Meet The Team

At GIP we pride ourselves on our close-knit team, from our cleaners through to our directors.

Every one of our staff members has an important role to play in the running of our business and in ensuring that our reputation as one of the UK's leading ground investigation companies is maintained.

We operate in two engineering teams, consisting of a management geologist and a team of geo-environmental engineers, all of whom report in to one of our directors. Together our teams offer many years of geotechnical and geo-environmental experience and our expertise means we have been serving the contracting community for more than 35 years.

Any member of staff at GIP can be contacted using our main reception (01902 459558), where Tracey will be happy to transfer you.


Julian Hughes BSc., MSc., CGeol., Eur Geol., CSci., FGS
Managing Director

Julian joined GIP in 1988, with a degree in Geology and was awarded an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering in 1990. Julian's areas of specialist expertise are slope stability assessment and the design of remedial solutions. He also has extensive experience in contaminated land and groundwater risk assessment.

He is a Chartered Geologist and a Chartered Scientist, and regularly acts as professional scrutineer on behalf of The Geological Society to applicants applying for Chartered Status.

Julian became the first recipient of the Midland Geotechnical Society's Les Nichol Award for contributions to geotechnical engineering. More details can be found at Midland Geotechnical Society - Les Nichol Award.


Andrew Mchugh BSc., MSc., CGeol., FGS
Associate Director

With a degree in Geological Sciences from Leeds University and an MSc in Foundation Engineering from Birmingham University, Andy's areas of specialist experience are groundwater remediation strategies, contaminated land and landfill gas assessment.

He has been a valued member of the GIP team since joining us as a graduate engineer in 1995. During his career with GIP, Andy has worked on a wide range of projects, producing factual and interpretative reports, designing, implementing and supervising geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigations and producing desk studies.


Matthew Laws BSc (Hons), FGS.
Associate Director

Matt joined GIP in 2005 and has Degree in Geological Science from Leeds University. He is a fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the Midland Geotechnical Society (and past Chairman). Matt is an experienced technical practitioner and geologist, particularly in the fields of slope stability and linear infrastructure investigations.

Matt is assisting with GIP’s current Quality Assurance review with our Quality Manager.


Jo Stubbs BSc (Hons), MSc, FGS.
Quality Manager

Jo first joined GIP in 1990 as a graduate until 1991, rejoining as Project Engineer in January 1997. She completed an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, Design and Management in 2002.

From 2006 Jo became GIP's Quality Manager overseeing the company's ISO 9001 quality management system, auditing the laboratory's quality management system and continued development of the company's health and safety accreditations and management of our supply chain.