Our team

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

adam.padmore@rappor.co.uk

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. He sees only an exciting and bright future for the company and its employees.

By background, Adam is an environmental and transport planning consultant, having worked in the development sector for over twenty years. Still actively working on projects associated with several 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 four young children in their hometown of Cheltenham and, as the seasons and holidays permit, in their second home of Canada.

Brendan Quinn

Director

Brendan Quinn

Brendan Quinn

Director

brendan.quinn@rappor.co.uk

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 sectors since 2000. During this time, he has gained considerable experience on a wide range of development planning projects across several sectors, ranging from large-scale residential schemes to retail/commercial developments, mixed-use city centre regeneration projects and school expansion and relocation schemes.

Brendan works closely with clients and stakeholders to provide robust and cost-effective solutions. He is experienced with the whole development planning process, from developing initial access feasibility to preparing 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 many 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.

Chris Elliott

Director - Transport Planning

Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Director - Transport Planning

chris.elliott@rappor.co.uk

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

Chris has two decades of experience in transport planning, advising clients on the implication of development proposals for various land uses, including residential, retail and mixed-use regeneration projects. Chris provides advice at all stages of the development process, from initial feasibility advice 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 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.

Mark Burgess

Operations Director

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Operations Director

mark.burgess@rappor.co.uk

Diploma of Higher Education in Computer Science (DipHE)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc Hons)
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc)
Doctorate of Business Management and Administration (PhD)

Mark is an accomplished senior executive with 30+ years’ experience in private and public sectors, across international markets spanning governmental, professional and managed services, telecommunications, retail and IT.

He is well-versed in building, leading, transforming and optimising complex organisations, with the expertise to plan strategically, catalyse cooperation and create passionate experts. He works by driving for a blended customer/employee focused culture, developing high performing, growing businesses.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with family (albeit some virtual, as half reside in New Zealand), socialising with friends, enjoying the world of fine dining, cooking/entertaining at home, gardening or just chilling in BrewDog bolstering the share price!

Mike Glaze

Director - Transport Planning

Mike Glaze

Mike Glaze

Director - Transport Planning

mike.glaze@rappor.co.uk

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 several positions at Gloucestershire County Council during his time there, culminating in co-managing the HDM team, providing transport planning advice on significant 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 many sports.

Neil Thorne

Director - Transport Planning

Neil Thorne

Neil Thorne

Director - Transport Planning

neil.thorne@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Human and Physical (BSc Hons)
Master of Science in Transport Planning and Management (MSc)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
Member of the Transport Planning Society (MTPS)

Neil has over 20 years of transport planning consultancy experience, joining Rappor in June 2023.  Neil is a results-driven Transport Planner and Land Development Consultant specialising in integrated transport and infrastructure planning, master planning, sustainable transport and land use strategies covering strategic mixed-use, residential, retail, leisure, education, commercial and business/science park developments.

Neil’s expertise lies in the development of sustainable transport solutions to support strategic land development schemes, acting as a project manager, client advisor, and Expert Witness, coordinating single or multi-disciplinary teams throughout a project’s life-cycle.

Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and pet lab, as well as socialising with friends and family. He loves skiing and surfing, and less loves supporting Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Richard Smith

Director - Civil Engineering

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Director - Civil Engineering

richard.smith@rappor.co.uk

Richard is a passionate civil engineer and leader with over 20 years of experience; he has managed many complex multi-discipline projects for both the private and public sectors and always seeks to build a collaborative approach.

He has broad experience across the land development and infrastructure sectors, providing technical oversight to planning applications and managing multi-disciplinary design teams for urban extensions, commercial developments, and primary infrastructure schemes.  Richard’s expertise lies in designing and implementing all infrastructure works, including S278/38 highway works, public realm schemes, and public and private drainage systems.

Richard is responsible for leading negotiations with key stakeholders, including Highway Authorities, Sewerage Undertakers, and Planning Authorities. He always strives to adopt and innovative approach and challenge accepted norms, intending to achieve better outcomes for our clients and the communities we design for.

Richard’s young family keeps him busy outside of work; in the warmer months, they often explore the UK in their campervan, and in colder months, following both his Bristol teams at Ashton Gate.

Simon Mirams

Director - Water Environment

Simon Mirams

Simon Mirams

Director - Water Environment

simon.mirams@rappor.co.uk

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

Simon has worked in the Water Environment sector since 2008 with a mix of local government and private sector experience.  During this time Simon has provided planning advice for a wide range of development comprising residential, commercial, retail, and later living.  The advice has ranged from preparation of Flood Risk Assessment, detail hydraulic modelling and providing expert witness advice in planning appeals.  Simon describes himself as a problem solver using hydraulic modelling and his experience to, where possible, maximise development whilst ensuring key stakeholders are accepting.  In recent years Simon has also developed skills and experience within providing Local Authorities advice related to how Natural Flood Management can be utilised to provide a natural approach to flood alleviation schemes.

Outside of work Simon is often found in the woods local to his house with his two young sons before going to the local coffee shop for a hot chocolate (with plenty of marshmallows!).  When time allows, Simon is a fan of cricket and will watch just about any.  Simon also enjoys playing golf.

Freya Hoyle

Associate Director - Air Quality

Freya Hoyle

Freya Hoyle

Associate Director - Air Quality

freya.hoyle@rappor.co.uk

MSc in Environmental Diagnosis and Management from Royal Holloway, University of London
BSc degree in Veterinary Science, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Full Member of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)
Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

Freya has nine years of experience in environmental consultancy, specialising in air quality, dust and odour for nationwide and internationally projects. She has a calibrated nose and spends many summers on-site sniffing poultry farms, sewage works and abattoirs. She has worked on various projects across the residential, retail, industrial, logistics and education sectors, as well as on Development Consent Orders for Nationally Strategic Infrastructure Projects in the East and West Midlands and Greater London.

Outside of work, Freya was previously found in a rowing boat, having spent ten years rowing and coxing competitively at university and club level. Since retiring from rowing, Freya has channelled her energy into other sporting endeavours, including powerlifting, completing the National Three Peaks in 24 Hours Challenge in April 2023 for charity, and she is currently preparing for her first Hyrox competition in January 2024.

Trevor Olver

Associate Director - Acoustics

Trevor Olver

Trevor Olver

Associate Director - Acoustics

trevor.olver@rappor.co.uk

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.

Nick Harman

Associate Director - Landscape Architecture

Nick Harman

Nick Harman

Associate Director - Landscape Architecture

nick.harman@rappor.co.uk

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 almost 2 decades 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.

Toby Goodman

Associate Director - Landscape Architecture

Toby Goodman

Toby Goodman

Associate Director - Landscape Architecture

toby.goodman@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (Dip LA)
Chartered Member of the Landscape institute (CMLI)

Toby has over 25 years’ experience within the industry, having started out within a large multi-disciplinary consultancy before moving to an environmental regeneration charity. He moved to a private practice in London before relocating to Cheltenham fifteen years ago.

With his specific skills in design-based projects from feasibility and master planning through to and the delivery on site, Toby enjoys and has a particular aptitude for detailed design and construction backed up by an extensive plant knowledge. He has overseen numerous large scale construction projects with (more recently) a number at high profile national sporting facilities including Silverstone, All England Lawn Tennis Club and Cheltenham Racecourse. He has also worked within a wide range of work sectors including large commercial sites, historic park restoration and education schemes where possible using and fully integrating SuDS into the designs. Toby is a member of the Landscape Institute CPD committee.

Away from work, Toby enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and dog. When he is not building things, he can be found at his allotment or, snow permitting, on his skis.

Elisabeth Spencer

Associate Director - Transport Planning

Elisabeth Spencer

Elisabeth Spencer

Associate Director - Transport Planning

elisabeth.spencer@rappor.co.uk

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 of 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 the planning application stage.

She also has several years of 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 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 quiet time, she likes nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine.

Jamie Mattock

Associate Director - Transport Planning

Jamie Mattock

Jamie Mattock

Associate Director - Transport Planning

jamie.mattock@rappor.co.uk

HNC Civil Engineering
Member Institute of Highway Engineers FIHE 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 in several 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 outgoing and loves socialising, going to the gym and, of course, a pint of cider or glass of gin.

Tim Slater

Associate Director - Transport Planning

Tim Slater

Tim Slater

Associate Director - Transport Planning

tim.slater@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering (BEng)
Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Tim joined Rappor in June 2022 and has over 22 years’ experience in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Supporting Statements and Technical Reports. He has worked across a wide range of projects including residential, commercial, leisure and large mixed-use schemes, from pre-application site appraisals and feasibility, site promotion, through to planning application and implementation. Experienced in the formulation and implementation of sustainable transport policies together with a broad knowledge of transport planning issues and techniques, Tim worked on a number of high-profile sites in central London as well as large regeneration schemes in the surrounding boroughs.

Tim has also been Resident Engineer for infrastructure works on a number of projects, including the supervision of detailed design and construction works involving preparation of Section 278 Agreements, contract documentation and contract management through to completion on site.

He is a DIY fan who enjoys playing football and badminton with his children. Tim likes to get out and about as much as possible in his campervan – when he’s not fixing it!

Carin Olsson-Bramworth

Finance Manager

Carin Olsson-Bramworth

Carin Olsson-Bramworth

Finance Manager

carin.olsson-bramworth@rappor.co.uk

MBA from the University of Gloucestershire, ICB certificate in Bookkeeping and a mix of Law and Computer programming at Stockholm University.

Carin has approximately 30 years’ experience in finance, the first 8 in Sweden and the remainder in the UK.  She set up her own bookkeeping business in 2009 and worked with a mix of local companies.  In 2017 she went back into employment to work fully for her main client.

Born and bred in Sweden, Carin moved to the UK in 2001.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and singing in a choir.  She also enjoys country walks, pilates and loves spending time in the Stockholm archipelago in the summers.  Despite being Swedish, Carin does not like the cold, except when she is skiing.

Ben Fleming

Associate Director - Water Environment

Ben Fleming

Ben Fleming

Associate Director - Water Environment

ben.fleming@rappor.co.uk

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

Ben has over 17 years of experience in the water industry working in the private and public sectors, 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 dislikes Marmite; he can’t stand the stuff!

Alex Wood

HR Manager

Alex Wood

Alex Wood

HR Manager

alex.wood@rappor.co.uk

Alex has worked within the construction industry since 2007, working for sub-contractors, main contractors and consultants. He has held customer-facing and support roles, but always with a focus on people and relationship building. Currently working his way up the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualification pyramid, Alex oversees Rappor’s wellbeing initiatives and all other HR activities.

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

Vanessa Kendall

Operations Manager

Vanessa Kendall

Vanessa Kendall

Operations Manager

vanessa.kendall@rappor.co.uk

HNC in Information Systems

Vanessa has had a long corporate career and worked 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 representing 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 solid 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 whilst the stage still tempts her! As well as being a mum to 2 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.

Rob Hardyman

Associate Transport Planner

Rob Hardyman

Rob Hardyman

Associate Transport Planner

rob.hardyman@rappor.co.uk

BSc Geography
MSc Transport Planning and Engineering
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Rob has worked within the highways development planning industry since 2010, with a mix of local government and private sector experience, including a range of development proposals comprising residential, commercial, retail, retirement living, and infrastructure uses.  Rob has had experience of providing expert witness advice in planning appeals and in legal disputes.  He seeks to work with clients to identify commercially aware solutions to bring forward their proposals in an effective manner.

When not at work, Rob loves to spend time with his two young girls who keep him on his toes!  If he has any energy left, he likes to remain active either through running, cycling or bodyboarding at The Wave.

Jon Ashcroft

Associate - Transport Planning

Jon Ashcroft

Jon Ashcroft

Associate - Transport Planning

jon.ashcroft@rappor.co.uk

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 over 30 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 Bailey

Associate Civil Engineer

Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey

Associate Civil Engineer

jonathan.bailey@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (BEng Hons)
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSc)
Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE)

Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer with over a decade of experience delivering multi-discipline projects from concept through construction.  He has experience in delivering S278/38 highways, Section 104 drainage, and earthworks schemes, both big and small.  He favours a collaborative approach in design, understanding his Client’s needs and building good working relationships to help deliver value on land development and infrastructure projects.

Outside of work, Jonathan likes to relax playing guitar, watching football and drinking a good pint of Guinness.

Jonathan Senkbeil

Associate - Transport Planning

Jonathan Senkbeil

Jonathan Senkbeil

Associate - Transport Planning

jonathan.senkbeil@rappor.co.uk

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 over a decade of 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.

Kevin Ritter

Associate Civil Engineer

Kevin Ritter

Kevin Ritter

Associate Civil Engineer

kevin.ritter@rappor.co.uk

HTEC Civil Engineering

Kevin has over 40 years of 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 greatly benefits clients who get technically sound and cost-effective solutions and the rest of the Rappor team in Bristol, who value learning from his considerable knowledge and his honest and hardworking approach.

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

Alex Stephenson

Principal Transport Planner

Alex Stephenson

Alex Stephenson

Principal Transport Planner

alex.stephenson@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Hons) in Civil & Environment Engineering
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)

Alex has eight years Transport Planning experience which has involved managing projects across a range of sectors for which he has prepared supporting evidence such as Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans.  Alex also has a strong background in preliminary junction design and transport modelling and has a fluent understanding of industry-standard software.

In his personal life, Alex is a rugby fan, although more of an armchair supporter rather than player these days as he’s mostly swapped the rugby playing for cycling and running.  Alex is most happy when either on an exotic holiday or at a music festival.

Drew Holmes

Principal Civil Engineer

Drew Holmes

Drew Holmes

Principal Civil Engineer

drew.holmes@rappor.co.uk

HNC & HND in Civil Engineering

Drew has over ten years of 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 designing the new DfT-approved digital display signs, which are being rolled out nationwide.

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

Jack Harris

Principal Transport Planner

Jack Harris

Jack Harris

Principal Transport Planner

jack.harris@rappor.co.uk

MSc Masters in Geography
Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT)

Jack has 9 years experience working on and managing a wide range of highway development planning projects across the southwest region for both public and private sector clients. He has extensive knowledge of producing Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and detailed technical advice for clients to support planning applications and development schemes. Jack has also managed and delivered Travel Plans for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial sites.

Outside of work, Jack enjoys running, hiking and cycling and generally being outdoors. When he has a free weekend, he’ll often be found exploring the southwest with his wife and young daughter in their campervan.

Jose Nunes Dos Santos

Principal Transport Planner

Jose Nunes Dos Santos

Jose Nunes Dos Santos

Principal Transport Planner

jose.santos@rappor.co.uk

Engineering Technician (EngTech) and Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT)
HNC Construction and the built environment 

Jose started his career in the highways and transportation sector back in 2017, but soon joined Gloucestershire County Council in the Highways and Development Management (HDM) team in 2018, where he quickly progressed to Principal Development Coordinator. While there, he advised Local Planning Authorities of the highway, road safety, and transport implications associated with planning applications (at both pre-application and application stages) across a wide range of projects and negotiated various levels of mitigation through S106 and S278 agreements. He has presented witness evidence to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the appeals process, including Written Representations, Public Inquiries and Hearings. 

Outside of the office, Jose is a keen pottery maker and collector. He’s a fitness enthusiast, who loves to travel and share experiences with his loved ones, along with the occasional round of golf in the summer months.

Martin Whitelow

Principal Transport Planner

Martin Whitelow

Martin Whitelow

Principal Transport Planner

martin.whitelow@rappor.co.uk

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 a senior transport planner in 2020. Alongside his day job during that time, Martin earned an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning from the University of West England.

Martin has experience in preparing 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 undertaking junction modelling from industry-standard transportation engineering software suites and can provide preliminary design work and master planning inputs, including swept path analysis.

Martin loves 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!).

Paul Coote

Principal Engineer - Transport Planning

Paul Coote

Paul Coote

Principal Engineer - Transport Planning

paul.coote@rappor.co.uk

NVQ Level 3 and 4 in Transportation
Member of Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (MCHIT)

Paul has over 20 years of experience as a transport engineer, joining Rappor in October 2023.  Paul has experience of developing and preparing technical transportation works with key consideration of the technical constraints, working in collaboration with other technical disciplines such as civils engineering, ecology and masterplanning, to determine the appropriate highway proposals for our clients, to support planning applications and development schemes.  Paul’s expertise lies in developing access strategies and designing and testing highway infrastructure, utilising industry-standard transportation software suites, for residential, employment and mixed-use sites, working on behalf of both private clients and Local Authorities.  In addition, Paul has experience of preparing graphics to convey access strategies, highways proposals and support planning applications.

Outside of work, Paul is a keen motorsport fan, whether it’s going to the British F1 Grand Prix or smaller race meetings.  He also enjoys spending time going to comedy and music gigs, playing golf, and supporting his favourite football team, Leyton Orient.

Tommy Gregory

Principal Transport Planner

Tommy Gregory

Tommy Gregory

Principal Transport Planner

tommy.gregory@rappor.co.uk

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

Tommy has worked in the industry for over a decade, beginning as a trainee technician within the transport planning and detailed design teams at a private consultancy, focussing more on transport planning when 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 and 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 football, playing and watching regularly, with perhaps too many of his weekends supporting the mighty Birmingham City! Still relatively new to dad life, he spends much 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.

Dan Groves

Senior Civil Engineer

Dan Groves

Dan Groves

Senior Civil Engineer

dan.groves@rappor.co.uk

Master of Engineering in Civil and Coastal Engineering (MEng Hons)
Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE)

Dan has over 8 years experience in the industry, with experience in delivering drainage and infrastructure projects from pre-planning to construction, including specialising in drainage legal agreements, residential civil design and drainage modelling.  Dan enjoys solving complex drainage problems and providing sustainable drainage strategies.

Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids and two dogs. Having Polish heritage, they try and visit Poland regularly and enjoy the food and drink. In his spare time he enjoys watching Liverpool, riding motorbikes and painting.

Ellie Bailey

Senior Civil Engineer

Ellie Bailey

Ellie Bailey

Senior Civil Engineer

ellie.bailey@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Science in Geography (BSc Hons)

Ellie has almost 6 years of experience in civil engineering, beginning her career at a small consultancy in Cirencester and more recently working for a large multi-disciplinary company in Bristol.  Ellie has worked on a huge range of projects at all levels, from pre to post planning and from developments of a single dwelling to a few hundred homes.  Ellie loves to solve problems and is a particular fan of detailed plot design.

Ellie loves to travel and is a big country music fan.  She is no happier than on a road trip around North America or at the annual Country 2 Country music festival at the O2!

Grace Hancock

Senior Transport Planner

Grace Hancock

Grace Hancock

Senior Transport Planner

grace.hancock@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Art in Geography (BA Hons)
Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways (MCHIT) and 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. She has been the South West Events Coordinator for the Transport Planning Society since January 2023.

Outside of the office, she spends most of her time eating good food, as well as going to the gym, but also likes to take time out to read or explore new countries.

Fiona Jones

Credit Controller

Fiona Jones

Fiona Jones

Credit Controller

fiona.jones@rappor.co.uk

Fiona has taken numerous qualifications since leaving school, with her Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification at Distinction level being the one she is most proud of.

Fiona’s career has mainly been focused on Administration.  Starting in the Aerospace and Defence Industry, where she worked for 6 years, moving onto work within Church Insurance and the Manufacturing industry.  In the last 20 years, Fiona has focused on working as an Accounts Administrator.  Her biggest career achievement was working on a project that involved converting approximately 4,500 Church policies from a Mainframe system to an insurance database.  Fiona has also used her skills to revamp the membership process for one of the largest Clay shooting clubs in the Southwest where she worked on the weekend for 14 years in a voluntary capacity, including improving cash flow and capturing accurate membership details for the club’s database.

Fiona is a proud dog mum to 2 Miniature Dachshunds (Mabel & Sweep) and a black Labrador called Lloyd.  To relax, Fiona enjoys reading mysteries and murder mysteries are her favourite. Fiona has a garden that is made up of pots and her favourite flowers to grow are Peonies and Old-Fashioned Roses.  She is hoping to restart 8 move in 1 step Tai Chi when the weather is better as this is a great thing to do outdoors when sunny.

Katy Mirams

Finance Officer

Katy Mirams

Katy Mirams

Finance Officer

katy.mirams@rappor.co.uk

Katy has been with the company for over six 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.

Jakub Nakielski

Senior Landscape Architect

Jakub Nakielski

Jakub Nakielski

Senior Landscape Architect

jakub.nakielski@rappor.co.uk

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy
Institute of Landscape Architecture

Jakub graduated in the Republic of Poland, confirming the award of the first-cycle qualification in the field of Landscape Architecture major in Landscape Development and Protection and professional title of Engineer of Landscape Architecture.  This is the equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture.  During his 5th semester, Jakub took part in the intercollegiate exchange, studying one semester at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

As a landscape architect, Jakub has 5 years of experience in production of concept designs, and landscape masterplans through to detailed designs, planting plans and landscape management plans for a range of projects, including residential developments, schools, business parks and solar farms.

Outside of work, Jakub is a huge fan of science fiction movies, especially those that present visions of the future.  Jakub grew up at the seaside so likes to spend some of his spare time swimming at the leisure centre, but his favourite sport (which he looks forward to all year round) is skiing with his friends – especially in the beloved Italian alpine regions!

Laurie Blacklock

Senior Civil Engineer

Laurie Blacklock

Laurie Blacklock

Senior Civil Engineer

laurie.blacklock@rappor.co.uk

Masters of Civil Engineering from Loughborough University
Chartered with the Institution of Civil Engineers – 2022

Laurie joins Rappor with a Master of Civil Engineering from Loughborough University (2016), bringing a wealth of expertise to our team. In 2022, Laurie achieved Chartered status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

During a transformative semester at Technische Universität Dresden, Laurie honed in on his engineering skills. Laurie has seven years of experience in highways and infrastructure, specialising in S38 and S278 agreements, residential development civil design, drainage modelling, and on-site technical query resolution.

Outside work, Laurie’s passions include drumming, attending festivals and gigs, rock climbing, and delving into classic novels.

Lizzie Tripptree

Senior Civil Engineer

Lizzie Tripptree

Lizzie Tripptree

Senior Civil Engineer

lizzie.tripptree@rappor.co.uk

Studying Civil Engineering
Engineering Technician Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE)

Lizzie possesses an extensive 8-year background in the realms of highways and infrastructure. Her journey commenced as an Apprentice in 2015, and by 2017, she attained the status of an Engineering Technician Member of the ICE. Pursuing a Chartership is her focal point, and she is on track to submit her application within the next few years. In conjunction with her professional aspirations, she volunteers with the ICE, participating as a reviewer for EngTech assessments and EPAs.

Away from her professional endeavours, her passion for music runs deep, and Lizzie revels in attending festivals and live performances. She enjoys travel and full immersion experiences, satisfying her curiosity for diverse cultures. An equally fulfilling pastime is engaging in sports, particularly as a member of multiple softball teams she actively participates in during the summer months. Additionally, her commitment extends to philanthropy, where she lends her efforts to a charitable cause focused on constructing schools, orphanages, hospitals, and similar facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Matt Mauler

Senior Transport Planner

Matt Mauler

Matt Mauler

Senior Transport Planner

matthew.mauler@rappor.co.uk

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, was promoted to transport planner in April 2019, and now holds the responsibility of senior transport planner in January 2022. In that time, he has gained a range of experience on schemes of various sizes nationwide.

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

Ben Bastock

Transport Planner

Ben Bastock

Ben Bastock

Transport Planner

ben.bastock@rappor.co.uk

BSc Transport Business Management at Loughborough University
MSc Transport Engineering and Planning at UWE

Ben joined the Rappor Team as an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with over 3 years of invaluable experience as a Graduate Transport Planner and Modeller, having honed his skills at two consultancies.

Ben has a wide variety of experience in transport reports and drawings supporting residential, retail industrial and energy planning applications, as well as microsimulation modelling in supporting major Warwickshire county council schemes, as well as other major regional schemes in conjunction with National Highways.

Outside of work, he spent many years travelling to exotic destinations with his now wife, where he spent much of the last year dealing with visa paperwork and wedding arrangements.  He now enjoys spending time touring the UK with his wife, as well as following local football and cricket teams.

Charlie England

Water Environment Consultant

Charlie England

Charlie England

Water Environment Consultant

charles.england@rappor.co.uk

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

Charlie has experience of working within the water industry since 2020, mostly within the private sector, delivering flood risk assessments, flood evacuation plans, and surface water drainage strategies.

He likes to cycle in his spare time but also enjoys walks in the countryside and good food and drink with friends and family!

Charlotte Granger

Civil Engineer

Charlotte Granger

Charlotte Granger

Civil Engineer

charlotte.granger@rappor.co.uk

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

Charlotte is an aspiring EngTech professional with expertise in crafting intricate drainage designs for residential, commercial, and industrial projects of varying scales. Her passion lies in early site feasibility involvement, aiming to deliver innovative and practical design solutions.

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 experience in providing technical input and designs for site feasibility and master-planning, detailed drainage designs and gaining Section 38, 104 and 106 agreements.

Outside of work, she has played hockey since a young age and plays hockey for Gloucester City. She is always counting down to her annual family ski trip to Austria. She loves all sports and 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, she loves a good cup of Yorkshire tea.

David Cockburn

Landscape Architect

David Cockburn

David Cockburn

Landscape Architect

david.cockburn@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Arts degree in Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)
Beginning the Pathway to Chartership

David has spent eight years running his own Landscape design and build business before deciding to undertake a full-time landscape architecture degree, enabling him to work on larger, more rewarding projects.

Outside of work, he is a keen sportsman; He plays cricket every Saturday throughout the summer and is a regular at Kingsholm cheering on Gloucester, having retired from playing rugby. Another passion of his is cooking and eating out; he has an endless list of restaurants for each city he’s travelling to and attends regular cooking classes to sharpen up his skills.

He loves being a new Dad and spending time with his son Archie, particularly making him laugh and taking him on long walks in the carrier (his back does not agree with this!).

Jake Woodcock

Finance Operations Administrator

Jake Woodcock

Jake Woodcock

Finance Operations Administrator

jake.woodcock@rappor.co.uk

Before joining Rappor, Jake spent almost 6 years working in haulage finance for Downtons / EV Cargo, focusing on Sales Ledger and Management.  Jake’s main accomplishment was supporting his team through the transition between Downtons and EV Cargo, acting as the main contact and support during an unfortunate cost-cutting exercise.

Jake is a calm member of our team, who finds the positive side of any given situation.  He is always willing to listen and offer advice when needed and is a welcomed addition to the team, joining us on a permanent basis following his temporary contract with us.

Outside of work, Jake spends the majority of his time with family, making exciting plans for the future.

Laura Jones-Gerrard

Operations Administrator

Laura Jones-Gerrard

Laura Jones-Gerrard

Operations Administrator

laura.jones-gerrard@rappor.co.uk

Laura joined Rappor in 2023 as an Operations Administrator, previously working in administration and account management.

She is passionate about mental health and is the newest member of Rappor’s Wellbeing Committee.

Laura loves thrifting and often spends her free time perusing charity shops and second-hand sites for pre-loved finds.

She is an avid frequenter of gigs and the gym and can be found most weekends socialising with friends in one of Cheltenham’s coffee shops or visiting her family.

Lisa Powell

Technical Administrator

Lisa Powell

Lisa Powell

Technical Administrator

lisa.powell@rappor.co.uk

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience working in administrative roles as a PA and office manager.  She is now working in a supporting role in the busy Infrastructure & Flood Risk team, providing essential support and her excellent organisation skills to free up time for the team to concentrate on the ‘exciting stuff’!

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys holidays in Cornwall, flying to anywhere sunny and spending precious time with family and friends.

Lloyd Hughes

Transport Planner

Lloyd Hughes

Lloyd Hughes

Transport Planner

lloyd.hughes@rappor.co.uk

MSc Environment, Development and Politics

Lloyd has recently joined the Rappor Team as an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with over 18 months of invaluable experience as a Graduate Transport Planner, having honed his skills at an esteemed Bristol-based consultancy.

His expertise is crafting meticulous Transport Assessments, Statements, Travel Plans, and Technical Notes across a diverse spectrum, spanning the Residential, Retail, and Commercial sectors.

Beyond his professional pursuits, he is an avid backpacker who explores new horizons, a passionate cyclist who finds solace on two wheels, and an ardent football enthusiast who takes equal pleasure in playing and watching games. His multifaceted persona, blending analytical insight with a zest for life’s adventures, shapes the essence of who he is!

Rowena Cameron

Transport Planner

Rowena Cameron

Rowena Cameron

Transport Planner

rowena.cameron@rappor.co.uk

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 clients throughout the UK.

Rowena loves to socialise in her spare time, 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.

Sam Large

Transport Planner

Sam Large

Sam Large

Transport Planner

sam.large@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Arts in Business with Events Management (BA Hons)
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 and improve the 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.

Sean Perrett

Civil Engineer

Sean Perrett

Sean Perrett

Civil Engineer

sean.perrett@rappor.co.uk

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 the pre-planning stage.

Outside of work, Sean loves travelling to see and experience new places and cultures. He also is a keen follower of football and rugby.

Sophie Canton

Civil Engineer

Sophie Canton

Sophie Canton

Civil Engineer

sophie.canton@rappor.co.uk

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 experience of working in the drainage and flood risk field since 2018, 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.

Faheem Ali

Civil CAD Technician

Faheem Ali

Faheem Ali

Civil CAD Technician

faheem.ali@rappor.co.uk

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

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

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

Eitel Mbanya-Tchapdeu

Assistant Civil Engineer

Eitel Mbanya-Tchapdeu

Eitel Mbanya-Tchapdeu

Assistant Civil Engineer

eitel.mbanya-tchapdeu@rappor.co.uk

Master of Civil Engineering (MEng)
Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (GMICE)

Eitel, a recent addition to the Rappor team, brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of transportation engineering. Having completed his graduate development program at WSP Highways, he embarked on a journey to join Rappor.

With a solid foundation of experience in handling significant road schemes and frameworks for both National Highways and local authorities, Eitel’s technical design prowess is highly regarded. Moreover, he has taken on leadership roles as a design lead and skillfully managed various small-scale projects.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Eitel finds joy in pursuing his interests outside of work. He has recently discovered a passion for boxing, actively participating in classes to enhance his skills. Additionally, he has a knack for strategy games and relishes engaging in challenging bouts of chess.

Not content with pursuing his personal interests, Eitel generously dedicates his free time to run a tutoring and mentoring group for secondary school kids at his local church, imparting knowledge and guidance to the next generation.

Eitel’s diverse experiences and commitment to personal growth and community involvement make him a valuable asset to the Rappor team and a truly exceptional individual.

Marcus Carrington-Windo

Assistant Civil Engineer

Marcus Carrington-Windo

Marcus Carrington-Windo

Assistant Civil Engineer

marcus.carrington.windo@rappor.co.uk

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Marcus joined Rappor in 2022 as an Assistant Infrastructure Engineer in the Cheltenham office.  Marcus has 8 years working as a Highway Technician providing technical designs for section 278 and section 38 agreements.  During his career Marcus has experience using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, KeySIGN, KeyPost and AutoTrack.

Outside work, Marcus enjoys fishing, shooting, and enjoying the countryside and discussing politics and current affairs and STEM subjects.  His weekends are spent cooking and having a drink with his family.

Anthony Lyczkowski

Graduate Transport Planner

Anthony Lyczkowski

Anthony Lyczkowski

Graduate Transport Planner

anthony.lyczkowski@rappor.co.uk

Working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography at the University of Gloucestershire.

Anthony is in the third year of his degree and is currently on a 12-month work placement with the all-new Rappor Graduate Transport Planning Programme. This program includes various theory and practical-based modules that focus on the technical aspects of transport planning.

In his free time, Anthony has a passion for the outdoors, both as a scout leader and in his various hobbies, which include cycling, climbing, paddle boarding, and skiing. Additionally, he loves travel and spends as much time as possible exploring the UK and Europe in a campervan that he and his girlfriend converted. You’ll find Anthony watching Formula 1 and various other sports when he’s not outdoors or travelling.

Annabel Skidmore

Graduate Water Environment Consultant

Annabel Skidmore

Annabel Skidmore

Graduate Water Environment Consultant

annabel.skidmore@rappor.co.uk

BSc Hons Geography at Lancaster University with minor in Environmental Science

Before joining Rappor, Annabel completed 4 years as an Accounts Assistant.  She joined Rappor in October 2022 as part of our growing Flood Risk team.

Outside of work, Annabel enjoys trail running and hiking, especially on mountains in the Lake District and Scottish Highlands.  She has played Korfball for three years and coached it for one year, looking to join a local team.  As well as exercising her dog, Annabel enjoys baking and cooking new things as well as painting when she gets the chance.

Nick Mansfield

Graduate Transport Planner

Nick Mansfield

Nick Mansfield

Graduate Transport Planner

nick.mansfield@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Geography (BSc Hons)

Nick graduated university in 2018 and was subsequently employed at Stroud District Council as a member of the Planning Administration Team before transferring to the Land and Property Data Team, researching property history for the purposes of land charge reports and solicitor enquiries, co-ordinating Freedom of Information, Environmental Information, and Subject Access Requests for the Planning, Building Control and Planning Strategy Services.  Nick was subsequently appointed the Assistant Census Liaison Manager for the council in response to the 2021 Census.  Following 4 years at the council, Nick joined Rappor in September 2022.

Nick considers himself to be a thoughtful person, always willing to be a listening ear.  Nick is a big fantasy fan with his favourite films being the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  He also likes researching medieval history and listening to enthusiasts break down movie scenes and the historical inaccuracies that plague them.  Nick enjoys drawing, mostly in a cartoon / pop art style, and is currently writing his own fantasy novel.

Shakar Bahiden

CAD Technician

Shakar Bahiden

Shakar Bahiden

CAD Technician

shakar.bahiden@rappor.co.uk

Shakar is an energetic and self-taught CAD technician who brings a unique blend of creativity and technical prowess to the Rappor team. His journey with the company began after a series of engaging emails and video calls with Mike and Brendan, which showcased his passion and dedication to his craft. With an innate ability to grasp complex design concepts, Shakar has quickly become an invaluable asset to the team.

As a self-taught CAD expert, Shakar possesses an exceptional understanding of various design software and tools, enabling him to create innovative and intricate designs. He constantly stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in CAD technology, ensuring that his work is at the cutting edge of the industry. Shakar’s attention to detail and willingness to push boundaries make him a reliable source of creative solutions for Rappor’s projects.

Beyond the professional sphere, Shakar leads an active lifestyle. You often find him at the gym, dedicated to maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. On weekends, he embraces his passion for sports, engaging in activities like football with friends or participating in airsoft events nationwide. His love for sports goes hand in hand with his outgoing and social personality, which thrives when connecting with people.

Stuart Ellerby

Graduate Transport Planner

Stuart Ellerby

Stuart Ellerby

Graduate Transport Planner

stuart.ellerby@rappor.co.uk

Bachelor of Arts in Geography (BA Hons)

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

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

Ted Pitman

Graduate Transport Planner

Ted Pitman

Ted Pitman

Graduate Transport Planner

ted.pitman@rappor.co.uk

Master in Science (Msci Hons) in Chemistry (2023) at the University of Birmingham and the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ted’s passion for urbanism pushed him to make the leap from Chemistry to Transport Planning. He is currently in the all-new Graduate Programme at Rappor.

Outside of planning, Ted loves photography, video-making, architecture, drawing maps, music, and anything else creative. He is an accomplished rower and hopes to return to living in Spain one day.