Interesting article in Infrastructure Intelligence this week regarding the end of the UK's rail franchising system. Mike Brown, commercial director of Geo-Environmental Services Ltd and chair of the ACE’s rail sector interest group, was asked to comment: It has become clear that rail franchising does not help collaboration across the network and this has prevented the railway from working as [...]
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"Some great speeches at the Future Of Consultancy Dinner hosted by the ACE last night. The ACE are absolutely right in getting its membership to focus on change. In particular the digital revolution and the changing demands of society are having an impact right now and the pace of change will intensify. There are barriers to achieving the vision but [...]
We were delighted to recently hear the announcement that we have been named by Building and Facilities News as the recipient of their Environmental Consultancy of the Year Award. "Building and Facilities News is proud to announce that Geo Environmental has been chosen to receive our Environmental Consultancy of the Year Award. For over 20 years, Geo Environmental, founded in [...]
Many thanks to Steve Knight and his colleagues at i2 for inviting us to the Brownfield Briefing Awards. It was a really good night and great company! Congratulations to all the winners: Best Project Preparatory Work: BuroHappold Engineering and Elmbridge Borough Council ... Best Scientific/Technical/Digital Advance: QROS Limited ... Best Public Engagement and Participation: National Grid ... Best Application of Remediation Technologies : WSP and AstraZeneca ... Best [...]
Very interesting times we live in at the moment. Over the last few months I have attended a lot of meetings with the ACE, Pension Companies, Insurance Companies and other construction companies. Almost everyone I have spoken to has complained about how volatile the trading environment has become, with the blame being laid at the volatility of UK politics at [...]
Many thanks to the ACE for recently organising the Future of Consultancy Conference. Well done to them for recognising that the Consultant Engineering sector is undergoing a time of radical change and mobilising resource to talk about how it and it’s members can rise to meet these challenges. We heard from a range of industry experts and clients, who gave [...]
Geo-Environmental has won it’s biggest project of the year so far with Thames Water. Ed Newman, our Head of Rail Road and Utilities, pictured below left undertaking the initial site walkover on the Thames Water site proposed the creation of a dedicated team in 2016 to provide better focus on these market sectors, in a well constructed plan that he [...]
On behalf of all of us who attended the Platipus training session on ground anchors recently, many thanks. The team found it a really instructive session and we hope to do a lot more work with Platipus in the future. It is also not every afternoon that we get to play in a sand pit, so thanks for that! [...]
Thanks to Sir Robert McAlpine for such an interesting talk on how the Company has developed and grown over the last few years in particular. Many of the values and aspirations that they have on quality, health and safety and sustainability (amongst others) we share as well, and the message I take from this is that we need to keep [...]
Having announced last week that, for the 3rd year in a row, we have been shortlisted for this year's Consultancy & Engineering Best UK Business Performance Award; we are now delighted to announce that we won! This was confirmed at the annual Consultancy & Engineering Awards black-tie Awards ceremony at the Royal Lancaster London last Thursday (June 6th). It is a [...]