Our people define and shape who we are, bringing different skills and fresh perspectives to help us deliver a unique and bespoke service to our clients. We have a strong focus on teamwork and collaboration to ensure that our staff feel supported and valued. Through continual engagement, we ensure that our people’s voices are heard so that we all benefit from their collective wisdom.
We are dedicated to supporting and empowering our people to achieve their personal and professional development goals within an inclusive working environment. We have a strong ethos of trust throughout the company with a focus on building relationships and encouraging our people to use independent judgement to deliver excellent client service.
Brett Farmery – MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MCIHT ICE Health and Safety Registered.
Brett joined Cole Easdon in 2004, and became Managing Director in 2013. Having previously worked for a major civil engineering contractor, he understands the implications of new development from both a planning and construction basis alike. With comprehensive expertise in all areas of Transport Planning, Brett acts for a multitude of private sector clients, and co-ordinates our Swindon office Transport Planning services. Brett also has Expert Witness experience.
Rob Bowley – BSc (Hons) CEng MCIWEM
Rob has over 25 years’ experience in both site and consultancy based civil engineering. Having been made a Director of Cole Easdon in 2010, he oversees the Infrastructure Design teams in addition to his Director duties. Acting for clients including all major house builders, Rob has developed a wealth of experience on development projects of all sizes, and is well regarded by both clients and local authorities alike.
Doug Hickman – BSc FCILT
Doug has responsibility for our Bristol office and coordinates our Bristol Transport Planning team. Doug joined Cole Easdon in 2009 and was made a Director in 2021. He has comprehensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of Transport Planning relating to new development, and acts for a broad range of clients, with particular experience in London. He also has Expert Witness experience.
Dean Frosoni – BSc CEng MCIWEM MICE
Dean is responsible for our Water Management services, and has over 30 years’ experience in managing flood risk, civil and environmental engineering projects in both the UK and Australia. Dean offers expertise in flood risk, urban drainage design and as an Expert Witness. Leading a team of highly motivated and enthusiastic engineers, he is well regarded by both developer and local authority clients alike.
Alan Dixon – BSc (Hons) CEng MICE
Alan joined Cole Easdon in 2013 following 10 years specialising in sustainable drainage design. He oversees the Infrastructure team in our Bristol office and has built up an excellent working relationship with many developers, fellow consultants and contractors. He manages the civil engineering designs for a wide variety of residential and commercial developments from concept design for planning, obtaining technical approval through detailed design, to site supervision.
Ben East – BEng (Hons) MCIHT
Ben joined Cole Easdon in 2019 and has worked in the private consultancy sector since 2014. Prior to this, he worked for a local highway authority for more than six years, providing him with invaluable first-hand experience of the planning process from which our clients benefit. Ben provides expert advice to our clients and has comprehensive experience of residential, commercial and leisure development proposals. He is proficient in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans and has practical experience with a wide range of Transport Planning tools and modelling software.
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“I work regularly with Cole Easdon on a variety of projects for different house builder clients. I have always found them to be very reliable and very pro-active when dealing with highway and drainage authorities.”
“Without the professional support from Cole Easdon we would not have been able to challenge and prove the local planning department were incorrect regarding their comments made about our flood zone status.”
“It’s the personal (not corporate) approach you take on projects that I like.”