Providing engineering solutions, environmental consultancy and advisory services to the built environment. 

About us 

Egniol is an independent multi-disciplinary consultancy delivering engineering and environmental management services, project management services and advisory services across the built environment. Our clients come to us for robust, cost effective engineering solutions; environmental risk management; regulatory compliance; and sustainability and carbon management support. 

What we do 

We provide essential support across a wide range of engineering and environmental services at all stages in the development of infrastructure that improves our communities, protects our environment and creates value for our clients. Our purpose is not just what we do but the difference we make. 

Our People 

We know that our people set us apart. People who can quickly get to grips with complex problems and provide straightforward solutions. People who understand our client’s needs and have the necessary skills and experience and deliver them with passion and integrity. Naturally, our trusted team of experts is at the heart of our business. Their reputation for providing clear, effective advice is relied upon with confidence time and again by our clients. 

Our Values 

Approachable and committed is how we are often described by our clients and we wouldn’t disagree that these are two of our defining values. But we have other values that go far beyond these, values that are embedded within the fabric of our business and which reflect our guiding principles; to operate safely, ethically and always with an overarching regard for the welfare of the environment and the communities around us. 

Environmental & Social Governance  

We have in place an Environmental Management System which is independently accredited by BSI to ISO 14001 and which helps us to continuously reduce the impact we have on the environment, from reducing the fuel and energy we use to recycling our waste materials. As part of this, we undertake an annual carbon audit of our activities, in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, to allow us to benchmark our environmental impact and actively reduce it year on year. 
We are equally conscious of our broader responsibilities to society. We offer all of our staff paid volunteering time and through a variety of fundraising activities, attendance at sponsored events and direct donations to charitable causes, the generosity and hard work of our team helps us to try to help those who are less fortunate than we are. Where possible we like to support local people and causes. 

Our Leadership Team 

Peter Dilworth 
Chairman 
Peter is our founding Director, helping to establish Egniol in 2001 and building it from its origins in North Wales to become a respected consultant of choice operating across the whole of the UK. Peter holds an honours degree in Engineering Science backed up by more than 30 years of knowledge and experience gained on a huge range of engineering and environmental projects delivered across the waste management, residential, industrial and commercial sectors. As Chairman he is responsible for leading the Egniol Board and focusing it on strategic matters, overseeing the Company’s development and setting high governance standards. 
 
 
Dave Wolstencroft 
Managing Director 
David is the Managing Director of Egniol and one of its founding Directors. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a Civil Engineer in the Waste & Resource Management sector, both as client and consultant. He has an extensive background in the design, construction and supervision of infrastructure projects in the sector including Material Recovery Facilities, landfill containment systems, recycling facilities and household waste recycling centres. In his role as Managing Director at Egniol David is responsible for the direction and performance of the business, implementing the company’s long-term strategy to ensure it achieves its objectives. 
 
Neil Riding 
Environmental Services Director 
Neil joined Egniol as Development Director in 2016 having previously held senior management positions at Wardell Armstrong LLP and SLR Consulting. He is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the Egniol business and has 25 years’ experience as an environmental consultant working across a range of industry sectors. Neil is a graduate of The University of Manchester, where he studied Geology, and also holds an MSc in Waste and Resource Management from The University of Central Lancashire. 
Dan Shoesmith 
Civil Engineering Services Director 
Dan joined Egniol as Infrastructure Director in 2017 with responsibility for managing and developing our civil engineering service across the built environment. He joined us from Pell Frischmann where he was Technical Director and has over 20 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of complex and large scale building and infrastructure projects. Dan is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, where he gained an honours degree in Civil Engineering, and is a Chartered Civil Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). He is also the Supervising Civil Engineer for Egniol’s ICE Training Scheme. 
 
 
John Evans 
Technical Director 
John was a founding director of structural engineering consultancy firm EWP, which was acquired by Egniol in 2018. John had previously held senior management positions at Travers Morgan, Carl Bro and the Up and Under Group. John is responsible for heavy civil engineering design projects including bridges, marine works, industrial and processing plants, ancillary highway structures and temporary design, supervision and co-ordination as well as expert witness work on structural related claims. He leads a team of construction services engineers and project managers from our office in North Wales. John is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Structural Engineer, Chartered Highways and Transportation Engineer, a registered SER for work in Scotland and has over 30 years’ experience in the UK and overseas. 
Emma Hackney 
Associate Director 
Emma joined Egniol as an Associate Director in 2019 having previously held senior management roles at WML Consulting and GHA Consulting. Emma is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the Egniol structural engineering team, and co-ordinates our structural engineering services across our offices in North Wales, Cheshire and Sheffield. She has 25 years’ experience as a civil and structural engineering consultant, working across a range of industry sectors. Emma graduated with a first class honours degree in Structural Engineering at The University of Liverpool and has since qualified as a Chartered Engineer, being a Member of The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers. 
 
 
Mark Fletcher 
Structural Engineering Services Director 
Mark joined Egniol as an Associate Director in 2019 having previously worked as a Senior Structural Engineer at Patrick Parsons. Based in our Sheffield office, he is responsible for developing the structural engineering service line in the Yorkshire region and ensuring the timely delivery of projects for our clients. Mark has almost 20 years’ experience as a structural engineering consultant working across all industry sectors and is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, where he studied Civil Engineering. 
Andrew Brigg 
Associate Director 
Andrew is a graduate of The University of Bolton with over 30 years’ of structural engineering experience. He has delivered a huge range of projects in the built environment, including the design and delivery of residential development, domestic and commercial refurbishment, multi-storey commercial development, sustainable and low carbon build, telecommunication and advertising structure designs and structural assessments of domestic, industrial, commercial, institutional and historic buildings. Andrew joined Egniol as an Associate Director in 2020 to lead our structural engineering service in the north west. 
 
 
Andrew Williams-Owen 
Support Services Director 
Andrew is the Support Services Director at Egniol and one of its founding Directors. His career journey began as a trainee accountant in Birmingham before taking him through a variety of business management roles in a diverse range of organisations. He leads our team of commercial, HR and business administration staff, focussing on ensuring that the business functions as efficiently as possible so that our consultants can provide the best possible service to our clients. 
 
Ruth Easterbrook 
Associate Director 
Ruth is a geoenvironmental specialist with almost 20 years of experience in the management of ground related risk. She has an in depth knowledge of brownfield site appraisal, the contaminated land regime and extensive experience of all aspects of land quality, environmental legislation associated aspects of the Building Regulations. She joined Egniol as an Associate Director in 2021 from the NHBC to work with our wider engineering teams supporting our clients nationally and to lead our geoenvironmental service offering in the south west. Ruth is a graduate of Imperial College London, where she gained an MSci in Geology, and is a Chartered Geologist, Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of The Geological Society. 
Emma Small 
Associate 
Emma is a Geoenvironmental specialist with almost 20 years of experience in designing and managing Ground Investigations. She has a wide range of experience in contamination land and geotechnical investigations, factual and interpretive reporting, remediation and validation of soil and groundwater contamination, earthwork specifications, Material Management Plans, geotechnical design including foundations, roads, soakaways and slope assessments. Emma joined Egniol in April 2021 as an Associate to lead our Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical services based in Milton Keynes, working with our wider engineering teams supporting our clients nationally. Emma is a graduate of the University of Bedfordshire where she gained a BSci in Geology and also completed post graduate studies at the University of Birmingham where she obtained a PGCert in Geotechnical Engineering and Management. Emma is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of The Geological Society and is a Registered Ground Engineering Professional. 
 
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