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, and has been with SVM for over 35 years. Throughout his career he has had an 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 costings; integration of engineering services; condition surveys; and the design of power distribution, lighting and electrical systems including fire alarms and security. In addition, Robert has overall responsibility for company QA, H&S, and environmental policies and compliance.
Paul Rushmer, Director
BSc (Hons) | CEng | MIET
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 is highly experienced in the museum, gallery and archive sectors, 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 low-impact solutions to specifically challenging demands on the M&E services designs, along with the desire to make these work sympathetically within the architectural scheme. Paul has an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Mark Sansom, Director
BEng (Hons) | CEng | MCIBSE | MIET
Mark is a Director at SVM, and has over 30-years’ experience in the building industry. He has held senior positions with high-profile consultancy companies including an FTSE100, where the knowledge gained has ignited and driven SVM's continued growth. Mark has experience in the majority of market sectors, and in recent years has spear-headed SVM's mixed-use development and commercial office fit-out sectors. 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. Mark has a first-class Honours degree 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.