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CWA was founded by Directors Dave Copeland, Jim O’Donnell and Steve Wedge in 2011. In 2014 John Panesar joined the Practice to lead our Civil Engineering Discipline.

With a combined experience in excess of 90 years and a true passion for engineering, the Directors enjoy a “hands on” management style, which is directly reflected in the quality of service which we provide for our Clients.

"What ever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve"

Napoleon Hill
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John S Panesar – Director

John’s career commenced as a Site Engineer with Higgs and Hill in 1989, after graduating from Bradford University with a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, he rapidly progressed to principal positions.
Joining Stewart & Harris Ltd in Birmingham in 2002, John was director of the Civil Engineering department for 12 years; where his responsibilities covered full management of projects and overview of the department, staffing and coordination of the team, strategy, business development and client care. During this time the department went through a large period of expansion and growth before his move to CWA.

With 25 year’s experience accrued in the construction industry, John has considerable knowledge and background in all aspects of civil engineering on a wide range of projects. He has designed and managed projects varying from small developments of domestic housing through to multi-million Pound commercial and industrial projects.

John brings demonstrable ability to conceive and convert client proposals into reality and can deliver to deadlines ensuring that the client’s timescales and requirements are met.

Self-motivated, enthusiastic and effective team leader, proven by the delivery of successful projects for public and private sector clients John has maintained a hands-on approach to his work, balancing design with team management.

John on LinkedIn

    • Thank you @yourseddon for your great drinks event in Birmingham last night. Great food and company!
    • RT @Tom_Hender: Excited to see work starting ⁦@CWA_Eng⁩ designed Office-to-Resi conversion ⁦…
    • RT @RSKGroup: Having recently passed her exams to become a chartered member of the @ICE_engineers, Olivia Plunkett, principal ci…