Leadership Team

I remain an engineer at heart and even as a Director, I am driven by staying close to the design stage of projects to strengthen our teams with my many years’ of experience.
Toby Bates

Toby Bates


Qualifications: BSc (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MIET

Flatt Consulting

Toby is a man of integrity in all he does, providing leadership and support throughout our business

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Summary of profile:

I have been in the industry for over 30 years, starting out in engineering after leaving university back in 1987 with an honours degree in Electrical/Electronic engineering.

My knowledge and expertise span various sectors with a main focus on fast track Office Fit-out, Commercial, Residential and Educational sectors – successfully delivering schemes for a varied client base and tenant/occupant mix.

I have brought my own, unique leadership dynamic to the practice, instigating Health & Well Being and developing our WELL profile.
My passion for managing and mentoring people is what drives my role at FLATT, working with a fantastic team where I consistently influence the business in its direction and vision whilst providing support and guidance for younger engineers to develop their own unique skills.

I remain an engineer at heart and as a Director, I am driven by staying close to the design stage of projects to support and strengthen our teams with my many years of experience – exploring all potential options and mitigating risk so that ultimately, the client has a solution which is consultative and well thought through.

Outside of engineering

I am an avid supporter of extreme sports. Motorsports is my real passion and since his childhood karting achievements, I have been supporting my son where I now share the driving seat with him at Club Racing in a Caterham Class series!

I enjoy sailing boats and yachts and have taken part in Sailing Regatta’s over the years.

Key projects

  • UKPN Primary Substation Design Works: Electrical infrastructure at the heart of engineering
  • Dovehouse: Ultra High-end later living development in the heart of Chelsea.
  • 43-45 Portman Square: An outstanding fit-out for a global client
  • Film House, Wardour Street: WELL ‘Gold’ Enabled