Mark is responsible for ensuring successful project and commercial delivery across the business. Mark has gained much of his experience working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects either as senior civil engineer, or project management lead for both public and private sector Clients. Mark has over 25 years’ experience delivering high quality projects across the healthcare, education, industrial, food and beverage, residential and transportation sectors.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing guitar, building scale models and is involved in the development of young people through his local Pathfinder club. Mark is also passionate about wildlife and travel.
Associate & Head of Structures
Martyn has been in the construction industry for in excess of 40 years, the latter 32 of which have been as a Consulting Engineer, with a special interest in structural steelwork.
His primary role is ensure that structural problems are approached in an efficient and pragmatic matter to achieve economic and practical solutions for Clients’. Thinking “outside the box” when dealing with particularly complex or challenging problems is relished, which often means direct liaison with specialist trades to ensure that the design intent can be met whilst allowing such trades to emphasise preferred details or construction techniques.
Martyn is a keen traveller with an ambition to visit major natural phenomenon, and areas of unique lifestyle throughout the world. For his sins, Martyn is also an ardent follower of his local football team Derby County where he has held a season ticket for many years. Early mornings, he can be seen wandering the local countryside walking his Staffordshire Bull Terrier “Tito”.
Richard is a Structural Engineer and has been working in the construction industry for the past 19 years in a series of increasingly technically challenging roles. The past 13 years of which have been working in a consulting environment. He has a wealth of construction knowledge and is keen to encourage design in a digital environment. In his free time when not challenging himself learning new skills in a variety of projects, he enjoys reading and the freedom of motorcycling, but spending time with his family is his most fulfilling past time.
Suroop is a Structural Engineer with 6 year’s experience as a Consulting Engineer. Suroop holds an MSc Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Coventry University and is working hard towards becoming Chartered. In his time working as a Consulting Engineer, Suroop has managed jobs ranging from domestic alterations to large scale industrial and commercial buildings, working with various materials and designing to British standards or Euro Codes striving to achieve the most cost and time effective solution for the client.
In his spare time Suroop enjoys travelling, visiting the Worlds wonders, watching sports and playing when he can. Suroop is also working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Management to broaden his knowledge and become more of an asset to SDA.
James has a variety of experience in the construction sector having started his career as a Stone-mason, before making the jump in to engineering. James now holds an MEng degree in Structural engineering with Architectural design from Heriot-Watt University. He is responsible for projects ranging from domestic alterations and new houses to commercial buildings with particular focus on cost efficiency and project delivery for the Client.
James has over 10 years of experience within the construction industry, working at various levels to aid the delivery of projects ranging from restoration and heritage schemes to industrial food production sites.
In his spare time James has a variety of hobbies including letter cutting, DIY, reading and visiting historic buildings.
Adam is a BIM Coordinator who has been working in the construction industry since graduating from the University of Derby in 2011. He has worked in a number of roles ranging from the design office to managing BIM process for manufacturers. Having begun his BIM journey in 2017 and having worked with a number of BIM working groups throughout the construction industry, he can offer a good insight into BIM processes.
In his spare time, he enjoys having a pint, trying to play golf and spend time with his family and his 2 young boys who keep him very occupied.
With more than 11 years accountancy experience in both financial and management accounting, Helen has gained a wealth of knowledge, specifically in the service industry – focusing on the implementation of new systems to streamline processes and report on their management.
In 2016, she became a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
In her spare time, Helen enjoys spending time with the family and she loves nothing more than walking Millie the dog, often racking up 25 miles a week. She’s also a keen runner, and has a passion for travelling, often used as a personal travel agent by her family and friends!
Deb has worked in Administration & Finance for all her working life. She has previously worked in the Car & Van Rental sector for over 10 years and in recent years worked for a large Chicken & Pork Free Range company in an Administration/ Finance role before joining SDA in October 2019.
Deb is a keen traveller and enjoys nothing more than searching for and organising her holidays. She also is a keen gardener and enjoys a good glass of Red Wine.
Business Development Coordinator
Andrea ran a family based construction company for many years, before finding success as a Business Development Manager. Over the last 10 years she has always created the Business Development department from a blank canvas and had a great degree of success in doing so. Over the last decade Andrea has proven her ability not only as a BDM, but as Practice Manager running a team of up to 20 people.
In her spare time she loves cooking, long walks with her dog and holidays with her fur baby along the South Coast.