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If you detect a natural ease in our team, job done. Being approachable and just plain friendly is baked into who we are and is undoubtedly key to the incredible relationships we build.

We are close knit and collaborative – we support one another. We wear our expertise lightly and we socialise regularly, clients very much included.

Adam Padmore

Managing Director

Adam Padmore

Adam Padmore

Managing Director

Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geography (BSc Hons) Master of Science degree in Environmental Management (Sustainable Travel) (MSc)
Master of Science degree in Transport Planning (MSc)

Since founding the company in 2014, Adam has led its growth from Cotswold Transport Planning to Rappor; the nationally recognised, technically high-performing and approachable consultancy. Establishing an enviable employee-work culture and a virtuous circle of interest around Rappor, Adam is committed to harnessing value-driven growth and sees only an exciting and bright future for the company and its employees.

By background, Adam is both an environmental and transport planning consultant, having worked in the development sector for almost twenty years. Still actively working on projects associated with a number of Rappor’s key clients, Adam prides himself on being commercially astute, identifying quickly with the needs of the client and project, and adapting negotiations at pace to help them achieve their goals.

Adam’s primary goal for the future of Rappor is sustainable, diversified growth, achieved by the attraction and retention of high performing consultants, aided by the company’s philosophy of championing wellbeing and personal development, and the belief that the team that plays together stays together.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Dominique, and their three young children in their hometown of Cheltenham and, as the seasons and holidays permit, in their second home of Canada.

Charlotte Granger

Graduate Infrastructure Engineer

Charlotte Granger

Charlotte Granger

Graduate Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Geography (BSc)
Master of Science in Risk (MSc)
Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (GradCIWEM)

After graduating from Durham in 2020, Charlotte joined Rappor in Cheltenham as a Graduate Flood Risk Consultant. She quickly developed a strong interest in engineering and is now working hard to become a fully-fledged engineer with professional accreditation. She has gained experience producing flood risk assessments, detailed drainage strategies, site feasibility studies, and gaining Section Agreements while working on small scale plots through to larger developments, both residential and industrial.

Outside work, Charlotte has played hockey for at least 15 years and is always counting down to her annual family ski trip to Austria. She’s a lover of all sports and of being active in the outdoors, either gardening or exploring new places. One of her favourite memories is climbing Kilimanjaro in 2018, with Everest Base Camp next on her list. She’s also a fan of Liverpool FC and, as a Yorkshire lass born and bred, a good cup of Yorkshire tea.

Elisabeth Spencer

Associate Director

Elisabeth Spencer

Elisabeth Spencer

Associate Director

Elisabeth Spencer
Associate Director Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (BSc Hons)
Master of Science in Modelling and Management of Surface Freshwater Systems (MSc)
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (MCIHT)
Member of the Transport Planning Society (MTPS)

Lis has over 20 years’ transport planning consultancy experience, joining Rappor in March 2020. She has a wide range and scale of project experience, including residential, commercial and mixed use schemes, from pre-application site appraisals and feasibility, site promotion, through to planning application stage. She also has several years’ experience working with national train operating companies, including as part of a multi-disciplinary environmental team supporting a Transport and Works Act Order application for a new railway route, and working directly with project teams to manage the set up and delivery of temporary rail replacement bus operations during periods of planned engineering work.

Lis enjoys spending time in the great outdoors – going for a long walk, a cycle ride with the family, or camping with family and friends. Short breaks away will often be shaped around a trip to the theatre or a concert, and she enjoys exploring new places, whether close to home or further away. When she needs some quiet time, she likes nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine.

Brendan Quinn

Director - Transport Planning

Brendan Quinn

Brendan Quinn

Director - Transport Planning

Bachelor of Science degree in Geography (BSc Hons)
Master of Science in Transport Planning (MSc)
Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Brendan is a highly experienced Transport Planner who has worked in both the public and private sector since 2000. During this time, he has gained a considerable breadth of experience on a wide range of development planning projects across a number of sectors, ranging from large scale residential schemes through to retail/commercial developments, mixed use city centre regeneration projects and school expansion and relocation schemes.

Brendan works closely with clients and stakeholders in order to provide robust and cost-effective solutions and is experienced with the whole development planning process from developing initial access feasibility, to the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, all the way through to Section 106 and Section 278 negotiations.

Brendan has developed particular expertise in Travel Plans and their implementation. He currently oversees the Travel Plan Coordination of a number of residential sites throughout the UK.

Away from work, Brendan enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda and two sons, Oliver and George. He is a sports obsessive (apart from Formula 1!) and enjoys good food and holidaying with his family.

Mike Fuller

Director

Mike Fuller

Mike Fuller

Director

Incorporated Engineer – Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (IENG)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSc Hons)
Member of Society of Road Safety Auditors (MSoRSA)

Mike has specialised in providing highway and transportation advice relating to the development planning process since 2001. He is most experienced in the preparation of Transportation Assessments, Travel Plans, Access Feasibility Reports, Road Safety Audits and collision analysis. He has extensive traffic and junction modelling experience from the industry standard transportation engineering software suite and is competent in the preliminary design of off-site highway improvement schemes. Mike holds the Highways England (National Highways) Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit.

Mike is easily approachable and makes an excellent project team member developing cost effective, deliverable solutions arising from the client brief. In order to achieve such results, Mike acknowledges that this requires a happy and dedicated team, and this is achieved by treating colleagues how he expects to be treated himself.
In his spare time, Mike has been known to be found walking in the hills, chasing a football around a pitch, or taking in the summer sunshine playing a game of cricket. His favourite pastime by far however is catching up with his friends over a pint in the pub.

Faheem Ali

Infrastructure CAD Technician

Faheem Ali

Faheem Ali

Infrastructure CAD Technician

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Faheem has worked for over three years in highway and infrastructure, providing technical design for section 278 and section 38 agreements, right turn lanes, swept path analysis, PICADY & ARCADY.

In his free time, Faheem has recently started rock climbing and is improving in every session. He also enjoys coding and learning new software, including Adobe (Illustrator, Animate, After Effects) and Autodesk Maya.

Kris Tovey

Director - Flood & Risk Infrastructure

Kris Tovey

Kris Tovey

Director - Flood & Risk Infrastructure

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Kris leads Rappor’s Flood Risk and Infrastructure design team and, with over 20 years in the construction industry, is a highly experienced Engineer.

He has worked on a number of high-profile projects throughout the UK and New Zealand, including Chelsea FC’s Training Academy and the original Eden Project. He has developed his expertise while being actively involved in the planning, design and construction of all varieties of development and has proven himself as a highly proficient and commercially minded engineer. Kris has a strong understanding of all elements of infrastructure and flood risk engineering, although core specialities include early-stage feasibility, masterplan advice and detailed designs on all matters relating to Flood Risk, Highways and Drainage, including Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), and Section Agreements.

Kris’ experience covers all sectors of development, including commercial, residential, healthcare, industrial, renewable energy, coastal development and education.

Away from work, Kris enjoys spending his time with his wife, three children and dog. Most weekends are spent standing on a side-line watching his sons play football or hockey but, when he has free time with the family, they love spending it outside – preferably sitting around a campfire with good friends and a beer or two.

Mark Prosser

Technical Director - Highway Design

Mark Prosser

Mark Prosser

Technical Director - Highway Design

Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Member of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (MSoRSA)
Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit

Mark has worked in highway design for over 32 years, starting as a trainee technician at Gwent County Council. He worked for over eight years in the public sector where he was involved in a wide variety of schemes, including an early use of a partnering scheme designing a multi-million pound dual carriageway to unlock a site for inward investment by one of the world’s largest electronics companies. On that project he provided design work from feasibility through planning and detailed design before being based on site in the Main Contractor’s office, reacting to site queries and making design changes to assist with programme or cost savings. Since 1998, he has worked in the private sector, principally involved in the design and management of developer-led Section 278 highway schemes. These have included numerous supermarket developments with highway works up to £2 million, Luton Airport access roads, a shared space high street scheme that was highly commended at the CIHT awards and residential developments of up to 2,000 units.

Outside of work, Mark is a member of two choirs and has performed in front of 74,500 people at a Six Nations rugby match. He tries to keep fit by running, having competed in numerous marathons, and previously coached / raced at amateur level in cycling – experience which proved valuable in his recent design work for a proposed velo park in Monmouthshire.

Mike Glaze

Director - Transport Planning

Mike Glaze

Mike Glaze

Director - Transport Planning

Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Hons)
Engineering Technician and Member of the Institute of Highway Engineers (EngTech MIHE)

Mike started his career in the legal industry, before joining Gloucestershire County Council in the Highway Development Management (HDM) team in 2008. He held a number of positions at Gloucestershire County Council during his time there, culminating in co-managing the HDM team providing transport planning advice on major development proposals, advising the Local Planning Authorities on the preparation of their Development Plans, and also providing expert Witness advice at Public Inquiry.

Mike joined Rappor in 2016 and quickly progressed to be a Director and Equity Partner in the business by 2019. He provides transport planning advice to a wide range of clients including planning consultants, land agents, architects, housing developers and commercial operators. Mike has built a reputation for providing high-quality, well-informed advice across the development planning sector.

When not at work, Mike enjoys spending time with his young family, visiting Farm Parks (his daughter Willow loves all animals!), travelling and playing / watching a multitude of sports.

Chris Elliott

Regional Director

Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Regional Director

Bachelor of Science in Human Geography (BSc Hons)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Chris has 18 years’ experience in transport planning, advising clients on the implication of development proposals for a range of land uses including residential, retail and mixed use regeneration projects. Chris provides advice at all stages of the development process from initial feasibility advice through to preparation of planning applications and negotiating planning conditions and s106 / s278 agreements.

Chris also has extensive traffic and junction modelling experience and regularly works as part of client project teams to deliver cost effective, deliverable solutions for clients. He has experience of assisting clients with planning appeals including preparing written representations, appearing at informal hearings and assisting colleagues at public inquiry (including preparing proofs of evidence).

When not at work, Chris can be found cycling the roads of Bedfordshire and surrounding counties most weekends, playing badminton, following the varying fortunes of Man Utd and spending time with his family.

Rowena Cameron

Graduate Transport Planner

Rowena Cameron

Rowena Cameron

Graduate Transport Planner

Bachelor of Art in Geography (BA Hons)

Rowena started her career at Rappor in July 2021 as a Graduate Transport Planner. Since then, she has been involved with numerous projects providing input to technical reports and drawings for the benefit of clients throughout the UK.

In her spare time, Rowena loves to socialise, whether it’s a pint in the pub after work or a quick coffee catch-up with friends. She also loves hiking, watching the Welsh rugby and road-tripping around the UK.

Alastair Duncan

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

Alastair Duncan

Alastair Duncan

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

Alastair joined Rappor in 2022 as an Infrastructure Engineering Technician in the Bedford office with over seven years’ previous experience in the Civil Engineering sector and Oil, Gas and Petroleum industries.

He is a keen photographer with an interest in capturing a wide range of subjects with a DSLR camera, including National Trust sites, aviation, wildlife, transport, landscapes, portraits, and Comic Con portraits.

Alex Wood

HR & Operations Manager

Alex Wood

Alex Wood

HR & Operations Manager

Alex has worked within the construction industry for 15 years, working for sub-contractors, main contractors and consultants. He has held customer facing roles as well as support roles, but always with a focus on people and relationship building. Currently working his way up the qualification pyramid of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Alex oversees Rappor’s wellbeing initiatives and generally does whatever is needed for the technical staff to be able to do their jobs effectively.

Outside of work, Alex is a very good taxi driver for his two sons. When not on duty, he enjoys watching any type of sport or a good film and occasionally drags himself out on a run to justify a good meal out with his wife Anya.

Ben Finch

Senior Transport Planner

Ben Finch

Ben Finch

Senior Transport Planner

Bachelor of Science degree in Geography (BSc Hons)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Ben has worked at Rappor since early 2018, when he joined fresh out of university as a graduate transport planner. Since then, he has worked his way up to the position of Senior Transport Planner, having worked on a range of commercial and residential projects. He especially enjoys getting out to visit his various project sites across the country as well as the frequent opportunities to bond as a team at social events.

Outside of work, Ben is passionate about music and enjoys playing drums around the local pub / venue scene. He has a great love for all kinds of live music and performance, attending festivals, gigs, and the theatre on a regular basis.

Ben Fleming

Principal Flood Risk Consultant

Ben Fleming

Ben Fleming

Principal Flood Risk Consultant

Bachelor of Science in Geography (BSc Hons)
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Ben has over 17 years’ experience in the water industry working in the private and public sector primarily in managing staff and delivery of projects, production of flood risk assessments, flood evacuation planning, EIA, surface water drainage strategies, and provision of advice on the planning process to private and public sector clients.

Ben enjoys having family fun with his wife and children, going on countryside walks with the dog and socialising with friends and family, especially when a few real ales are involved. He is football mad and regularly goes to watch Aston Villa FC. He loves eating out (especially Italian food) and really dislikes Marmite, can’t stand the stuff.

Charlie England

Graduate Flood Risk Consultant

Charlie England

Charlie England

Graduate Flood Risk Consultant

Bachelor of Science degree in Geography (BSc Hons)
Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Charlie has two years’ experience working within the water industry, mostly within the private sector, delivering flood risk assessments, flood evacuation plans, and surface water drainage strategies.

He has recently taken up cycling in his spare time but also enjoy walks in the countryside and good food and drink with friends and family!

Charlotte Brown

Bristol Team Leader - Transport Planning

Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown

Bristol Team Leader - Transport Planning

Bachelor of Arts (International) degree in Geography and Transport Planning (BA Hons)
Member of Transport Planning Society (MTPS)
Member Chartered Institution and Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Charlotte has 14 years’ experience gained in both private sector consultancies and local authorities, giving her a rounded view of projects which her clients appreciate. She is organised and methodical and has been awarded the Association of Project Management (APM) certificate.

As a busy working mum, in her spare time you will usually find Charlotte surrounded by sequins and hair spray supporting her daughter’s dancing activities, or at football practice with her son. On Sundays, you will find her relaxing with her family, attending their local church and enjoying their National Trust membership.

Nick Harman

Associate Director

Nick Harman

Nick Harman

Associate Director

Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (PGDip)
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Through his work in both the public and private sector, Nick has developed a strong understanding of the role that landscape architecture plays within the built environment and the careful balance needed to secure a sustainable future.

With over 18 years of experience within the industry, Nick has a wealth of experience that ranges from giving evidence at public inquiries, through to detailed design and overseeing the implementation of works on site. He is able to work effectively in a variety of project teams, with a range of different clients. He has a particular interest in the design of residential developments and transport infrastructure, working on a broad spectrum of projects that have included the Metrolink Second City Crossing in Manchester and the new arts centre at Bath Spa University. More recently he has been involved with a new secondary school in Cheltenham, a new two form entry primary school at Graven Hill, Bicester and a special educational needs school in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

As a chartered member of the Landscape Institute, Nick mentors colleagues on their ‘Pathway to Chartership’ and carries out tutorials for people preparing to sit their chartership exams and is a member of the Gloucestershire Design Review Panel.

Away from work, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys. He has a great passion for food and music; enjoying baking bread and building up his vinyl collection as means of relaxation in his spare time. If he can also get the odd game of golf in at the weekend, it’s always a bonus.

Drew Holmes

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Drew Holmes

Drew Holmes

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

HNC & HND in Civil Engineering

Drew has 10 years’ experience in civil engineering. In recent years he has built up his knowledge of sign design, working with various hospitality services to improve signage for their new and existing sites. He also assisted in the design of the new DfT approved digital display signs which are being rolled out across the country.

Outside of work, Drew enjoys playing different sports such as basketball, football and cricket.

Grace Hancock

Transport Planner

Grace Hancock

Grace Hancock

Transport Planner

Bachelor of Art in Geography (BA Hons)
Member of the Transport Planning Society (MTPS)

Grace started her career in transport planning in April 2019, before joining Rappor in December 2020 as a Transport Planner.

She is a social person and always looks forward to an after-work drink with the team. Outside of the office, she likes house music and taking time out to explore new countries with her partner and friends. To relax, she enjoys a good book and has challenged herself to read a book a week in 2022.

Jamie Mattock

Associate Director

Jamie Mattock

Jamie Mattock

Associate Director

HNC Civil Engineering
Member Institute of Highway Engineers MIHE Reg DME (IHE)

Jamie joined Rappor after 20+ years at Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) where, amongst other roles, she was latterly Highways Development Management Team Leader overseeing the department and taking the lead on a number of strategic development projects within the County. While there, she also assisted the Borough Councils with their emerging Development and Transport Plans. Since joining Rappor, she has specialised in the preparation and delivery of all aspects of Transport Assessments (including strategic traffic model capacity assessments), Travel Plans, Construction Management Plans, Sc106 obligations, discharging planning conditions and Sc278/Sc38 Highway works agreements for a range of residential and commercial developments.

When not at work, Jamie and her husband love travelling abroad and taking breaks in their campervan so that their French Bulldog Lilly-Rose can frolic on a beach or walk in the countryside somewhere in the UK.  Jamie is also an outgoing person who loves socialising, going to the gym and of course a pint of cider or glass of gin.

Jon Ashcroft

Associate

Jon Ashcroft

Jon Ashcroft

Associate

Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography (BA Hons)
Master of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering MSc(Eng)
Member Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Jon has 29 years’ experience in Development Planning with a proven track record in work winning, client management and effective project delivery. Jon joined Rappor in December 2020 following a long career at AECOM. Throughout his career he has worked for a wide range of private and public sector clients often working as part of a large team and taking on the role of project manager for the whole commission. Jon has helped to support many successful planning applications including, the Northern Arc in Burgess Hill, a large urban extension comprising 3,500 new homes, 7ha of employment, new primary and secondary schools and a range of other supporting uses and 6m sq.ft. of distribution floorspace and a University Technical College for up to 800 pupils studying for a career in the logistics sector to the north of Magna Park in Lutterworth.

Jon has a keen interest in sport and until recently played football and cricket regularly. He now enjoys more leisurely pursuits, including taking his two Labradors on long walks through the Bedfordshire countryside. He supports Manchester United and Barrow, his hometown club which he still visits regularly.

Jonathan Senkbeil

Associate

Jonathan Senkbeil

Jonathan Senkbeil

Associate

Bachelor of Science degree in Geography (BSc Hons)
Master of Science degree in Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy (MSc)
Member of The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Jonathan joined Cotswold Transport Planning as a Senior Transport Planner in 2017. With nearly 10 years’ experience within the private sector, Jonathan has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients in various sectors ranging from retail and commercial proposals to residential and educational developments.

When he isn’t working, Jonathan is a keen sportsman with interests in tennis, running and football. Other hobbies include film and music and the occasional holiday to warmer pastures abroad.

Katy Mirams

Operations Officer

Katy Mirams

Katy Mirams

Operations Officer

Katy has been with the company for over five years, supporting the team from its early days with all finance related tasks. Previous to this, she worked for nine years in the banking sector.

An avid ice hockey fan, if she’s not travelling to watch a game, she is busy being mum to her little boy.

Kevin Ritter

Associate

Kevin Ritter

Kevin Ritter

Associate

HTEC Civil Engineering

Kevin has 41 years’ experience in civil engineering, working for consulting engineers and residential developers. His vast experience covers site appraisal, planning design and technical approval of road, sewer, and utility infrastructure for commercial and residential developments across the UK. This is of enormous benefit to clients who get technically sound and cost-effective solutions, and by the rest of the Rappor team in Bristol who value learning from his considerable knowledge as well as his honest and hardworking approach.

Kevin enjoys watching football, especially Bristol Rovers, visiting places of interest, and dining out with his family.

Kevin Sykes

Associate Director

Kevin Sykes

Kevin Sykes

Associate Director

Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Built Environment in International Civil Engineering Management
Master of Engineering in Transport Studies
Member of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Kevin has 20 years’ experience in transport planning and highway design, working on schemes in both the UK and South Africa. He joined Rappor in August 2019 after almost nine years at his previous company in the UK. Prior to his move to the UK in 2010, Kevin worked for several civil engineering consultancies including his first job as a geotechnical engineering foreman, which included installing catch fences along Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town. Kevin was fortunate enough to be a part of the transport planning team that managed the Cape Town stadium operations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, building a number of micro simulation models as part of matchday planning. In the UK, Kevin has provided transport planning and highways advice in support of many successful planning applications for a wide range of clients in the residential, commercial, education and industrial sectors.

Kevin is an ex-semi-professional musician having played in a rock band in South Africa, releasing a number of albums and music videos, and is still very much a live music fan. He is also an avid Manchester United fan, having been a supporter since 1986. These days Kevin is a father to a daughter, son and Golden Retriever and spends most of his spare time with his family.

Vanessa Kendall

Office Manager

Vanessa Kendall

Vanessa Kendall

Office Manager

HNC in Information Systems

Vanessa has had a long corporate career, as well as working with smaller companies through a period of self-employment, giving a wide range of roles and experiences including IT Development, Project Management, Process Management, Communications and Fulfilment Operations. Notable achievements in her career include the representation of her business unit during the rollout of a global Project Management framework. This involved a large amount of travel, working with other business units globally, and providing a strong support network for project teams during the transition. She has previously held Project Management Professional status with the Project Management Institute.

Vanessa has danced for most of her life and can still be found in the studio each week (including teaching the odd class) whilst the stage still tempts her! As well as being a mum to 2 (almost grown-up!) daughters, she is also a dog mother for the first time and enjoys taking Bixby for walks with her husband. Vanessa’s perfect evening would involve pizza, chocolate, wine and a board game.

Trevor Olver

Associate Director

Trevor Olver

Trevor Olver

Associate Director

Member of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA)
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons)
Postgraduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (PGDip)

Trevor is an experienced acoustician, having worked in the private sector since 2004 on projects across the UK and further afield including Georgia, Malta and South Africa. He has worked in a wide range of sectors including minerals, waste, built environment (residential, commercial, industrial and education) and energy (including windfarms) providing expertise through planning, permitting and compliance.

Trevor has also been involved in a number of planning appeals including appearing at public inquiries as an expert witness.

Outside of work, Trevor enjoys the benefits of living in the southwest with his wife, twin daughters and cockapoo with the countryside and beaches within easy reach. Having completed a number of marathons in the past, he is also keen to get back to running more regularly.

Tommy Gregory

Principal Transport Planner

Tommy Gregory

Tommy Gregory

Principal Transport Planner

HNC in Civil Engineering (Civil Eng)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Tommy has worked in the industry for over nine years, beginning as a trainee technician within both the transport planning and detailed design teams at a private consultancy, focussing more on transport planning by the time he joined Rappor as a Transport Planner. He likes to think of himself as a ‘jack of all trades’ in terms of transport planning generally, being able to produce technical reports, drawings, undertake relevant calculations on such transport inputs as air and noise data and forming part of the road safety audit team.

Tommy is always a friendly face, easily approachable to all. He loves his football, both playing and watching regularly, with perhaps too many of his weekends spent supporting the mighty Birmingham City! Still being relatively new to dad-life, he spends a lot of his free time with his son Theo, with plenty of time in and around the local play parks being generally high on the family agenda.

Toby Berryman

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

Toby Berryman

Toby Berryman

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering
NVQ

Toby has been in the industry since 2016, starting his career as a Civils Apprentice working on large schemes located throughout the UK for an international multi-disciplinary consultancy. Now, while always growing and developing his skills, he has become a competent Infrastructure Engineering Technician with a great depth of experience to draw upon.

Toby is a sociable person who enjoys playing football for his local team, going to the gym regularly and cycling. He will often be the organising force behind nights out for the Bristol team.

Stuart Ellerby

Graduate Transport Planner

Stuart Ellerby

Stuart Ellerby

Graduate Transport Planner

Stuart Ellerby
Graduate Transport Planner Bachelor of Arts in Geography (BA Hons)

Stuart joined Rappor in February 2022 as a Graduate Transport Planner and has already been involved in a number of schemes being produced by the Bedford team.

Stuart is interested in sport and regularly plays football and likes watching Formula 1. He also enjoys going to dance music festivals with his mates. He supports Liverpool and local club Northampton Town.

Sophie Canton

Infrastructure Engineer

Sophie Canton

Sophie Canton

Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Geography and Natural Hazards (BSC Hons)
HNC in Civil Engineering
Working towards a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Sophie has four years’ experience working in the drainage and flood risk field, mainly for local authorities and recently moving into the private sector producing sustainable drainage strategies and highways designs.

Most of her spare time revolves around eating good food with friends and family but she also enjoys travelling to new places and spending time outdoors. Likes: Ketchup on fries. Dislikes: Mayonnaise on fries.

Sean Perrett

Infrastructure Engineer

Sean Perrett

Sean Perrett

Infrastructure Engineer

Sean joined Rappor in late 2021 and has quickly become a valued member of the Rappor team. He has experience in Highways detailed design and gaining technical approvals and also provides valuable support to transport planners at pre-planning stage.

When not working, Sean loves travelling to see and experience new places and cultures. He also is a keen follower of football and rugby.

Sam Large

Graduate Transport Planner

Sam Large

Sam Large

Graduate Transport Planner

Bachelor of Arts in Business with Events Management (BA Hons) Currently finishing a Master of Science in Transport Engineering and Planning
PRINCE2 Foundation

Sam is passionate about accessible sustainable transport for everyone and is using his role to contribute to better flow, use and safety of transport options as well as improving social, affordability and environmental impact of transport planning in all communities. He believes the careful planning of development and associated transport matters are vital to helping the UK achieve its net zero target.

When not at work, Sam enjoys cycling as well as paddle boarding.

Paul Graham

Infrastructure Engineer

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (BSc Hons)
Working towards a Master of Science in Civil & Water Engineering

Paul has 6 years’ experience in both small and global consultancies, working on a wide range of projects for both the private and public sector. His expertise lies in detailed drainage design, including the modelling and calculations to support them, and he has been involved in SAB schemes in Wales where SuDS have become a mandatory part of development. Paul is also experienced in the design of highways and external works.

Outside of work, Paul is a keen runner and the current chairman of Pontypridd Roadents AC, taking an active role in helping to develop others and the community within arguably the fastest growing and most successful adult running clubs in Wales. His PB times include 66:33 for a half marathon and a sub 30-minute 10k.

Othelia Agar Stallbom

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Othelia Agar Stallbom

Othelia Agar Stallbom

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Art in Literature (BA Hons)
HNC in Mechanical Engineering
MIHE (Member of the Institute of Highway Engineers)

Othelia has worked for a number of years in an engineering environment as a CAD technician, progressing to increasingly senior roles as a highway / infrastructure engineer over the course of the last five years. She joined Rappor in 2020.

Othelia is well organised and enjoys technical challenges and problem solving. She is passionate about tennis, regularly competing in tournaments and a practising qualified coach. She also enjoys walking, gardening and reading in her spare time.

Nicola Tiley

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Nicola Tiley

Nicola Tiley

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSc)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (GMICE)

Nicola has been in the industry since 2014, starting as a CAD Technician and working her way up to Principal Infrastructure Engineer. Notably, she has developed great professional relationships with Redcliffe Homes and Bromford Group in that time, being trusted to provide advice and guidance on their schemes at feasibility stage.

Nic is easy-going, patient, and trustworthy. In a previous life, she spent a year as a teacher and draws on that experience as a fantastic mentor for the junior members of the team. She has been a hockey player since she was 10 and currently plays for South Gloucestershire Ladies as centre back. She also loves a good trail run and a bit of cycling, but not Bristol Rovers because she’s a Bristol City fan.

Ruth Reston

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

Ruth Reston

Ruth Reston

Infrastructure Engineering Technician

Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (BSc Hons)
Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Ruth joined Rappor in May 2022, supporting the engineering team by producing design drawings for road and infrastructure upgrades. Her journey in civil engineering started when she moved to New Zealand after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and was part of the efforts to rebuild the city. Prior to that, she had worked as an Occupational Therapist.

Ruth completed her Diploma in CAD at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ and has further developed her skills through working on a range of highways and infrastructure projects.

Ruth is a sociable and curious person and loves to travel, exploring the UK as well as overseas. She is never happier than when paddle boarding or in the ocean and particularly loves a good hike with a great burger at the end.

Matt Huggon

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Matt Huggon

Matt Huggon

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (BEng Hons)
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Msc)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (MCIHT)

Matthew has been working in the residential sector for seventeen years, including five years with a housing developer.  He has been involved with schemes from land acquisition right up to the construction phase, with varied experiences including preparations of FRAs, Drainage Strategies, detailed design, technical assessments for land viability, engineering planning support and procuring section agreements (typically S38, S278, and S104). Matthew is methodical, determined and has a friendly disposition.

When not working, Matthew enjoys long walks, strength training and watching rugby, but most of all spending his time entertaining his two young boys.

Matt Mauler

Senior Transport Planner

Matt Mauler

Matt Mauler

Senior Transport Planner

Bachelor of Science in Geography (BSc)
Master of Science in Human Geography (MSc)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Matt started at Rappor in November 2017 as a graduate transport planner, being promoted to transport planner in April 2019, and senior transport planner in January 2022. In that time he has gained a range of experience on schemes of various sizes across the country.

Matt is a sociable and outgoing person who is always keen for a post-work pint. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors – whether that’s riding his bike, on a dog walk or playing football – and is always on the lookout for a strong cup of coffee to fuel his never-ending home renovations. To relax, he’ll often invest in a good TV series or listen to a thought-provoking podcast.

Martin Whitelow

Senior Transport Planner

Martin Whitelow

Martin Whitelow

Senior Transport Planner

Master of Science in Transport Engineering and Planning (MSc)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Geography (BA (Hons))

Martin joined Rappor as a graduate transport planner in 2015 and has been developing his skills ever since. He became a transport planner in 2017 and senior transport planner in 2020. Alongside his day job during that time, Martin earnt an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning from the University of West England.

Martin has experience in the preparation of Transport Assessments/Statements, Travel Plans, Site Feasibility, Construction Traffic Management Plans and Walking, Cycling and Horse-riding Assessments and Reviews. In addition, he is experienced in undertaken junction modelling from industry standard transportation engineering software suite and can provide preliminary design work and master planning inputs including swept path analysis.

Martin is a great lover of the outdoors and enjoys getting outside in all sorts of weather, be it hiking up a hill with his dog, playing football or skiing (preferably with some snow!).