Scotch appoints New Partners!

In its 10th year of trading Scotch enters a new era with the appointment of four new Partners. Each are long-standing members of the practice and together have a comprehensive and varied mix of skills and attributes that will further strengthen the Partner Team. As part of a wider business strategy, the introduction of new Partners will bring new drive and vitality to ensure the ongoing success of the business.

Existing Partners 

Steve Hodkinson, Neal Simmonds and Chris Carter remain as Partners with ongoing involvement in projects. Neal and Chris also be taking on Managing Partner roles.

New Partners


Kirsten Elder

Kirsten is a Chartered sustainability professional who joined Scotch at its inception nine years ago. During that time she has built-up the sustainability arm of the practice and established a strong team of sustainability and energy consultants, now referred to as SEP (Sustainability, Energy and Planning). In addition to our wide spectrum of SEP activities, Kirsten will continue to drive our Net Zero Carbon and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) consultancy services across all sectors, but with a particular focus on Science, Commercial, and Residential developments.


James Quiggin

James is a mechanically biased building services engineer who joined Scotch at its beginning and has a broad range of experience gained through a wide variety of project work from fast paced office fit-outs to challenging heritage refurbishments. James achieved Chartered status some years ago with Scotch and has assisted other Scotch engineers on their path to Chartership.

James will continue to focus mainly on Commercial and Mission Critical sector work in London and the South East.


Sam Brooker

Sam joined Scotch in its early days nearly nine years ago. Having already built-up experience working in large and small consultancy practices both in the UK and Down Under. Sam has supplemented this with wide-ranging projects in various sectors since that time, with a particular focus on Science and Technology.

Sam will continue to focus on our Science and Technology projects around the ‘OxCam Arc’ with a greater attention to Oxford and its surrounding areas, as well as continuing his involvement in residential, mixed-use, commercial and Heritage projects in London.


Walter Stevens

Walter is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers with 20 years experience. He joined Scotch two years after its inception, having already gained wide experience in highly technical and innovative projects. Walter has worked both in the UK and Norway, mainly for large consultancies. Having achieved a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, Walter maintains a keen interest in providing lean engineering solutions in low energy, sustainable projects.

Walter will continue to focus on the Cambridge region, as well as Science and Technology projects in Cambridge, London and the ‘OxCam Arc’.