The Directors


Overseeing every project is one of our dedicated team of Directors, whose wealth of experience in the industry, and in particular of the geology of the local area, has proved to be a highly valued resource to all our clients, from the smallest individual builder to local authorities and large developers. Just click our names to send us an e mail. We will get back to you by return.

JULIAN HUGHES Managing Director BSc., MSc., CGeol., Eur Geol., CSci., FGS

Julian joined GIP over 24 years ago, with a degree in Geology and was awarded an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering in 1990.

He is responsible for the two teams of geo environmental engineers, as well as managing the drilling programme. Julian's areas of specialist expertise are slope stability assessment and the design of remedial solutions. He also has extensive experience in contaminated land and groundwater risk assessment. He is a Chartered Geologist and a Chartered Scientist, and regularly acts as professional scrutineer on behalf of The Geological Society to applicants applying for Chartered Status .

Julian recently became the first recipient of the Midland Geotechnical Society's Les Nichol Award for contributions to geotechnical engineering. More details can be found at Midland Geotechnical Society - Les Nichol Award.


Julian Hughes receiving the 1st Les Nichol Aw
Julian(centre) receiving the first Les Nichol Award with Stephen
Rule (left), Managing Director of M & J Drilling Services Limited,
and John Cartwright (right), Chairman of the Midland Geotechnical