Meet our team

Meet the people who’ll help you enjoy better climatic systems

Brothers Damian and John Kirwin are at the helm of the business started in 1976 by their Father. They have a policy of Director level involvement at all stages of the client relationship. Their accumulated knowledge and experience are backed by a stable team imbued with the same values of creativity and customer service.


John Kirwin

Commercial Director

John’s degree in Economics and Accountancy and 36 years of sales and sales management experience has made him the perfect person to operate all Commercial and Health and Safety aspects of the business since 1997.

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Damian Kirwin

Managing Director

Damian obtained an MSc in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning engineering at King’s College London in 1986, starting with Penmann as a Design Engineer, moving to the Managing Director role in 1992. His specialist area is design and technical sales support.

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Colin Walker

Design Engineer

Colin worked for 18 years in Research and Development for Airedale International Air Conditioning designing new air conditioning and chiller plant. He joined Penmann in 1998 as System Design Engineer, during which time he has accumulated a broad range of experience to help improve the service you receive.

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Andrew Hinch

Design and Project Engineer

Following successful completion of an OND course in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at Grimsby College, Andy gained 24 years valuable experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Since joining Penmann in 2014 since he has proved invaluable as a designer and project manager.

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Keith Pearson

Operations Manager

Keith obtained a BEng in Building Services Engineering at UMIST and has worked in various sectors of the building services industry for over 20 years. Working in both Pre-Construction and Contract Management, he has gained experience across all aspects of the Industry, including contracting, BMS and manufacturing.

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Andrew Owens

CAD Design Engineer

He has over 10 years’ experience working in design teams having started with Mott MacDonald as a trainee building services engineer back in 2007. He now has HNC, HND and a 2:1 BSc in Building Services Engineering. He’s joined us as a CAD design engineer in 2017.

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Jason Perry

Project Engineer

After gaining ten years of practical experience working in a variety of sectors Jason completed an HNC course in Building services engineering, from there he has worked across Europe establishing bespoke solutions as well as standard practices to be rolled out throughout one of Europe’s premier leisure brands David Lloyd Leisure Centers.

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Judith Lodge

Office Manager

Judith has worked in PA and Office Manager roles in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in all aspects of office management, including front line reception, HR, Health & Safety and Accounting and now brings that experience to Penmann to support the Directors and the team.

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Jack Hepworth

Jack Hepworth

Trainee Engineer

Jack is currently studying to complete his Level 3 Building Services Engineering course culminating in an HNC/HND qualification over the next couple of years.

Jack has been gaining experience in the Construction Industry over the last 3 years, working primarily as a CAD engineer. Whilst training he will support the team across the business.

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