In the beginning, the design team at Access Design & Safety comprised of John, Matthew and Paul. Not the biggest team, but one with several strong points in both experience and expertise. Our combined acumen across the engineering, design, building and management sides of the business have helped get Access Design & Safety to where we are today.

As we continue to service the commercial, education, public, residential and transport sectors, our current team is integral in ensuring we continue to meet the consistently high standard of service delivery that Access Design & Safety is recognised for. Our team has been carefully developed, with recruitment prioritising a strong knowledge base, broad experience, and the ability to work on varied projects under tight time constraints.

To learn more about the background experience of each Access Design team member, why not meet our team below?

Our Accreditations

NASC Certificate

Scaffolding Association Certificate

Access Design Team Profiles


Besides his central role as a design engineer, John also lends his expertise to other sides of the business – in general, project management. He possesses over two decades of experience in scaffold, falsework and formwork design.


Matthew possesses substantial experience as a design engineer. He has worked as a scaffold design engineer since 2007, but also spreads his knowledge across other parts of the Access Design & Safety business. As one of Access Design’s founding members, Matthew has been vital to the company’s continued growth.


Holding a priceless 50 years’+ experience in scaffold, falsework and formwork design, Paul has been instrumental in Access Design & Safety’s success, fitting seamlessly into a range of engineering roles.


Thanks to his varied background, Gareth brings a wide range of skills to the table at Access Design & Safety. While relatively new to the team, Gareth possesses over three decades’ experience, which encompasses draughting, CAD, engineering, surveying and management roles in scaffolding, falsework and formwork, and general engineering. He holds a BTEC ONC in Civil Engineering and is also currently working on a BEng (Hons) in Engineering.


Ryan joined the team as a graduate engineer in February 2022. Holding a First-class Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge and has already made himself a valued member of the team.


Josh also joined as a graduate engineer. Joining the team in September 2023 2022, he holds a degree (hons) in Product Design and Technology and brings a combination of engineering knowledge and in depth CAD, modelling and rendering experience.

Between Ryan and Josh, we are investing in our future operations. We are planning for a bright future of growth, continuing to supply the service our existing customers have come to appreciate, and also looking forward to future partnerships.