OUR PEOPLE

At Thomas Consulting we recognise that our business is only as good as the people we employ, and relies on continual development to meet the demands and changes our clients’ projects require. 

Kieron Hounslow

Kieron Hounslow

Director BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Kieron's Bio

I am a structural engineer with over 30 years experience within the construction industry, with widespread experience in all types of structures. I specialise in the design of highway structures, bridges, steel and concrete framed structures, foundation design, masonry and timber structures, and Expert Witness.

I manage our Chorley Office.

Phil Howden

Phil Howden

Director BEng (Hons) CEng FICE FIStructE IMaps

Phil's Bio

I manage the Lancaster Office at Thomas Consulting taking responsibility for the Financial, Technical and Resource management on a day to day basis. I am also responsible for contracts within the Nuclear Industry includeing projects for EDF Energy, Magnox Ltd, Westinghouse, Capenhurst and Rolls Royce.

My work includes Civil and Structural Engineering Design and Construction, Verification of Designs including for Seismic Qualifications, Structural Inspections and acting as an Expert Witness.

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

Director BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Paul's Bio

I have 23 years’ experience as a Chartered Structural Engineer specialising in the design of steel and concrete buildings, including the assessment and renovation of old historical buildings. As a Director I am responsible for developing structural designs from concept to final stage on new projects, working closely with the architect and other construction professionals, I help to deliver schemes that achieve the client’s aspirations.

I am responsible for overseeing our team of younger engineers and technicians and managing company resources to ensure that high quality information is delivered to clients in a timely fashion.

Steve Bridges

Steve Bridges

Director BSc (Hons) CEng FICE

Steve's Bio

I am a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience within the construction industry. I manage the Lancaster Office including time and budgetary management of Chartered, Senior, Graduate Engineers and Technicians. I work within the Nuclear Industry and specialise in the Seismic analysis of existing and new build structures being also heavily involved with the design of typical steel and concrete framed structures.

My role as Director includes continuously improving the business and services we offer by procuring new clients and developing the team to meet the clients requirements.

I am also an SER certifier for the company.

Diane Brown

Diane Brown

Regional Director (Midlands) BA, Assoc CIPD

Diane's Bio
Based in the Shrewsbury I am responsible for the management of the Shrewsbury office and the Business Support staff in Chorley and Lancaster. The Business Support Team work together to ensure that all of the engineers have everything in place to enable them to deliver the projects on time and to budget.

My project management and human resources background have given me the skills to develop client and staff relationships.

I am a great believer that a happy workforce ensures satisfied clients.

Hazel Durham

Hazel Durham

Associate BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Hazel's Bio
I am a Chartered Engineer with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry working both on site and in the design office. I am responsible for managing the Shrewsbury office of Thomas Consulting and ensuring our compliance with our Integrated Management System and project delivery. I have experience working in many sectors including education, commercial, retail, nuclear safety case presentation and domestic works.
Julian Pearson

Julian Pearson

Associate BSc (Hons) CEng MICE

Julian's Bio

I am a Chartered Engineer with over 10 years’ experience within the construction industry. I manage the Civil Engineering team across our Lancaster, Chorley and Shrewsbury offices. I specialise in Hydrology and complete design elements such as highways and drainage, whilst also completing Flood Risk Assessments and acting as an Expert Witness.