Management Team

Martin Roberts, Managing Director

Martin Roberts IENG, ACIWEM, MCIHT

Managing Director

Martin is a director who enjoys giving personal attention to his clients by successfully managing their projects and through good communication. He has a reputation for producing high quality, innovative and cost effective design solutions.

Martin has particular skills with regards to Flood Risk and SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) and overcoming Environment Agency objections and SUDS officer’s objections on difficult sites.

He is also responsible for the financial well-being of the company and personally overseeing the workload of the engineering team.

Neil Stevenson - Director

Neil Stevenson MCIHT


Neil takes the lead at GTA Civils in developing new business and extending existing relationships. He has a well rounded wealth of experience within the construction sector and is always willing to offer the benefit of his experience to new and existing clients.

He has been in construction since 1987 and has held senior positions in previous employment prior to joining GTA Civils as a director in 2006.

Neil is responsible for helping GTA Civils develop its highways team and also increase the commercial and residential housing market client base. In addition, Neil shares the responsibility for all GTA projects and managing the team of senior engineers, engineers and technicians.

Neil’s skills across the engineering disciplines are strong, particularly in the areas of highways and building developments and client care. Neil is also responsible for managing the company’s health and safety policies; training staff; review and reporting to the board.

Lawrence Stringer - Director,

Lawrence Stringer BENG, CENG, MCIHT, MRTPI


Lawrence heads up the Transport Planning Team at GTA offering a range of services such as Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and modelling. He has over 27 years of experience with senior management roles at both East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council.

Lawrence has good knowledge and experience of local government, together with an excellent understanding of the whole planning process, from developing planning policy through the application process to construction involving Section 38 and 278 agreements.

During his time at East Sussex, he was also part of the TRICS Management Board and has detailed knowledge of the TRICS database and its application in the development planning process.

Lawrence also is a Reviewer for the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transport for those wishing to become Chartered Engineers.

Roger New, GTA Highways Consultant


Highways Consultant

Prior to joining GTA Civils, Roger worked for East Sussex County Council for 27 years and in that time developed a wealth of experience in the transport sector. He was a leading figure in the formation and development of the TRICS trip generation database and its marketing and adoption as the foremost national database of its type.

Roger's experience with East Sussex County Council included: transport aspects of the County Structure Plan; advising District Councils on transport aspects of Local Plans and Local Development Frameworks; liaison with Government Offices, Departments and regional organisations on regional transport strategies and plans; transport data collection and analysis, and all aspects of Development Control.