Phil was elected as a Member of the Institution (MIStructE) in 1992 and as a Fellow (FIStructE) in 2012.

Professional Review Interview Panel
In 2008 Phil joined the Chartered Professional Review Panel (now Professional Review Interview) for the IStructE Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group. This work includes:-

  1. Reviewing Portfolios of work and Initial Professional Development reports
  2. Interviewing Candidates wishing to become Chartered Members of the Institution (MIStructE)
  3. Appraising whether candidates have achieved the minimum level of thirteen Core Objectives set by the Institution

Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group Committee
In January 2017, Phil joined the IStructE Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group Committee. As a Fellow Grade member, Phil is asked by the Institution to review other Engineers who live within the Regional Group who apply for Fellowship.

Throughout 2018 and 2019 Phil has been acting as Technical Meetings Secretary which involves:-

  1. Contacting potential Speakers to make presentations at the Regional Group Technical Meetings held at least monthly
  2. Agree meeting dates/ venues with the speakers
  3. Compile the meeting date calendar for entry to the Regional Group Members Directory (Yellow Book)
  4. Liaise with the Speaker, Venues and Institution commercial co-ordinator
  5. Act as deputy chair for the meeting if required

In January 2019, Phil was elected Vice-Chairman for the Regional Group and is due to take the Committee Chair in Jan 2021 which will include membership of the IStructE Council in London

Business Practice Committee
In February 2019, Phil joined the IStructE Business Practice Committee. The work of the committee includes writing, reviewing and publishing Business Practice Notes in addition to advising the IStructE in respect of best business practice.

A message from Thomas Consulting
Here at Thomas Consulting as other organisations during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 we are responding to the Government recommendations to try and reduce the spread of the virus. Staff have been made aware of the steps that need to be taken if they show any signs of the infection or have been in contact with others with the symptoms and are updated with any changes daily. That said we are focused on delivering safe, reliable on-going support to both new and existing clients; having implemented measures to ensure that we are able to have staff working remotely (i.e. at home) reducing their contact both with each other and clients to keep all as safe as is possible.

Unfortunately site meetings are postponed until the current restrictions are reviewed and updated and each meeting/site visit will be assessed individually at that time. All other elements of each project will continue to be progressed where possible and each member of the team will be updating clients on their progress.

Thomas Consulting are committed to continue to review the Governments recommendations and make the necessary changes that enable our projects to be delivered on time collaboratively during this period with the minimum amount of risk.

Unfortunately this is going to be an ongoing process for the next few months with constant review; however should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers will always be available during our normal working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday 01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster).