Our ability to provide ‘Ground Investigations of Quality and Value’ is confirmed, and to date we’ve completed more than 70 projects with contract values ranging from £450 to £45k, with many for returning clients and a high proportion negotiated. Feedback from regulators, including SEPA and local councils has been positive and encouraging.
There has been development aplenty at Insight GEO over the last year with new sample and equipment store; increased office space; and new computer software, making downloading and sending documents easy via the upgraded fibre optic broadband. We’re also in at the start with the new Keynetix Holebase SI software. Having upgraded to the professional package, this will not only produce great exploratory hole records and AGS data, but the interactive mapping element will allow cross sections to be generated with a click (or two) for standard inclusion in our reports. Still at a trial and review stage, this software should transform the way we can interrogate and ultimately present field data – exciting stuff. The increased office capability has been ably supported by admin, accounts and IT input from Claire, Arlene and Gerard – many thanks.
The important commitment to Health and Safety has not been neglected: our NEBOSH qualified advisor, Stuart Beattie has developed the Insight GEO Health and Safety Management System, now in preliminary use and being tweaked to perfection. A new Professionally Qualified Person CSCS card and HSE certified First Aid at Work training for Judith emphasises this commitment.
On site there have been upgrades too: the new company 4 x 4 vehicle, a capable beast, ‘just in case’ we end up somewhere muddy and slightly inaccessible. Providing project continuity, Judith is on site for the majority of fieldwork. For larger projects and days where being in two places at once would be handy, the experienced support of Gordon or Chrissie on site has proved to be invaluable.
And so to the future – although largely more of the same, and with increased capability we look forward to working with a wider range of clients who are hoping to find an approachable and professional specialist to implement and manage their ground investigations with competence, or add pragmatic geotechnical and geoenvironmental expertise to their projects.
Finally – let the blogging recommence. After many months of ploughing all spare energy into developing Insight GEO behind the scenes, it’s time to start broadcasting achievements and selecting the most useful and interesting industry updates to share. Watch this space in the coming months.