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11th February 2016

{ Surveying Companies Merge To Create One Of Largest In The UK }

The region’s largest independent firm of surveyors has recently consolidated its leading position with the purchase of another Suffolk business.

Survey Solutions, which is headquartered in Ipswich and with offices throughout the UK, has purchased Stowmarket-based East Anglian Land Surveys (EALS), following the retirement of EALS directors Robert Mullins and Jeff Bate.

The development takes the headcount at Survey Solutions to 100 and will combine the complementary resources, capabilities, expertise and experience of both firms.

James Cooper, Managing Director of Survey Solutions, said: “Merging our teams will result in a stronger, more cost-effective and faster service to clients. The plan is to gradually integrate EALS into Survey Solutions with the surveyors moving over to either our Ipswich or the Norwich offices. 

“The welfare and happiness of the existing staff has been an important part of the merger and every member of the team now has an opportunity to work, develop and grow within the larger organisation.

“The surveyors have a wealth of experience, expertise and training which is invaluable to our future success and the types of projects undertaken by the two firms are also very similar – we even use the same instruments and software.”

Central to the merger is ensuring that clients and suppliers who have built up a good working relationship with EALS over the years are pleased with the changes. “Every effort has been and will continue to be made to ensure that the service people have come to expect from EALS will be as good – and hopefully even better – now that they are part of Survey Solutions,” added James. 

“There have always been very close links between the two companies not only geographically but also personally, as several of Survey Solutions senior people had previously trained and worked at EALS.” 

Clients who have not previously used Survey Solutions will now have access to some additional services that they may find beneficial such as: the use of high definition 3D laser scanning, aerial surveys, utility tracing, underground detection and mapping of buried services, along with CCTV drainage surveys and condition reporting. 

EALS is a long-established firm specialising in land surveying and measured building surveys, undertaking projects in East Anglia and throughout the UK for local, national and international clients. Over the last 30 years, its highly-skilled team has served a loyal and diverse client base ranging from local builders to multi-national blue-chip companies.

Survey Solutions is an established company, specialising in providing very detailed positional data for land and buildings. Using the latest technology its team accurately measures and records features above and below ground to create 3D digital models used by many other professionals including architects, planners, engineers and developers.

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