Meet The Team

We are known for our innovative and collaborative approach to works.

As an Investor in People accredited company we focus on training and developing our staff. Our training and development programmes have established a workforce of multi-skilled operatives that deliver its services in an effective and efficient manner.

Our workforce is empowered to accept responsibility for planning and delivering their works. This approach provides end to end ownership of the work, minimises the number of operatives involved in delivering the work and hence helps create a positive relationship with residents whist the work is being carried out as access arrangements and any special requirements can be agreed between the operative and the resident.

The ASW Management Team

Anthony Thomas MBA, DipM

Managing Director

Anthony comes from a manufacturing background and has been with the company since 1999. He bought the company in 2006 and adopted lean manufacturing principles which helped drive the company’s continuing growth and efficiency. He has extensive experience of repairs and maintenance works in a wide range of sectors. Anthony is one of two board director of Cyfle, the South West Wales Shared Apprentice Scheme and is Chair of the Swansea Bay Construction Support Group.

Interests: Anthony enjoys fishing, motor boating and following Swansea City FC.

Ian James BSc Hons, MCIOB

Technical Director

Ian joined ASW following more than 30 years in the construction industry with major and regional construction companies. Ian looks after the support services within the company including health & safety, environmental, management systems, bid management and training.  Ian is Vice Chair of the Swansea Bay Construction Support Group.

Interests: Ian is the Disability Officer for Premier League Swansea City FC.

Mathew Dalziel BSc (Hons), DipHE, MIoL

Commercial Director

Mathew is an accomplished Senior Director with a wealth of experience in managing commercial and accounts teams delivering Reactive, Void, Planned and Compliance work streams. With a proven track record in increasing commercial efficiency, well-versed in managing the bid process and writing bids, achieving success in securing new business opportunities with existing and new customers.

Additionally, continuous improvement, management and improvement of ASW’s bespoke operation maintenance software and bespoke operative maintenance app.

Interests: Mathew is Lead Team Manager for Llanelli Town Academy, the role involves supporting Team Managers from U12’s upwards, assisting and supporting the lead and assistant coaches for the U16’s.

Darren Westermark

Head of Operations

After more than 30 years in the building sector, Darren brings a wealth of experience to his role. He started his career as a skilled Bricklayer in the construction industry, honing his craft and gaining valuable hands-on experience. In 2009, he transitioned into the social housing maintenance sector, where he has excelled in managing both office staff and Trades teams.

Darren’s expertise lies in delivering top-tier workmanship on a range of workstreams, including Reactive Maintenance, Void properties, Planned works, and compliance work. He believes in system thinking and fosters a positive atmosphere within the business, inspiring his team members to perform at their best. Through his passion for driving success, Darren consistently achieves company targets and KPIs.

As a leader, Darren showcases professionalism and an approachable style that motivates and directs others. His outstanding reputation with both past and present clients speaks to his exceptional leadership abilities.


Interests: Outside of work, Darren prioritises spending quality time with his family. He enjoys socialising, both domestically and while going abroad on holidays. Attending social events is another one of his interests, where he can engage with others and broaden his network.

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