Company History

  • 2019

    GTA Civils & Transport

    GTA Civils is relaunched as GTA Civils & Transport to reflect the growth of the company's key service offerings. Further office expansion planned.

  • 2019


    GTA enters into a Transport Planning focused joint venture working collaboratively on bids for larger frameworks.

  • 2018


    Rachel Stevenson and Shellbee Hadley-Smith complete their Transport Planning apprenticeship courses at Leeds College of Building. Jordan Winmill completes his HNC in Civil Engineering.

  • 2016

    GTA office expansion

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

  • 2014


    Lawrence Stringer joins GTA Civils to lead our Transport Planning Team. He brings 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 develops 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 moves to 66a Church Walk, Burgess Hill - located in the town centre and close to the railway station. The new office provides a bright and airy work environment for staff.

  • 2006


    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. Focus is concentrated 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. This small but very professional group of engineers deals 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 broadens the scope of services offered by GTA Civils to encompass a wider building services capability.

  • 1992

    Launch of GTA Facilities Management

    Emma Tobias launches GTA Facilities Management. It provides survey and project management services for 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. This includes 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.

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For more information on GTA Civils and Transport, visit our About Us page or explore Our Services. If you are looking to commission our services, please contact us to speak with a Civil Engineer or Transport Planning Specialist.