Venables Consultancy is a specialist consultancy company offering training, business, research & technical development, and specialist management services to construction, water and flood risk management sectors. Founded in 1988, it is jointly owned and run by Jean and Roger Venables, both Chartered Civil Engineers.
Venables Consultancy - business development. research. technical development. training services

Since our formation, we have had one central aim:

  • to help our clients and the industry generally to improve and enhance their overall organisational and business performance.

We achieve this through consultancy, research & development and training that uses or combines:

  • Management and promotion of research & technical development and its application in construction practice
  • Specialist management services - as in our day-to-day operation of the Association of Drainage Authorities with Jean Venables as Chief Executive and Ian Moodie as Policy & Technical Researcher
  • Business development and marketing consultancy
  • Flood risk management, including acting as an Expert Witness
  • Training courses and consultancy for professional development
  • Environmental & sustainability consultancy (through our sister company Crane Environmental Ltd)


We aim mainly to serve three business sectors:

  • Civil engineering and building construction clients and developers, designers, contractors and suppliers
  • National and local government, and government agencies
  • Professional institutions and not-for-profit organisations