James Birdwood

James is a chartered Civil & Structural Engineer, educated at Cambridge, from where he went to work for Ove Arup & Partners in London for 8 years, where he became chartered. He left Arups in 1985 and became self employed. He started Birdwood Trembath Associates in 1987 with a fellow Cambridge graduate. In 2001 he set up BTA Structural Design Ltd.


Rona Burnett

Rona is a chartered Civil Engineer, educated at Strathclyde University, and also began her working life at Arup in 1993, and then spent four years with Skanska Technology, before joining BTA in May 2007.


Sean Shanks

Sean is a Project Engineer who graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2001, from where he went to work with Ennis Gruhn and Partners in Belfast before joining BTA in Oct 2006.


Matt Chapman

Matt is a Project Engineer who graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2007. He worked for Bourne Engineering and Fabric Architecture before joining BTA in 2016.


Kate Honeyborne

Kate is our office manager. She was educated at Manchester University and has wide experience in office management, advertising and marketing.


Victoria Algate

Victoria is our assistant office manager and manages our IT. She was educated at Goldsmith’s University and has varied experience in graphic and web design, advertising and office management.