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The company was established in Hexham, Northumberland in 2002 by Tim Elliott.  It quickly grew to include a geo-environmental scientist and a CAD and GIS technician and as the work load increased, further experienced technical, scientific and surveying staff have joined to provide an excellent professional service for a growing number of clients.


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We now carry out project work all over the north of England and Scotland , with clients ranging from developers and individual property owners to national mineral and energy companies.


We believe that a team working ethos should be at the heart of what we do because we want every client to have access to all of the varied expertise in the company. The value of this approach has been proven time and time again.


To ensure that customer satisfaction remains our highest priority, the company embraced the concept of quality management right from its early days and holds ISO9001 (2008) accreditation.


As Chartered Surveyors we hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance for all our activities.

Our Ethos


Client Focused - We strive to offer the most efficient service possible. We will carefully assess your problem and advise on the best way forward for your particular situation. Our work is carefully planned and project managed so you get value for money.


Professional Approach - As Chartered Environmental Surveyors, we understand that our work is not just about producing technical reports, it is about using them to solve your problems. This entails understanding your project and having the ability to represent your interests and advise on the best course of action, allowing you to get on with your business.


Technical Know How - Our technical expertise ranges from strategic advice to project management and assessment, enabling us to offer a comprehensive service to our clients.


Clear Reporting - Even the best pieces of consultancy are worthless if the work cannot be easily understood. We take pride in producing clear and concise reports which are tailored to meet individual requirements and satisfy the demands of regulators.

Key Staff


Director and Principal Consultant, Tim Elliott BSc (Hons) FRICS MEECW


Tim has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Surveyor working in the environment.   He is also a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society for the Environment and a Member of the Association of Environmental and Ecological Clerks of Works.


He specialises in environmental risk assessment and land management, and site appraisal for development projects. He has provided extensive site risk assessment, land restoration and aftercare consultancy and management for developers, land owners, mineral companies and DEFRA, including the preparation of Land Quality Statements and Land Condition Records.

Most projects are multi-disciplinary projects involving close liaison with clients, land managers, engineers, scientists, statutory bodies, and other stakeholders. 


He has appeared as expert witness at several planning inquiries for mineral, agricultural, and road developments, for private and public clients.  He has carried out a major Expert Determination on a litigation dispute involving the sale and purchase of a site for brownfield development, following appointment by the President of the RICS.


Tim is involved in developing and maintaining RICS professional guidance on Environmental Assessment and Contaminated Land, Environmental Liability,  Asbestos Management as well as other environmental matters, including the Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soils.  He is a board member of the RICS Environment and Resources Professional Group.


He has also presented papers on environmental liaibility, sustainability, contamination, restoration and aftercare techniques at Contaminated Land Forums, Utility, RICS, and other national and regional seminars.


Tim is supported by  specialist multi-disciplinary consultants & associates with a wide range of combined skills including geo-environmental expertise, ecology and protected species, environmental project management, coal mining legacy, renewables and minerals reinstatement and GIS/cartography.


Charlie Cooper – Technical and Mining Surveyor


Charlie has 25 years experience in site surveying and monitoring, together with the supervision of large scale mineral sites. He has considerable experience CAD and cartography, the preparation of Coal Mining Risk Assessments for developments, in Coal Authority format, and also site investigation of contaminated land and remediation work.  He holds Mining Qualifications Board Surveyors Certificate, RSPoH Level 3 asbestos inspection and NEEBOSH safety certification.


Helen Elliott BA – Business & Quality Manager


Helen provides the business with the essential managerial functions; from client and supplier liaison, financial & IT management, maintaining the ISO9001 : 2008 system, to marketing and project administration.


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