Lucion Services completes strategic acquisition of an established, North-East based topographical surveying firm8 March 2022
Our company Lucion Services, the UK’s market leading provider of environmental testing and inspection services to corporate and commercial clients, has announced the strategic acquisition of Landform Surveys Ltd, an established topographical surveying firm in the North East.
Landform Surveys, which is based in Gateshead, where Lucion Services is headquartered, brings a skilled team and a range of highly complementary services to the group.
Working across a variety of sectors in the built environment, Landform Surveys was founded in 1994 and offers a range of surveying services including, topographic surveys, quarry and landfill site surveys, measured building surveys, utility & subterranean surveys, bathymetric surveys and volumetric stockpile surveys.
Led by founder and Managing Director Eric Hinds, the company will be integrated into Lucion Services’ testing and inspection unit.
Eric, who will remain with the business as Topographical Services Director, said:
“Landform Surveys Ltd has an established reputation of delivering trusted topographical surveying services throughout the UK. We are proud of the status that Landform Surveys has attained over the 28 years and our excellent relationships with our clients, not in small part due to the enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and expertise that our staff possess.
When I was first approached by Lucion for the acquisition, it was clear that our service offering and client base would be at home within the group. We are excited to be joining a strong, well established technical business, based so close to home.”
Eric and his management team will continue to run Landform Surveys Ltd, with support from the Lucion Services Senior Leadership Team and Adam Mead, Managing Director of Testing and Inspection at Lucion Services.
“We are delighted to bring the Landform Surveys team into the group. They are experts in their field and offer dynamic delivery to their clients and we can’t wait to start working with them.
As a close neighbour of ours in the North East, Landform is well-regarded in the marketplace for its excellent track record of investment in the latest technology, including robotic total stations and 3D laser scanners, and of course a strong commitment to client service, values which perfectly mirror our own.”
Operational Expansion and Investment
Alongside the acquisition, our second of 2022, we have invested around £600,000 in expanding our testing laboratory in Gateshead, an investment which will create up to 15 new jobs this year.
As a collective Group, with clients across the UK and a network of 25 regional offices, we now employ around 100 people in Gateshead at the Team Valley Trading Estate.
Reflecting our strong recent growth following the investment of Palatine Private Equity in 2019, we have continued to ramp-up the size and capabilities of our testing services at our laboratory.
The UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory which is powered by renewable energy, including an air source heat pump, and solar PV panel, offers independent sampling, testing and analysis combined with quality reassurance to meet clients’ needs.
The additional investment means it is now capable of analysing the vast majority of organic and inorganic analytes across a range of industries (ranging from environmental, food to pharmaceutical). This flexibility allows our Lucion Services team to offer bespoke analysis and expand into new or existing markets at short notice.
Phil Rozier, Chief Executive Officer of Lucion Group said:
“As a business we are passionately committed to protecting people and the planet and this latest acquisition alongside a significant investment in our laboratory service will help us better deliver on this mission.
We are therefore always pleased to bring new talent into the business and to be creating skilled jobs in Gateshead, where Lucion has its roots.
We’ve had a really busy start to 2022 as we continue to scale the business in line with our strategic growth plan and look forward to making further progress this year with strong organic growth delivered alongside further strategic acquisitions.”
About the Lucion Group
We are a purpose-driven organisation dedicated to protecting people and the planet.
Consisting of several environmental services companies, we provide a comprehensive suite of value-added environmental, health and safety risk management and consultancy services.
With deep sector experience and a close focus on the needs of customers, the Group has grown significantly in the last three years, backed by our investors Palatine, the UK mid-market private equity investor focused on delivering returns through sustainable growth.
The Group comprises Lucion Services a market-leading provider of hazardous materials management services, Delta-Simons, an established multi-disciplinary environmental and health and safety consultancy providing trusted advice and solutions for sustainable development, and Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services, a specialist provider of comprehensive and cost-effective radiation protection services to a wide range of internationally operating industrial and non-industrial companies.
With a nationwide presence, and a global footprint through its membership of the Inogen Alliance, Lucion Group has more than 550 employees operating across more than 20 specialist sectors including Utilities, Real Estate, Nuclear, Technology, Marine and Development.
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