OUR PEOPLE

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

Kieron Hounslow

Kieron Hounslow

Director BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Kieron's Bio

I manage our Chorley Office. 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 and bridges, steel and concrete framed structures, foundation design, masonry and timber structures, and Expert Witness.

Phil Howden

Phil Howden

Director BEng (Hons) CEng FICE FIStructE IMaps

Phil's Bio

I manage the Lancaster Office of Thomas Consulting. I am responsible for Financial, Technical and Resource management at Lancaster. I am responsible for contracts within the Nuclear Industry.

These include 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 historic buildings. As a Director with Thomas Consulting 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 18 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 and I’m also heavily involved with the design of typical steel and concrete framed structures.

My role as Director includes to continuously improve the Business by procuring new Clients and improving the services we provide.

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.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)