The Practice

Form consulting engineers

Whether you are an individual private client, small business or larger company we recognise that your project represents a significant investment, we always aim to deliver a good quality service to support our clients through the design and construction stage.

Our team comprises of highly experienced and capable engineers and technicians. The practice uses modern structural engineering analysis and building modelling software to produce well communicated, efficient designs. We collaborate with the client and other members of the creative team to develop a design that meets all requirements and needs, considers the Architectural scheme and the existing site.

The environment is a precious resource and as engineers a lot of what we design uses resources and materials that produce a lot of CO2. We believe that through good design we can reduce the embodied carbon within our projects whether this is by refurbishing an existing building, incorporating reclaimed materials or keeping designs efficient to minimise waste.


If you would like to join Form follow the link below to our latest vacancies blog pages.

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Meet the Team

Our people are the key to our company, expert and professional we strive to achieve the best outcome for our Clients.

James Rutherford | Director/ Principal Structural Engineer | Form Consulting

James Rutherford

Director/ Principal Structural Engineer
A Chartered Structural Engineer and full member of the IStructE James has experience working on a large range of structures in all sectors. He has designed structures in masonry, timber, steel and concrete. James has the ability to design using the latest analysis and design software packages, can produce engineering drawings using AutoCAD, Revit as well as commonly using hand drawn sketches to communicate design intent quickly. He enjoys problem solving to find engineering solutions that are cost and materially efficient.
Emily Caulfield | Business Development Director | Form Consulting

Emily Caulfield

Business Development Director
Emily joined Form as the company's Business Administrator. She brings with her over 20 years extensive managerial and administrative experience not to mention organisational skills. Her conscientious approach, capabilities and knowledge stem from her various office & operational management, PA, customer service and sales roles. These positions have been with a variety of small to international business's from Renewable Energy to Interior Design thus giving her a broad scope of understanding across multiple sectors.
Matt Crompton | Senior Structural Engineer | Form Consulting

Matt Crompton

Senior Structural Engineer
Matt is a Chartered Civil & Highways Engineer with a 25 year plus post chartership design skillset. He is highly experienced in Structural, Civil and Highways designs & has excellent contracting knowledge. He also has an ability to design using the latest FE analysis and engineering software programs. He can complete detailed designs using AutoCAD, Sketchup and Revit. Matt is a highly respected and capable engineer who prides himself in delivering cost-effective efficient solutions to all projects undertaken.
Alina Shrestha | Structural Engineer | Form Consulting

Alina Shrestha

Structural Engineer
Alina is a competent structural engineer with experience working in multi-sector buildings, including Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Heritage & Health Care. She has skills in analysing & designing structures in steel, reinforced concrete, masonry & timber. She has undertaken research & development work, including testing resulting in the publication of papers. Alina is a dedicated & hardworking member of the team & is passionate about learning new skills. She is goal-oriented & progressing to become a chartered structured engineer.
Tim Newman | Structural Technician | Form Consulting

Tim Newman

Structural Technician
Tim has 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, mainly in structural steel detailing & design. Working on a vast range of projects in both commercial & industrial sectors. Tim has worked for both large contractors on major projects & smaller local firms on many specialists builds throughout Cornwall and the Southwest. Experience using 3D modelling software for detailing steel, timber and concrete. Tim has been a detail draughtsman using AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings since CAD commonly arrived on the market in the early 90’s.