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Paul Garthwaite joins Geobear

Geobear Strengthens Infrastructure Division with Appointment of New Director, Paul Garthwaite Geobear is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Garthwaite as the new Director of their Infrastructure Division, marking a significant step in the company’s ongoing growth and leadership in ground improvement solutions. With an impressive track record at Arcadis, Paul brings extensive experience […]

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Geobear Finalist at Ground Engineering Awards

Geobear’s clay subsidence project named finalist at the Ground Engineering Awards Geobear, in collaboration with Surrey County Council, has been recognised as a finalist at the 2024 Ground Engineering (GE) Awards. The nomination is for their innovative work on a section of the A323 road in Surrey, employing a unique clay subsidence solution. This project […]

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind – How a Broken Drain Can Cause You Major Headaches

Most people don’t give much thought to the drains and pipes underneath and around their property. However, if they become damaged and start leaking, this can cause major issues and damage, namely in the form of subsidence. You may not be able to see them, but broken drains can pose a real problem.  How Does […]

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Professor Ghanim Kashwani Joins Geobear Advisory Board

Geobear is delighted to welcome Professor Ghanim Kashwani to their group advisory board. Ghanim Kashwani is a UAE National, Professor of Civil Engineering and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Ghanim has held senior roles at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and is highly recognised amongst the key institutions in the United […]

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Geobear Celebrates 40 Years of Engineering Success

It is 40 years since Geobear introduced a revolutionary idea in ground engineering. Confronted with a collapsing floor in a popular Finland department store, the traditional and highly disruptive approach of underpinning was rejected in favour of injecting geopolymer compounds into the affected area. These rapidly expand and solidify to become as strong and resilient […]

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Meet Simon Hughes UK MD

Tea break Q&A with Simon…. 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Favourite band, sport, hobbies or interests? I’m married to my wife Claerwyn and have two kids Oscar and Tabitha. I’m a qualified sailing instructor and a rugby coach. I am currently the Youth Chairman of my rugby club Tunbridge Wells RFC. In lockdown […]

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Five Ground Engineering Challenges Brought About by Climate Change

Five significant challenges brought about by climate change and where geopolymer solutions can help: Soil Stabilisation: Geopolymer resin injection can be used to stabilise loose or weak soils, particularly in areas prone to landslides, subsidence, and permafrost thaw. The resin injection strengthens the soil, improves load-bearing capacity, and reduces the risk of ground movement, providing […]

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Geobear Appoints New COO

Peter Luby appointed Geobear Group Chief Operating Officer Geobear is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Luby as Group COO.  Peter joins Geobear from Network Rail where, most recently, he was the Head of Capital Delivery where he led teams delivering works on behalf of HS2.  Peter has over 22 years experience within the […]

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Congratulations, Steve Featherstone! Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Geobear would like to congratulate our Board Advisor, Steve Featherstone, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship is only awarded to the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and business and industry leaders. It is limited to no more than 60 new Fellows per year across […]

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Geobear in The Sunday Times

Geobear was featured as part of a recent story in The Sunday Times titled “How the heatwave is turning subsidence into a hot issue”. The story was focused on the 2022 weather event, the driest first six months in the UK since 1932. This will and has led to an upsurge in subsidence cases affecting […]

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Geobear Strengthens its Advisory Board with the Appointment of Industry Expert, Tim Winn

Geobear is delighted to announce that Tim Winn has been appointed to its Advisory Board. The advisory board provides expansion support  as the company looks to continue its growth across the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors.  Tim Winn has an enviable 30 year track record in technical infrastructure project execution across both public and private […]

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Meet the Team with Michael Anderson

Name: Michael Anderson   Job Title: Area Manager, Ireland   We are pleased to announce that we have recently appointed Michael Anderson.   Welcome to Geobear Michael!   What is your background? I have a first class honours degree in Engineering from the University of Ulster and more than 20 years of experience in subsidence […]

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Meet the Team with Chris Carlton

Name: Chris Carlton   Job Title: New Business & Key Account Director   We are pleased to announce that we have recently appointed Chris Carlton.    Welcome to Geobear Chris!   What is your background?   I joined Geobear after 13 great years with Sedgwick, a leading Global Loss Adjusting business, having been responsible for […]

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Meet the Team with Ash Shadat (Head of Customer Services)

Name: Ash Shadat   Job Title: Head of Customer Services   Our values at Geobear are Customer first, Professionalism and Zero Harm.   We aim to be the leading ground engineering provider for geopolymer injection solutions. We pride ourselves on offering a premium solution, and with this we work hard to ensure we offer a […]

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Meet The Team with Neil Crozier (Area Manager – Scotland)

Name: Neil Crozier   Job Title: Area Manager   We are pleased to announce that we have recently appointed Neil Crozier.  Welcome to Geobear Neil!   What is your background?    I’ve spent the past 11.5 years working with Helifix, providing solutions for structural defects on  a wide range of structures ie. bridges, residential housing, […]

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New MD for Residential Business

Geobear appoint new Managing Director for Residential Business Matthew Pilling has been appointed as Managing Director of Geobear’s Residential Division. Matthew joins from the facility management sector with an upward career trajectory in the past. He joins from Incentive FM Ltd, where he served as Operational Board Director with excellent results. Matthew Pilling said: “I’m […]

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A Day in the Life of an Area Manager

Name: Omar Tarek Alata Job Title: Area Manager – Greater London and South England What is your background?  My background covers the areas of civil engineering and construction both in terms of academic studies and work experience. Having graduated from my schooling as the top of my class with an American Diploma, I embarked on […]

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Construction News Award Winners

Geobear has won the Project of the Year value £2-5m at the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards. The inspirational winners of the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards were crowned in front of the industry on Tuesday 19 October at The Brewery in London. Celebrating its 17th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards brought together more […]

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A Day in the Life of an Area Manager

Name: David Townend   Job Title: Area Manager   What is your background? Following schooling in Huddersfield, I attended Portsmouth Polytechnic to sit a BEng Honours degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Since graduating 30 years ago, I have worked in geotechnical engineering in the varying roles of Consultant (the likes of Amey, Atkins, AECOM, […]

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A Day in the Life of a Senior Technician

Name: Dominic Smith Job Title: Senior Technician What is your background? ( what Schools, College did you attend?, what was your previous employment?) I left school and studied and worked in joinery for three years. I then went onto Music College, and joined a band that I was with for 17 years. We were lucky […]