News

In our news section, you'll find our latest press releases on testing, inspection and compliance.

We will also keep you up-to-date with SOCOTEC's business activities, including our latest innovations, client wins and information about the exhibitions and conferences we are attending. 

For media enquiries, please contact news.uk@socotec.com or call 01283 554330.

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29 November, 2018

SOCOTEC Introduces Drill Rig Induction Scheme to Improve Safety Practices

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has recently introduced a new Drill Rig Induction Scheme onto all of their ground investigation projects where drill rigs are operated.

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20 November, 2018

SOCOTEC’s Continued Support for the Concrete Industry

SOCOTEC is proud to be sponsoring the 50th celebration of The Concrete Society Awards.

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19 November, 2018

SOCOTEC’s Trusted Stack Emissions Monitoring Services at AQE 2018

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be attending The Air Quality & Emissions (AQE) Show 2018.

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01 November, 2018

SOCOTEC To Support Rail Industry in Overcoming Hazards at Railway Environmental Forum 2018

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is bringing the annual Railway Environmental Forum to both London and Edinburgh for another year.

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12 October, 2018

SOCOTEC Appointed to LHC Framework for Asbestos and Water

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to have secured a place on the LHC’s Asbestos Services Framework.

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11 October, 2018

SOCOTEC Awarded Nationwide Fuel Testing Contract with Biffa

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a two-year fuel quality testing contract by Biffa.

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11 October, 2018

The Future of Earthworks Monitoring to be Showcased at ICE Lecture

‘Priming the Industry: An Innovation in Earthworks Monitoring’

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01 October, 2018

SOCOTEC Launches Integrated Solution for End-to-End Monitoring & Risk Control

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has launched a new integrated solution for end-to-end monitoring and risk control, for major infrastructure and commercial developments.

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12 September, 2018

SOCOTEC to Present at 13th International Symposium for Nuclear and Environmental Radiochemical Analysis

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be joining other nuclear technical experts for the 13th International Symposium on Nuclear and Environmental Radiochemical Analysis.

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12 September, 2018

SOCOTEC Sponsors Engineering in Chalk Conference 2018

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is proud to be sponsoring the BGA’s international conference on Engineering in Chalk.

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08 August, 2018

SOCOTEC Supports Scottish Water with Marine Ground Investigation at Portobello

SOCOTEC - the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services - has started work on a six week ground investigation project for Scottish Water.

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31 July, 2018

SOCOTEC Awarded Remediation Support Contract for Tata Steel

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a contract by Andrew Scott Ltd to provide support for ongoing land remediation works at the Tata Steel Port Talbot steelmaking site.

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19 July, 2018

SOCOTEC Host Open Day to Showcase Innovative Testing at ALPACA Project

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has recently hosted an open day to showcase their high precision pile load testing for the ALPACA project.

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03 July, 2018

SOCOTEC Acquires 4see Ltd

SOCOTEC is pleased to announce that it has acquired 4see Ltd, specialists in health, safety and environmental consultancy solutions.

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21 June, 2018

SOCOTEC Presents to Construction Students at Local College

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has supported a training day at a local college in Kent with a presentation on concrete quality control.

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08 June, 2018

SOCOTEC Supports the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project with Scope of Services

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has recently been awarded a series of contracts by Dragados UK for materials testing, marine analysis and ground investigation works at the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project (AHEP).

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06 June, 2018

SOCOTEC Supporting Nuclear Industry as Member of Nuclear North West Forum

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has joined the Nuclear Forum to further extend its reach of extensive laboratory capabilities in supporting the nuclear industry.

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01 June, 2018

SOCOTEC Delivers Training Day alongside Morris Lubricants

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, recently collaborated with Morris Lubricants to deliver a training day around the use of oil and lubricant for key contacts in the rail industry.

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24 May, 2018

World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE): SOCOTEC Emerges as a Key European Player in the Industry

From 26 to 28 June, the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) will bring together all players in the civil nuclear industry, including the SOCOTEC Group.

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23 May, 2018

SOCOTEC Continues Support for EU Project, ‘Sullied Sediments’

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is continuing to support the ‘Sullied Sediments’ Project in reducing the effect of chemical pollutants on the environment.

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22 May, 2018

SOCOTEC Helps Local School with Community Project

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has supported a primary school in South Wales, with a recent project to rejuvenate its outside space.

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21 May, 2018

SOCOTEC Undertakes Pioneering Fieldwork alongside Brunel University London with a Pagani CPT rig

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, joined the geotechnical research team from Brunel University London to undertake pioneering fieldwork at Ashford Hill, Hampshire with the aim to gain further understanding of drift-filled hollows.

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19 April, 2018

Outstanding Occupational Hygienist Recognised at Society Awards

An occupational hygienist from SOCOTEC has been recognised by the BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, at an awards ceremony during the Society’s annual conference, Occupational Hygiene 2018.

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17 April, 2018

SOCOTEC Wins Silver at Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is celebrating after receiving a Silver Award at the recent Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards.

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13 April, 2018

SOCOTEC Granted UKAS Accreditation for Asbestos in Soil Analysis at Bridgend

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is pleased to confirm that it has been granted UKAS accreditation for asbestos in soil analysis at its Bridgend site in South Wales.

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04 April, 2018

SOCOTEC Attending AGS Members’ Day As Gold Sponsor

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, will be attending The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) annual Members’ Day in Birmingham on 11 April 2018.

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26 March, 2018

SOCOTEC Supports MOD Community Project

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is delighted to have supported the Royal Logistics Corps by undertaking an asbestos survey on a community project at Dishforth Barracks, North Yorkshire.

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20 March, 2018

Supporting Modern Buildings with Improved Cobra Cyclone Dirt Separators

To meet the changing needs of modern buildings, SOCOTEC - formerly ESG - has recently completed a programme of upgrading and improving their Cobra Cyclone dirt separators.

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14 March, 2018

SOCOTEC Presents Fundraising Total to Children with Cancer UK

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has presented Children with Cancer UK with a donation to the value of £1621.17.

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13 March, 2018

SOCOTEC Continues Environment Radiological Monitoring Support for Environment Agency

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is continuing to support the Environment Agency with radiological sampling and radiochemical analytical support.

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08 March, 2018

SOCOTEC Acquires ITM Monitoring

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services has announced the acquisition of Calyx Investments Ltd, the holding company for the UK’s leading geotechnical and structural monitoring specialists, ITM Monitoring Ltd.

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05 March, 2018

SOCOTEC Awarded Three Year Contract with the Coal Authority

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has been awarded a three year contract by the Coal Authority to undertake a programme of mine entry inspections in England, Scotland and Wales.

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13 February, 2018

SOCOTEC Awarded City & Guilds Accreditation for Legionella Training

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has recently been accredited by City & Guilds for Legionella training.

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12 February, 2018

SOCOTEC’s Enhanced OASIS Water Recycling Unit Delivers Cost Savings to Cooling Towers

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has recently launched the upgraded and improved version of their OASIS Water Recycling unit.

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01 February, 2018

SOCOTEC to Attend Brownfield Land, Scotland

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be attending the Brownfield Land Conference 2018 in Scotland on 7 February.

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22 January, 2018

SOCOTEC Supports 100 Bishopsgate in Achieving Water Efficiency

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is helping achieve some of the highest efficiencies in water treatment and sustainability in the 181 metre high, all-glass building at 100 Bishopsgate, London, owned by Brookfield Properties.

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05 January, 2018

SOCOTEC Becomes First UK Company to Gain MMO Accreditation for Marine Sediment Testing

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has become the first non-Government body to gain accreditation from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to carry out marine sediment analysis.

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02 January, 2018

SOCOTEC Supports Highways England with Efficient Paints and Coatings Compliance

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, SOCOTEC - formerly ESG - has been awarded a four-year contract to provide specialist coatings testing and consultancy services for Highways England.

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15 December, 2017

SOCOTEC Awarded Brent Housing Asbestos Consultancy Contract

Following a ten-year partnership, SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, and the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services – has won a £100,000, three-year contract to provide asbestos consultancy services for Brent Council.

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11 December, 2017

SOCOTEC Demonstrates Laboratory Capabilities To Wood Recyclers’ Association

As the UK’s leading testing, inspection and compliance company, SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is proud to have supported the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) by accommodating a recent meeting and site tour for WRA members.

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08 December, 2017

SOCOTEC wins prestigious Fleming Award 2017

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has won the 2017 Fleming Award for work on the Pile Soil Analysis (PISA) project, a research collaboration aimed at improving design methods for laterally loaded piles, alongside Oxford University, Imperial College London, Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) & the Carbon Trust.

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01 December, 2017

SOCOTEC is Supporting Sullied Sediments Project in Reducing Chemicals in our Waterways

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is pleased to be supporting the ‘Sullied Sediments’ Project in minimising the impact of chemical pollutants on the environment.

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14 November, 2017

SOCOTEC Sponsors Concrete Society Awards 2017

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, is continuing to support the Concrete Society Awards 2017 with another year of sponsorship.

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08 November, 2017

BDA Recognises SOCOTEC’s Innovation with Award at Annual Ceremony

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has been recognised by the British Drilling Association for the innovative design of a new rig safeguard.

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06 November, 2017

SOCOTEC Awarded Five Year Water Monitoring Contract with Skanska

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, has been awarded a five year water monitoring contract with Skanska.

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02 November, 2017

SOCOTEC Asbestos presents at BOHS Roadshows

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been presenting at a number of roadshows, alongside the BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, to highlight the risks posed by asbestos.

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19 October, 2017

SOCOTEC Hosts Railway Environmental Forum 2017

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be hosting the Railway Environmental Forum again for 2017.

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17 October, 2017

ESG Becomes SOCOTEC: A New Name And A New Logo For New Ambitions

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has changed its name and identity to SOCOTEC, following the acquisition earlier this year by the SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance optimisation.

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27 September, 2017

Compliance Consultancy Agreement Secured with Royal Albert Hall

ESG, a SOCOTEC company, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is delighted to have been selected to work with the Royal Albert Hall.

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13 September, 2017

Attending AGS Geotechnical Data Conference

ESG, a SOCOTEC company and the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is a Gold sponsor for the upcoming AGS Geotechnical Data Conference on 20 September 2017, and will also be exhibiting there on the day.

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07 September, 2017

UKAS Accreditation Awarded for On-Site Coatings Testing

ESG, a SOCOTEC company and the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded UKAS accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025) for a range of on-site coatings testing*.

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31 August, 2017

Supporting BAM Nuttall with Soil Characterisation Training

ESG, a SOCOTEC company and the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has recently provided BAM Nuttall with technical advice and guidance in support of their in-house training initiative, which aims to increase the reuse of excavated soils.

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29 August, 2017

Structural and Ground Investigation Works for Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth

ESG, a SOCOTEC company and the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has carried out an eighteen month contract with VolkerStevin and VolkerLaser in support of the new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier berth construction.

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18 August, 2017

Asbestos Consultancy and Associated Services for SUPC Asbestos Consultancy Framework

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, ESG, a SOCOTEC company, has been chosen by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) in a new framework agreement for asbestos consultancy and associated services.

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28 July, 2017

MP Adds her Support to Marine Approval Campaign

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler has visited SOCOTEC Company ESG to add her support to the company’s campaign to gain approval by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), and become first non-government organisation in the UK with the authority to carry out marine sediment testing.

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19 July, 2017

UKAS Accreditation Awarded for Pesticide Testing

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded UKAS accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025) to test for a range of pesticides in a wide variety of water matrices.

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14 July, 2017

Legionella Control Association Certificate Maintained

As the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, ESG offers a comprehensive and unrivalled range of water hygiene, treatment, equipment and consultancy. To ensure clients have peace of mind that their processes and procedures are quality assured, ESG strives to comply with accredited service providers.

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11 July, 2017

Demonstrating Laboratory Capabilities to Long-Term Client, SUEZ

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance, a SOCOTEC company, ESG, recently hosted a training awareness day for resource-management company, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, following on from a secured three year contract that can extend until 2020.

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22 June, 2017

Biomass Testing Contract Secured with Lynemouth Power Limited

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is today celebrating a new client in Lynemouth Power Limited (LPL), which, following their conversion from coal to biomass, will generate safe and sustainable energy.

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31 May, 2017

Attending the Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Summer Seminar

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, ESG, a SOCOTEC company, will be exhibiting at this year’s Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Summer Seminar at the Royal Armouries, Leeds (21 June).

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16 May, 2017

Helping Salmon Back to South Yorkshire

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is carrying out a programme of geotechnical surveys to support Yorkshire Water in boosting the salmon population in the River Don.

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27 April, 2017

Infrastructure Offering Boosted with Two New Drilling Rigs

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has invested in two custom-built rotary drilling rigs to further strengthen its geotechnical offering.

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18 April, 2017

Exhibiting at the Air Quality and Emissions Show

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be exhibiting at this year’s Air Quality and Emissions (AQE) Show at the Telford International Centre (24 – 25 May).

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05 April, 2017

UKAS Accreditation Awarded for Environmental Pollutant Testing

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded UKAS accreditation (1015) for a range of specialist tests for environmental pollutants.

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29 March, 2017

35 Years of Maintaining UKAS 0001 Accreditation Celebrated

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is proud to announce that it has once again completed reassessment of its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) 0001 schedule, being accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for construction materials, oils, coatings, metallurgy and energy testing.

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24 March, 2017

Appointed to Fusion21’s National Compliance and Facilities Management Framework

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has earned a place on Fusion21's Compliance and Facilities Management framework – worth £290 million over a four year period.

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21 March, 2017

SOCOTEC Speeds up International Expansion by Acquiring ESG

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by SOCOTEC, a major player in risk management and performance optimisation.

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10 March, 2017

Capacity for Geotechnical Testing of Contaminated Soil Doubled

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced a major investment, worth around £130,000 in upgrading its geotechnical laboratory in Doncaster.

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17 February, 2017

New Reporting Application Rolled Out Ahead of Updated Asbestos Guidance

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has introduced a new digital reporting application to further assist clients undergoing asbestos removal works.

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08 February, 2017

Marine Sediment Testing Services Awarded UKAS Accreditation

The UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, ESG, has received UKAS accreditation to carry out marine sediment testing services for offshore environmental monitoring.

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02 February, 2017

Presenting on Coal Tar Analysis at YCLF

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is set to present on laboratory testing of coal tar products to delegates at this month’s Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (YCLF).

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20 January, 2017

LOI Testing Services Enhanced with New Accreditation

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded UKAS (No. 0001) accreditation for its work carrying out loss on ignition (LOI) testing on waste.

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18 January, 2017

Appeared on BBC's The One Show Last Night

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, appeared on BBC’s The One Show yesterday evening.

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10 January, 2017

£100K Invested to Transform Doncaster Oil Laboratory

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced a £100,000 investment at its specialist oil testing laboratory in Hexthorpe, Doncaster to further improve capacity at the facility.

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05 January, 2017

Advanced Radiochemistry Service Contract with SEPA Won

ESG, the leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has entered a three-year framework contract to carry out ad-hoc radioactivity monitoring and analysis works for SEPA (The Scottish Environment Protection Agency).

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22 December, 2016

Appointed to Procurement For All Water Hygiene Framework

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has earned a place on the Procurement For All (PFA) Water Hygiene Framework.

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19 December, 2016

Speciated Mercury Testing Added to Contaminated Land Analysis Offering

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced the addition of speciated mercury testing to its suite of contaminated land analysis services. The service will be offered from the company’s specialist chemistry laboratory in Bretby, Derbyshire.

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21 November, 2016

£25 million GI Framework Agreement Awarded by United Utilities

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a seven year framework contract to carry out a wide range of specialist ground investigation and geoenvironmental services for United Utilities (UU).

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11 November, 2016

New Video Launched

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce the launch of its new video.

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04 November, 2016

Another Year Sponsoring of Concrete Society Awards

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is proud to announce that it will continue its sponsorship of the Concrete Society Awards for this year’s Awards Dinner, taking place on 17th November.

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01 November, 2016

Hosting Organisational Health Seminar: Minimising Environmental Risk

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be hosting an organisational health seminar on minimising environmental risk this November.

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31 October, 2016

Daniel Perrett Wins Lead Driller of the Year Award

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that Daniel Perrett, lead driller, Infrastructure Services, has been awarded Lead Driller of the Year by the British Drilling Association (BDA).

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31 October, 2016

Sponsoring Glossop Lecture to Honour Geotechnical Founding Member

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is this week proud to sponsor the annual Glossop Lecture.

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28 October, 2016

WRAS Approval for Hydrochlorox - Chlorine Dioxide Dosing System

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded WRAS approval for its chlorine dioxide dosing system, Hydrochlorox.

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27 October, 2016

New Fire Accelerant Analysis Service

In response to client demand, ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has introduced a new fire accelerant analysis service to determine the accidental or deliberate cause of a fire.

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26 October, 2016

Appointed Pagabo National Framework

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has earned a place on Pagabo’s latest National Framework for Professional Services in Construction and Premises.

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25 October, 2016

Hosting Railway Environmental Forum 2016

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be hosting the annual Railway Environmental Forum in both London and Glasgow this November.

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22 September, 2016

Anthony Thorpe Wins the 2016 ESG Geotechnics and Geomechanics Prize at Brunel University London

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced Anthony Thorpe as the winner of the inaugural ESG sponsored Geotechnics and Geomechanics Prize for students at Brunel University London.

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05 September, 2016

Continued Contract with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK

ESG, the UK’s leading testing, inspection and compliance company, has secured a contract with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) previously SITA UK, to provide laboratory services for all landfill sites in the UK.

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31 August, 2016

Environment Agency Extends Radiological Monitoring Contract

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has won a two-year extension to its contract with the Environment Agency to provide independent monitoring of radioactivity in the environment.

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24 August, 2016

£200K Radioactive Materials Testing Contract Won Following Equipment Investment

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a two-year, radioactive materials testing contract by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

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11 August, 2016

Expanded Asbestos Services Team with New Specialist Laboratory in South Wales

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced the opening of a new site and UKAS accredited (No. 0148) laboratory in Bridgend to bolster its asbestos offering in Wales.

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26 July, 2016

Testing the Water for the Canal & River Trust with Five-Year Monitoring Contract

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has won a five-year extension to its contract with the Canal & River Trust to provide independent sediment and water analysis and undertake environmental monitoring of permitted waste sites.

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27 June, 2016

Contaminated Land Contract Won for Watford Health Campus Development

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been working on a contract to provide contaminated land consultancy, testing and associated services for the Watford Health Campus development scheme.

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23 June, 2016

Water Treatment Contract Awarded by Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust

ESG, the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services has been awarded a two-year contract to carry out water monitoring, assessment and treatment works by Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust.

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ESG’s Electrolytic Disinfection Course CIBSE Approved

16 June, 2016

CIBSE Approved Electrolytic Disinfection Course

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has received Chartered Institute for Building Services Engineering (CIBSE) approval for its electrolytic disinfection course.

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26 May, 2016

UKAS Accreditation for Oil Testing Laboratory

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has increased its UKAS accreditation for electrical oil analysis, adding to its existing offering of UKAS accredited oil testing services under schedule no.0001.

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26 April, 2016

UKAS Accreditation Awarded for Drax Site Laboratory

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has achieved flexible scope UKAS accreditation No.0001 for its on-site laboratory at Drax power station near Selby, North Yorkshire.

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29 March, 2016

New Digital Management System Launched

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has launched a new web based customer portal, ESGi, to help its clients manage their projects more efficiently. The digital management system allows customers to access real-time data generated from test and inspection work on their sites, anytime, from any location.

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24 March, 2016

Phase One Water Treatment Contract Awarded at Battersea Power Station

ESG - now SOCOTEC - the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract, to supply water treatment equipment for phase one of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

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22 March, 2016

The Importance of Air Quality Testing in 2016

ESG - now SOCOTEC - the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has responded to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), that suggests air pollution contributes to around 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK alone.
The study was developed to raise awareness of the link between poor air quality and ill health, arguing that indoor air concerns are being overlooked.

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Drax Safety Award

17 March, 2016

Recognised for Safety Excellence

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a Silver Award for Contractor Safety Excellence by Drax Group plc.

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Skanska Framework Agreement

19 January, 2016

Framework Agreement with Skanska UK Signed

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has won a two-year framework agreement to provide asbestos testing and consultancy to construction firm, Skanska UK Plc.

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14 January, 2016

Kier Contract for A30 Works Secured

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services has been awarded an 18 month contract from Kier Group to provide vital materials testing for the A30 road improvements project.

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Declan Burns

05 January, 2016

New Lab for Energy & Waste Services Division

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced the acquisition of a new gas testing laboratory in Kempston, Bedfordshire.

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18001 Accreditation

22 December, 2015

Leading Health & Safety Standard Awarded

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded accreditation to the BS OHSAS 18001 standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management.

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WRAS Approval

27 November, 2015

Protex! Awarded WRAS Approval

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce it has been awarded WRAS approval for Protex!, its innovative water disinfection device.

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GE Next Generation Award

12 November, 2015

Fiona Connor Shortlisted for GE Next Generation Award

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that Fiona Connor, assistant grade engineer, Infrastructure Services has reached the finals of this year’s Ground Engineering (GE) Next Generation Awards.

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Jim Murphy

10 November, 2015

Materials Testing Capabilities Enhanced with £100,000 Investment in Dorset Laboratory

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced a major investment, worth around £100,000 in a new specialist chemistry laboratory at its facility at East Stoke, near Wareham in Dorset.

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Legionella Risk Assessments UKAS Accreditation

19 October, 2015

Legionella Risk Assessments Receives UKAS Accreditation

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a UKAS accredited inspection body no.6123 for legionella risk assessments under ISO/IEC 17020:2012.

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Hydro

09 October, 2015

Hydro: Water Management App Suite Launched

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of inspection, testing and compliance services, has recently launched a new app suite for its water management services

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Asbestos Resinspection UKAS Accreditation

17 September, 2015

Asbestos Re-Inspection Surveys Receives UKAS Accreditation

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is pleased to announce that it has achieved UKAS accreditation for asbestos re-inspection surveys, completing its full offering of UKAS accredited asbestos services under schedule no. 0148.

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Rail Forum 2015

14 September, 2015

Railway Environmental Forum 2015

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be hosting a Railway Environmental Forum, reflecting on the current issues affecting the rail sector, from changing legislation to environmental and health and safety issues.

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Abellio Greater Anglia Water Hygiene Contract

08 September, 2015

Abellio Greater Anglia Water Hygiene Contract Secured

ESG, the UK’s leading testing, inspection and compliance company, has secured a contract to provide Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) with Legionella & Water Hygiene services.

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ECSMGE 2015

01 September, 2015

Exhibiting at ECSMGE 2015

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection, compliance, and advice services, will be exhibiting at the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) on 13 to 17 September 2015, in Edinburgh.

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Scottish Water

19 August, 2015

£12 million contract won to provide ground investigation services for Scottish Water

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded a contract to carry out ground investigation and associated services by Scottish Water.

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CIBSE Approval Legionella Training Courses

17 August, 2015

CIBSE Approves Legionella Training Courses

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has received CIBSE approval for its full suite of Legionella Training Courses.

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Declan Burns

14 August, 2015

Energy & Waste Services Division Showcased at RWM 2015

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services will be showcasing its recently launched Energy & Waste Services division on stand 4C22-D23 at this year’s RWM event (15-17 September).

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Drax

31 July, 2015

Helping Drax Fuel a Cleaner Future

Drax Group plc, the innovative energy generation business responsible for supplying some 8% of the UK’s electricity, has awarded ESG a five-year contract to continue fuel testing and analysis work at its plant near Selby, North Yorkshire.

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16 July, 2015

New Sales Director Appointed for Infrastructure Services Division to Expand Rail and Transport Operations

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced the appointment of Chris Ford as sales director of its Infrastructure Services division.

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Protex!

30 June, 2015

Protex!: Eliminating Legionella Through Electrolysis

After several years of research, ESG has developed a new water disinfection device, which kills harmful bacteria in large-scale water systems without the use of chemicals.

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Ian Sparks

15 June, 2015

Strong Financial Results Announced for 2014 with Refinancing Programme to Support Further Growth

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has today reported strong organic growth in sales and profits for the year to 31 December 2014, with sales growing by 3.8 per cent to £77.3m and underlying profits before exceptionals, increasing by 14 per cent to £8.4m.

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21 May, 2015

Presenting at Brownfield Briefing Groundwater 2015

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be presenting at the Brownfield Briefing Groundwater 2015 today.

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14 May, 2015

Integrated Offering Launched at Nuclear Decommissioning Conference

Leading testing, inspection and compliance provider, ESG, will launch its integrated nuclear services offering at this year’s Nuclear Decommissioning Conference.

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11 May, 2015

Exhibiting at the HefmA National Conference & Exhibition

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be offering visitors advice on the latest legislation at this year’s HefmA National Conference & Exhibition on 14 and 15 May.

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01 May, 2015

Exhibiting at the Evolving Concrete Show

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is exhibiting at this year’s Evolving Concrete Show on 6 and 7 May at the Business Design Centre, Angel Islington, London.

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28 April, 2015

Protex! Showcased at WRc Innovation Day

ESG, the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be showcasing Protex!; an electrolytic cell that disinfects water by direct water electrolysis at WRc, Swindon.

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27 April, 2015

Digital Management System Exhibited at Facilities Show

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, will be showcasing its new digital management system, ESGi, at the Facilities Show 2015.

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23 April, 2015

Local MP Opens Site at Deeside

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, opened a new site yesterday. The previous Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside, Mark Tami, opened the new ESG site at Drome Road

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16 April, 2015

Exhibiting at the Air Quality and Emissions Show

ESG will be exhibiting at this year’s Air Quality and Emissions (AQE) Show. This is the eighth AQE show and it will be focusing on industrial emissions and stack monitoring.

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08 April, 2015

CIBSE Approves Legionella Training Courses

ESG has further enhanced its legionella management services that it offers to its Built Environment Services clients by gaining CIBSE approval for its Legionella training courses.

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11 March, 2015

SILAS is Shortlisted for Ground Engineering Awards

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of inspection, testing and compliance services, has been confirmed as a finalist in the “Product and Equipment Innovation” category at the Ground Engineering (GE) Awards 2015 for the development of SILAS – a new mobile application for geotechnical experts.

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23 February, 2015

New Geotechnical App Launched

A new app for geotechnical specialists has been launched this month, by ESG, the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services.

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19 February, 2015

Presenting at Geotex 2015

Throughout 2015, ESG's Infrastructure Services will be presenting at Geotex 2015. This seminar series is a unique, free to attend, independently run series of seminars held throughout the UK, that focus particularly on the geotechnical sector.

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12 February, 2015

Exhibiting at the Brownfield Briefing Conference

This month, ESG’s Environmental Chemistry team will be exhibiting at the Brownfield Briefing, ‘Practical Solutions for Improved Risk Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Land & Groundwater in Scotland’ conference.

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28 January, 2015

Demonstrating Technical Expertise at UK Concrete Show

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, will be demonstrating its technical expertise in concrete testing at the UK Concrete Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

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26 January, 2015

Focus Shifts to Renewable and Recyclable Fuels as Coal Testing Falls 53% Over Last 10 Years

ESG, a leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services has witnessed a 53 per cent fall in coal testing over the last 10 years, as more businesses look to renewable energy sources such as solid biofuels and solid recovered fuels .

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08 December, 2014

New Site Opened in Cirencester

This month, ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, will be opening new premises in Cirencester, following an investment in excess of £250,000.

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03 December, 2014

Ten Year Contract Secured with Sellafield Ltd

ESG a leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, has secured a ten year contract with Sellafield Ltd.

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27 November, 2014

Newington Butts Project Secured in Elephant and Castle

This month, ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services has secured a contract with Keltbray, to provide Foundation Testing services for the new Elephant and Castle regeneration project on the Newington Butts site.

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17 November, 2014

Occupational Hygiene Team Secures MDHS14/4 Accreditation

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, is one of the first companies to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to MDHS14/4 ‘General Methods for sampling and gravimetric of respirable, thoracic and inhalable aerosols’

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14 November, 2014

Working with the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, will be presenting at the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (YCLF) on the 27 November 2014.

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11 November, 2014

Expanding Contaminated Land Team into Scotland

ESG, the UK’s leading inspection, compliance and geotechnical services provider, is expanding its Contaminated Land operations north of the border by appointing Neil Brown as principal environmental scientist.

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06 November, 2014

The British Drilling Association Presents a Driving Innovation Seminar

Through ESG's long-standing work with the British Drilling Association (BDA), we wanted to make you aware of the upcoming BDA Driving Innovation Seminar on 20 November.

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29 October, 2014

Now a CIBSE Recognised Provider of CPD Courses

ESG has been recognised as a CPD course provider by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). CIBSE is a well-established professional body that exists to support the science, art and practice of building services engineering, by providing members and the public with first class information and education.

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28 October, 2014

Attending the Career Transition Partnership’s Employment Fairs

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, are attending Career Transition Partnership’s (CTP) Fairs as a potential employer for service leavers on 30 October in Wigan and on 18 November in Telford.

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08 October, 2014

£225,000 Investment in the Future of Site Investigation

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, has invested £225,000 in its Geotechnical Services Division.

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06 October, 2014

Exhibiting Biomass Sampling, Preparation and Analysis Services at Nextgen Exhibition

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, is to appear at this year’s Nextgen exhibition.

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30 September, 2014

Legionella Control Association Certificate Secured

ESG strives to comply with accredited service providers to ensure that our clients have the peace of mind that our processes, procedures, technical expertise and services are quality assured.

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02 September, 2014

Hosting Scottish Railway Forum

ESG, the UK’s leading inspection, compliance and geotechnical services provider, will be hosting a forum reflecting on current issues affecting the rail sector, from legislation updates to health issues.

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22 August, 2014

Energy from Waste (EfW) Testing Showcased at RWM

ESG, the UK’s leading inspection, testing and compliance services provider, will be holding live demonstrations of the lifecycle of waste in the Energy from Waste (EfW) process at the upcoming RWM (Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Solutions) Exhibition 2014.

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20 August, 2014

Paul Tilley to Present at the SCLF Conference 2014

ESG, the UK's leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services, is pleased to announce that Paul Tilley, operations director, for ESG’s Geotechnical division, is set to present at the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum (SCLF) Conference 2014.

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19 August, 2014

Partnering with EMS for Integrated Stack Emissions Offering

ESG, the UK’s leading expert in testing and compliance, has announced a strategic partnership with Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS), providers of water and air monitoring, environmental consultancy and training.

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08 August, 2014

UKAS Accreditation Achieved for Bridgend

ESG, the UK's leading provider of inspection, testing and compliance services, has secured a UKAS accreditation for its asbestos bulk identification service in Bridgend.

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05 August, 2014

Asbestos Survey Contracts Secured in South Wales

ESG, the UK's leading provider of inspection, testing and compliance services, has won two new contracts with Wates Living Space and Celtic Horizons to provide asbestos surveying services for social housing providers in South Wales.

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21 July, 2014

Selected for LHC Framework

ESG's Built Environment Services has been appointed to technical procurement specialist, LHC’s, AS1 Asbestos Works and Services framework in Scotland.

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10 July, 2014

Investing in Digital Offering with New Website and Mobile Apps

ESG, the UK’s leading provider of environmental inspection, testing and compliance services has invested in its digital offering, launching a new website and developing two new mobile applications.

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