Staff

BCL’s staff have benefited from decades of experience working within the quarrying industry. All staff hold an undergraduate honours degree in geological / environmental sciences. All principal staff hold Masters Degrees in relevant subjects.

BCL’s unique and extensive industry experience coupled with their academic background underpins the provision of practical and professional advice.

Paul Burfitt

Position: Principal Hydrogeologist.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Geophysics. University of Liverpool (1992). M.Sc. Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham (1997).
Service with BCL: 20-years.
Industry Experience: 28-years.
Background information:
Email: paul@bclhydro.co.uk.
Mobile: 07773 319269.


Gavin Chaplin

Position: Principal Hydrogeologist.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Geology & Management Science, Keele University (1990). M.Sc. Groundwater Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1993).
Service with BCL: 20-years.
Industry Experience: 30-years.
Background information:
Email: gavin@bclhydro.co.uk
Mobile: 07773 319270.


Henry Lister

Position: Principal Hydrogeologist.
Service with BCL: 20-years.
Industry Experience: 28-years.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, Plymouth University (1992). M.Sc. Groundwater Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1993).
Background information:Extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of flood risk and hydrogeological issues at waste sites, recycling operations, concrete batching plants and quarries working various rock types, clays, sands and gravels. Previously employed by Tarmac Quarry Products (1994-2000), initially working as a regional geologist, then based at the company’s headquarters as Senior Hydrogeologist. Overseas experience, including assisting with exploration programme to search for copper deposits in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile (Rio Tinto Zinc).
Email: henry@bclhydro.co.uk
Mobile: 07773 319271.


Peter Simpson

Position: Hydrogeologist.
Qualifications:– B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Birmingham (2007). M.Sc. Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham (2011).
Service with BCL: 12-years.
Industry Experience: 12-years.
Background information:
Email: peter@bclhydro.co.uk.
Mobile: 07809 517360.


Tom Dixon

Position: Senior Field Technician & Geological Assistant.
Qualifications: M.Geol. (Hons) Geology, Plymouth University (2013).
Service with BCL: 6-years.
Industry Experience: 6-years.
Background information:
Email: tom@bclhydro.co.uk.
Mobile: 07841 231234.


Gavinder Meetca

Position: Assistant Hydrogeologist.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University (2017). M.Sc. Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham (2018).
Service with BCL: 1.5-years.
Industry Experience: 1.5-years.
Background information:
Email: gavinder@bclhydro.co.uk.
Mobile: 07710 758996.


Thomas Herbert

Position: Monitoring Technician.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, University of Birmingham (2016)
Service with BCL: 
Industry Experience:
Background information:
Email: tomh@bclhydro.co.uk
Mobile:  07291 258924