As mentioned previously, Stockton is a company founded by Engineers and run by engineers.  This theme is common throughout the company including the Board. The Board of Stockton is comprised of three Directors all of whom have many years engineering experience in the Railway and Avionics Sectors having worked in both the Client and Supplier’s Businesses’.

Martin Bayliss – Technical Director

A railway engineer for more than thirty years. Martin was instrumental in bringing Risk Analysis techniques to London Underground. More recently he has developed and run courses on risk assessment and was a compliance manager, systems assurance manager and signalling project engineer. Consultancy clients include Tube Lines, London Underground, Crossrail, Network Rail, Bombardier, Edmund Nuttall and TCI Consultants. Martin has worked for Stockton since our formation in 2005.

Ralph Pantelides – Operations Director

Ralph provided system safety justifications for London Underground, Network Rail and Crossrail.  Projects including Jubilee and Northern line upgrade project, LU P&C renewals, NR Thameslink High Capacity Infrastructure, and LU Four Lines Modernisation.  Ralph has also worked on RAMS safety cases and managed systems performance modelling projects at the UK Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services.  At Crossrail, Ralph produced the system-level infrastructure safety justifications for the Elizabeth line entry into ROGS, Trial Running, Trial Operations and Revenue Service.  Ralph has worked for Stockton since its formation in 2005.

Stephen Turner – Business Development Director

Stephen has led technical assurance for several major infrastructure programmes through trials and into revenue service, from the Jubilee Line Extension Project as the Train Systems Assurance Manager (1999) to the Crossrail Central Operating Section as Head of Assurance (2022). He was lead consultant to Tube Lines for the Jubilee Northern Lines Upgrade Project, assuring the TBTC signalling system from cross acceptance into revenue service on both lines, and to TfL for the 4 Lines Modernisation Programme CBTC signalling system initial two migration sections into revenue service. He has advised on tender preparation and tender evaluations and on application of engineering safety management throughout the project lifecycle. Stephen is an experienced Safety Assessor. Stephen has worked for Stockton since our formation in 2006.

Stockton started operations in October 2005 with 8 founding partners, and has grown organically. We have established ourselves as a consultancy that is recognised as a centre of excellence in engineering risk, safety and reliability management, in the railway sector.

In particular our collective experience in LUL signalling systems is unsurpassed in the railway industry. Our partners have been instrumental in:

  • implementing risk management on the underground following the Kings Cross fire
  • the development of signalling standards for LUL
  • more recently  end to end delivery of risk and safety management for the JNUP project
  • numerous specialist services such as ICP, safety assessment and audit

As well as LUL, we also have experience of national rail on WCML and the nuclear and aviation sectors.

We aim to deliver optimal safety & risk management for our clients and our commitment to this coupled with our experience means we have developed a reputation for being highly efficient and effective in what we do.

Join us – Safety Management Professionals

We are currently growing our business and looking for experienced safety management professionals, as well as people starting out in their career. Apart from technical ability, we are looking for pragmatism and ability to deliver effectively at all levels in our clients’ organisations. We can promise you some interesting assignments and the chance to work in a consultancy that is different. If your background is in metro, heavy rail, petrochemical, aviation, air traffic management or nuclear energy and your specialism is in reliability, functional safety, standards, software, configuration management, safety assessment, human factors, EMC, or operations, we’d like to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining us contact: Martin Bayliss on 07966 218872 or email