OUR PEOPLE

CHRIS YARROW
 

Chris is an experienced civil engineer who started his career in the mid 1990s. Chris set up HY Consulting Limited in January 2008, re-branding as Via Solutions in 2016. In his early career Chris worked within an engineering team at Powys Council providing cost benefit appraisal, design support and implementation on a range of highway improvement schemes on strategic routes. This delivery experience has proved invaluable in his private sector career as Chris has an exceptional ability to challenge and look at a range of options to ensure that the best commercial outcome for the client is determined.  Chris can provide advice in relation to a range of highway matters associated with a wide variety of existing and proposed developments nationwide and across a broad range of sectors including energy, food and drink, retail (in particular servicing and car park management), industrial and residential.

Contact: chris@viasolutions.co.uk

 
ERIC APPLETON
 

Eric is a highly experienced Chartered Engineer specialising in the field of highways and transportation, He started his career in 1980 and has gained a wide portfolio of skills across a range of different projects and sectors since then. This experience has included senior level roles in Local Highways Authorities as well as private consultancy where Eric has had responsibility for traffic management, road safety, the design and implementation of highway improvement and highway maintenance projects as well as the implementation of developer funded highway improvements (Section 106 and Section 278 Agreement’s). Eric private consultancy roles have allowed him to developed a strong and varied skill set in working for private sector clients in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Traffic and Junction Modelling, Travel Planning and Road Safety Audits as well as design of highway/road safety improvements and giving evidence at Public Inquiries

Contact: eric@viasolutions.co.uk

 
 
ALISON YARROW

 

Ali is an environmental consultant and manager who started her career in the mid 1990's gaining experience in the private Environmental and Engineering Consultancy sector. She has been involved in a huge variety of multidisciplinary development and infrastructure projects for both the private and public sector covering many aspects of environmental, transport, engineering and sustainability services. She joined Via in 2013 and works part time providing business and technical support; Ali is also a Director at Delta Simons Environmental Consultancy, who work closely with Via on a range of projects. Ali has senior level experience of delivering and managing environmental planning elements and EIAs for major complex planning applications across many sectors including energy from waste, renewables, linear civils, industrial, commercial and residential. Through Delta Simons and Via can provide a broad range of environmental and transport  services to support to your project.

Contact: ali@viasolutions.co.uk

 
JAMES LONGLEY

James is an undergraduate transport planner looking to gain transport planning qualifications through Via Solutions Ltd.  He has recently completed his Leeds College of Building ‘Trailblazers’ apprenticeship course on Transport Planning and has now strated hi degree apprenticeship with Aston University. James has been with Via since 2016 and provides valuable support in CAD, traffic surveys, traffic modelling and he is learning the tools of the trade through his apprenticeship

Contact: james@viasolutions.co.uk

 
MATT TAYLOR

Matt joined Via solutions in spring 2020, as a graduate Transport Planner after graduating last year from Leeds University,  Matt gained a variety of experience prior to joining Via Solutions and is currently supporting on a wide variety of projects at Via Solutions including Travel Plans, Transport Statements, Transport Assessments, and technician support. Matt is a member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.

Contact: matt@viasolutions.co.uk

 
EMMA GRAYSHON
Emma is a chartered engineer who started her career in transport planning and engineering in the mid 1990s and works with Via Solutions as an associate.  A chartered civil engineer and experienced project manager, Emma has been involved in a range of projects within the transport planning and engineering disciplines including transport planning, traffic engineering, signing strategies and traffic modelling. Emma was key to the development and implementation of the Trailblazer Transport Planning apprenticeship extensively recently completed the development of a new transport planning qualification and offers mentor support to candidates

 
CHEWY
Chewy the cockerpoo provides valuable office support through a friendly welcome to guests, hoovering of crumbs, eating Chris' lunch and as an effective foot warmer during colder months. His technical expertise lies in barking profusely to the words cat and squirrel as well as a little mountain biking and escaping from the garden in his spare time.