Loading...
Oaksmere
Introduction
Oaksmere is a multi-disciplined engineering services consultancy and contracting business based in Ipswich, with engineering project managers spread across the country. We specialise in supporting the food retail industry across the UK with all the necessary skill sets to assist any client projects, particularly those with elements of refrigeration engineering involved.
About Us
Our History
What We Offer

Oaksmere is a privately-owned business that has traded since May 2016. It is a collection of experienced professional engineers with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience of the food retail industry spreading across many decades. There is a desire to offer well thought through solutions for all our prestigious clients which is at the heart of everything we do. The business is partly owned by all the original starting members of staff and this continually results in an inclusive approach and an insistence that long term client relationships are valued and nurtured.

We routinely measure and review our output, looking always for continual improvement. Our engineers are distributed throughout the country with our head office being located in Ipswich, conveniently located one hour from both central London and London Stansted airport.

The vast majority of our staff have worked together previously as part of Emerson’s UK Climate Technologies division prior to the divestiture of that business in 2016. Prior to the 2006 Emerson acquisition this group also worked for another privately-owned company of the same name as the current business. Our team of engineers and support staff have extensive experience supporting most of the UK’s premier food retailers over several decades.

Oaksmere provide design consultancy services in the following disciplines: -

• Refrigeration
• Electrical engineering
• Mechanical services
• HVAC
• Control systems

In addition, we provide the following services: -

• Procurement Management
• F Gas Auditing
• Engineering specification and review
• Preparation and evaluation of commercial tenders
• Inspection, Auditing and Evaluation of Clients systems and sites
• Engineering equipment and contractor evaluations
• Asset database creation and management
• Maintenance management and auditing
• End of life replacement management
• Undertaking the necessary CDM roles of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer
• Creation of immersive 360° tours of client’s buildings

We regularly undertake full project management and in addition provide the main contractor services for engineering biased projects across the food retail and ancillary industries.

our services

These short case studies document some of the key specialism areas that Oaksmere have and projects that we have carried out successfully for our blue-chip clients. If you feel we can help with any of your projects, please contact us.

Portfolio
Asset Management
Portfolio
Design
Portfolio
Energy
Portfolio
Principal Contracting
Portfolio
Procurement
Portfolio
Virtual Tour
Portfolio
Aubrey Allen
Portfolio
F Gas Compliance
Testimonials
Client
“ Oaksmere continue to support the Partnership with various types of works relating to our refrigeration estate, ensuring that our development plans are implemented and managed efficiently and skilfully. Oaksmere have expanded their support role with the management of our maintenance replacement projects across all engineering disciplines. Always professional, easy to do business with and a can do attitude, we would happily recommend Oaksmere to anyone requiring a retail focused engineering consultant. ”
Danny Ryan /Refrigeration Engineering Manager
Client
“ Oaksmere were instrumental in the success of our new beef dry ageing facility. From the design phase, through to the completion of the project, and the ongoing support that continues to this day. The attention to detail, the science and sound engineering they bought to the project has resulted in a facility that is producing outstanding results. I would not hesitate in looking to Oaksmere for any future installations, repairs or renewals. ”
Jon Highfield / Project Manager
Our Philosophy
Oaksmere Design are passionate about giving back to the community. We are proud to be working with local schools and clubs encouraging the use of new technologies to support education and wellbeing.
Westbourne Academy

Most recently Oaksmere have used new technologies (Matterport and NCTech) to create 3D tours and maps of the school. This has helped to support the school with community bookings and transition systems when welcoming new students. Westbourne Academy is a successful school who’s motto is: ‘Aspire Achieve Advance’. We are happy to be able to be part of the team helping them to make a difference to young lives. The virtual tours show in detail; the school grounds, classrooms and key areas and will be used to enable children to familiarise themselves with the school before they arrive. This can be particularly useful for students with special education needs or limited English. We are very pleased and excited to have been given the opportunity to be able to offer our services and work with a very professional team to create an extremely useful, interesting and modern tool using available technology.

Ipswich Athletic

Oaksmere are also the proud sponsor of the Ipswich Athletic under 9’s football team. These are a talented bunch of exciting youngsters that continue to develop, work hard together and enjoy playing within this youth club. We wish them all the best and hope they can achieve great results.

Our Team

We would like to introduce you to our team...

Team Member
Colin Hawes
Director
Team Member
Paul Blanch
Director
Team Member
Alice Harrison
Project Controller
Team Member
Carl Woollard
CAD Draughtsman
Team Member
Chris Mills
Project Manager
Team Member
Daniel Harwood-Linton
Project Manager
Team Member
Gareth Whinney
Project Engineer
Team Member
Josh Hawes
Project Engineer
Team Member
Mathew Bicknell
F Gas Auditor
Team Member
Mike Cozens
F Gas Auditor
Team Member
Peter Cale
Technical Project Manager
Team Member
Ray Read
Project Manager
Team Member
Sean Scoulding
Project Manager
Team Member
Shaun Cassidy
Technical Design Engineer
Team Member
Spencer Whatling
Project Manager
Team Member
Tim Dudman
F Gas Auditor
Team Member
Zoe Hawkins
Project Controller
Career Opportunities
There are no current vacancies for roles within Oaksmere Design, however, if you have any interest in developing your career with us we would be more than happy to review your CV. Please send this to info@oaksmere.co.uk .
Contact Us
Send us a message
Get in touch
You can also contact us at
Unit 1, Three Rivers Business Centre, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP10 0BF
(+44)1473 598 008
www.oaksmere.co.uk
Follow Us