Meet our team

Simon Bastone
Simon Bastone
Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), CEng, MICE, MIStructE - chartered in both Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering in 1988.

Simon qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer in 1988, has over 20 years experience in Expert Witness work and over 30 years experience in structural and civil engineering design, reporting, surveys and project management. He has worked on a wide range of both major and minor projects. He also has considerable site experience and, as a result, has gained a practical outlook to projects, particularly from a construction and detailing viewpoint.

Since setting up the company, the aim has always been to maintain a high standard of service to Clients and to meet ever demanding timescales for work.

Tim Hunter
Tim Hunter
Chartered Engineer

Qualifications: BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE.

Tim joined the practice in 2016 having 20 years of consultancy experience in the Midlands and South West. Tim achieved Chartered Structural Engineer status in 2000 and has a background in historic building repair, structural appraisal and alterations, telecoms structures and temporary works design. Tim is keen to promote sustainable and low energy construction and has worked on several Passivhaus projects. He has a particular interest in timber frame construction, both modern and traditional. Tim is experienced in the use of AutoCad, Excel and a wide range of analysis software for structural design.

Carl Vining
Carl Vining
Project Coordinator and Senior Structural Engineer

Qualifications are BSc (Hons) CEng MIStructE.

Carl Joined the practice in 2018, having over 30 years’ experience in structural engineering. Carl achieved chartered status in 1988.

He has worked on a wide range of both major and minor projects, including multi-storey residential RC frames and steelwork office and industrial buildings.

Jonathan Holtby
Jonathan Holtby
Design Engineer

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Graduating and joining the company in 2006, Jon has gained extensive design experience on a wide range of projects and is a valuable asset to the company. Work undertaken includes foundations, piling, basement construction, steel, timber frame, masonry and reinforced concrete design. He is also an experienced detailer using AutoCad.

Recent projects include roads and drainage schemes, retaining walls, steel frame buildings, raft foundations, barn and loft conversions and many more.

ROBERT ADCOCK
Robert Adcock
Design Engineer

Qualifications: MEng Civil Engineering

Graduating with a first class honours degree, Robert joined the company in 2014.  He has integrated seamlessly with the team and is rapidly gaining a broad range of experience with the many interesting and varied projects we undertake.  Robert has a practical mindset and passion for the built environment. Teamwork and management skills attained through a diverse employment history, together with an excellent knowledge base in structural and geotechnical theory is of great benefit to the company.

Work undertaken includes foundations, piling, basement construction, steel, timber frame, masonry and reinforced concrete design. He is also an experienced detailer using AutoCad.

Robert Thomson
Robert Thomson
Consultant Chartered Engineer

Qualifications: BSc, CEng, MIStructE

Chartered in 1995 and with a background of Investigation, design and supervision for numerous projects for Developers, Private Clients, Commercial, Leisure, Architects, Design and Build contracts, National Trust and other referrals, Robert has developed considerable experience to offer our Clients.

Recently, Robert has designed substantial temporary works, strengthening of a damaged listed Boatyard Quay, Stabilisation of dry stone masonry retaining wall, structural repairs to stone masonry buildings, Conversion of Hotel to 8 Flats, Piled reinforced concrete slab foundation and superstructure design.

Rupert Bollen
Rupert Bollen
Design Engineer

Qualifications: MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Rupert graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2014.  During his time at University Rupert undertook many Eurocode design exercises and with a keen eye for detail became thoroughly conversant with AutoCAD.  Rupert is very keen to learn the practical side of engineering through application and looks forward to attaining varied experience through the extensive expertise of the team.  Rupert joined the practice at the beginning of 2015 and is enjoying a varied workload, enabling a wide range of experience to be established.  Rupert’s duties include drawing work, preparation of structural design calculations, dealing with local authorities and party wall related works.  Recent projects include loft conversions, interior alterations and structural inspections.

Starting Soon

Our ever increasing workload has led to the introduction of a new Graduate Engineer and two new Chartered Engineers, starting soon.

Peter Lambert
Peter Lambert
Consultant Chartered Engineer

Qualifications: CEng, MIStructE

Peter has worked with Simon Bastone Associates Ltd since 2007 on a wide range of interesting projects, delivering high quality design. He has gained considerable experience over the years, commencing work in the construction industry in 1964. Previous projects include extensive works to historic buildings where a sympathetic approach is necessary. This is of great benefit to our customers.

Luciano DeTisi
Luciano DeTisi
Graduate Engineer

Qualifications: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Luciano graduated at the University of Plymouth with a 2:1 degree in Civil Engineering and gained valuable site experience where he worked for a year on a work placement.  He joined the practice in 2018.  Luciano is an enthusiastic and ambitious graduate enjoying the challenges of structural engineering design for the diverse range of projects undertaken by the company.

Raymond Rubery
Raymond Rubery
Senior CAD Technician

Qualifications: IM Certificate in Management, HNC Fabrication & Mechanical Engineering, ONC Fabrication & Welding, City & Guilds CAD

Joanne Rowe
Joanne Rowe
CAD Technician

Qualifications: ONC Civil Engineering, HNC Civil Engineering, City & Guilds AutoCAD Detailing and Draughting, NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

Jo joined Simon Bastone Associates in 2018 with 22 years’ experience as a Structural CAD Technician.  Jo initially came into the industry as an apprentice, learning on the job and attending Exeter College one day a week in order to obtain her ONC, HNC and AutoCAD qualifications.  Since this Jo has worked on a number of both large and small scale projects including housing developments, historic building repairs and bespoke houses.  Predominantly within the last 9 years Jo has gained experience working on highways structures including producing drawings for repairs and investigation.  Jo is an experienced user of AutoCAD, using her knowledge from her HNC in Civil Engineering to assist the engineers with producing detailed drawings for Clients.

SHEREE MARIA HURFORD
Sheree Maria Hurford
Lead Administrator

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Business Enterprise with First Class Honours (1st), BTEC National Diploma in Business

Sheree graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol with a First Class Honours (1st) degree in Business Enterprise in 2013.  Her experience includes businesses management, business administration, accountancy, financial administration, and customer service.  Sheree joined the company in early 2018 and has become an integral part of the team, while providing essential support to the engineers and ensuring the smooth running of the office.