The access audit team and Direct Access are led by NRAC Consultant Steven Mifsud. As we all have a disability, some obvious and some not so obvious, we have an inherent expertise in understanding disability issues.
The people listed below highlight some of the team members but do not in any way account for all the others who work so hard to facilitate access for people with disabilities.
Steven Mifsud – NRAC Consultant / Director
Upon graduating from the University of Brighton with an Architecture degree, Steven became an Access Officer for Chester City Council then entered private practice before founding Direct Access in 2004. Steven is a member of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC Consultant) and a keynote speaker at conferences such as the Aspire4Sport convention in Doha, Qatar.
When he is not measuring the gradient of a ramp or the width of a door, he can be found watching matches at Old Trafford.
John Coppock – Access Consultant / Lifetime Homes Specialist
Award winning John completed his Architectural Design degree at the University of Brighton winning the British Institute of Architectural Technologists John Sadler Memorial Award, the Gatwick Airport Ltd prize for the best result in BTEC National Diploma course in Building Studies and the Percy Wales Memorial Prize for the best performance in BTEC National Diploma course in Building Studies! John is also a Lifetime Homes specialist.
John undertakes surveys for several of our key customers and works as a roving consultant for a number of local authorities.
When he is not busy winning awards, John can be found hiking up mountains or walking across the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Morgan – NRAC Auditor / Access Consultant
Tom’s attention to detail and research skills mean that he produces accurate research work and access audit reports, uses recognised and relative standards and guidance to ensure positive and successful outcomes, then communicates them clearly to the client organisation. Tom is qualified and accredited access consultant specialising in physical, sensory and intellectual access for disabled people. He has over 9 years of experience of providing access consultancy for projects of all sizes in a variety of areas of the built environment.
Tom has a Business Management degree, a post-graduate qualification in Inclusive Environments and is a member of the National Register of Access Consultants and the Access Association. Tom is a key point of contact in drawing together the physical, sensory and intellectual access and best practice standards required by our projects and ensuring they are applied with “reasonableness” in context within the project to meet client objectives.
Judith Tyson – Communications
Judith provides communication support for our hearing impaired Director Steven, she answers the phone on his behalf and provides interpretation at meetings. She graduated from Chester with a degree in Business Management making her ideally suited for coordinating communications within the team.
She likes to cook using home grown spices from her garden in Nantwich