About Eadon Consulting

Since 2009 Eadon have been using their vast combined experience working as design consultants, manufacturers, and installation managers, working with both client and supplier to deliver varied, interesting projects and solve challenging engineering problems.

Eadon Vision

Right from the start the Eadon Vision was created, which has remained steadfast throughout the last decade and still holds true today:

We are an engineering business with expertise in design and analysis. Working across multiple sectors, we have a depth and breadth of knowledge enabling us to solve problems and innovate.

We develop and support successful relationships with our clients through collaboration and being honest, flexible and responsive in our approach. Our high standards and enthusiasm are valued by our clients and have earned us the reputation we are proud of.

Our work is varied and challenging, but with a friendly and supportive team it is highly rewarding. We develop as engineers and people by learning and sharing our knowledge. By being flexible we sustain a desirable work-life balance while providing excellent support to our clients.

The Eadon Management Team is made up of founding members David Price, James Hill and Michael Thorogood, along with Ian Hylands who joined the company in 2010. Their long history together started when the four engineers worked alongside each other at MG Bennett and Associates, who were taken over by a large multinational, prompting the start of the new venture and the new vision.

David PriceDavid’s past experience has included a role as Engineering Manager and Designer for a fabrication and machine shop based in Sheffield. His work included the design and installation of mechanised lock gates, flood gates and various static and moveable road and foot bridges. David was also responsible for overseeing the manufacture of all his projects, as well planning and managing the site installation. David brings this experience of bringing a project into reality.

James HillJames’ experience includes working in the automotive sector at the consultancy Ricardo, designing transmissions for off-highway vehicles. He also worked within the defence industry for several years, working across a number of projects. The experience in high precision manufacture and tolerancing has been shared with the wider Eadon team and is used daily on the production of our drawing output.

Storebaelt Cable Crawler Gantry

Storebaelt Cable Crawler Gantry ©RK Photography

Michael Thorogood Michael’s work has covered many different types of project but his main area of focus is in the design of operating equipment for moving bridges. At Eadon he continues to lead the moving bridge projects and brings his extensive experience in this sector to both bridge and other types of project. Michael is also a member of the WG207 PIANC working group looking at the international design of ship lifts.

Ian HylandsIan’s areas of experience and specialism cover a broad range of sectors include directional drilling, civil and structural engineering and extensive work on the design and verification of nuclear lifting equipment. Ian is a member of the Nuclear Lifting Forum.

For more information about any of our projects or services or to discuss your requirements, please telephone 0114 399 0400 or contact us.