Meet The Team

    Bill Booker


    Bill joined SCP in 1991 after working for Greater Manchester County Council, and private sector consultancies. Bill became a Director in 1999 and has over 35 years of wide-ranging experience in highway, traffic and transport matters including considerable experience in preparing and giving expert evidence at inquiries etc. Outside of work, Bill has a keen interest in sport and regularly attends Premiership football matches.

      David Roberts


      David has been with SCP since 1991 and became a Director in 1999. He benefits from over 30 years of experience in dealing with highway, traffic and transport matters, including considerable experience in providing expert evidence at all types of planning appeals. David can operate from the offices in Manchester and Leeds but also has a base in South Yorkshire. Now that his football and cricket playing days are coming to an end he has taken up the more leisurely game of golf.

        Jim Budd


        Jim started his career in 1988 at PTP Consultants working predominantly on the Canary Wharf project.  Between 1992 and 1999 he rose to principal engineer level at Parkman before joining SCP in 1999.  Jim became a Director in 2010 and has over 25 years’ experience ranging from strategic highway feasibility studies and harbour revision orders for new container terminals to the transport assessment of commercial, retail, residential and stadium developments.  Jim expanded the company’s profile through leading the acquisition of PTP in 2011, reconnecting with the Canary Wharf project and opening a permanent central London office in 2014.  In his spare time, Jim runs a private taxi service for three sport-mad boys and plays the piano to relax.

          Steven Carmody


          Steven joined SCP in 2014. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with eigheen years’ experience of Traffic & Highway Infrastructure, working with Developers, Local Authorities and Highways England. He has worked on numerous contracts for Public and Private Clients, within a range of markets from Energy, Retail, Residential, Commercial and Aviation.

          Steven is a Director for infrastructure. Steven’s scheme experience is varied and includes feasibility, planning, public inquiry, detail design and site supervision/contract management of traffic/highways schemes. These schemes vary from minor works up to major interchange design.  He was previously the chairman of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of the the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

          In his spare time, Steven is actively involved in both men’s and women’s local football and spends his weekends encouraging people to enjoy sport. In his own time he still likes to do some running and golf.

            David Young


            David joined SCP in 2016. Having trained as a Civil Engineer, he brings over 35 years experience of transport planning, highway design and public transport operational experience secured across both public and private sectors.

            Having held senior positions in the public transport industry and public sector. David brings a wealth of experience managing stakeholders and politicians.

            He operates from the offices in Manchester, London and Leeds and has been brought in to expand SCP’s public transport offer, provide a strengthened support to public sector clients and to grow the transport business out of the Leeds office.

            Having coached youth football for 10 years, and for a while was the club chairman, David has now hung up his boots and instead is a keen runner, and plays the guitar (but can’t sing!)