David Pope

Apr 17 2020

Chartered Structural Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry.

David is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE) and an experienced Expert Witness with a proven track record of delivering highly impactful technical opinion for clients in construction and manufacturing industry related disputes both in the UK and internationally.

David has contributed to successful client outcomes across all forms of dispute resolution, including court preparation and appearance.

David Pope is very knowledgeable in his field and his reports are thorough and objective. He is very responsive in dealing with our requests and we have no hesitation in recommending him as an independent expert in his field of expertise

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Sonia Vales

Mar 18 2020

Head of HR. Sonia advises on all aspects of Human Resources and Organisational Development, in support of the firm’s strategy.

A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with over 15 years’ experience in HR across high tech electronics, automotive logistics, legal and construction sectors.  Experienced in international relations, organisation integration, learning and development, reward and recognition.

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Patric Vale

Jan 13 2020

Patric is a specialist in complex project delivery, specifically in: science, university research and healthcare sectors.

With an engaging manner, Patric works effectively with clients and professional teams to set scheme budgets, advises design teams to develop proposals within budget and procures contractors to fulfil business case goals and objectives.

Partic has a wide variety of project experience, with project values varying from £1million to £150million+

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Jason Ward

Jan 13 2020

Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS) with over 30 years of experience.

Jason is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has extensive contract administration experience, as well as a wide scope of knowledge on professional surveying services specialising in dilapidations.  Jason has a wealth of experience, working both in the UK and internationally on a variety of challenging projects.

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Matthew Richards

Jan 10 2020

Experienced Chartered Architect with specialist interests in Sustainable Design and Building Conservation.

Matthew is an ARB registered Architect and member of the RIBA, with 12 years’ experience delivering both new build and refurbishment projects across a number of sectors including, Education, Community, Leisure and Heritage.   He has specialist expertise in energy efficient and sustainable design, and a real passion for delivering low energy building solutions.

Matthew is currently competing an MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation, to compliment and expand his skillset in delivering projects involving historically significant buildings.

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Andrew Bray

Jan 10 2020

Andrew is the Healthcare lead for Ridge, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is also an Associate within the Project Management team.  Andrew has led multiple projects of improvement across hospital Trust sites and redeveloped entire Trust sites also.

Andrew has delivered Healthcare schemes from feasibility stage to the completion of construction.  Andrew is experienced at managing both end users and contractors, he has experienced an array of healthcare schemes, such as wards, cancer care centres, critical care units, operating theaters, outpatient departments, maternity units, mental health hospitals, research hubs and offices.

“I am writing on behalf of the BHR Programme Board to pass on its sincere thanks to you for all your efforts to help the Trust.”

Tony Cloke, BHR Business & Performance Manager

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James Green

Jan 10 2020

MEP services engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

James has worked in the Building Services consultancy industry for 23 years, and been involved in almost all sectors of building design, both in the UK and internationally. James is an enthusiastic engineer who combines his theoretical knowledge with practical background, gained from being based on site for many projects during his time with Ridge.

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Ian Taylor

Dec 24 2019

Chartered Building Surveyor with over 40 years of experience and a social housing specialist since 1992.

Ian brings his experience of the social housing sector from previous housing association and local authority employment, to provide practical support and solutions to clients.

“Ian has an experienced and efficient practical ability at a senior level, his enviable eye for detail enables him to work on all aspects of active asset management.”

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Chris Long

Nov 21 2019

Chris is a chartered Transport Planner with a MSc in Transport Planning. He has 15 years’ experience working in the private sector for a mix of private and public-sector clients on a variety of commissions across sectors.

Chris joined Ridge and Partners in October 2019 to lead the Transport Planning business.

Chris has a wealth of previous experience as a project manager and project director working on a range of development projects, he has detailed experience of traffic impact studies for both commercial and residential developments as well as technical transport studies for public sector clients such as Transport for London.

His work portfolio includes; local transport plan and local plan reviews and submission of transport representations, planning appeals, highways development control for local authorities and Highways England, urban transport studies, traffic management studies, transport interchange study and design, highways master-planning, and transport assessments and travel plans.

Chris also has Public Inquiry experience, successfully delivering developments on proposals that have been unreasonably refused. Recently, Chris has been successful in overturning South Somerset District Council’s decision to refuse a development of 27 dwellings in Castle Cary and North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse development of 59 dwellings at Wrington.

‘At Ridge Traffic and Transportation, we see Transport as an opportunity not a constraint.’

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Stephen Meigh

Nov 21 2019

Steve is a Partner at Ridge based in Bristol, where he leads the building services team.

He enjoys the challenges that building services engineering provides, solving inherent issues in existing buildings and evolving new build client requirements into an appropriate solution, looking beyond building services into holistic measures.

Steve has a proven track record of achieving repeat business through continued performance and delivery with major clients.

Twenty-four years of experience in the industry across all aspects of building services construction design, management and installation ensures that he can speak with experience across a majority of sectors.

“Steve instantly grasped our requirements and understood the parameters that we needed to work within, to provide a refreshed comfortable environment for our building users. This was developed and delivered swiftly and with clarity from day one.

Very happy with the outcome, increased staff morale and productivity as well as energy bills being reduced.”

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