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 
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. 
Neil Riding 
Director of Operations 
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. 
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. 
Richard Kevan 
Environmental Services Director 
Richard joined Egniol in April 2022 from Avison Young where he held the position of Environmental Planning Director. Richard has practiced for almost 20 years, working on high profile projects throughout the UK. He has a wealth of experience in providing Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) advice and delivering planning permissions to both private and public sector Clients on a range of high-profile regeneration projects, with a particular specialism in complex mixed-use, residential, commercial, waste and mineral projects. Richard is a Dual Honours graduate of Keele University with a BSC in Biology and Environmental Management. He also holds an MA in Environmental Impact Assessment and a Masters in Planning (MPLAN), both from the University of Manchester. Richard is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). 
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. 
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. 
Emma Hackney 
Technical 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. 
David Homan 
Associate Director 
David is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing and designing infrastructure projects from concept through to construction, with values up to £20m. He has experience across highways, land & regeneration and civil aviation schemes, with specialist knowledge in flood risk assessment, drainage and hydrological design. He joined Egniol as a Principal Engineer in 2018 and is a key memeber of our civil engineering team, supporting our clients across the south east and nationally. He also holds a Masters In Business Administration. 
Emma Small 
Associate Director 
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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