Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement 2023

Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement 2022

Haydn Evans (HE) is committed to ethical and human rights principles. HE conducts ongoing due diligence of its supply chain to help combat slavery and human trafficking.

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

HE is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. HE only works with suppliers who are equally taking active steps to combat modern slavery in their own supply chains. This Policy reflects HE’s commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all business relationships.

HE is committed to ensuring that there is transparency in the business and in the approach to tackling modern slavery consistent with disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. HE expects the same standards from all contractors, suppliers, and other business partners. As part of HE’s contracting processes, specific prohibitions are included against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour and anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether an adult or child. HE subsequently expects that suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same level of accountability.

This policy applies to all persons working for HE or on its behalf in any capacity including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners.

2 Due Diligence and Communication

The Directors and operational manager have overall responsibility for ensuring this Policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those employees comply with it.

The Directors and operational manager have day to day responsibility for implementing this Policy, monitoring its effectiveness, dealing with any related queries, and auditing internal control systems/procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

HE’s business will not forge commercial relationships with any business knowingly involved with slavery or human trafficking.


3 Reporting Suspected Modern Slavery

Employees are expected to formally report any suspected modern slavery activity. Police guidance on how to do this is reproduced below.


3.1 Signs

Modern slavery could be happening in your community so it’s important you know the signs that could indicate someone is a victim of this crime. The signs aren’t always obvious but there are some that you may notice regarding people:

• Do they look scruffy, malnourished, or injured?

• Are they acting anxious, afraid or unable to make eye contact?

• Are they doing long hours, wearing unsuitable clothing or have the wrong equipment for the job?

• Is where they are living overcrowded, poorly maintained or are the curtains always closed?

• Do they behave like they’re being instructed by someone else, picked up/dropped off at the same time and place every day or don’t have access to money or identification?


3.2 Report it

Communities have an important role to play in recognising abuse. If you recognise any of the above signs and suspect someone may be a victim of modern slavery, tell someone. You will always be taken seriously and protection and support is available.

To report a suspicion or seek advice you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline confidentially on 08000 121 700. This is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can also report it online or call 101 at any time to report an incident. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact ‘Crimestoppers’ on 0800 555 111.

Always call 999 if there is a crime in action or immediate threat to life. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use the textphone service 18000 or text on 999 if pre-registered with the ‘emergency SMS’ service.


Lee Philbrock


Lee is a chartered structural engineer who has over 18 years of experience working in engineering consultancy.  Lee specialises in the assessment and design of building structures in all materials and has successfully delivered a range of high value and complex projects across the UK.  He also has experience in pre-planning and civil engineering design which helps him successfully manage multi-disciplinary teams from concept stage through to construction.  Clients enjoy working with Lee because of his proactive nature and drive to find the right solution.  In his spare time, Lee enjoys coastal walks, playing golf, and travelling with his family.


James Calvert


James has over 20 years’ experience working in civil engineering consultancy. James’ experience spans planning support for flood risk, drainage and highway design through to detailed design. He has led planning assessments for commercial and residential schemes ranging from minor developments to major mixed used developments. James’ experience both in planning and detailed engineering design enables him to determine pragmatic approaches to overcoming planning issues and strategies that are deliverable. James works alongside other specialists to integrate designs to provide integrated solutions for clients. In his spare time, James is a keen triathlete, enjoys hill walking, watching rugby and spending time with his family (especially Bramble the Spaniel).

Sunil Jethmalani4

Sunil Jethmalani


Sunil has over 33 years of experience working in structural engineering consultancy. Sunil has been responsible for a wide range of projects ranging in value from 1 million to 500 million, from inception to completion involving direct liaison with clients and other construction professionals, preparation of feasibility studies, detail design development, site supervision and site inspection. Sunil has worked on a wide range of projects covering all major sectors of engineering i.e. Educational, Retail, Residential, Refurbishment, Warehouses, Commercial, Heavy Industrial, Power distribution, Rail, etc. 

Jonathan Hudson - Director

Jonathan Hudson


Jonathan has over 35 years’ experience working in civil engineering consultancy. His experience is extensive and he works across the business, and is responsible for leading all Marine work. Jonathan has developed a reputation as a local marine expert and his expertise is sought by key clients who depend upon his professional advice. Jonathan has led the design of extensive high profile schemes, including the design of a new pleasure pier at Felixstowe and the design of a jetty in the River Thames designed to berth oil tankers. His extensive experience enables him to quickly determine economical and pragmatic solutions to complex engineering problems.

Joe Palmer - Director

Joe Palmer

BSc (Hons) MICE IEng - Head of Rail

Joe leads all Rail projects and has 20 years’ experience in engineering consultancy, predominantly in a rail and civils structures background. He is a professionally qualified Civil Engineer with experience of acting as CEM and CRE on railway projects. He has led the design of extensive major projects and has experience in all forms of structures in a railway environment. Joe has an innate understanding of the operational, time and safety constraints associated with railway projects and is able to provide expert technical advice in meeting these head on. Joe’s professional areas of interest include the examination, management and rehabilitation of existing structures, and the development of junior staff.

Mike Reed - Director

Mike Reed

BSc (Hons) MICE CEng - Director

Mike is a structural/civil engineer with 40 years’ experience across a wide range of projects in the housing, education, commercial, leisure, health and infrastructure sectors. He is experienced in design using all major structural materials, and has a sympathetic approach to the restoration of listed buildings. Mike is one of the founding directors of the practice and leads all civil and structural engineering projects.