New digger
LSBUD (LinesearchbeforeUdig) Group, our joint venture partner, has announced that Select Surveys has joined them in their latest step towards ensuring safe digging for all. The announcement helps to further expand its service offering to its 275,000 users and deepen the asset protection it gives to its 150 members.
By combining Select’s long-standing surveying expertise with LSBUD’s online search service, the new acquisition will unite both businesses in their efforts to reduce and avoid utility strikes and their associated damages across the UK.
Speaking about the news, one of our partners and Managing Director of LSBUD, Richard Broome, said: “We are delighted to have completed this deal as part of a strategic plan to extend LSBUD’s offering. Our previous growth and development have been organic, so this marks a step change, a real statement of intent. It’s just the start of our plans to extend LSBUD’s role and reach.
With both companies' combined experience and expertise, and working closely with our new Select colleagues, this new chapter will help solidify LSBUD’s place as the UK’s most comprehensive safe digging service.”
LSBUD helps protect over 1.9 million kilometres of the UK’s utility networks from damage by immediately providing maps in response to over 15,000 free daily enquiries from people and organisations about to dig, no matter the scale of their project. The assets protected include pipes and cables in the electricity, gas, high-pressure fuel, water, telecoms and fibre optic networks.
Select Surveys is equally focused on utility asset protection. Specialising in utility surveys, the multi-disciplined geospatial consultancy provides surveying and location-based services to the government, transport, construction, and energy sectors.
Deme Cordell, Director of Select Surveys, added: “After more than two decades of dedicated efforts in building and nurturing Select Surveys into a leading entity within the geospatial industry, we are pleased to announce an exciting new chapter in our journey. LSBUD is a company that shares our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of operatives and protecting buried infrastructure across the UK.
This transition marks a significant milestone for Select Surveys and our valued clients. We believe that aligning with LSBUD will not only enhance our capabilities but also open new avenues for growth and innovation. Our collective focus remains steadfast on expanding and refining our business operations, creating enriching opportunities for our exceptional team members, and delivering enhanced services to our loyal clientele.
As we embark on this new phase of our evolution, we express our gratitude to all those who have contributed to our success thus far. We are confident that this strategic partnership will propel Select Surveys to even greater heights while continuing to uphold the standards of excellence that have defined us over the years.”