Ian Bryant
Ian BryantAssociate
01223 455388
07786 353530
Julian Clarke
Julian ClarkeDirector
01223 455386
07717 200141

Julian joined Transport Planning Associates (then Pinnacle Transportation) in February 2003 and was promoted to the board of directors in January 2007.
Julian previously held positions as an Associate at WSP Group and as a Principal Transport Planner at Colin Buchanan and Partners (now SKM Colin Buchanan).
With more than 20 years’ experience, Julian is a civil engineer and transport planner specialised in advising primarily private sector clients on the transport infrastructure requirements of proposals for the development of land for a range of land uses including, food and non-food retail; residential; education; health and sports and leisure and regularly leads company’s role as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to deliver optimal, cost effective and innovative solutions to today’s transport planning challenges. Julian has appeared as an expert witness at Informal Hearings, Public Inquiries and Compulsory Purchase Inquiries.

Outside work Julian is a keen photography enthusiast, enjoys good food, fine wine and following the exploits of his two son’s football team’s. With two daughters too, Julian has little time to enjoy time on the golf course, sadly.

Ross Clarke
Ross ClarkeAssociate
01223 455389
07788 234520

Ross started his Highway Design career in 2003 and joined Transport Planning Associates in November 2005, having previously worked for Faber Maunsell (now AECOM). He has a Batchelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from London Southbank University and is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Ross has over 14 years’ experience in the design, specification, management and implementation of highway works.  He has project managed the design and construction of schemes ranging from minor works to large Section 278 and Section 38 projects. He is extensively experienced in three dimensional highways engineering mod¬elling using Professional Design Software (PDS) Ground Modelling and Advanced Alignment packages. Ross has undertaken the design of many types of highway and route alignments together with roundabout and signalised junction layout design. He is also proficient in the use of programs such as AutoCAD, AutoTRACK, Flow Drainage Design, and PDS Sign.

Away from work Ross enjoys spending time with family and socialising with friends.  He is also a competitive cyclist and can regularly be found competing in weekend races during the summer months.

John Hopkins
John HopkinsDirector
01223 455387
07979 525401

John joined the Company in 1998 as employee number six and became a Director in 2007. Previous to this John spent ten years working for various private consultancy practices, both large and small, and local highway authorities on both a permanent and contract basis.

John would class himself as a rounded transport professional due to his depth and breadth of experience, which is constantly put to good effect satisfy the demands and expectations of a variety of private sector clients. This experience includes assessing the feasibility of development proposals, identifying the scope and extent of likely development impact, giving consideration of non-car accessibility improvement works, the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, undertaking the detailed design and specification of infrastructure improvement works, the supervision of infrastructure works, the preparation of legal agreements and providing written and oral evidence as an Expert Witness.

Away from work John is a man of simple pleasures; spending time relaxing with his family (if relaxing is the correct term with four children), socialising with friends (if the demands of four children allows) and enjoying a variety of sports (albeit mainly in a spectator capacity these days).