Founded by experienced industry professional Tom Butler in 2018, and following a discrete but selective talent acquisition drive, private-equity backed Butler Harwell is fast becoming the go-to partner in the field of smart technology. 

We offer all of our clients a free exploratory session with our design team, which can take place at a time and venue to suit you.

We have access to two manufacturer showrooms at Chelsea Harbour, London and in Chelmsford, Essex where we are able to demonstrate how the latest technology solutions in smart home and home cinema design can make your property a better place to spend time in.

Put yourself in touch with us through the email address or phone number provided below, or fill in the form and we’ll get in touch to discuss your needs.


+44 (0) 1245 200 376

Vision Offices
Saxon House
27 Duke Street

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Butler Harwell is led by Tom Butler, an established figure in the smart home industry, with significant private equity backing and a team of 30 available to take on projects of any size.



Tom Butler
Managing Director

 An incredibly varied career has seen Tom work for both installers and suppliers in the AV and custom installation world, as well as a brief period working as a stockbroker. Well-known within the sector from his time at Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Artcoustic and a former member of the global CEDIA board, Tom provides an authentic touch point for clients and an assured presence at the heart of the company’s activities. 


Roy Ashby
Client Relationships and Projects


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Michael Rothwell
Investment Partner & Director

With 35 years of working in AV and security, Michael Rothwell is a highly knowledgeable business owner and a Director of established security specialists Mercury Systems, along with his business partner Ian Harrison.

Having built his reputation on building successful brands that put the customer’s needs first, Michael understands fully the need to go above and beyond in order to deliver what the client needs. His attention to detail and professionalism make him the perfect fit to help drive Butler Harwell’s growth as part of the company’s board of directors.

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Ian Harrison
Investment Partner & Director

Ian Harrison set up Mercury Systems with Michael Rothwell in 1997 with the idea that a business should always put the customer experience at the heart of its activities.

In his role as Director, Ian brings more that 30 years’ worth of industry experience to the table, lending his valuable insight into business development strategies along with his considerable understanding of how to benefit from the latest ideas and techniques that constantly emerge in this fast-moving sector.


Damien Westwood
Project Management & Engineering

Having fallen just short in his attempt to become a professional cricketer, Damien joined Sky in 1999 as a systems installer, before working his way up through various management roles within the company over the next 13 years. Setting out on his own as an installer, he initially specialised in TV systems before branching out into other areas including home cinema, security system, high end audio and garden speaker installations.

He has worked for several prestigious clients over the years – including pop stars, premier league footballers and other A-listers – as well as bespoke projects such as the conference facilities at The Shard. Having met Tom through mutual contacts, Damian made the decision to join Butler Harwell and head up the project management and engineering side of the business.