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QuadConsult is proud to announce the appointment of two new Directors, Mark Llewellin and Will Harrow. Both Mark and Will have made an immense contribution to the development of QuadConsult into the widely respected premium consultancy that it is today, now numbering over thirty staff in three different offices. Their appointments will increase resilience and demonstrate a commitment to the continuing long-term development of the business.

Will started his career as a Graduate Engineer with QuadConsult in 2015 where he was mentored and supported to become Chartered in 2021 after which he was promoted to Associate. Will leads on much of our Structural Engineering work and is successfully developing our Llandybie office. He is also a Member of the Association for Project Safety, and he has particular expertise in structural steelwork, RAAC concrete, temporary works designs and confined space inspections.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in Civil Engineer beginning with work as a technician for several years in Arup before working internationally for Hyder where he gained his Eng Tech. He has since become a Chartered Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, and he is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He joined QuadConsult in 2018 where he quickly progressed to Associate, and he now shares responsibility for the output of our busy Civils team in Cardiff. Amongst other things he has supported our SAB expertise leading to QuadConsult staff delivering lectures on the subject to audiences in England where SAB will be introduced in the future.

Congratulations to you both – very well deserved and welcome to the Board!

QuadConsult is delighted to welcome Joshua Lines-Zechmann as Project Engineer at our Llandybie office.  Joshua’s career began when he developed an interest in engineering while working on scaffolding projects in West Wales. This sparked a passion and he returned to college in 2009 to pursue qualifications in Engineering.

After years of hard work he successfully graduated from the University of South Wales in 2015 with a postgraduate degree in Structural and Civil Engineering. Following graduation, he joined a small enterprise in central Cardiff, where he worked for three and a half years. During this time he was involved in various Civil and Structural Engineering projects, gaining valuable experience and honing skills.

Over the past five years he’s specialised in conducting structural surveys on both domestic and commercial properties while working from home full-time. This allowed flexibility for time with his two young children.

Now he’s seeking new opportunities to expand knowledge and expertise in Civil and Structural Engineering and has joined the Quad team to further enhance skills and work towards becoming chartered with the Institution of Civil Engineers in the near future.

Outside work Joshua loves spending time with his family which includes being chauffeur to ballet, swimming and children parties, and enjoying good food and a cinema date with his wife.

Great to have you here Joshua!

For the second time this month QuadConsult Director Andrew Villis has presented his SAB talk, this time to market-leading energy company Centrica.

Centrica Energy Assets who develop, build, operate and manage their own utility scale solar, battery and gas assets to enable the energy transition to a sustainable future has been at the centre of the UK energy industry for over 200 years.

With the potential implementation of SAB in January 2024, they were very keen to find out more about Quad's interest and expertise in Sustainable Urban Drainage and the adoption process.

Director Andrew Villis is building a reputation for knowlegable SAB presentations throughout QuadConsult's client base and recently he talked to Croudace Homes, a long-established house building company operating in the public and private sectors in the south-east of England.  Croudace invited him to give his presentation when they heard him speak on the subject at the annual HBF technical conference in September (see post below).

Of particular interest to them was, of course, the future implementation of SAB in England, which QuadConsult already has a knowledge of thanks to Andrew's interest and understanding.  

Quad Consult warmly welcomes its Gloucester office’s newest staff member, Tara Urding, in the role of Senior Civil Engineer.  Tara has been in the construction industry since he was 21.  Even at school he thought that engineering would be a good occupation.  He could see the legacy of engineering is amazing, and he felt he could contribute.  So one day in the summer of 1988 he looked in the job vacancy pages of the Bournemouth Evening Echo and read a small advert for a trainee civil engineer.  He bought his first suit and got the job working for an engineering company whose client, British Gas, was redeveloping a swathe of gasworks sites.

In 1990 he moved to the Highways Department of Bedford Borough Council, and then in 1999 to a company in London where he worked on the initial engineering for the reconstruction of London Bridge Station with the challenge of accommodating four ‘through’ tracks instead of two. 

Whilst in London he met his wife and they left the city a year or so later to spend a year in Cambridge where he gained skills with open channel drainage before moving to Herefordshire.  Ten years as an Area Engineer with a large housebuilding company were followed by a time at a permeable paving manufacturer and, most recently, six years at an engineering consultancy in Cardiff working on a range of projects including high rise city centre schemes.

Tara and his wife have two teenage children.  Although busy they find time to enjoy exploring rural Herefordshire on their bicycles.

It’s great to have you on board, Tara!

QuadConsult has long believed in supporting local causes, so when the chance arose for our thriving base in Llandybie, West Wales to sponsor Nantgaredig RFC, a local rugby club, we were very happy to take it.  Nantgaredig is a well-established club with a fine record of support from the local community and playing achievements to be proud of.

Chris Usher and Andrew Villis (QuadConsult Directors) and Will Harrow (Associate)  and guests were in the crowd cheering the team as they won an exciting match against Tŷ Croes on 18 November.  As club sponsors we’re mentioned in the match programmes and on the sponsors board, and were pleased to be acknowledged and receive a round of applause in the club house after the match.  We look forward to many such occasions over the coming season.

 

QuadConsult is very pleased that sponsored left-arm spinner Prem Sisodiya has signed a new two-year deal with Glamorgan Cricket Club.

Former England Under 19 International Sisodiya has established himself as a mainstay in the Glamorgan white-ball team with his versatility and unflappability. He’s taken 40 wickets in Vitality Blast with a healthy economy of 8 runs an over.

He says: “I’m really happy to have signed an extension with the club. I just want to keep developing my skill set in all three formats over the winter. My main goal for next season is to secure my spot in the first team in all three formats and keep contributing to as many wins as we can get here at Glamorgan!”

QuadConsult is very proud of Prem’s achievements and we send him our warmest congratulations and best wishes for this next stage of his career.

The Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) held their national annual technical conference in Birmingham earlier this week, and one of the invited technical speakers was QuadConsult Director Andrew Villis.

Andrew is becoming much in demand to give presentations to industry professionals on the Quad designed compliant SAB designs which cover conceptual stages through to construction across a variety of sectors. The unprecedented challenges of the past few years for the housebuilding industry’s Technical teams, and the raft of new regulations now coming into force, meant Andrew had an attentive audience as he demonstrated once again Quad’s wide understanding and expertise in this area.

Well done Andrew!

QuadConsult is delighted to announce the sponsorship of Gloucester Hartpury  (part of Gloucester Rugby) rugby player Kerin Lake.  Kerin started playing rugby aged 11 in the girls’ team of her local club, Neath Athletic, where she played all age grades from u13s to senior rugby before playing for Skewen RFC and Swansea Women’s RFC.  She moved to Gloucester Hartpury in 2020 where she plays centre.  Making her debut for Wales in 2011 she's played for the national team 29 times, scoring four tries.

Kerin says about her sponsorship “Excited to say I'll be working with QuadConsult as they support me in my upcoming season at Gloucester Hartpury. After our success winning the Premier 15s, I am looking forward to the season ahead and what we will achieve. Thanks to QuadConsult's personal support I am grateful to compete and play again this year.”  All the very best for the season from all of us, Kerin!

We’re really pleased to let you know that Lewis Froud, Technician in the Cardiff office, has achieved a merit in the HNC Civil Engineering course he’s been taking part-time over the past two years at University of South Wales in Treforest.  His favourite module was Sustainable Design, which he says was due to the encouragement of working on large and varied windfarms with QuadConsult, and taught him to keep an eye on the finer detail that could improve the environment and make a difference in today’s climate.  Lewis’ experience in our team also helped him when learning about surveying as he’s been able to accompany the surveyor in our sister company, Corner Point, on site visits.

QuadConsult will continue supporting Lewis in his studies as he now intends following a BSc Civil Engineering course at USW part-time, and due to his recent success he’ll be able to go straight into the second year of the course.  Within the BSc there are many environmental focused modules that he’s very interested in, and he can’t wait to make a start on Environmental Management and more in-depth Sustainable Design.

Well done, Lewis, we’re all proud of you and wish you all the very best with your future studies!  

QuadConsult is proud to announce that Keele University’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) was the winner of The Clean Energy Award at The Green Energy Awards 2023, awards that commend projects spearheading the clean energy industry and delivering significant carbon savings.

Managing Director Chris Usher attended the award ceremony in Bristol, representing all the QuadConsult colleagues who contributed to this success in partnership with Knights Brown.

Chosen from a wide range of high-standard nominations from across the UK, the project incorporates 12,300 solar panels (4.4 MW), two wind turbines (1.7 MW), and an industrial-sized battery linked to an advanced smart energy system.  It includes two of the few onshore wind turbines approved in England in recent years and is the first site in the UK to combine solar, wind and battery assets.

Many congratulations to all involved!

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Columbus House, Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Coryton, Cardiff, UK, CF15 7NE

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Morgan Marine, Cilyrychen Industrial Estate, Llandybïe, Ammanford, SA18 3GY

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Southgate House, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1UB

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