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Meet the Management

Portland Consulting Engineers is led by Managing Director, Lee Barr with Director, Mark Grant.  Supported by Associate Director, Jonathan Eeles and Associate, Stephen Hunter.

The day-to-day operations and business development of Portland Consulting Engineers are supported by Office Manager, Allison Donnelly and Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, Sharon Shaw.

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Lee Barr IEng, AMIStructE -  Managing Director

From a background in structural engineering and the skills of transformational leadership, Lee inspires his team initiating the path to success, to deliver a consistently innovative high level of service to clients

With a unique personal approach to all staff and clients, Lee’s inspiring leadership has gained many valued relationships within the industry. The hands-on philosophy from the management supports a close daily relationship with the clients and those working with Portland’s designs.

Lee’s overall contributions have acknowledged a successful and valued growth to the business and has developed a robust business plan to provide clients with a quality service working collaboratively to meet the client's objectives and providing innovative solutions.

Email: leebarr@portlandconsulting.co.uk
Tel: 0191 461 9770

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Mark Grant BEng (Hons) MICE, MIStructE. CEng - Director

Mark is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Structural Engineer committed to innovative and commercially engineered solutions.

Mark began his career undertaking bridge designs and assessments before moving to national contractor. A subsequent spell with a fabricator preceded his move to Portland in May 2004 as one of its first employees.

Mark has been a Director since 2006 and has become well known within the North East construction industry for providing a sensible, commercial approach to structural design, leading to economic design solutions in a wider range or sectors.

Mark has built up extensive retail, industrial, process and manufacturing experience with an impressive portfolio, giving him the ability to approach each project from a fresh perspective.

Email: markgrant@portlandconsulting.co.uk
Tel: 0191 461 9770

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Jonathan Eeles CEng, MIStructE - Associate Director

Jonathan is an accomplished, self-motivated Structural Engineer with a passion for engineering.

With exceptional leadership and teamwork qualities, Jonathan is a strong motivator and has developed great client service skills, combining technical aptitude and practical awareness of the construction industry.

His impressive work ethic, commitment and loyalty have been acknowledged with the promotion of Associate Director.  Jonathan now assists the directors in a management role to drive the business forward - whilst continuing his responsibility for Portland’s structural team, along with a keen interest to nurture new talent.

Email: jonathanEeles@portlandconsulting.co.uk
Tel: 0191 461 9770

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Stephen Hunter HNC - Associate

Stephen is an experienced Civil Engineer recognised for retaining an economical approach with an over benefit to schemes.

Considered a safe pair of hand by Clients who trust him to deliver their expectations on time, within budget and to a high standard.

Stephen was promoted to Associate when he quickly has excelled in the role and exceeded all expectations. Stephen is a resourceful and confident Engineer with a vision for professional development.

Email: stephenhunter@portlandconsulting.co.uk
Tel: 0191 461 9770

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Allison Donnelly  - Office Manager

With over 30 years' of experience working in a design engineering office, Allison is the glue that holds Portland together.

Managing and supporting the smooth running of the office, from handling cash flow to answering the telephone.

Allison strives to successfully provide Portland’s endless list of administration responsibilities - assisting the directors with financial operations and development meetings, including the maintenance and implementation of the company’s HR, Health & Safety, Quality Management and Environmental policies and procedures.

Email: allisondonnelly@portlandconsulting.co.uk
Tel: 0191 461 9770

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Sharon Shaw  - Marketing & Business Coordinator

Sharon is an experienced marketing executive, committed to achieving the aspirations of the Portland’s marketing strategy and promoting business development. 

With over 30 years’ experience gained in the North East Construction Industry, Sharon provides in-house marketing, design solutions and targets business opportunities.

Email: sharonshaw@portlandconsulting.co.uk

Tel: 0191 461 9770