Meet the team

Meet the team

When you work with us, you have the assurance and confidence that our team will be there to support and guide you through the solutions that we design and build for you. Our team has years of experience ranging from small and intimate installations to integration in large historic buildings. We pride ourselves on developing close working relationships with all our clients.

Andrew Pymm

Technical Director

25 Years AV Installation

23 Years Whitwam Group

All roles within AV system design and engineering

Andy has been with the company for over 23 years, with more than 25 years’ audiovisual experience.
With his expertise and knowledge, plus a degree in Electronic Engineering, Andy will work with you to enable your ideas to become a reality. From your initial thoughts and enquiry, Andy will work with you to explore the practicalities including design and costs. His experience will take you through the installation, and ensure effective aftercare and maintenance.

Ray Clarke

Operations and Engineering Manager, (Projects)

20 Years AV & PM

15 Years Whitwam

Lead AV System Engineer

Certified Dante 1,2,3, QSYS & K-Array installer Ampertronic, NewTek (NDI and MNC) Prince 2 (in progress)

With over fifteen years of experience of being in the team, Ray has developed valuable knowledge and experience, especially in working in complex historical buildings.
With a background in theatre engineering and City & Guilds in Electrical Technical Engineering, he understands and knows how to develop your systems, and maximise the potential within the setting of the solution.
Ray splits his time between team and project management for existing and new business, with being on-site getting his hands dirty.

JD Harding

Senior Project Programmer

12 Years AV Engineering

Specialist Programmer

Certified DMC4K, Crestron, SHURE, Dante1,2,3, CSharp, QSYS

Jon works mainly in the programming and IT areas of the audiovisual solutions that we design, create and provide.
With extensive knowledge of all areas of AV, Jon creates intuitive touchscreen control solutions using the latest Crestron hardware and software techniques bring your AV system to life. Jon is a key member of the team, who’s expertise run throughout our projects, from initial client consultancy through to the final commissioning, he works with the team to bring all the elements together via a considered and user-friendly experience. In his spare time, Jon doesn’t stand still as he enjoys skydiving, climbing, cycling, swimming, hiking, going to the gym, coffee, whisky and eating any type of cake.

Buz Ross

Managing Director

As Managing Director of the Whitwam Group, Buz works with Andy and the audiovisual team to expand and develop new technology and training.
With over 23 years of experience in audio visual production management, he now spreads his time between event production, video production, AV integration, and directing the business but will always find time to discuss a requirement or idea that needs some enthusiasm and energy.

Ashton Partridge

AV Engineer

AV Operations broadcasting

Events specialist

Lighting and Sound AV operations

With 10 years experience in theatre and events has a broad skill set with his can-do attitude and ability to adapt his skills to whatever AV technology he is given.  Ash is committed to growing his experience and competencies in AV installations and  keeping up with technological advances

When he’s not at work, Ash enjoys hiking and climbing, (when he has the time).

Dave Ward

System Engineering, Lead Wireman

 30 Years cabling, wiring and rack specialist

Broadcast Wireman

Building Wireman

Building OB Trucks

TV Audio, edit and post production suite

Dave is a cable specialist building his expertise from the broadcast industry.  Dave doesn’t leave a rack untidily wherever he works, ensuring the cables look as good as the AV they deliver.  When he’s not at work Dave enjoys spending time with his family.

Andrew Mawdsley

Installation Site manager

20 Years installation Site Management

2 Years Whitwam

Andy is essential to our project team, bringing his personability and extensive experience to the site, collaborating with our clients and colleagues for a smooth integrations of our AV solutions in any venue. When he’s not at work, he enjoys reading and socialising with his family and friends.

Jack Baker

Maintenance Manager

10 Years of AV Installations & Support in Residential and Marine

Electrical Mechanical Engineer

Telecommunications Service Engineer

Maintenance Engineering Construction and Components

IT Software Web and Telecommunications Professional

Jack has been in Customer Service support for over 10 years in a variety of industries.
From working as super yacht IT engineer to installing luxury smart homes in Cape Town, Jack offers a world of experience and skill. His out of the box thinking and enthusiasm for all things IT bring great solutions and exciting ideas.

Howell Greenland

System Design Engineering and CAD

30 Years Custom Electronics and AV Design.

Howell has extensive knowledge & experience as a Sound Engineer travelling worldwide, working with leading-edge control, communications, broadcast & entertainment technologies. When not reading equipment manuals, he enjoys Italian food, French wine, Finnish folk music & collecting barcodes.

Debbie Hillyard group FC and all things office related

Debbie Hillyard

Whitwam Group

Debbie has been with the group since 2010. When Debbie isn’t supporting the team and generally whipping everything into shape she is riding or taking care of her horse and spending time with her family.

Chloe Wheywell, Group Marketing & Communications Manager

Chloe Wheywell

Group Marketing, Communications Manager & Account Management

With over 20 years of experience developing and executing marketing strategies, driving leads with digital and traditional advertising, promotions, events and campaigns, Chloe enjoys writing content and showcasing the talented team and their projects as well as celebrating their birthdays. When not at work, she teaches yoga, swims in very cold water and enjoys cooking for the family and friends.

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We’d love to talk with you about your next project, give us a call on 01962 870408, or click to fill in our contact form

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