Meet the directors
We are a truly independent organisation, privately owned by three partners with outstanding reputations across all sectors of the industry. Our tight-knit team has a formidable track record. From surveys to large-scale, complex developments, we deliver high quality, precise and cost-effective solutions.
Robert Keane, Director
Robert is a Director with SVM specialising in Electrical Engineering. He has been with SVM for over 35 years and has a Higher National Diploma in Environmental Engineering. Throughout his professional career he has had an extensive involvement in the design and specification of engineering services for a wide range of public and private sector clients involving large single buildings and smaller premises. His particular areas of experience include but are not limited to; Facilities Management including compliance, auditing, service contracts and costing’s; Integration of engineering services for the highest level of Architectural Design; and the design of power distribution, lighting and specialist electrical systems including fire alarms and security.
Paul Rushmer, Director
Paul is a Director with wide-ranging experience in the design of Electrical Engineering services for buildings. He believes in a hands on role and is closely involved with the day to day activities on Projects. Paul has an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Paul has significant experience in the Museum, Gallery and Archive sector having spent much of the last 25 years directly involved in leading and designing many major projects. These range in size from £0.5M to £40M and encompass all composite rooms normally found in these public buildings. This often includes developing innovative solutions to specifically challenging demands on the M&E Services designs, along with the desire to make these work sympathetically within the architectural scheme.
Mark Sansom, Director
Mark is a Director at SVM with an Honours degree qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and is a Chartered Engineer with membership to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and the Institute of Engineering and Technology. With over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, Mark has held Senior positions with several consultancy companies including a FTSE 100 where the knowledge gained has assured SVM's continued growth. Mark has been involved in the majority of market sectors but in recent years has concentrated on mixed use development and commercial office fit-out. Mark remains actively involved through all stages of the projects he leads. Through close client liaison and exacting standards, Mark’s client relationships have been maintained for many years.