Fairfields is proud to be an ‘Investor in People’ company and is working to help bridge the engineering skills gap in the UK with successful and on-going apprenticeship and graduate programmes.
Fairfields are committed to ensuring that our high calibre personnel are committed to the company’s mission of creating exceptional performance. Professional development and employee retention underpin the success of our company and are regarded as being one of the most significant factors in the success of the company. It is essential to ensure that our engineers receive regular training to stay up to date with ever-changing and new technologies.
Due to the very varied nature of the work, our engineers must be highly flexible and committed to providing the best possible service. Many of the contracts we are awarded are unique and the first of their kind. This means that there is often no historic data to use and so development of a control system has to start from scratch, an example of this is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge or ‘Blinking Eye’. The tilting bridge is totally unique and so no other previous bridge control data was relevant. In this kind of environment the need for idea generation and innovation is crucial.
Meet the Directors
Michael Doney – Managing Director
Michael joined Fairfields in 2003. He joined the company as a Service Technician and quickly progressed through the roles of Design Engineer and Service Director where he gained extensive on site and commissioning knowledge. He has been the Managing Director since 2015.
Michael heads up the Management Team and is responsible for the corporate and legal responsibilities of the company, strategic growth plans and has overall financial control.
Peter McMorrow BEng(Hons) CEng – Engineering Director
Peter joined the company in 2000 as a Graduate Design Engineer. He was the Senior Engineer for the Wimbledon centre court retractable roof project where he gained his Chartered Engineer status, which soon led to his promotion to Engineering Manager and ultimately to his current position of Engineering Director in 2012.
Peter has overall responsibility for the Engineering Teams who lead on a wide range of automation projects from design concept stage through to installation, final commissioning and subsequent maintenance. He is our functional safety specialist and ensures that our work adheres to all technical standards.
Oliver Mangham BEng(Hons) – Applications Director
Oliver joined Fairfields in 2004 on our apprenticeship programme. He obtained widespread on site knowledge as both a Design and a Commissioning Engineer, working on key projects before becoming Applications Director in 2012.
Oliver now leads the Technical Sales Team who are responsible for production of proposals and quotations to customer specifications and formulating solutions in accordance with client operational requirements. Oliver also leads on strategic business development opportunities and contributes extensively to Fairfields corporate growth plans.