre-Construction Director

  • Built with:
    • Relentless attention to detail
Colin Ogden
  • Built with:
    • Relentless attention to detail
    • A searching mind driven by a need to innovate
    • A life-long fanaticism for Spurs

Colin Ogden, Pre-Construction Director

Colin started at BW as an estimator in 2006. His ability to dissect a project and get to the heart of any issue led to his promotion to head of the Pre-Construction department. Ultimately, he earned a place on the Board as Pre-Construction Director in 2009.

Colin’s ability to price fit-out work is renowned within the industry and he has developed an enviable hit rate with both pre-qualification questionnaires and tenders.

Highly innovative and with an innate attention to detail, Colin sets high standards for the departments creative submissions and its professional bids.

Paul Newton

Paul Newton
Finance Director

  • Built with:
    • Resolution not to break his zero bad-debt record
Paul Newton
  • Built with:
    • Resolution not to break his zero bad-debt record
    • Obsession of anything sports related
    • Discerning taste in 21st Century rock

Paul Newton, Finance Director

Paul joined BW in 2014 after fourteen years with the UK’s largest fit-out specialist.

Before the fit-out sector called, Paul also worked as an insolvency specialist with businesses as diverse as Lyons Maid ice cream, in ladies fashion and with a golf club.

Paul is a devoted Chelsea fan, accomplished cyclist and generally sports-mad. He took a sabbatical to spend as much time as possible at the London Olympics.

Paul’s background as an insolvency specialist left its mark. None of the companies he’s worked for has suffered a bad debt due to a customer going into liquidation.

Kim Waller

Kim Waller
Head of Environmental and Sustainability

  • Built with:
    • Passion for creating a sustainable, enjoyable workplace that fits with real life
Kim Waller
  • Built with:
    • Passion for creating a sustainable, enjoyable workplace that fits with real life
    • Art, architecture & design – a compulsive collector of art materials and stationery
    • Fresh air; keen to explore the countryside and nature with family

Kim Waller, Head of Environmental and Sustainability

Kim heads up our Environmental and Sustainability team, developing the strategy for each project; providing training to staff and supply chain; and researching new technologies and materials.

A BREEAM Accredited Professional with a background in architecture and engineering, Kim has over 10 year’s experience of implementing sustainability in the built environment.

Having previously worked at BRE and lectured at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association, she has a thorough understanding of the theory behind the practice and can advise clients on cost effective and appropriate strategies to achieve their sustainability targets.

Outside of work Kim has a passion for art, architecture and design; as well taking time to appreciate the countryside with her family.

Peter Nagle

Peter Nagle
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • The first SKA Gold award for BW, only the second Gold award ever awarded
Peter Nagle
  • Built with:
    • The first SKA Gold award for BW, only the second Gold award ever awarded
    • A passion for Arsenal FC; with a seat at the Emirates Stadium

Peter Nagle, Contracts Manager

Peter joined BW in 2005 as a Contracts Manager. He quickly moved up through the ranks to become a Contracts Director.

Prior to joining the BW team, Peter spent five years at Quality Building Services (part of the Bowmer & Kirkland Group) working his way up from Production Assistant to Contracts Manager.

Peter has a wealth of experience from gutsy refurbishments to high-end retail fit outs. His great work and leadership led Team Nagle to victory – winning BW our first SKA Gold award for the project at WestPac, only the second Gold award ever awarded.

David Andrews

David Andrews
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • Technical expertise
David Andrews
  • Built with:
    • Technical expertise
    • A skill for avoiding cameras!
    • The Bee Gees

David Andrews, Contracts Manager

David has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. His technical trade background means David is known in BW for brilliant attention to detail, coordination and planning.

David is passionate about bringing the technical elements of a project, which require careful consideration, together and working closely with his clients and professional teams to achieve the project aims.

David’s ability to communicate at all levels ensuring he gets the very best from his team and those around him. David leads from the front and his passion and drive have ensured that even the most challenging fast-track project is delivered defect-free.

Ines Lago

Ines Lago
Senior Business Development Manager

  • Built with:
    • A healthy obsession for fitness and nutrition
Ines Lago
  • Built with:
    • A healthy obsession for fitness and nutrition
    • A keen interest in international relations
    • Number one fan status for Stevie Nicks

Ines Lago, Senior Business Development Manager

As a new addition to BW’s business development team, Ines is looking to establish long-term relationships with consultants and clients that are built on trust.

Ines has years of consultancy experience under her belt, advising corporate clients on their global flexible workspace portfolios.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • Keen team-building and motivational skills
Paul Taylor
  • Built with:
    • Keen team-building and motivational skills
    • Discernment for London’s finest watering holes and restaurants
    • Good stance and footwork; Paul runs his own Muay Thai gym

Paul Taylor, Contracts Manager

Paul joined BW in 2015 after more than 22 years, working in various commercial and management roles, with the UK’s largest fit-out specialist.

Paul is passionate about teamwork and delivering projects to the highest quality standards to exceeding clients expectations.

He strives to make the process a teamwork affair with some fun along the way.

Paul Kavanagh

Paul Kavanagh
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • Determination to achieve Defect Free projects
Paul Kavanagh
  • Built with:
    • Determination to achieve Defect Free projects
    • Natural relationship building skills; a great team leader

Paul Kavanagh, Contracts Manager

Paul joined BW back in 2011 and has a vast experience of the building industry spanning 30 years. He has a passion for delivering high quality projects on time.

Paul is a massive rugby fan, and for the last 10 years has been a rugby union coach at weekends.

He is committed, passionate and competitive in everything he does.

Lydia Millard

Lydia Millard
Senior Business Development Manager

  • Built with:
    • A passion for poetry, books… and her two adorable cats
Lydia Millard
  • Built with:
    • A passion for poetry, books… and her two adorable cats
    • Enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a love of getting to know people
    • A love of music by The Beatles

Lydia Millard, Senior Business Development Manager

With over 10 years’ experience working in business development, Lydia is dedicated to understanding the specific needs of her clients and works closely with them to develop honest and meaningful long-term relationships.

Since joining the construction industry through her role at the industry title The Architects’ Journal, she has developed her interest in architecture, design and the impact the built environment has on our lives.

In her spare time, Lydia works as a volunteer for the Wimbledon YMCA, running a poetry and creative writing group The Creative Collective and has an obsession with film, great books and drinking wine.   

 

Bob Thomson

Bob Thomson
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • A need for speed; Bob travels everywhere on his motorbike
Bob Thomson
  • Built with:
    • A need for speed; Bob travels everywhere on his motorbike
    • Undeniable enthusiasm for each and every job
    • A big heart; raising money for charity through sponsored bike rides

Bob Thomson, Contracts Manager

Bob joined BW in January 2014 and has more than 40 years experience in the industry.

He is passionate about delivery and a team approach to achieving remarkable, defect-free results.

 

John Wheeler

John Wheeler
Contracts Manager

  • Built with:
    • Fitness Fanaticism
John Wheeler
  • Built with:
    • Fitness Fanaticism
    • Friendliness that wins him strong clients
    • A devotion for West Ham

John Wheeler, Contracts Manager

John joined BW in 2015 having spent the last 25 years in the commercial office refurbishment and fit-out market.

John began his career with Bovis Construction working on the Broadgate and Canary Wharf developments for various financial institutions then moved to Overbury where he progressed to Contracts Manager.

His outlook on life is to make a success of everything and his passion, determination and personable approach is evident on the projects that he delivers.

Amelia Goodwin

Amelia Goodwin
Business Development Manager

  • Built with:
    • A keen interest in exploring new cultures
Amelia Goodwin
  • Built with:
    • A keen interest in exploring new cultures
    • Strong determination to succeed
    • A love of prosecco

Amelia Goodwin, Business Development Manager

With 5 years industry experience Amelia brings enthusiasm and energy to the Business Development Team, and a passion for developing strong client relationships.

When not in the office, Amelia can be found discovering various European cities and Mediterranean beaches.

Being true to her Antipodean roots, Amelia is an avid All Blacks fan and it’s a safe bet that on match day you’ll find her down the local pub.

Built With: Insight

There’s always a lot going on at BW. Here’s the latest exciting news.

Built With: A Warm Welcome

We love having guests. Visit our head office in London’s trendy Southwark. If we’re not there, you can usually find us with a pint in hand at the Southwark Tavern.

Call: 0207 593 9900
Email: info@wearebw.com

61 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HL

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