Meet the Team

As a company ethos we ensure no member concentrates on one specific area of noise and acoustics.

We employ a mixture of both young and experienced acousticians including a team of ANC accredited technicians based in Bristol, Manchester, South Wales and London who can advise on a wide range of noise and acoustics.

Our team members…

Daniel Oldaker
Director | BSc (Hons) Engineering, MIOA

Daniel Oldaker

Director | BEng (Hons) Sound Engineering, MIOA

Blake Lucas

Pedro Rodrigues
Senior Acoustic Consultant | MSc Civil Engineer (CEng), MIOA

Pedro Rodrigues

Sam Lawrence
Senior Acoustic Consultant | BA (Hons) (MIOA)

Samuel Lawrence

James Abbass
Senior Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons) , MIOA

James Abbass

Jonas Lopez
Senior Acoustic Consultant MSc, MIOA

Jonas Lopez

Jeff Sharples
Senior Acoustic Consultant | MIOA

Jeff Sharples

Fergal Denman
Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons) TechIOA

Fergal Denman

Laurie Nickolls
Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons) MIOA

Laurie Nickolls

Peter Wheeler
Acoustic Consultant MSc, MIOA

Peter Wheeler

Andy Warren
Acoustic Consultant BSc (Hons), AMIOA

Andy Warren

Sam Frankcom
Acoustic Consultant BSc (Hons) TechIOA

Sam Frankcom

Graduate Acoustic Consultant

Sam Ross

Helen Harris
Office Manager

Helen Harris

Director | BSc (Hons) Engineering, MIOA

Daniel Oldaker

Daniel has been a Director in the company since 2013 and is our key Educational, Building Acoustic and Sporting use specialist. Daniel has a keen interest in noise from sporting activity and is currently the key technical acoustic advisor to the Sport England publication Acoustic Design Guidance Note for Artificial Grass Pitches (AGP).

Daniel also regularly undertakes CPD’s, lectures to both students and his peers in all areas of acoustics. Daniel is a full Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).

Director | BEng (Hons) Sound Engineering, MIOA

Blake Lucas

Blake Lucas has worked for Acoustic Consultants Limited since 2007 when he graduated from the University of Glamorgan with First Class Honours in Sound Engineering.

Blake is a Full Member of The Institute of Acoustics (MIOA), works regularly with the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). Blake leads a team of 14 consultants as well as working on individual projects. He has been a director since 2013 and is our key environmental, building services noise, and vibration specialist. His particular focus is on environmental noise and vibration, but he has substantial experience in all areas of acoustics.

Acoustic experience includes Environmental and Planning work, Environmental Impact Assessments, Noise mapping, on-site testing of Noise and Building acoustics as well as Acoustic Design for numerous types of buildings including hotels, offices, council chambers, colleges, universities, community centres, churches, theatres and children’s centres. The work has included environmental impact assessments for new housing developments, Wind Farms, University Campuses, B1/B2/B8 developments and new road schemes. Vibration work has included Section 61 applications, specialist noise and vibration assessments and assessment of the impacts of Cross Rail and HS2 schemes.

Recent projects have been the environmental impact assessment for Persimmon Homes in Kingsdown, Swindon, planning and detailed design advice for Finzels Reach Phase 1 and 2, planning advice for the Phase 1 and 2 of the redeveloped Bath Spa University Newton Park Campus, environmental noise advice for the SA1 Redevelopment, detailed design advice for Evelina’s Children’s Hospital Refurbishment, and planning and detailed design advice for Lidl’s Head Office, Tolworth.

Senior Acoustic Consultant | MSc Civil Engineer (CEng), MIOA

Pedro Rodrigues

Pedro is originally from Portugal and he joined the team in June 2018. He is a full Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) and a recognised Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) from University of Porto. Pedro’s expertise extends into all branches of acoustics, including architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control and environmental noise surveys and assessments.

In addition, he is an advanced/ expert user of CadnaA noise modelling software and also has advanced experience in the use of EASE/Odeon/CATT 3D interior acoustic modelling software (predominantly applied in multipurpose halls, games halls, lecture theatres, open plan classrooms, and mosques and large atrium projects).

Senior Acoustic Consultant | BA (Hons) (MIOA)

Samuel Lawrence

Samuel graduated from Bath Spa University in July 2017 with a degree in Creative Music Technology. Samuel spent 4 months on an internship at our Bristol office during the the summer of 2016 between his second and third year of studies. He spent his final year of his degree developing an augmented reality acoustic system using CATT Acoustic and a VR headset. Samuel started working for us full time in July 2017. He excels in technology, coding and most importantly, acoustics.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).

Senior Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons) , MIOA

James Abbass

James qualified with his MSc in Applied Acoustics in 2019. Since then, his expertise has extended into all branches of acoustics, including environmental noise surveys and assessments, schools and educational building acoustic requirements, architectural acoustics, and noise and vibration control. James also has an interest in hearing and health and is our go-to Noise at Work assessor.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).

Senior Acoustic Consultant MSc, MIOA

Jonas Lopez

Jonas joined the team in July 2021 from a multi-disciplinary engineering company and has over 3 years’ of acoustics experience. He is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) and an early careers member of the ANC certification committee.

Jonas expertise extends into all branches of acoustics, including architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control and environmental noise surveys and assessments.

In addition, he has advanced experience in the use of Cadna:A and EASE/Odeon/CATT 3D interior acoustic modelling software (predominantly applied in multipurpose halls, games halls, lecture theatres, open plan, classrooms, and mosques and large atrium projects).

Senior Acoustic Consultant | MIOA

Jeff Sharples

Jeff is based in Manchester and has over 5 years’ experience in noise and acoustics. He is an a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) and is well equipped to undertake noise and acoustic advice and surveys for planning applications.

Jeff is also an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and has considerable experience with advising and testing for Approved Document ‘E’. Jeff is supported by the staff in our Bristol office and as such either he or the Bristol office can address any noise and acoustic related query.

Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons) TechIOA

Fergal Denman

Fergal joined the team in March 2019 after graduating from Southampton Solent University where he studied Audio Engineering.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and is an Technical Member of the Institute of Acoustics (TechIOA).

Acoustic Consultant | BSc (Hons) MIOA

Laurie Nickolls

Laurence has a first class degree in Audio and Music Technology from the University of the West of England (UWE). Since leaving university he has continued his learning and in December 2020 successfully completed a diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control with the Institute of Acoustics.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and​ is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).

Acoustic Consultant MSc, MIOA

Peter Wheeler

Peter joined us in April 2022 and has considerable experience in environmental noise and acoustics from his previous role. He specialises in event based acoustics where he has led noise management planning, event noise modelling, licensing and event noise monitoring and management for a number of large scale events.

Peter graduated from Southampton Solent University where he studied Applied Acoustics.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)

 

 

Acoustic Consultant BSc (Hons), AMIOA

Andy Warren

Andy has a first class degree in Audio and Music Technology from the University of the West of England (UWE).

He first joined us in 2016. In 2018 he had the opportunity to live in New Zealand for a few years and he re-joined our company on his return in May 2022.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and​ is an Associate Member of the Institute of Acoustics (AMIOA).

Acoustic Consultant BSc (Hons) TechIOA

Sam Frankcom

Sam graduated with a first-class degree in Sound and Music Production Technology from Bournemouth University. In 2020 Sam was initially a placement student with us and in August 2022, after completing his degree, he has now joined us full time.

He is an accredited Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) tester and is a Technical Member of the Institute of Acoustics (TechIOA).

Graduate Acoustic Consultant

Sam Ross

Sam recently joined the team, starting in February 2024. He graduated from UWE, Bristol where he studied Creative Music Technology.

Office Manager

Helen Harris

Helen joined Acoustic Consultants Limited in 2018. She brings with her a wealth of experience from over 20 years of working in both the private and public sectors.

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