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Keith was employed by Crest Nicholson Plc as a (Technical Design Manager) in the Technical department for 11years reporting to the company Architect, until the department was closed as part of a wider process of corporate restructuring.
During his time Keith’s responsibilities were to set out and coordinate the company’s Technical requirements on standard house types, NHBC technical approvals and provide SAP heat loss calculations as a support function to the regional companies. He also worked as part of a Technical team which set up and maintained the company’s central CAD portfolio of house types providing full Technical support to regional companies on pre-built house types and assisting them where necessary to develop new or modified designs. Keith regularly visited the regional companies to provide them with expert assistance, particularly in the development of new designs, which were increasingly being required by planners.
Keith was a regular Chair of the company’s monthly Technical meetings at which head office and regional Technical managers met to discuss product development, Technical compliance issues and general coordination of Technical policy within the company. Keith also provided Technical assistance in the fast track production of several Ideal Home show homes.
After the closure of the central Technical department Keith was appointed, by competitive selection, as (Technical Manager) to the company’s South West Region; he was still in that post when I retired.
Throughout the 11 years that he worked with me at Crests HQ in Weybridge Keith was a highly competent hard working member of staff. He got on well with his colleagues, enjoyed his job and helped provide the regions with a good quality professional service. We had very few major Technical problems with the company’s product which was a credit to Keith as Crest, perhaps more than most house builders, tended to build complex non-standard developments.
I have no hesitation in recommending Keith to you as both a highly competent technician and technical manager.
John Callcutt CBE
CEO Crest Nicholson PLC (Retired)
I have known Keith for many years since our time together at Laing Homes.
I found Keith to be a reliable, conscientious and invaluable member of the technical team. Since then he has broadened his knowledge to the extent that he is now an extremely experienced industry professional.
Ian Randall C Eng, MICE, DBA,
Urban Green Developments
Keith joined Summerfield Developments in April 2005 as Technical Design Manager; his role was all encompassing and his technical ability to resolve and solve all issues highlighted in Design and on site problems was a credit to his experience and knowledge. A Team player and very pro active member of the team. Keith also bought to Summerfield the introduction of the Velux Solar Panels making us the first developer in the United Kingdom to be looking at alternative forms of energy and 'Green Credentials going forward.
I would not hesitate to recommend Keith for his abilities and skills now in his own company as Tekkwise Ltd.
Chris Winter MCIOB
Former CEO Summerfield Developments Ltd
Having spent some time working in close partnership with Keith I always found him to be diligent, caring, client focussed and extremely professional. I always felt I could rely on Keith to ensure the best outcomes for all our partners and customers. I believe Keith’s services will be extremely valuable to any business looking to utilise TeKKWise’s services.
Managing Director / Owner
Having first worked with Keith over 30 years ago and had him as a close friend I am able to say that he is extremely professional in his approach and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon in delivering the varied services offered by Tekkwise. His addition to any project team would be a great asset.
Keith Southernwood MCIAT
I have worked with Keith for over 15 years on a whole variety of development projects and have found him to be very professional in all aspects of his work. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Tweedie Evans Consulting Ltd
I first worked with Keith over 15 years ago and he has always been client focused with a friendly manner. He has a mind for technical detail and will find solutions for any construction issues that are encountered. He has a very broad knowledge base and is very experienced in the residential sector. With Keith's drive and enthusiasm, I can only see positive outcomes with Tekkwise and wish the company every success in the future.
Managing Director & Chartered Building Engineer
I have known Keith now in our working professional lives for over 20 years. Keith has always been a great alias in working and specifying high quality products in which ever field I have been involved with in the Door and Window specification. Working on a site in Ottery St Mary, we worked at great lengths to ensure the new build in appreciation to the Arts and Crafts Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens was correctly portrayed and this reflected in the finished properties. Detail focused, a vast experience of construction and design, I always look forward to getting involved in all the work Keith brings to my attention
Technical Sales Manager
Having worked with Keith on numerous projects for over 25 years, I am pleased to confirm that he is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated professional in the construction industry. I believe anyone using Tekkwise services will not be disappointed.
Technical Services Manager
Having worked with Keith in the past in his long and varied career, I can say that I have benefited from his professional approach. We believe in working with ‘trusted partnership’ arrangements and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Cliff Fudge DSC hon. C Eng FIStructe FIMS
Technical Director H+H
I’ve known and worked along side Keith on many projects for over 10 years. He manages to balance a professional and diligent approach with an easy going manner which I’ve seen many clients warm to.
Phil Reeder RICS
I met Keith during my time at DR Jones and during this period of time we formed a good working relationship, Keiths' knowledge of the Building Regulations / Section agreements and Planning Regulations and his technical know how was excellent it was a pleasure working with Keith on these very difficult contracts. Keith is a true team player. I would recommend Keith for any forthcoming projects.
Mike Boon ICIOB
Contracts Manager Zero C
I worked with Keith using the thin joint Masonry system ( Porotherm), we worked together to promote this product from sales to on site delivery. Keith and I covered the South West region and were involved with some interesting Bespoke projects, with Keith’s technical back up, clients were happy to rely on us as a team to deliver the bespoke houses / projects on time and on budget. All these projects were both interesting and satisfying from start to finish.
Steve Linzell Stone Mason
I strongly recommend you contacting Tekkwise before undertaking any construction projects. Keith brings unrivalled knowledge, skills and abilities in the construction sector. He is professional, reliable and always delivers outstanding work. His advice and guidance has been invaluable.
I first met Keith Stockwell more than 7 years ago, during one of his recurring trips to Italy, when he was to explore and experience local architecture to improve his projects. I've always found Keith as one of the most dedicated professionals I've met in my career. I'm glad to discover he's now joining this new professional adventure with the same enthusiasm I learned to know and appreciate.
I have known Keith since 2005 when he became the Technical Design Manager at Summerfield Developments. During the time I have known him he has always been diligent whilst being flexible enough to consider a variety of alternative solutions to get the best outcome for a project. I am sure that Keith would be a beneficial addition to any development project and would recommend him when working on development schemes
Richard Nicol RICS
Land Manager and New Homes Manager Wilkie May and Tuckwood
I have known Keith for long time, excellent technical knowledge always
helpful and provides full attention to detail. Keep up with the good work.
Mukesh Hotwani BScDipArch.CIOB.RIBA
Director, RS2 Architects Ltd
I have worked with Keith, who is great to work with and very professional, from inception to completion. Great drawings and technical detailing, I would recommend Tekkwise.
I have worked with Keith on a range of development projects in recent years. Keith is not only professional in his approach to project work but is organised, thorough and also good to work with..!
RMA Environmental Limited
I have worked with Keith on a wide range of projects during the past twenty years.
In my experience, Keith is always enthusiastic, professional, attentive and a pleasure to work alongside.
BEng(Hons) CEng FIStructE FICE
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