Our Head Office

Everyday is a school day

We know an awful lot about acoustics, but always want to learn more. Professional development isn’t a chore when you have this attitude.

Developments in the instrumentation, software and techniques we use to do our work are only half the story, we need to keep pace with the continuously evolving environment in which we’re doing it.

That includes changes in guidance and legislation, new noise control and construction techniques and materials, and new noise sources like fracking and drones. We are very actively involved in our academic (IOA) and trade (ANC) associations, and generally a bit more into it than is probably healthy!

Our Team

  • Ed Clarke
  • Matt Sugden
  • Daniel Saunders
  • Ian MacArthur
  • Ben Dymock
  • Mike McLoughlin
  • Ben Alexander
  • Alan Saunders
  • Alex Brooker
  • Dunstan Langrish
  • Michael Symmonds
  • Will Fairman
  • Chloe Hutchins
  • Eleni Tavelidou
  • Laura Mazzeo
  • Nick Hughes
  • Andrew Nesbitt
  • Kirstie Holden
  • Tanya Burke
  • Ed Clarke

    Ed Clarke

    Managing Director

    Ed is the Managing Director at CSA, having worked in acoustic consultancy and engineering noise control since 1989. He joined Alan Saunders shortly after he founded CSA in 1994, picking up some of the workload generated by an ever-expanding client base. His experience covers the main consultancy fields of architectural, planning, building, transportation and environmental acoustics and vibration. Expert witness representation has featured strongly in recent years, as has the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments.

    Ed was chairman of the ANC from 2006 to 2008 and helped to set up its registration committee for accrediting sound insulation testers. He is a Senior Robust Details Inspector and PCT Scheme Examiner too. Recent technical work includes the extension of CSA's work in 'extreme acoustics' involving very high-power noise sources (e.g. F1 racing cars, jet engines) and ultra-precise design goals.

  • Matt Sugden

    Matt Sugden

    Technical Director

    Matt is the Technical Director at CSA, joining us in 2001 having worked in the acoustic industry in the UK, Germany and Australia since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the teams CPD and technical training progression at the company.

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation inspector, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including industrial noise assessment and control, building and architectural acoustics and environmental noise from infrastructure developments. Matt is also an Expert Witness Bond Solon trained consultant at Clarke Saunders Experts.

    Whilst in Australia, Matt was involved in the acoustic design of several Sydney 2000 Olympics sporting and broadcast venues and has since worked on many other major leisure / entertainment projects.

  • Daniel Saunders

    Daniel Saunders

    Finance Director

    Dan is our Finance Director with experience in acoustics since 2002, he has a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control from the Institute of Acoustics and a degree in Economics. . He has gained extensive knowledge across the UK and in Europe in a wide range of disciplines including environmental, building, architectural, planning and industrial acoustics projects.

    Commercial, residential and hotel accommodation have featured strongly in recent years. Dan has taken the technical and project management lead in helping CSA’s clients to deliver suitable environments in a wide range of settings with building acoustics and sound insulation of particular interest. Expert witness representation including single joint expert has also featured strongly.

    He is the Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants, an ANC PCT Scheme Examiner and a Robust Details Senior Inspector. He is also the Chair of the IOA Southern Branch and Vice Chair of the ANC Membership Committee.

  • Ian MacArthur

    Ian MacArthur

    Associate

    Ian joined CSA in 2005 from a background in industrial and aviation acoustics and has a degree in Acoustical Engineering from the ISVR, Southampton University. He is now an Associate at CSA, mentoring junior staff and helping their progression and the development of our technical resources.

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation tester, Ian has extensive experience of computational acoustics within the company and has worked on a number of large-scale industrial projects, airport studies and is often working on residential/hotel or office development schemes.

    Travelling to far ranging places to undertake surveys and assessments has been a highlight of his time within the company, ranging from Qatar to the rural North West coast of Ireland.

  • Ben Dymock

    Ben Dymock

    Associate

    Ben joined the company in March 2017 and is an Associate managing our London office team. He is experienced in architectural and environmental noise and vibration working in acoustics firstly as a sound and studio designer and then in consultancy, academia, research and lecturing.

    A member of the Institute of Acoustics, he has led teams in noise and vibration design, impact assessment, prediction and compliance testing in a variety of settings including residential and commercial developments, studios, rehearsal spaces and industrial work places, and is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments and hand-arm vibration.

    He completed his PhD in 'Urban Wind Turbine Feasibility’ in 2015, which covered environmental and architectural noise, vibration and energy production with CFD, wind flow, simulation and environmental modelling.

  • Mike McLoughlin

    Mike McLoughlin

    Senior Consultant

    Mike is a Senior Consultant at CSA with two degrees in acoustics from the University of Salford. He joined CSA in 2014 and is the Senior Consultant in charge of our Exeter office, Mike has experience in both environmental and building acoustics in the public and private sectors within Britain and Australia. He has experience in transportation, resources, industrial/commercial, residential, education projects, and all aspects of controlling noise within a site.

    Mike has specific experience of assessment of transportation noise, with detailed knowledge of the assessment of aviation noise impacts. He completed his MSc in Environmental Acoustics in 2013, achieving a distinction, with a dissertation investigating the subjective response to aircraft noise and its quantification. A member of the Institute of Acoustics and a registered ANC sound insulation tester, he is a member of Clarke Saunders Experts team handling noise exposure assessments, primarily as a single joint expert.

    With an established academic and practical background in acoustics, Mike can apply his experience to individual and unique project requirements.

  • Ben Alexander

    Ben Alexander

    Senior Consultant

    Ben joined CSA in February 2012, with the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.

    Ben has been primarily working in environmental noise and vibration surveying, planning assessments, building acoustics and building services noise, and is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments.

    With an educational background in audio technology and an interest in music production, room acoustics of auditoria, recording and critical listening spaces, these remain an area of on-going interest for him.

  • Alan Saunders

    Alan Saunders

    Founder

    Alan has been involved in acoustics for over 40 years, gaining considerable experience in a wide range of major industrial, architectural, environmental and transportation projects, and now provides CSA with the benefit of this wisdom and experience on a consultative basis.

    He has appeared as an expert witness on many occasions both in Court and at Planning Inquiries. Initially involved in the more industrial fields of diesel engine and aircraft noise control (both civil and military), he has developed a characteristic hands-on approach to acoustic consultancy which has stood us in good stead for addressing the 'real world' issues of modern consulting.

    The company is an active member of the Association of Noise Consultants, of which Alan was Chairman between 1999-2001.

  • Alex Brooker

    Alex Brooker

    Consultant

    Alex joined CSA in 2015 from a strong background in underwater noise research and consultancy for various industry sectors including renewable energy, oil and gas, and marine construction and shipping. He was previously a senior research assistant with the ISVR in Southampton, and a Senior Consultant in commercial underwater acoustics.

    His interesting work stretched to the Caspian Sea, Singapore, Northern Ireland, Orkney ….and Grimsby. He has measured underwater noise from impact piling, ships, explosives, trains and tidal turbines; investigated underwater noise induced by propeller cavitation; undertaken prediction of underwater radiated noise from shipping; and monitored noise from impact piling operations for offshore wind farms to determine mitigation strategies.

    Alex has worked extensively on environmental impacts on large scale onshore and offshore projects affecting marine life. Now he has moved to onshore work and undertakes construction pre- completion testing, noise and environmental impact assessments and is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments.

  • Dunstan Langrish

    Dunstan Langrish

    Consultant

    Before joining CSA in 2016, Dunstan gained sound grounding in all aspects of acoustical consultancy. He worked as a FOH engineer and audio system technician, which proved to be invaluable experience in understanding entertainment noise control with a breadth of perspective, especially where low frequencies are concerned.

    Currently, he works mainly on building acoustic and environmental acoustic projects, notably providing full brief design advice for the auditorium and office development at Temple Farm, Chelmsford, Castle Club School and Crawley Council Chambers. Additionally, Dunstan’s digital signal processing skills have proved useful in carrying out forensic audio analysis and writing bespoke in-house software implementations of the BS4142:2014 reference methods for rating tonality and impulsivity.

    Dunstan is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments.

  • Michael Symmonds

    Michael Symmonds

    Consultant

    Michael has been part of the team since 2015 having worked with us over multiple summer placements. He graduated from the ISVR at the University of Southampton with a First-Class Master’s Degree in Acoustical Engineering and joined CSA in a full-time capacity in September of 2017 as an assistant consultant, he has since been promoted to Consultant. During his time at the ISVR he gained a strong background in acoustical theory and experimental acoustics.

    At Clarke Saunders he has been involved primarily in planning assessments, building acoustics and noise exposure assessments. Areas of on-going interest include room and computational acoustics. He is an ANC sound insulation tester.

  • Will Fairman

    Will Fairman

    Consultant

    Will joined CSA as a Technical Assistant in 2016 following his graduation from University of the West of England with a First-Class degree in Audio and Music Technology. He became an Assistant Consultant following completion of the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control in his first year at the company and is now a Consultant. He is extensively involved in environmental acoustics, planning requirements and vibration assessment and management.

    Working with CSA he undertakes construction pre-completion testing and noise impact assessments and is equipment manager for the company. Will is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments. He is an ANC sound insulation tester.

  • Chloe Hutchins

    Chloe Hutchins

    HR & Operations Manager

    Chloe is the HR & Operations Manager at CSA, having joined the company in January 2013 as our Admin Assistant. During this time, she has developed experience in office management and HR processes and is now responsible for overseeing the administrative team at CSA and working alongside the Directors to oversee company operations.

    As part of her role Chloe manages all administrative activities of the company, supplier relationships, insurances, IT, health and safety, recruitment, invoicing, marketing and other activities.

  • Eleni Tavelidou

    Eleni Tavelidou

    Assistant Consultant

    Eleni is an Assistant Consultant at CSA and having completed her MSc in Applied Acoustics at Southampton Solent University. Her educational background and experience includes Recording Studios, Room Acoustics, Music Performance and Teaching as well as Computer Aided Simulation and Acoustic Materials.

    As member of the Clarke Saunders team, she is involved in pre-completion testing, noise impact assessments as well as environmental noise surveys.

  • Laura Mazzeo

    Laura Mazzeo

    Assistant Consultant

    Laura joined CSA in 2017 as an Assistant Consultant and is a member of the CSA team involved in pre-completion testing, noise impact assessments as well as environmental noise surveys.

    She has a deep knowledge in acoustics and fire design, and furthermore, Laura has previous experience in the HVAC industry, where she was involved in product development and noise testing. Laura has an understanding of all aspects of structural design and building systems; integrated building design and stability analysis of concrete and steel structures; plus, thin walled and composite structures. She is an ANC sound insulation tester.

  • Nick Hughes

    Nick Hughes

    Assistant Consultant

    Nick joined CSA in 2015, and is involved in environmental and planning requirements and, vibration assessment and management. He undertakes construction pre-completion testing and noise impact assessments and is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments.

    Nick previously worked in intelligence evaluation and research, interpretation and inference of data and is trained in Problem Solving and Crime Analysis by the Institute of Crime Science, UCL London.

    He holds the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and is an Associate Member of the IOA. He is an ANC sound insulation tester.

  • Andrew Nesbitt

    Andrew Nesbitt

    Assistant Consultant

    Andrew joined Clarke Saunders Associates in 2017 having completed an Acoustical Engineering degree at Southampton University, and is extensively involved in architectural acoustics, planning requirements and vibration assessment management. Andrew is part of the Clarke Saunders team providing research for noise exposure assessments.

    Andrew has workplace experience in Environmental noise surveying, modelling, vibration measurements and laboratory testing. Further placement work with the ISVR in Southampton involved the design of active noise control systems for vehicles including assisting in the design of a mid-frequency sound source for automobile testing.

    He is an Associate Member of the IOA and an ANC sound insulation tester.

  • Kirstie Holden

    Kirstie Holden

    PA/Office Administrator

    Kirstie is the PA/Office Administrator at CSA, joining the company in May 2016 following her previous role as a legal administrator. She is responsible for the NIHL claims and scheduling and managing the workload of our 7 experts.

    She also organises inspections and sound testing on new build housing developments as part of Clarke Saunders’ work with Robust Details, and as part of the Admin department provides invaluable support for the consultants.

  • Tanya Burke

    Tanya Burke

    Financial Controller

    We welcomed Tanya as our Financial Controller in March 2014. She handles all accounting transactions, is responsible for the preparation of financial accounts and works closely alongside the company accountants.

    Tanya also runs our credit control department to ensure safety and future security of the business.

Get in touch

Winchester - Head Office

Westgate House, 39 - 41 Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5BE
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 872130, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exeter

Sowton Business and Technology Centre Capital Court (#2), Bittern Road, Sowton Exeter EX2 7FW
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London

103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 34797867, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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