I joined JPP in 1998 as a graduate engineer and was invited to join the board of directors in 2011. I lead the infrastructure design teams in JPP consulting in our Northampton and Manchester offices. I specialise in highway and drainage designs with a particular interest in the continued development and improvement of our BIM capabilities. I am currently Chairman for the Northamptonshire branch committee of the Institution of Civil Engineers and manage our ICE Approved training schemes for staff progressing to membership.Download Philip Brown's CV
I joined JPP Consulting in 1999 as a trainee technician, but with the ongoing support of my peers I continued through university obtaining a first-class degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, before becoming a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. My expertise in structural engineering has enabled me to develop a varied client base, contributing to the growth of the company, which has allowed me to progress through the ranks to position of Director.
I have four children who keep me occupied full time when I’m not working and, rather than playing rugby, I now prefer to watch from the touchline.Download Ben Arnsby's CV
Ian leads our Development Planning division and over the past 20 years has been extensively involved in developing integrated land-use and transport planning strategies at numerous developments throughout the UK. Ian’s client portfolio is diverse, and he’s successfully guided a range of private sector clients, including commercial interests within the residential, retail and business sector through the planning system.Download Ian McGrane's CV
I started my career with JPP as a Junior Technician in 2007. After completing my HNC in Civil Engineering I went on to become a Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
Now a Director, I am now responsible for leading all of JPP’s Infrastructure teams; specialising in the design of large residential schemes, affordable housing, industrial projects and commercial developments.Download Toby Heath's CV
“Relationships control the flow of money more than core competencies or deliverables” – Dan Kennedy
With over 30 years of surveying experience I think that the personal touch is as important to client relationships as the final deliverable. The majority of our work is commissioned on a repeat basis from satisfied customers who recognise our professionalism; accuracy and commitment. We work with our clients to provide what they want, but also to seek out that little extra that may provide that small commercial advantage over their competitors.
I am a highly motivated leader, experienced and conscientious engineer and appointed Director of JPP Geotechnical and Environmental at its inception in January 2018. I bring a wealth of experience from various sectors including a wide range of project types from housing to schools, industrial and commercial redevelopments to multi-storey construction within central London and nationwide.
I consider it is key to liaise with clients, contractors and regulators at early stages and even at concept stage to review ground related potential abnormalities that could arise and determine the most cost effective and appropriate investigation strategy. I always like a challenge which the ground can often provide!
With the technical knowledge and experience of the geo team alongside the other JPP disciplines, we strive to provide a comprehensive consultancy service to attain cost effective and sustainable civil engineering solutions.
Outside of work, I have two young children who keep me busy. I enjoy hiking and skiing.Download Lydia Crawford's CV
I joined JPP at the end of October to direct and grow the Structural Engineering services that we offer to our clients. I have a strong background in both civil and structural engineering design and management, with a wide range of client and sector experience. I have over 17 years Chartered experience under my belt, being a Chartered Member of both the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. My technical ability combined with commitment to finding the ‘best’ solution for projects has held me in good stead for working closely with clients and dealing with challenges pragmatically. I started my career as a designer for civil and structural works within the water industry under traditional Conditions of Contract. With the sea change to Design and Build procurement I developed my technical and managerial skills further working closely for both end client and contractor on a number of projects within Major Rail, Logistics, Manufacturing and Built Environment projects. One highlight of my career was working on the International Broadcasting Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games. It was here that I initially headed up the design for the building foundations and then moved on to control all aspects of the substructure, superstructure and civil engineering aspects of the building, which was published in the Structural Engineering flagship magazine at the time. Having worked at a number of consultancies, ranging in staff numbers, and having overseen multiple discipline teams at various national offices, I have come on board to offer new ideas and generate healthy discussion on the way that JPP can operate to best serve its customers, offering value for money, whilst also maintaining a stable core of technical excellence.Download Rich Leathers's CV
After joining the practice in 2013 as a Senior Project Engineer, I became Associate Director at Smith Foster when we joined the JPP Group in August 2019 and in October 2020 Director.
I came to the practice following a period of over twelve years working for a number of major consultancies including Ramboll, Hyder and SKM. I have worked in the Philippines and the Middle East where I was the Design Manager on a variety of projects.
I obtained a degree in Civil engineering from Cardiff University, graduating in 1999 and became a member of the Institute of Structural Engineers in 2008.
Starting out in structural engineering, my career was founded on engineering design, detailing and investigation of buildings and infrastructure. This growing over time to encompass multi-discipline public and private sector consultancy across a range of property and infrastructure asset management and design services. This led to nine years as a Director leading property teams within a multinational property consultant.
In the three years prior to joining Smith Foster, I took a break from consultancy to experience contracting, joining a regional civil engineering and building contractor as Pre-construction Manager. Valuable experience gained from the other side of the fence.
Early in my career I obtained Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Structural Engineers followed later by Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers, also gaining a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (with Distinction) along the way.
I am a keen and practical engineer, who prides himself on being able to balance the sometimes very scientific side of my profession with other very important factors such as buildability, and not least economy. A strong background in different disciplines gained over my time in the industry means I am able to confidently deal with various aspects of a single scheme, and provide clients with the single point of contact which JPP as a company always aim for.
I am a motivated team leader, passionate about getting others involved in all aspects of engineering. I have the ability to converse with the general public, contractors, clients and other professionals, and clearly explain what issues are being faced and how to resolve them, allowing all parties to draw together to achieve the common goal.Download Mark Turbutt's CV
I became an Associate in 2019 and am part of the Development Planning team, which has continued to grow over the past few years. My role involves preparing Transport Statements / Assessments, Travel Plans, junction modelling, Flood Risk Assessments and drainage strategies.
I have been a STEM Ambassador since 2016 and represent both JPP and engineering at careers fairs at local schools. I am a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
I am an experienced Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in site investigation, geotechnical and contaminated land recommendations, remediation, validation etc. I have experience of managing large ground investigation contracts with a large number of engineers and drilling contractors. I work closely with the Structures team at JPP to provide value engineering for foundation solutions. I am a Chartered Geologist, I am on the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals and I am a qualified person under DoWCoP.
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I joined the JPP family in Northampton as part of their 2007 ‘apprentice’ intake. Starting on the digital drawing board otherwise known as AutoCAD my role developed from the ground up (pun intended) from detailing trench fill foundations for major house builders to conducting design analysis on 3D models for multi-million pound projects in Revit. Experienced in a wide range of sectors I now manage our enthusiastic team in Manchester.
Engineers are often an afterthought, yet our input is pivotal to whether a scheme is physically and or economically viable. Our early appointment can highlight engineering ‘risks’ to a client and provide practical cost saving solutions to these ‘risks’ prior to major time and or major financial investment in a project.
I am always open to discuss projects big or small at any stage of the design process (or even before it begins). I have an excellent relationship with all departments of JPP, so whether you need pre-planning advice, a topographical survey, infrastructure design or structural calculations, I am happy to be your single point of contact throughout the process.
Outside the office I enjoy watching boxing, rugby union and football – although I am yet to decide if Manchester is Red or Blue!
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I joined JPP in in 2005 and was recently made Associate. I lead our Planning Services team in the Northampton office before taking responsibility for the ‘Special Projects’ division of the company.
My areas of expertise are highways engineering, transport planning and drainage. I am able to prepare Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Residential Travel Plans . I have experience in detail design of various size public highways and junction layouts, preparation of construction specifications and procurement of stage 1 and 2 road safety audits for various highway schemes.Download Warren Allsopp's CV
I have experience in a multi-disciplinary role across Structural and Civil Engineering from individual domestic properties to low rise commercial warehouse and industrial units. I am one of the longest serving employees of the original John Parkhouse and Partners with over thirty years’ experience and I have helped to progress the company to its current status within the JPP Group. In 2016 I inherited the role of Party Wall Surveyor from my mentor, who retired, and in April 2017 I became a Member of the Party Wall Academy.
I am conscientious and pride myself on delivering a good quality service that invariably results in repeat business. In my spare time I have a number of interests including normal family orientated activities.Download David Biddulph's CV
Before becoming an Associate at Smith Foster as part of the JPP group I worked with civil and structural engineering consultancies for over 25 years throughout the South East of England including Capita and the JNP Group. Immediately prior to starting with Smith Foster I worked with Howes Atkinson Crowder with whom I was an Associate for fourteen years.
I have predominantly worked in the UK within the building structures sector. I obtained associate membership status with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1997 and have been a full member of the Institution of Structural Engineers since 2007.Download Fraser Boyce's CV