About Us

Since our formation in 1985, we have built our reputation on results. A comprehensive range of services is provided to an expanding client list, including many of the UK's leading house builders, land developers, commercial and retail operators, educational establishments, oil companies, government agencies and local authorities, in addition to private individuals.

Our infrastructure design engineers and transportation consultants work closely together to provide a seamless service to clients throughout the planning, design and construction process. From initial appraisals, feasibility studies, transport and flood risk assessments for planning applications, through to detailed engineering design, contract document preparation, construction supervision and project management, we deliver cost effective practical solutions.

Senior staff regularly present evidence on transport, highways and infrastructure related matters as expert witnesses at planning appeals and inquiries. We also assist clients with the preparation of legal documents under the Highways, Planning and Water Acts.

Additionally, our graphic designers offer clients a full range of services for their print and web projects, from conceptual designs through to final project delivery.

We operate an approved Quality Management System to ISO 9001, and we have also obtained accreditation for our Environmental Management System to ISO 14001, and our Occupational Health and Safety Management System to OHSAS 18001.

About Us

Our Directors

Christopher Isherwood BSc CEng DipM MICE MCIHT MCMI
Managing Director

Chris Isherwood

Chris joined the company in 1987 having previously been employed in the public sector and with consulting engineers.

Chris has extensive experience of the planning and design of strategic infrastructure required to serve major residential, commercial and industrial developments. He is also an expert in the preparation, letting and administration of civil engineering contracts.


Peter Finlayson

Peter founded the company in 1985 having previously worked for consulting engineers and project management companies in the UK and overseas for 14 years.

Peter has specialised in the field of development planning, advising clients on highways, traffic and drainage related aspects and the environmental impact of proposals. He regularly presents evidence to planning inquiries.

Graham Eves BSc CEng MICE MCIHT

Graham Eves

Graham has widespread experience including 16 years in the public sector. He joined PFA Consulting in 1986, and now works on major development proposals throughout the UK.

Graham provides expert advice on highways, traffic and the drainage aspects of development and regularly appears as an expert witness at public inquiries often working with many of the country's leading Counsel. He has also acted as an advocate himself.

Martin Packer BSc(Hons) CEng MICE

Martin Packer

Martin has widespread experience of the construction industry having worked for a civil engineering contractor and two local authorities before joining PFA Consulting in 1989.

He has considerable expertise in the highway, traffic and drainage related aspects of new development and Martin frequently appears as an expert witness at public inquiries.

Stephen Millard IEng AMICE

Stephen Millard

Steve joined PFA Consulting in 1989 having previously worked for local authorities and consulting engineers.

His main area of responsibility is supervising the design and management of highway and drainage schemes, utilising his considerable expertise in computer aided design and ground modelling techniques.

Julian Alexander BA(Hons) MSc MCIHT CMILT

Julian Alexander

Julian joined PFA Consulting in 1999 having previously worked for a local authority.

He has considerable experience in dealing with highways and traffic related aspects of new development utilising his considerable expertise in traffic modelling. Julian manages the day to day running of the transport team.