Lucy Thomas

Welcome to Francesco

GB Card & Partners are delighted to welcome another new employee, Francesco, to the company.

Francesco moved to the UK from Italy about 5 years ago after having worked mainly as a geotechnical engineer and expert witness in Italy, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. His previous role saw Francesco working as an Operations & System Manager initially, then Head of Projects for a ground and structure investigations consultancy company.

After leaving his previous company in 2022 Francesco made one of his dreams come true by exploring Latin American for 3 months by himself where he became fluent in Spanish. Although Francesco is still studying and trying to improve daily.

During Francesco’s free time, besides his love for cooking, (which is a typical Italian characteristic!) Francesco also plays guitar and sings, performing live in bars and restaurants or recording music for professional purposes.

To discuss a project with Francesco please email him at

Promotion to Associate: Alberto, Nick and Valentina

We are pleased to announce that three key staff members, Alberto, Nick and Valentina, have been promoted to Associate!

As the end of 2022 approaches GB Card & Partners are happy to reflect on an extremely successful year. The company has had a multitude of exciting projects across the UK and the technical expertise of our staff continue to develop and impress.


Alberto Cazzaniga is the Geo Environmental Discipline Lead for GB Card & Partners and is also celebrating becoming chartered in September 2022.

Alberto has consolidated his project management skills and knowledge of ground investigation, hydrogeology, DQRA for groundwater and ground gas, in-situ remediation techniques and design of gas ground protection measures with over 16 years’ experience in contaminated land projects in the UK, EU and overseas.



Valentina Osella is the South East Lead heading up our Canterbury office which celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary this week.

Valentina has an extensive experience in ground investigation in a diverse range of brownfields, particularly former quarries and landfills, geotechnical design, ground improvement works and implementation of sustainable remediation techniques under the Planning Framework and the Environmental Permitting Regulations. She has been a project manager for over 10 years and has been a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) since 2020.



Nick Bonner is the Ground Investigation Lead and oversees some of our biggest London projects and is an expert on complex geotechnical and geo-environmental remediation and ground investigation projects.

With over 16 years’ experience, Nick has worked within a wide range of environments including over water jack-up platforms, tidal culverts, reservoirs, floodplains, street works, gas holder sites, London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure, schools, agricultural and commercial areas, and greenfield sites.


A huge congratulations to our leads who have worked incredibly hard in supporting the growth of the company and also in their continued technical development.



Welcome Amber

A very big welcome to Amber, GB Card & Partner’s latest recruit. As GB Card continues to go from strength to strength it was vital to expand in all areas of the company and Amber will be joining as our Business Coordinator, supporting Benjamin in the day to day running of the company.

Amber has come to GB Card & Partners after a lengthy & successful career with John Lewis and brings a huge number of transferable skills which will be extremely valuable in contributing to GB Card’s continued success.

Outside of work Amber enjoys travelling, including a recent 3-month adventure to Canada and travelling across the South West watching live music.