This month we reach a significant milestone, Core Surveys is 10 years old. It means a lot to us all here that we’ve been able to grow a successful, established business in this time and provide an ever-increasing range of asbestos-related services to our customers.
Looking back over the past decade, a lot has happened, and I’d like to take a brief opportunity to share our journey with you.
Core Surveys was first founded in 2004, working from the front bedroom of a house in Ringmer, East Sussex. We operated the business there for six months before moving to the Innovation Centre on the Sussex University campus, where we stayed for over six years.
Since then, some key milestones in our history have included:
- Our Wales office opened in 2009, to support our growing business across the country
- In 2010 we moved to our own office premises and we continue to operate our headquarters from here today
- We became UKAS accredited for all asbestos surveys in 2012
- Our London office launched in 2013
- In 2013 our in-house UKAS accredited asbestos testing laboratory opened for business
We have always believed in providing a bespoke, friendly service and this has led to fairly rapid growth. We now have a blue-chip client base across government bodies, emergency services, the NHS, councils and housing associations, famous theatres, music venues and national housebuilders, right the way through to working for many local businesses and homeowners.
With asbestos being a part of most structures built pre-2000, we have surveyed everything from stately homes to hospitals, universities to aircraft hangars, petrol stations to cathedrals, motorway bridges to sea walls and tunnels to open fields.
We’re proud that many of our clients from 2004 are still our clients today. The same goes for our staff base, who over the years have developed excellent working relationships with our clients and can demonstrate a wealth of expertise in asbestos surveying and asbestos management.
What’s Next For Core’s Next 10 Years?
Our next major expansion will take place in early 2015 when Core’s air testing and analytical services will open at our Chailey and Wales offices, with a laboratory also launching in Wales.
Now that we are able to offer UKATA certified asbestos awareness training, we will be rolling out more training sessions.
So here’s to another 10 years – we’d like to thank all our existing customers for their business over the years, and look forward to serving customers old and new in the future.