This page profiles some of the staff members you’re most likely to meet if you partner with us.

We’re based all over the UK, with particular focus in London, The Midlands and Wales. We’re highly qualified, accredited and experienced IT specialists in every field of IT. We hope you enjoy this chance to meet the team!

CEO, Founder

Matthew White

“I like the challenge of making something great, and the belief that it is possible.”

What Matthew does at Flywheel Group

I am working to create a 100 year company, providing globally scaled IT services that are great.

What Matthew likes about his work

I like the challenge of making something great, and the belief that it is possible. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it – and if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.


Open Group’s TOGAF Enterprise Architect – Certified Practitioner
Business Analyst: Certified Process Professional
Microsoft certified

Matthew’s professional experience

Matthew combines the energy of an entrepreneur with the analytical mind of a scientist. His analytical skills were honed in his years leading highly complex projects with many moving parts. He orchestrated multi-site, multi-national and multi-vendor projects on technically disparate platforms in organisations with more than 100,000 users and operating in more than 100 countries.

During his 26-year career before founding Flywheel, Matthew was a lead enterprise IT architect and consultant to some of the world’s largest organisations in in banking, pharmaceuticals, government and retail.

He helped Swedish telecoms giant, Ericsson, build their internal cloud function with a standardised global hardware platform and a common infrastructure layer. In yearly assessments of the Kingdom of Saudi’s Ministry of the Interior, Matthew assessed their architecture function. His reports led to measurable improvement in production, speed and consistency of delivery as well as user satisfaction. He redesigned the IT and business strategy of a major London university in a programme lasting several years. His new, 160-person IT department delivered a new business strategy, saved over £8 million and revolutionised the IT systems.

At Infosys, Matthew spearheaded the Data Centre Transformation practice guiding a team of 87 architects and consultants across three continents. He led data centre migration and consolidation projects for numerous client companies. He completed a similar role at IBM. He has also worked for Barclays, State St Bank and leading legal firm Ashurst.

One achievement that makes Matthew proud

I rescued 55 employees out of a company in liquidation and turned around the business to make it profitable and stable for the long-term.

What does Matthew do when he’s not working?

I am a Great Britain Age Group long distance triathlete and I have placed 8th in World Championships. I am also a Mensa member, a parent and a marine fish keeper.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An Entrepreneur.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Failure is an event, not a person. Almost any mistake can be fixed, so start now, make more mistakes and have the confidence to know you can improve it later.

Chief Financial Officer

Samiena Islam

Samiena is a seasoned Finance Director with a track record of involvement in strategic planning, business development, M&As, Pre-IPOs and project management across various sectors including Start-ups, SME and Fintech across the EMEA regions.

She has previously worked at Hays, Trust Payments and Cyber 1.

Managing Director, Nexus Associates & Colwyn Technologies

Javid Mahdavi

What Javid does at Nexus Associates / Flywheel IT Services

Javid leads our divisions which provide a range of ICT services directly to the Public Sector and to Public Sector construction projects, having a particular focus on the education sector. Javid has significant experience of providing ICT Support services directly to education customers.

Javid’s professional experience

A highly skilled Project Manager working in both public and private sector organisations, Javid is adept at identifying risks to many business areas and processes with the ability to identify appropriate solutions, procedures and policies to mitigate risks.

Javid’s career has always revolved around IT and Communications Technologies, from being an IT Systems Administrator, School IT Technician and into Trust ICT Systems Manager. Upon joining Nexus Associates as a Consultant, Javid has been involved in a wide range of projects spanning a wide range of the public sector, not just education.

Javid is an experienced leader with excellent interpersonal skills and extensive knowledge of ICT systems, networks and procurement strategies. He has detailed experience of providing ICT Consultancy and bid support to contractors on the Department for Education (DfE) Construction Framework.

Javid’s ethos and personal values

Javid has been involved in school governance for 16 years, with experience in a range of Schools including Academies, Community and Foundation Schools and is currently Chair of Trustees for a UTC only Multi-Academy Trust.

Javid is keen to see young people be given the best start and opportunities is life and is a keen supporter of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and the work they do to provide relevant skills and experiences that employers need. He is particularly focused on ensuring equity for young people, to help to raise both the attainment and  the aspirations of some of our most disadvantaged in society.

Javid is also a supporter of improving and supporting the mental health and well-being of children and young people. He has personally been involved in a number of initiatives to support this.

Outside of work, Javid is a Trustee of a local charity providing spaces and service to his community, charities, and micro businesses.

Managed Services Director

Martin Llewellyn

“People make the business.”

What does Martin do at Flywheel?

Martin is passionate about creating the right environment for every engineer in the company to deliver high-quality managed services to our customers.

What does Martin like about his work?

I enjoy a challenge. I like helping people grow and develop, seeing service improve and delivering what our customers need. All this rests on building the Flywheel culture so our people can perform and thrive.

Relevant qualifications

  1. Microsoft Certified – Azure, M365
  2. ITIL V4 Foundation
  3. DevOps Institute – Foundation & Leader
  4. AWS Cloud Practitioner

Relevant experience

Martin has spent 21 years working in IT, starting as a helpdesk technician in 2002 and working his way up to director level. He has worked for managed service providers for 10 years delivering to local government, blue light and commercial customers. Some of his other previous employers also include BT, and chemicals company Croda.

Something that makes Martin proud

I’m very proud of the way I built a team at BT during the pandemic.  I got the job in September and started to plan, building an org chart for the following fiscal year without being able to meet anyone in person. Getting the team to gel when they were all under lockdown across the country took ingenuity, and I’m proud of the way I used different communication methods and online activities during this time so that they grew into a highly successful and tight-knit team.

What Martin enjoys outside work

I am a taxi driver for my 11-year old son, who does a lot of sports! So I chauffeur him to football, cricket and hockey training and matches. The payback is watching the matches, as I’m his biggest supporter. My 8-year old daughter enjoys drama and choir so I have to work for her too, but she’s less labour-intensive!

Personally, I’m a season ticket holder for Rotherham United and I follow their matches at home and away. I also enjoy watching cricket and ice hockey.

Like most people, I enjoy reading and travel. I love Greece and often go there for the amazing food and the Mythos lager!

As a child, what did Martin want to be when he grew up?

I wanted to be a chef. I know how to use Gordon Ramsay’s special vocabulary, so clearly I have aptitude! I make a mean lasagne and I love Italian food generally. I’ve made a successful carbonara and occasionally cook for guests.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

In the words of Ted Lasso: “Believe”

Sales Director

Tim Glews

“Fortunes Truth! In this life, you don’t have to prove nothing, to nobody but yourself.”
Rudy (1993)

What Tim does at Flywheel IT Services and Colwyn Technologies

My main role is to deliver excellent customer service across all our business and education customers.

Relevant Experience

Tim has particularly strong technical experience in telecoms, CRM systems and Microsoft Office.

Tim has worked as a sales manager for IT and tech-related companies since 1999, including Dixons Group and more recently, Reach Digital Telecoms.

“When I was 12 years old, I demonstrated natural sales skills. I took advantage of my precocious facial hair to buy cigarettes and sell them on individually to my classmates for a 1200% profit margin. I already understood the need for adding value as a middleman, since I included a free match with every fag!”

One thing Tim is proud of

I won ‘Best DJ in Scotland’ in 2003! Out of 250 disc jockeys I was voted number one by venues offering live entertainment. It taught me that if you are willing to work really hard for something you want, you can get it.

Who are you are outside work?

First and foremost, I’m a dad. I have two sons still in primary school and pre-school age.

I am also massive carp angler! I go fishing all around the UK. My older son is turning out to be a natural, so we often go on fishing for days together, hunting the biggest carp we can find.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a fireman, up until I was 19 and was told my eyesight wasn’t good enough.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Tesla. Google. Microsoft. Put every penny you can get on these stocks!

Lead Consultants & Project Managers

Head of Technology

Simon Barclay

“I like getting to work with really interesting people, especially our customers, and leading them to make a difference to the future generation. I enjoy empowering people with platforms, services and security to deliver transformation.”

What Simon does

Simon works for Nexus Associates and Colwyn Technologies. He is an ICT Consultant to construction and education sector clients, and provides broader technical and design consultancy on our technology products and solutions.

Relevant Qualifications

  • Aruba Certifications
  • Cisco Certifications
  • Microsoft Certifications

Relevant Experience

Simon has worked in ICT supporting schools and wider education services ever since he left school himself, and has experience across a variety of previous professional roles.

Something that makes Simon proud

Each time a project comes to completion, especially one that is pushing the boundaries of technology, I feel proud as I see the positive changes it makes.

What Simon does outside work

I am an avid cyclist, having completed a number of personal challenges from 100-mile rides, through to my most recent achievement of cycling coast-to-coast across France in support of the Talent Foundry.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an architect. So it became an interesting turn of role, when I started working with building contractors and architects as an ICT consultant, driving the ICT integration into new builds.

Head of Education Consultancy

Jonathan Sansom

“I believe that the education sector is one of the most diverse and challenging environments for ICT. It offers a unique access to a plethora of hardware and software solutions. Being part of the design and implementation process for solutions in this environment is hugely rewarding, knowing that I am playing a part in our future generations’ education!”

What does Jonathan do at Nexus Associates (Flywheel)?

I maintain an oversight of the consultancy activities of the group within the education sector and support the development of strategies to revolutionise teaching and learning in the UK. I lead a team of talented and expert consultants, to design and consider the most suitable systems, strategies and solutions, within budget and to champion innovation in schools, colleges, universities and wider projects.

Relevant Qualifications

  • Professional Member of the British Computer Society
  • HPE Sales Certified – Aruba Products and Solutions
  • SSSTS (Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme) Qualified
  • CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • GDPR-UK-Essentials
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

Relevant Experience

With 23 years’ experience in IT and 18 in Educational ICT, Jonathan has an extensive skillset around the delivery of technology solutions within schools. He is proficient at providing project management, design consultancy and implementation services.

Jonathan has worked as an ICT Consultant for Nexus across London and the South East since 2015. His experience includes the design and implementation of solutions to meet a school or Trust’s specific requirements, ranging from simple, immediate maintenance to a fully managed service, firstly assessing existing technical support capacity and capabilities, before offering tailored and integrated options.

  • Building collaborative teams
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Relationship management
  • Effective communication and decision-making
  • Team performance management
  • Escalation and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Project delivery to PRINCE2 principles
  • Technical solution design
  • Developing best value solutions
  • Developing tailored Training Plans
  • Collaboration tools, e.g., SharePoint
  • GDPR and E-safety
  • Systems and business analysis
  • Effective ICT use in teaching/ learning
  • User Acceptance and handover procedures

Something that makes Jonathan feel proud

I worked on a two-phase block replacement Secondary School project, delivered during the first COVID-19 lockdown. While thinking around the challenges of social distancing and a reduced workforce, I planned the successful handover of the new building with all ICT equipment installed and working ready for the return of staff and students. The decant of the school’s existing server infrastructure was the most challenging element as this involved teams working closely together in a time where PPE was scarce, but with careful planning and an innovative approach using team from the same family unit, equipment was migrated, whilst adhering to Government guidance. I ensured coordinated communication with all parties throughout to enable them to successfully complete the school on time.

What Jonathan enjoys outside work

I’m a DIY dad, providing a fantastic taxi service to the kids and occasionally getting out on my bike! I enjoy a couple of beers at the weekend when not on taxi duty…

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Architect then Graphic Designer.

ICT Consultant

Kirti Shah

“I like engaging with people, designing innovative technology solutions, and seeing the transformation for the end user.”

What does Kirti do at Nexus Associates?

He’s an expert consultant with With over 25 years of experience in IT.

Kirti’s professional qualification


Kirti’s professional experience

  • Developing best value solutions
  • Systems and business analysis
  • Project delivery to PRINCE2 principle
  • Collaboration tools, such as SharePoint
  • Building collaborative teams
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Relationship management
  • Team performance management
  • Understanding effective ICT use
  • Effective communication and decision-making
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Escalation and issue resolution
  • Training and developing tailored training Plans
  • GDPR and E-safety – Cyber Essentials plus

Something that makes Kirti feel proud

I’m proud of bringing in IT change management principles into education. This helps bring in collaborative working practice between IT and non-IT employees, help reduce overall IT costs and introduce IT roadmaps.

On a personal level, I enjoyed working and engaging with people from non-technical but diverse work backgrounds, who enlightened me to think differently.

What does Kirti do outside work?

I enjoy travelling, playing sports and I’m a follower of the fortunes (or otherwise) of Manchester United.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A basketball player.?

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

I should have listened to my inner voice and carried on playing basketball! ?

Senior ICT Consultant

Barry Little

“I love working in IT because of the way it constantly evolves.”

What does Barry do at Nexus Associates?

He designs and delivers IT Systems, and specialises in delivering these into education environments and construction projects.

Relevant qualifications

  1. Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
  2. Constructions Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Relevant experience

  • IT in Education, 21 years
  • IT Management, 19 years
  • Project Management, 17 years
  • Construction Projects, 25 years

Something that Barry is proud of

In one of my previous roles, one of the schools I was responsible for was destroyed by fire on the first day of the Easter Holiday. In the two weeks that followed, we were able to fitout another building, with a full IT solution, ready for them to reopen to students after the East Holiday.

It was the ultimate proof that our disaster recovery procedures worked.

Who is Barry outside work

My wife and I have two children, aged 3 and 6, who take up most of our free time.

I have an eclectic music taste and I never miss a Coldplay Tour. I live travel and my favourite destinations include Sri Lanka, South Africa, Belize, USA, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An IT geek

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t worry about things, life will take you where you need to be.

Senior ICT Consultant

Tim Mason

“I enjoy working with a number of different design teams and professionals, and contributing to the ICT design on outstanding educational facilities for the benefit of future generations.”

What Tim does at Nexus Associates / Flywheel

I work with some of the largest construction companies in the UK, consulting on new build education facilities.

Relevant Qualifications

o CITB – Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
o Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)
o Emergency First Aid at Work

Relevant experience

Tim has 21 years’ educational ICT experience as worked as a network Manager and Network Engineer.

Tim has the following experience:

o Building collaborative teams
o Stakeholder engagement
o Relationship management
o Effective communication and decision-making
o Delivering to PRINCE2 principles
o Team performance management
o Escalation and issue resolution
o Quality management
o Risk management
o Technical solution design
o Developing best value solutions
o Developing tailored Training Plans
o Collaboration tools, eg SharePoint
o GDPR and E-safety
o Systems and business analysis
o Network Management
o Effective ICT use in teaching/ learning
o User acceptance and handover procedures

One achievement that makes Tim proud

I’m proud of my 21 years of educational experience. From the age of 16 I set and stuck to my career path and have progressed to senior ICT consultant.

Who is Tim outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I have a passion for dance music and sports.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Car Mechanic.

ICT Consultant

Ian Bishop

“I like the range of clients I have helped and the many ways I have helped transform the impact of ICT on their organisations.”

What does Ian do at Nexus Consultants?

He assists clients in selecting, designing and delivering ICT Solutions.

Relevant qualifications

  1. PRINCE2 Practitioner
  2. CITB – Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  3. Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)
  4. ITIL Foundation
  5. BISCI – Introduction to Voice/Data Cabling

Relevant experience

Ian has over 35 years in IT from the beginning on the PC Revolution covering all aspects from software development, hardware specification and deployment, infrastructure design and OJEU compliant procurement. He has multi-sector experience including primary, secondary and tertiary education, commercial, healthcare, local government and entertainment.

  • Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Issue resolution
  • Procurement
  • ICT Building Impact
  • ICT Strategy
  • IT process such as ITIL/FITS
  • Infrastructure design
  • Passive and active Infrastructure
  • Wireless solutions
  • Network Management
  • Smart Building technologies
  • Large-scale Audio-Visual design
  • Integrated security systems
  • Converged communications infrastructures
  • Cloud-based technologies
  • Educational applications
  • Servers and storage
  • End user devices
  • Telephony

Something that makes Ian proud

I introduced a revolutionary approach to passive infrastructure deployment into the NHS and Local Government providing a technically superior and more cost effective solution than traditional approaches.

Who are you are outside of work?

I’m a horse whisperer and have rescued a number of horses in the last twenty years. Like my namesake from ‘Neighbours’ Harold, I play the Tuba and I am also involved in the church where I live.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A BBC Cameraman

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

When you come up with a good idea, make it happen and ideally try and make some money from it.

ICT Consultant

Steve Hughes

“I love having the opportunity to influence, in a small way, the education of young people across the country.”

What does Steve do at Nexus Associates / Flywheel IT Services?

He designs and Deliver IT systems, mainly for educational buildings.

Relevant Qualifications

  • Prince 2 Practitioner
  • CITB – Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)
  • BCS Member

Relevant experience

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the computer industry, including over 20 years working for Education IT specialists. He has carried out many varied roles including project and programme management, operational management, team leader and technical support.

After 15 years specifically in educational ICT, Steve has an extensive skill set around the delivery of technology solutions within schools. He is proficient at providing project management, design consultancy and implementation services.

Something that makes Steve feel proud

Most recently, I have been involved in delivering a batch of Thames Valley schools involving both connecting retained buildings to new and replacing the whole school with a new building. I was involved with those projects from kick off meetings to handover.

This opportunity to be involved through the whole lifecycle of the projects and seeing the new building in use by teachers and pupils has been a standout across the many educational projects I have been involved in.

What does Steve enjoy outside work?

I enjoy running and open water swimming, and I take part in competitions involving both.

I am a great traveller and have visited many countries.

What did Steve want to be as a child?

An Astronaut.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Concentrate at school. You can’t become an astronaut without qualifications.

ICT Consultant

Nathan Pearce

“I enjoy working with our construction partners and schools to develop IT solutions that will be the basis for learning for years to come.”

What Nathan does at Nexus

I work alongside our construction partners to design and implement high quality IT installations with DfE and Educational construction projects.

Relevant qualifications

  • CITB – Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Relevant experience

Nathan has 23 years of experience in his field. His expertise includes:

  • ICT Building Impact
  • ICT Strategy
  • IT process such as ITIL/FITS
  • Infrastructure design
  • Passive and active Infrastructure
  • Wireless solutions
  • Network Management
  • Smart Building technologies
  • Large-scale Audio-Visual design
  • Integrated security systems
  • Converged communications infrastructures
  • Cloud-based technologies
  • Educational applications
  • Servers and storage
  • End user devices
  • Telephony

One thing Nathan is proud of

My children are my best achievement and watching them develop into the best people they can be makes me proud of them every day.

What does Nathan enjoy outside work?

Outside of work I enjoy adventure sports and can usually be found on the river white-water kayaking. I have also been coaching for 30 years. I have a keen interest in traditional and aerial and drone photography and spending time with my family both at home and visiting destinations throughout the UK.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child I was in awe of the power of flight and would have jumped at the chance to become a pilot.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Whatever you end up doing, make sure you are having fun and enjoy yourself!

Project Coordinator & Technical Assistant

Niall Sweeney

“I love working with a professional team.”

What Niall does at Nexus

I support the Wi-Fi and server room design and Deliver Projects.

Relevant qualifications

  1. SSSTS
  2. Working at height
  3. Asbestos awareness
  4. Manual handling
  5. Emergency first aid at work

Relevant experience

Niall has 9 years’ experience as an ICT Support Technician and he also has experience as a network manager.

Something that Niall is proud of

I’m proud of working on state-of-the-art school projects and being involved in the process.

What does Niall enjoy outside work?

Cars, Manchester United and house renovation projects!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Racing Driver.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Buy a lot of Bitcoin.

Business Relationship Manager

Diane Morris

“I enjoy building lasting business relationships and problem solving.”

What does Diane do at Nexus?

Diane manages the relationship between Nexus and our construction partners.

What Diane likes about her work

I love the diversity of customers Nexus Associates have. I enjoy building lasting business relationships and problem solving.

Diane’s professional experience

Diane has worked in major account management for 20 years. Before joining Nexus, some of her previous work included supporting local councils and registered social landlords who were her clients when she worked for Orchard Information Systems.

One achievement that makes Diane proud

Putting the customer first. I feel proud that I always get people in one place to solve a customer’s issue, whether this be software development or training.

What does Diane do when she’s not working?

I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren, which includes visiting my son in Hungary. I also like fine dining and socialising with friends. My favourite place to be is by the sea.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A policewoman.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Do better at school!

Account Managers & Procurement

Senior Account Manager

Mark Littlewood-Smart

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

What does Mark do at Flywheel?

I proactively support our SME clients

Relevant experience

Mark has worked as an IT account manager for 9 years.

Something that makes Mark Proud

I had a hole in one in 2019!!!

What Mark enjoys outside work

I’m a huge golf fan. When not on the course, I’m spending time with my wife and two dogs.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A footballer

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Forget football and concentrate on golf!

Account Manager

Amy Evans

What does Amy do At Colwyn Technologies?

I manage and support education and business customers.

Relevant Experience

Amy has worked in the IT Industry for almost 10 years. Her experience includes sales, projects, managed services, purchasing and communications – in other words, almost all aspects of the business.

Something that makes Amy proud

Buying my first house at the age of 20! And of course, my children make me proud.

What Amy does outside work

My fiancé and I have two little girls (aged 3 and 4), so most of our time is spent with them.

We also love to travel so try to do as much as we can. Favourite holidays have been to Spain to visit family, Santorini, Rhodes, Cape Verde, Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Travel Agent.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Travel as much as possible!

Education Account Manager

Tim Hudson

“I like providing technology solutions that improve efficiency and create a more effective workplace.”

What does Tim do?

I manage and support the needs of our education sector clients.

Relevant experience

Tim has worked in account management and sales for 25 years. His particular strengths include time and territory management, account development strategies and interaction management.

Something that makes Tim Proud

My Iron Man commitment! The focus makes a difference in general life and in the workplace.

Who is Tim outside of work?

I enjoy travelling, and maintaining fitness through cycling and running. I also enjoy watching Rugby Union and cricket.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A farmer.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Be honest. It is much easier to remember the truth.

Assistant Buyer

Phil Jones

“I enjoy the daily challenges and working towards deadlines.  It’s very satisfying when equipment arrives as scheduled and the schools are operational on time.”

What does Phil do At Colwyn Technologies?

I carry out procurement for our schools and construction clients.

Relevant Qualifications

Phil has an HNC Business Administration qualification and the Aruba Sales Certification.

Relevant Experience

Phil has worked in procurement and stock management for 20 years.

Something that makes Phil proud

Probably my earliest achievement, which was winning a spelling contest when I was 10. This showed that a good work ethic can have its rewards.

What Phil does outside work

Originally from Gloucester, I now live on the North Wales coast.

Outside of work I enjoy board games, computer games and walking. I’m a Dungeon Master for a group of friends in Dungeons and Dragons.

My music tastes vary, but I prefer heavier music – Lamb of God and Hecate Enthroned are examples of those. I’ve spent a day with the band members from Hecate Enthroned, and also met Danny Filth from Cradle of Filth and Jeff Hanneman (R.I.P) from Slayer.

I’m also an avid reader, but mostly fantasy fiction books – Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell are some of my favourite authors. I have a book signed by Terry Pratchett.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I was fascinated by computers when I was young, so always wanted to work with computers.

If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Check the brakes before riding the bike.

Technical Team Leaders

Projects and Presales

Sandeep Panesar

“Its great to work with different people and environments and see their vision become reality.”

What does Sandeep do at Flywheel?

Sandeep is responsible for analysis and design of solutions to meet customer requirements, from initial conception through to handover to the delivery teams. He designs solutions which range from simple maintenance to a fully managed service, and delivers Technical Refresh Programmes.

He has a team of project engineers who report to him and support all our new clients.

Relevant Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • PRINCE2 Certified
  • Citrix Certified Administrator
  • Aruba Certified Design Associate
  • 3CX Certification
  • Smoothwall Certified Webfilter Engineer & Operator
  • Apple Certified Associate (Mac Integration and Mac Management)

Relevant Experience

Sandeep delivered critical architectural support services for the NHS for eleven years. After this, he gained more than seven years’ experience as the on-site engineer in secondary schools, responsible for the implementation of all ICT installations. Subsequently, Sandeep has designed ICT solutions and services for educational establishments for over nine years.

Sandeep’s experience includes the following:

  • Systems and business requirements analysis
  • Analytic and creative problem-solving
  • Technical solution design using TOGAF principals
  • RM6103 Solution design and bid writing
  • Developing best value solutions
  • Balancing tactical/strategic requirements
  • Network Management
  • Quality standards, compliance and best practice
  • Escalation and issue resolution
  • Managing UATs

What does Sandeep enjoy outside work?

Spending time with family.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I’ve always wanted to work in IT. Over the course of my career, I’ve been fortunate to have held several positions and work with some great people along the way.