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In-ground risk specialist EPS has acquired Herrington Consulting, a consultancy specialising in the built environment, in a strategic move to combine expertise and provide their development and retail sector client base with an enhanced offering of pre-construction consultancy services.

For the last 20 years, EPS’ primary focus has been on the assessment and solutions for geotechnical and environmental risks, working with top names in the residential, retail and petrochemical sectors and building long term relationships based on a practical, innovative and client focussed approach with particular emphasis on commercially sensitive, expedient and cost-effective ground investigation and environmental management services.

Since 2005 Herrington Consulting has specialised in flood risk and coastal engineering/management, surface and wastewater drainage, numerical modelling, as well as daylight and sunlight assessments. The team at Herrington Consulting has extensive practical and academic experience, employing state-of-the-art computer modelling to unlock some of the most technically challenging sites. Herrington’s client base ranges from small private developers, looking to minimise the risk of flooding to new development sites, to government bodies seeking advice on strategic flood risk and large scale coastal management.

EPS Founding Director Will Evans says: “Our intention has always been to ‘grow interesting’, both as a business and as individuals, with a clear coherent strategy based on developing additional opportunities with existing key national clients, provision of new high quality complimentary services, extension of our geographic footprint and collaboration with other like-minded organisations. The opportunity with Herrington Consulting sits particularly well with that strategy and is tremendously exciting to us, representing a very natural progression for our next step. The collaborative opportunities here are significant and wide ranging, particularly around our innovations with geomatics in 3D ground modelling and materials management and how we will now link with drainage strategies for genuinely joined up solutions to the key development constraints our clients continually face.

Simon Maiden-Brooks, MD of Herrington Consulting says: “Our key criteria for any change in the company management structure was always to ensure that the values and ethos of Herrington Consulting are maintained. We wanted to join a Group that can complement the technical and specialist skills that Herrington has to offer and the reciprocal - a Group that we can assist to grow. We wanted opportunities to expand geographically and across new sectors, with Partners of a similar size, but most importantly with the same ethics and vision. We believe we have found that with EPS and the future is very bright.”

The combined entity creates a 60 strong team across five locations at Cambridge, Leeds, Bristol, Canterbury and London with annual sales revenue in the region of £4Million.     Media enquiries:

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