Meet the Bristol Geotechnical Team

25 October 2023

The next in our series of articles following our success at the Ground Engineering Awards 2023 is an introduction to the Bristol Geotechnical Team.

Leading the team is Tom Samson, who joined CampbellReith as an Associate in 2022 after nine years working for large multinational engineering consultancies. He is a chartered civil engineer, a UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional and has broad experience in the detailed design of geotechnical structures, retaining walls, earthworks and foundations. Tom says the best thing about his job is working within multidisciplinary teams to solve engineering challenges and provide sustainable solutions. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing music, trips to the pub and travelling the world which this year included flying home in the jump seat of an aircraft after he was stranded in Spain.

Rose Ashmore is a senior engineering geologist who joined CampbellReith in 2021 following a career in site investigation and a spell working within the tunnel boring machine team for a well-known nuclear project. Rose’s strengths include slope stability assessments and the design of an array of stabilisation solutions.  Rose enjoys spending most of her free time in the outdoors hiking, wild swimming, white water kayaking and camping. Just recently Rose walked the 113 mile Two Moors Way (Devon coast to coast), wild camping and raising £470 for Devon Search and Rescue and CareMoor for Exmoor. 

As the newest member of the team, Sam Savery joined the team at the start of 2023 as a chartered engineering geologist following a career in ground investigation in the South West. With his strong practical background in site investigation and his knowledge of the regional geology he’s been a great addition to the CampbellReith Bristol team. Sam also loves the outdoors; his interests include dirt biking, spending time with his family and growing his own vegetables. A dirt biking related broken ankle put paid to the vegetables for a while but he’s now fit again in time for the autumn dig!