Survey Solutions secures backing to accelerate growth

Survey Solutions CEO David Lowe

Survey Solutions has announced ambitious plans for further growth and investment following a management buyout, backed by private equity firm WestBridge.

The company provides land, building, underground and hydrographic surveys to developers, contractors, consultants and asset owners across the UK.

First formed in 1997 by James Cooper, Survey Solutions has experienced impressive growth to become a leading national company with 14 regional offices and 160 full-time employees, most of whom are specialist surveyors. 

The business has recently expanded its service offering to include structural, environment and geotechnical monitoring solutions.

Supporting clients through the lifecycle of a development, Survey Solutions works on projects in a diverse range of sectors, including infrastructure, defence, transport, energy, healthcare, education and commercial and residential construction. 

Clients include the NHS, the Department for Education, AECOM, WSP, Jacobs, Balfour Beatty and Kier.

The buyout was led by CEO David Lowe and the senior management team, which has been instrumental in driving growth over the last few years, both organically and through acquisition.

David Lowe said: “There is an incredible opportunity to transform the experience and value customers of engineering surveys receive. 

“Through investment in new technology combined with a customer centric focus we aim to revolutionise our industry and become the most trusted engineering survey and monitoring provider in the UK.

“Our new value creation plans are now a possibility, thanks to the support of WestBridge. 

“These plans will benefit our clients, making it easier for them to access a wider range of surveys and monitoring solutions quickly and efficiently, confident in the engineering expertise they will receive.”

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