Optima is a dynamic, forward thinking consultancy providing all of your requirements in the field of highways/transportation engineering and development planning


We work with a range of private and public sector clients across all sectors, from individuals seeking small residential extensions to large corporations overseeing the development of landmark commercial, business, retail, leisure and mixed use schemes. Whatever the type or scale of development, our fundamental objectives are to resolve your highways problems, secure successful planning consents, unlock opportunities and deliver developments with excellent site accessibility. Our high success rate in achieving these objectives is reflective of our quality, innovation, technical expertise, commercial awareness and understanding of our client’s aspirations.

Our People

Managing Director Phil Owen BEng CEng MICE MIHT Director Martin Whittaker FIHE MSoRSA Senior Transport Planner Chloe Regan BSc Engineer James Stackhouse BA (Hons) Travel Plan Manager Kate Peel Transport Planner Scott Goodall Principal Engineer Sam Chapman Graduate Transport Planner Richard Peach Graduate Transport Planner Emily Jones