Engineering surveyors in double acquisition

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James Cooper of Survey Solutions
James Cooper of Survey Solutions

The UK’s largest engineering surveyors has strengthened its pole position within the industry following the acquisition of two further survey companies.

Headquartered in Ipswich, Survey Solutions is broadening its geographical presence in the UK by adding established businesses – Survey Systems in Manchester and Kempston Surveys in Bedfordshire – to its rapidly expanding company.

These latest developments increase Survey Solutions’ national reach to nine offices, located from Scotland to Somerset, giving the company an unrivalled presence throughout the UK and enabling local teams to respond quickly to project enquiries. The acquisitions also increase the headcount to around 160 people.

Started in 1998 by current CEO James Cooper, Survey Solutions focuses on delivering a complementary range of services to a broad range of clients throughout the UK, harnessing the latest industry technology.

With teams of specialists working on land surveys, measured building surveys, underground utilities, site engineering and monitoring, the company has firmly cemented itself as one of the fastest growing, largest and most diverse engineering survey companies in the UK.

James Cooper said: “I am delighted and proud to welcome both Survey Systems and Kempston Surveys to our company. Our growth strategy has always been to focus on surveying companies which share our company ethos and who can help us grow our national presence.

“Both these businesses are established and respected, with excellent teams of professionals and are a perfect fit in terms of expanding our operations. I am looking forward to working closely with them both in the future.”

Survey Systems was formed in 1983 and together with its sister company, Locate Surveys, has grown to become one of the largest independent surveying companies in the north west, employing approximately 40 people.

Kempston Surveys has established an excellent reputation within the Bedfordshire area for quality and client care during its 14-year history. The acquisition is already resulting in an expansion of the team, now comprising eight people.