Key People

Jim Griffiths


Jim has over 30 years experience in all technical aspects related to sound, acoustics, noise and vibration and has specialised in the sound management and control at over 1000 music events. He was on the original Noise Council Working Party that published the Pop Code and is now the lead author for the new Code under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. _________________________________ Email Jim +44(0) 1883 718 690


Principal Acoustic Consultant

Deni is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, member of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and a member of the Institute of Acoustics. Deni has extensive experience as lead consultant on major outdoor festivals and venues throughout the UK. In 2006 she completed a 6 month project funded by the HSE on Noise Exposure within the Live Entertainment Industry which has now been published and is being used as the basis for further HSE guidance on Noise at Work. _________________________________ Email Deni +44(0) 1883 718 690

Mark Arnold

Senior Acoustic Consultant

Mark’s primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of environmental noise, including assessments in relation to noise attributable to construction activities, commercial premises, the operation of distribution facilities including associated deliveries, transport assessments and residential developments. These often require detailed Environmental Impact Assessments in support of the planning process. Noise impacts from entertainment and leisure facilities are also a main focus. These can take many forms and include managing noise impact from concerts and events to ensure compliance with licence conditions, assessment of venues to establish levels of noise break-out and developing noise management plans for a wide variety of leisure activities such as clay shooting and sporting events. _________________________________ Email Mark +44(0) 1883 718 690

Tony Price


Tony has worked in the lighting industry for nearly forty years. He specializes in exterior lighting and is particularly experienced in environmental impact assessment, where he has worked on many types and scale of project, from outline planning stage through to technical advice and design. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness and has appeared at several public inquiries. Tony has also conducted many specialist lighting studies covering topics such as road lighting and accidents, energy consumption, environmental impact and carbon footprint, new lighting techniques, solar power, and tunnel lighting, and continues to be involved in the revision of several British Standards. _________________________________ Email Tony +44(0) 1883 718 690

Dr David Trevor-Jones


David, a physicist by training and a Chartered Physicist has always held a strong interest in environmental matters. His experience over the last 25 years as an expert witness in environmental noise and vibration applied to planning has included more than 40 appearances at public inquiries as well as in Crown and the High courts and before select committees in both houses of parliament. His publications have included methods for ground vibration measurement and analysis. He contributed to, and has spoken and written on, the revision of British Standard 6472 on human exposure to vibration in buildings. _________________________________ Email David +44 (0) 207 922 8861

Anne Thompson

Senior Consultant

Anne has worked at Vanguardia since 2012 following formative years at a large multidisciplinary consultancy. She specialises in the preparation of noise assessments for residential, mixed use, commercial and industrial projects, ranging from initial feasibility studies to the preparation of environmental statements and supporting documents for public enquiries. Typically these include a combination of field measurements and acoustic modelling techniques. She enjoys working alongside design teams to understand client, site and process constraints to develop practical but innovative solutions for clients.. _________________________________ Email Anne +44(0) 1883 718 690

Matt McIlroy

Acoustic Consultant

Matt’s acoustic career started in the summer of 2012 assisting Vanguardia by working at various live music events while studying for a degree in Live and Studio Sound at Southampton Solent University. Upon graduating Matt joined WSP Acoustics, working in London on a variety of different projects including residential and commercial developments as well as being involved in new road and rail schemes. Matt secured a full time position with Vanguardia in August 2014 working on a range of environmental projects and is continuing to develop his skills in the environmental sector, as well as taking a leading role with noise management at new and existing music events. _________________________________ Email Matt +44(0) 1883 718 690