Company History

  • 2016

    GTA office expansion

    GTA expand their offices in Burgess Hill, doubling the floor area to accommodate the expanding Transport Department.

  • 2014

    Lawrence Stringer joins GTA

    Lawrence Stringer joins GTA Civils to lead our Transport Planning Team, bringing 27 years of experience working in the public sector with East & West Sussex County Councils.

  • 2011

    GTA in Africa

    GTA Civils undertake technical quality audits on major highway schemes in Africa.

  • 2008

    Flood Risk services further developed

    GTA Civils make progress in developing the flood risk assessment side of the business by branching into complex stream modelling. GTA’s ISO 9001 certification is renewed once again.

  • 2007

    GTA office moves to Church Walk

    GTA Civils make a successful move to 66a Church Walk, Burgess Hill. Well located in the town centre and close to the railway station, the new office provides a bright and airy work environment for staff.

  • 2006

    Martin Roberts becomes Managing Director

    Neil Stevenson joins the company as a technical director; Gerald Tobias takes early retirement and continues as a consultant to the company; Emma Tobias hands over the managing director reins to Martin Roberts and is retained by the board as a management consultant. GTA achieves CHAS (Construction Health & Safety Scheme) accreditation at the first attempt!

  • 2005

    Investors in People

    GTA Civils achieves Investors in People recognition at the first attempt!

  • 2004

    GTA's 30th Anniversary

    Emma Tobias becomes sole managing director and Martin Roberts is appointed a director. GTA Civils celebrates 30 years in business.

  • 2003

    Changes to core services

    GTA Civils decide to withdraw from mechanical and electrical engineering services in order to concentrate on the core business of Civils, Highways, Drainage and Infrastructure services.

  • 2002

    Succession planning implemented

    The directors implement a 5-year programme of succession planning; Gerald Tobias and Emma Tobias become joint managing directors.

  • 2000

    Range of services extended

    GTA establishes an association with Highway Associates, a small but very professional group of engineers, dealing with all aspects of traffic, road design and maintenance. As a result our range of services extends to include highway engineering.

  • 1996

    Incorporation of Peter Lines & Partners

    The incorporation of Peter Lines & Partners by GTA Civils broadens the scope of services offered by the consultancy to encompass a wider building services capability.

  • 1992

    Launch of GTA Facilities Management

    Emma Tobias launches GTA Facilities Management to provide survey and project management services for the implementation of minor to medium building services contracts.

  • 1974

    Gerald Tobias Associates established

    Gerald Tobias establishes the private practice of Gerald Tobias Associates (now trading as GTA Civils Ltd). It offeres a consultancy specialising in those services associated with public health and infrastructure engineering — drainage, sewage disposal, road and hard standing design, plumbing, water and fire engineering. Until the mid 1990's a large portion of its workload is provided by retailers Safeway and Sainsbury.