Peter George – Chairman
Prior to joining BWS International, Peter specialised in the provision of contract drafting and contract administration in the heavy engineering sector of the construction industry with particular emphasis on offshore oil and gas projects, petrochemical plants and pipelines. During this period he worked in UK, France, Holland, UAE and offshore.
In 1983 Peter co-founded Davison George & Partners, a firm specialising in cost, contract, planning and claims management, which was later merged with BWS International in 1986.
As Partner, then Director of BWS International Peter was solely responsible for developing the firm’s involvement in North Sea offshore oil and gas projects which subsequently extended to include oil/gas/petrochemical projects throughout the World.
In 2004 he led a “management buy-out with fellow Director, Claire Lowrie, in order to develop and expand the business into new territories including Russia, USA and South America.
Experienced in all aspects of project services including project management, contracts, cost/estimating, quantity surveying and planning from basic engineering to commissioning and start-up of international mega-energy projects.
Claire Lowrie – Director
Claire joined BWS International in 1993 after a career in the legal sector and was soon promoted to Project Administrator within the oil and gas division with responsibility for the administration of all assignments undertaken by the firm.
Thereafter, Claire took the role of Business Development Manager with specific responsibility for maintaining and identifying new business opportunities with existing and new UK and European clients whilst continuing with administration of live assignments.
In 2001 Claire was promoted to Associate Director prior to becoming a full Director of the firm and joining Peter George in the “management buy-out” of BWS International in 2004.
Thereafter Claire took up the role of Business Development Director for UK and European operations in the oil/gas/petrochemical sector.
Valerie Whale – Finance Manager
Valerie joined BWS International in 2005 shortly after the “management buy-out” as Financial Controller for the new business with responsibility for all aspects of management and financial accounting for the firm.
In 2005 Valerie became Company Secretary for BWS International which expanded the role to include the relationship with our bank, insurance brokers and auditors.
Kate Jordan – Operations Manager
Kate joined BWS International in 2010 and is now responsible for managing all enquiries and proposals received by the firm including the administration of the assignments after contract award.
Kate’s role and responsibilities include ensuring that BWS is fully compliant with the Client’s particular requirements for overseas assignments and keeping the firm’s management advised about the status of each enquiry and associated negotiations.
Zoe Nunley – Executive PA
Zoe joined BWS International in 2008 as PA to the Directors, however, she has recently taken responsibility for development and management of the firm’s website, including re-modelling of the website, preparation of job vacancies, news and all the associated maintenance required.
In addition, Zoe is responsible for making travel arrangements and hotel reservations etc for the directors and staff in co-ordination with our external travel agent.
Leanna Ward – Recruitment Consultant
Leanna joined BWS International in 2002 to support the Directors with the identification and development of business opportunities for the firm.
Having worked in the USA and France before joining BWS and being a French speaker, Leanna has been a great asset to developing the firm’s business in Europe.
Amanda Tilley – Recruitment Consultant
Amanda has recently joined BWS as maternity cover for Leanna and continues to support the Directors with the business development activities of the firm both at home and abroad.
As a fluent French speaker Amanda is already building a working relationship with our Clients in France and elsewhere as well as supporting Yann Lissillour our Managing Director.
Martin Marshall – IT Manager
Although an independent IT consultant, Martin has been very much part of the BWS International team for over 15 years, providing advice, support and maintenance of our systems to ensure full compliance with management expectations.
“BWS represents a highly efficient, yet user-friendly organisation. In Oil & Gas consultancy it is unusual to experience many companies operating but few which excel in providing a service in this way. They are lean-run but effective as a unit, which speaks for the strengths of the individuals on the team. This opinion is offered from both client and consultant perspective, BWS are able to offer a fresh approach, and crucially, flexible”