John Chick joined Expanded as Business Leader Geotechnical in 2015 with over 30 years’ experience in piling and ground engineering. John’s experience encompasses all bored and driven piling techniques plus marine piling, dockyard and flood defence engineering. Early in his career John was one of the first UK exponents of pile integrity testing, dynamic load testing and finite element analysis. He was a contributor to and reviewer of the CIRIA report on Pile integrity testing. This work has resulted in a lifelong interest in the many and various factors instrumental in the safe, successful construction of foundation piles. Johns background is in design and operations and after completing a MSc in Construction Management developed a major interest in business behaviours and team leadership. The development and growth of team members is fundamental to maintaining a sustainable business, which is effective for clients and engaging for the team members themselves. John has introduced a number of piling innovations throughout his career and led the delivery of projects valued from a few thousand to several million pounds. Always keen to meet customers John is available for early discussions as well as throughout projects and is always keen to hear feedback on our performance.