About JPG Group
Meet the Team
Chris Harding – Director
Chris is Managing Director of the business and manages a strong team of fellow Directors, Engineers and Technicians, across all disciplines. Chris is equally comfortable assessing both complex building structures or challenging civil engineering infrastructure projects. He also personally directs the business through some of the more specialist services it provides, such as, traffic assessments, flood risk assessments, geo-environmental investigations or expert witness and auditing commissions.
Chris has extensive experience in the design and site monitoring of all types of construction work across a wide range of sectors. Chris dedicates much of his time to the development of strategic land, site appraisals and the assessment of abnormal development constraints to ensure that all bespoke project challenges are fully understood from the outset. Chris’s message to the JPG team is the taking of personal ownership at all levels across all project challenges from inception through to successful completion.
Matthew Potter – Director
Matthew joined Jordan Pritchard Gorman in July 1988 as a trainee Structural Engineer. Matthew was appointed as an Associate of the practice in 2003 and, following a company restructure, became a Director in 2008. Matthew has gained valuable experience whilst working on a broad variety of projects in the industrial, process, leisure, residential, retail and commercial sectors. Matthew is responsible for leading a team of Engineers, Technicians and Draughtspersons from concept stage through to completion and remains involved with the day to day running of the project.
David Allwood – Director
David joined JPG in 2007 having previously worked for other local consultants. David has recently been promoted to Director with the responsibility for the London and Southern Region. David is an experienced engineer having successfully delivered numerous Commercial, Retail, Leisure, Education and Industrial Projects. He has been involved in the overall management and delivery of schemes from pre-tender to completion. David has experience on a wide range of structural systems from modular and offsite construction to traditional steel and concrete techniques and has a firm working knowledge of current design practices and various construction forms. In addition David has significant international experience having previously established and managed the JPG Middle East office in Oman for a number of years.
Robert Redmond – Director
Robert joined JPG in 2016 having previously worked for both local and international consultancies.
Having started his career specialising in highways design, Robert has since expanded his core skills to include the understanding of drainage design to ensure that he can provide a service that encompasses the full range of Infrastructure design.
Robert is our Director with responsibility for leading the Infrastructure team. He has worked on a wide variety of residential, industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects taking designs through initial concept, planning, technical approval, construction and handover.
His mantra for the team is working closely with clients to understand the ‘what, why and when’ of their objectives to ensure delivery of the optimum engineered solution to meet their needs both practically and commercially.
Owen Taylor – Associate
Owen brings to JPG a background in geological sciences and experience in the remediation of the UK’s coal mining legacy.
As an Associate, Owen is now leading the new Strategic Land Team at JPG. His understanding of geotechnical constraints and infrastructure challenges allows Owen to work with all disciplines within the business and provide high-level, early stage site assessments to identify the cost effective and sustainable development options.
Owen promotes the use of BIM software and believes in continuously improving design systems that give easy access and efficiency in delivering projects.
Kevin Wheldale – Associate
Kevin is an Associate within one of our structural teams. Kevin’s early career was with a steel fabricator based in Leeds and following on from this, Kevin joined the Ministry of Defence’s construction arm and spent 15 years working on a variety of MOD projects including new runways, hangars and associated military infrastructure works. Kevin then moved back into the private sector and in his position of Associate, Kevin is responsible for leading a team of Engineers, Technicians and Draughtspersons from concept stage through to completion and remains involved with the day to day running of the project.
Reuben Mew – Associate
Reuben joined JPG in 2008 and has recently been promoted to Associate and heads up the Geoenvironmental team for JPG. Reuben has carried out numerous geoenvironmental ground investigations for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. He has produced many Desk Study Reports and Factual and Interpretative Geoenvironmental Ground Investigation Reports, which include Environmental Risk Assessments and Engineering Assessments for the proposed development. Reuben also has extensive experience of producing the required documentation in order to satisfy the requirements of the Local Authority and their consultees. This includes the provision of Remedial Strategy Reports, Validation Reports and Coal Mining Risk Assessments.
Jamie Corbett – Associate
Jamie joined JPG in 2014 and became an Associate in the Structures team in 2018. He has over 15 years’ experience in building design across all industry sectors, and also has experience in deep foundation design having started his engineering career working for a leading geotechnical specialist on the Terminal 5 project at London’s Heathrow Airport. Jamie’s recent projects include a variety of large-scale industrial, commercial, residential and institutional buildings across the UK for some of our major clients. He is a keen advocate of the application of BIM technology to optimise the design process and, as a member of the JPG BIM Steering Committee, is helping to continually improve the BIM capabilities and range of applications at JPG.
Geoff Blackburn – Associate
As a highway and road safety engineer with over thirty years’ experience, Geoff is an Associate at JPG responsible for jointly heading up our infrastructure team. Having had a long and successful career in both the public and private sectors, Geoff is a Fellow of the CIHT, a Member of SoRSA, and holds a Highways England Certificate of Competency. With strong practical and professional skills that include in-depth knowledge of highway construction techniques, the planning and design process and project management, Geoff prides himself on ensuring that a scheme is progressed as smoothly and efficiently as possible whilst maintaining a solid value engineering strategy.
Liam Bower – Associate
Liam joined JPG in 2019 having previously worked for other local consultants. He has worked on a broad range of projects, which includes numerous high-rise residential schemes, commercial and industrial developments. His international experience covers projects in the Middle East where he has led the structural design on an iconic steel roof canopy structure in Dubai and a steel aircraft hangar in Oman. In addition to Liam’s design work, he has 3 year’s site experience having started his career with one of the country’s leading principal contractors, working as a section engineer.
Jonathan Miller – Associate
Jonathan joined JPG in 2018 and is an Associate jointly heading up our infrastructure team. He has over 20 years’ experience in designing and detailing of earthworks, site levels, drainage, highways and external works. Jonathan’s design specialism is drainage infrastructure, but he is equally comfortable working on the highways design side. During this time, he has worked across a wide range of sectors including domestic housing, commercial, industrial, retail and leisure, healthcare and for the water industry. He has extensive experience in the industrial and logistics sectors having been involved in the design of several large manufacturing facilities and numerous logistics warehousing developments from concept site layout through to detailed design.
Caroline Dixon – Company Secretary
Caroline joined JPG in 2011 to head up JPG’s Administration Team having previously worked in various government departments and for the BBC.
Caroline was promoted to Company Secretary in 2018 and is responsible for the financial management of the Company and all aspects of human resources as well as the day-to-day running of the office.