"The UK presently has a legally binding net-zero carbon target that commits us to the Paris Agreement and which sets out our policies for decarbonising all sectors of the economy by 2050. In order to meet our ambition to limit global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels our emissions will need to be halved by 2030. At Delta-Simons we understand that Sustainability and Environmental Social Governance can sometimes mean different things to different organisations. However, the importance for Corporate Responsibility is now more pressing than ever, as the business environment becomes increasingly regulated at international, national and local levels. Developing sustainable solutions to the climate emergency can help businesses to create value within their supply chain and embed further resilience. Global market shocks, which have been exacerbated by political unrest, a pandemic and shortfalls in supply have created price instability within global energy markets and highlighted the need for improved energy efficiency."
Organisations are becoming increasingly interested in improving the environment in which their teams work. With employees seeking more from their career than simply their pay slip, companies are responding by providing initiatives to encourage fitness, good nutrition and mindfulness, as well as improving the environmental quality of their buildings too.
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has hit business hard and resulted in immeasurable personal tragedy. How can you and your business balance the need to work successfully with keeping your employees and others safe and supported? Our experts are keeping abreast of relevant developments, regulatory position statements, and industry body guidance ensuring that our advice reflects the most current UK Government guidance.
Aaron leads our Environmental Transaction Services (ETS) division. He and his team are environmental experts, providing specialist consultancy support across the UK, Europe and internationally, helping clients navigate the complex world of Environmental and Social Governance (ESG), ground risk, flood risk, and environmental compliance.
With a focus on delivering commercially-sound solutions, Aaron and his team are dedicated to providing trusted environmental due diligence for acquisitions, mergers, divestments, and refinancing.
Partnering with Aaron and his team ensures that your business stays ahead of the curve and makes informed decisions that protect your investments from risk.
Martina has 15 years of experience in environmental consultancy, relating to contaminated land and geotechnical ground investigation, focusing primarily on contaminated land assessment for a variety of different client sectors. Martina is responsible for the management of projects ranging from desk studies, through to the design, procurement and supervision of ground investigations to inform human health and controlled waters risk assessment and the design and validation of subsequent remedial works for proposed development.
Richard joins us as an Associate nominally based in the Leeds office as he lives near Selby, but will be working nationally and has skills that are useful within all three Delta-Simons divisions. Richard has in excess of 20 years’ experience within consultancy and client organisations, both within the UK and overseas.
Richard has wide-ranging environmental consultancy experience with specific expertise in all things waste, whether soils or end of life assessments for industrial / manufacturing processes. He is a Qualified Person under the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste Industry Code of Practice and will be taking a lead in developing and diversifying our waste services.
Dr Paul Dowson has joined us to lead our Geo-environmental team in the South West with a remit to work with Clients across the UK. Paul has a great reputation in the UK market with over 30 years experience in the field of aquatic pollution, contaminated land and remediation. During the last 12 years Paul has worked for WSP in a number of different Regional and Technical Director roles across the Ground and Water business, regionally focused in the Midlands, South and South West/Wales regions providing professional environmental advice across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining WSP, Paul spent 14 years with Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in the Oxford office, latterly managing the Contaminated Site Management Team before moving to help set up and manage ERM’s Bristol office in 2006.
Marcus brings 16 years’ experience to Delta-Simons, advising clients in the financial, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food, technology and general manufacturing sectors, as well as national government. Marcus has worked throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, the EU, Russia and the CIS, South Africa and the Middle East, as well as offshore with the oil and gas industry.
Marcus specialises in Environmental Permitting, Environment Health & Safety Compliance and auditing, EHS Management Systems implementation and support, and regulatory liaison.
Marcus is a Principal Environmental Auditor with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and holds a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.
Joshua Rigby is an Associate with over 10 years’ experience in environmental consultancy and is the Team Leader for the Water Services business stream. Josh is a flood risk and drainage technical specialist and project manager and has delivered numerous complex flood risk management and drainage projects across the UK. Josh has undertaken and led the delivery of many detailed Flood Risk Assessments (FRA), Flood Consequences Assessments (FCA), Drainage Strategies, Surface Water Management Plans, Flood Management Plans, culvert studies and due diligence projects for a range of high-profile public and private clients.
Josh is responsible for the technical review and authorisation of flood risk and drainage strategy reports prepared by the business and has significant experience in tender proposals, project management, optioneering, policy appraisal and reporting.
Simon Joined Delta-Simons in early 2017 with significant experience gained working in a diverse range of sectors in the town planning field over the past 11 years. He has managed multidisciplinary teams and delivered projects for private developers, co-professionals and public sector clients throughout a wide range of industry sectors.
His key experience includes managing major and complex planning applications, advising on site feasibility, leading on technical environmental planning matters along with preparing, reviewing and submitting Environmental Statements (EIA), sub EIA documents (including screening letters and scoping reports).
Simon has project managed planning appeals for the public sector, appeared as an expert witness at public inquiries on environmentally technical issues and presented to planning committees at Local Planning Authorities.
Alex Houldsworth is a Principal Consultant at Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd with over eight years’ experience in environmental consultancy, specialising in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Due Diligence. She has experience of project managing due diligence of both large and small property and corporate transactions from all sides of the deal including acquisitions, divestment and refinancing. Alex has been involved in projects across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, logistics, chemical, pharmaceutical, aviation, food and drink, automotive, construction and commercial and has experience working on due diligence projects in the UK, Europe, Russia, India and China.
Based in the London regional office, Alex joined Delta-Simons in 2018, and her key skills lie in project and programme management, understanding the practical application of UK and EU EHS legislation and being able to differentiate between minor and material EHS risks to clients.
Sabine joined Delta-Simons Manchester regional team in July 2016, bringing nine years of geo-environmental knowledge, along with a range of experience on environmental and geo-environmental site investigations across the UK. Sabine’s project experience includes working towards the discharge of contaminated land planning conditions associated with residential housing estates, high-rise apartments, commercial, industrial, public buildings, refurbishments and change of use. Sabine has good experience in detailed quantitative risk assessments, environmental permitting and baseline conditions, coal mining, brine pumping, waste classification, acquisition and divestment due diligence.
Rob joined Delta-Simons as Sustainability Unit Director in 2019 bringing 14 years' of energy and sustainability experience, with a specific focus on energy auditing, carbon reporting and thermal modelling/building physics.
Rob has provided solutions to clients across new build construction, property, retail, leisure and industrial sectors, and has helped hundreds of businesses to meet a range of challenging legislative compliance needs.
Rob is an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor, holds qualifications/accreditations in relation to Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and has a strong background in Mechanical Building Services design.
Alex Perryman joined Delta-SImons as an Associate in 2018, bringing with him over 15 years’ experience in the water industry and geospatial arena. Alex is a flood risk technical specialist and project manager, and has delivered numerous complex flood risk management projects including multimillion pound megaprojects in the Middle East. Alex has undertaken and led the delivery of numerous detailed Flood Risk Assessments (FRA), Surface Water Management Plans, Water Cycle Studies, Catchment and Flood Warning Management Plans, culvert studies and due diligence projects for a range of high profile public and private clients.
Alex leads the completion of the flood risk elements of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) including hydrology, hydraulic modelling, drainage and culvert assessments (baseline and developed cases) and has vast experience in complex flood risk analysis and mentoring junior staff.
Gabor has over 10 years' experience in the areas of ambient air quality monitoring, dispersion modelling, data collation, and interpretation, environmental permit application and project management. Detailed knowledge of the application of UK National and European Environmental legislation with regards to Environmental Permitting/Industrial Emissions Directive, in particular its application in the UK.
Gabor has extensive knowledge of key air pollution policy, with clear understanding of air quality assessment methods for environmental impact assessments. He also has significant experience in air dispersion modelling of road vehicle and industrial emissions and expertise in preparation of factual and interpretative Air Quality Assessment (AQA) reports and Air Quality Environmental Statement chapters.
Gabor has provided technical support and air quality lead for a range of planning and environmental permit applications including residential developments, road schemes and industrial processes.
Chris joined Delta-Simons in 2018 and brings over twenty years’ experience focusing on ground risk, working across a range of sectors including Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals; Oil and Gas, Mining, Property Development and Finance.
Having worked for a variety of UK-based and International consultancies, Chris has specific experience in characterisation and remediation of complex sites, including operational chemical works, former gasworks, and power infrastructure projects, provision of strategic advice on ground risk to large scale schemes including coal mining legacy issues, managing commercial issues around transactions and investment with respect to ground conditions as well as supporting schemes through the planning process, including EIA scale developments and the technical requirements of such support.
Graham has over 22 years of experience in Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate and Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the UK and internationally. Graham is also at the forefront of advising clients on Transactional ESG and manages a number of key client accounts in the UK and globally
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Charlotte joined us in 2018, bringing 12 years' experience in delivering focused operational environmental, health & safety compliance assurance to the financial, construction and manufacturing sectors across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Charlotte specialises in Project Management & Tender Preparation, Environmental Health & Safety Compliance, DSE Workstation Assessments, Environmental Permitting, Environmental Management Systems implementation and support, Waste Management and Minimisation.
David joined the company in 2018, having spent 15 years' as a Contaminated Land Adviser with a Local Authority. David's specialisms are identifying potentially contaminated sites and subsequent remediation, as well as brownfield site regulation through the planning process.
David is a Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner, SoBRA Executive Committee Member and a Member of the Defra Contaminated Land Expert Panel.
Hellen joined Delta-Simons in 2017, bringing over 20 years’ of geo-environmental experience to the company. Hellen started her career in marine geophysics before moving into engineering, subsequently working within consultancies providing multidisciplinary geotechnical and environmental support.
Hellen is responsible for project delivery and client development within the south region.
Sinéad brings 15 years' experience to the Delta-Simons geo-environmental team; based in the London office, Sinéad specialises in geotechnics. Having completed an MSc in Engineering Geology at Newcastle University, Sinéad's experience has been developed through a wide range of site investigation and geotechnical design projects within both public and private sectors.
Sinéad has supported multidisciplinary teams on contract management, designing and managing a range of site investigations, undertaking geotechnical design and assessment including quay wall stability analysis, foundation design, slope stability analysis, interpretive reporting and input in detailed geotechnical design for highways construction.
Sinéad also has experience of offshore renewables projects which involved scheduling geotechnical and geophysical surveys for structure and pipeline/cable installation for numerous Tender and FEED projects; interpreting survey data to prepare ground models for design, as well as identifying key risks and potential hazards to structure and pipeline design and installation; undertaking geotechnical design for numerous sub-sea structures, as well as pipe-soil interaction, liquefaction, scouring, ploughability/trenching assessments.
Mike is an Associate in our Durham regional office, having joined in 2016. An Environmental Consultant with 20 years’ multidisciplinary experience in the UK contaminated land and waste management industries, Mike has extensive project, financial and site management expertise, having worked on numerous brownfield and landfill development schemes.
Rebecca joined the company in 2007 as Project Coordinator and is now Group HR Business Partner.
Simon leads the Geoenvironmental division of Delta-Simons and sits on the Senior Leadership Team for the business. He joined Delta-Simons in 2015 and has driven the significant growth in the geoenvironmental, and geotechnical work over the past seven years. His technical background is in contaminated land and environmental due diligence with over 20 years specialising in human health risk assessment and project management covering the investigation, demolition, remediation and enabling works for a range of large and challenging sites.
Simon is passionate about the projects he gets involved in and combines his technical knowledge with a strong commercial approach to assess environmental challenges, and develop effective and sustainable solutions for Lucion Group’s clients. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) and is a Member of the Institute of Environmental Scientists (MIEnvSc).
Tom joined Delta-Simons in July 2013, having gained over 10 years' previous experience working in the UK geoenvironmental sector. Tom is a commercially focused consultant, having undertaken numerous due diligence and asset management assessments for a range of well-known multi-national organisations.
Tom has also gained significant experience in the retail, industrial and residential property sectors, and regularly provides expert advice relating to a range of greenfield and brownfield land challenges, including remediation requirements, shallow coal mining risks and waste classification matters.
Simon Steele is a Principal Geoenvironmental Consultant and Team Leader at Delta-Simons. Simon has over 10 years' experience working on a variety of multi-discipline projects for a number of UK based clients across both commercial and residential developments. Simon also has extensive experience in team management, preparation of proposals, project planning, sub-contractor management, geotechnical assessments and data assessment.
Simon Brown is highly experienced in due diligence and asset management services, with focus in the commercial/industrial sector and has advised on projects all over the world for a variety of top-level clients.
An Environmental Consultant with over 25 years experience, Simon has worked at a variety of private sector consultancies, including the privatised Scientific Branch of the Greater London Council, Wimpey Environmental, Ernest Greens (now White Young Green), WSP, Capita, BWB Consulting and Delta-Simons in its former life as a joint venture between Delta's and Simon's.
Simon and his team are responsible for delivering solutions to ground risk problems for clients involved with due diligence, property transaction, asset management and the Mergers & Acquisitions Market on a national and international basis.
Simon is a member of the Executive team.
Richard is Unit Director for the northern regions, and has over 18 years' consultancy experience in contaminated land, remediation and environmental due diligence. Richard is responsible for leading the Delta-Simons Geo-environmental operations team in Manchester, Leeds and Durham, providing contaminated land, geotechnical and environmental due diligence services and support to a growing client base.
Mike joined Delta Simons at the beginning of 2015 to lead the Geoenvironmental team in the newly established Leeds office. Mike brings with him nine years' experience working within the geo-environmental sector in the North, as well as a range of experience on investigations and environmental assessments across the UK. His project experience includes former gas works, collieries, chemical facilities, petroleum storage facilities, ports, industrial premises, Part 2A as well as greenfield sites.
Kelvin is a chartered geologist and SiLC, and has 26 years of experience providing client focused solutions to resolve environmental challenges. Kelvin has extensive experience in due diligence and compliance auditing, environmental planning and assessment and redevelopment of land subjected to contaminative use within the property development, manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas and public sectors.
John joined Delta-Simons in 2008, and has since been involved in a range of Phase I and Phase II site investigations in the UK, Ireland and Europe, producing reports and risk assessments for planning applications, environmental statements and pre-acquisition assessments, overseeing remediation works and undertaking groundwater and gas monitoring.
Since joining Delta-Simons, Jayne has specialised in environmental assessment by undertaking risk assessments for contaminated land for both due diligence (including portfolios) and development purposes. With over 15 years' experience within the environmental sector, Jayne specialises in providing budget costs associated with ground risks for development sites, as well as feasibility assessments for developments that cover ground risk, ecology and flood risk issues.
Gary is the Delta-Simons Drilling Unit Manager. Gary joined Delta-Simons in 2006 and has broad experience using a range of drilling rigs and investigation techniques for both environmental and geotechnical purposes. Gary has experience of land drilling on challenging contaminated sites on both hard and soft rock.
Joining Delta-Simons towards the end of 2013 as Associate Director, Dan brings more than 14 years' of experience dealing with contaminated land remediation, geotechnical, environmental due diligence and development led projects.
Charlotte leads the Ecology department at Delta-Simons and has broad experience in the field, having worked on a wide range of development projects including road schemes, waste incinerator sites, coastal defence schemes and residential, commercial and industrial property.
Since joining Delta-Simons, Charlotte has managed complex biodiversity projects including a number of multi-species survey programmes, and is responsible for the planning and undertaking of field studies, impact assessments and mitigation for bats, great crested newts, badgers, water voles, otters and reptiles.
Charlotte is also qualified to complete works under the Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL) and the Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence (GCN LICL).
Joining Delta-Simons in 2014 as Environmental Planning Unit Director and subsequently becoming Techical Director, Ali brings over 15 years hands-on experience in environmental consultancy to the company. Ali has worked in a multitude of differing roles within the sector including appointments as an environmental audit co-ordinator, contaminated land consultant, and auditing and technical team manager.
Having gained several years' experience managing large project teams and working with client/design teams to deliver complex EIA and planning reports for major applications, Ali has worked across multiple sectors including energy and waste, linear civil projects, food and drink, and commercial & residential.
Having also worked on client side for a low carbon developer, Ali also brings significant appreciation for early stage input and recognition of key development constraints, as well as commercial solutions and alternative options.
Alan Crossfield is Unit Director (Geoenvironmental) at Delta-Simons Ltd. He has over 27 years of experience as an Environmental Consultant advising commercial clients in the Real Estate Sector on environmental risk and liability. Alan provides a balanced technical and commercial approach to resolving brownfield issues and brings strong leadership, networking and interpersonal skills.
Alan is currently a member of the Inogen Alliance Leadership Team; a global alliance of environment, health, safety and sustainability consultants.
Damian is the Managing Director for Advisory Services, encompassing our Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Environmental Transaction Services and Environmental Planning Services at Delta-Simons. He has been part of the Delta-Simons’ Senior Leadership Team since 2014. Damian has held senior management and leadership positions at global professional service consultancies and at a civil engineering contractor delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Damian is degree qualified in environmental science and has 25 years’ post-grad consultancy experience and maintains an extensive professional network; based on obtaining client trust, repeat business and referrals through the delivery of practical commercial advice and a proactive approach to project delivery.
Alex Ferguson is the Group Managing Director having taken on the Group role following the successful acquisition and integration of Delta-Simons, where he was Managing Director for over six years. Alex is responsible for leading our company Managing Directors and Divisional Directors at Executive Board level, and for the overall commercial success of the Group.
Alex is a Board Member of the Inogen Environmental Alliance of EHS&S Consultants, an Alliance of over 70 companies with a global presence, delivering projects in over 100 countries for a range of corporate, private and public clients.