About us

We are a market leading specialist team of environmental geologists and scientists. Our management team has over a hundred years of combined experience in ground gas monitoring, risk assessment and remedial design.

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We are a market leading specialist team of environmental geologists and scientists. Our management team has over a hundred years of combined experience in ground gas monitoring, risk assessment and remedial design.

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Who we are and what we stand for

Innovation

From our very beginning, our ethos has been to adopt cutting edge, innovative solutions and approaches.  GGS was the first adopter in the ground gas industry of GasClam®, the world’s very first in-borehole continuous ground gas monitoring technology.

We are continually innovating and developing our techniques and instruments to provide the best possible service. For example, the Gas Sentinel® is the latest addition to our equipment fleet, providing enhanced in-borehole, sub-floor void and internal monitoring capability.

Ground gas technical excellence

Since our launch in 2009, we have completed over 1,000 highly successful ground gas related projects across the UK and internationally . We have unparalleled knowledge of ground gas properties and behaviour, along with the largest fleet of continuous monitoring equipment in the UK. This makes us the natural choice for providing customers with real solutions to highly complex problems.

Industry leaders in continuous monitoring

We are industry leaders in developing and improving understanding and approaches throughout our sector. Our senior management team regularly contributes to national and international conferences, provides training events for regulators and other consultants and contributes to technical guidance. As a result, our senior managers are thought leaders in our sector.

GGS family of experts

Our team of environmental geologists and scientists combine practical skills, decision making expertise, expert geoscientific knowledge and data analysis skills . Thus, all our experts, from our site-staff through to senior managers, can knowledgably answer our client’s questions with confidence and competence.

Turning data into decisions

Using the latest available technologies and best practice approaches, we can transform data into high value information that allows our clients to make evidence-based cost-effective decisions.

Bespoke services

We pride ourselves on providing a responsive and flexible approach to your problems and guarantee provision of unbiased expert advice that addresses your needs. We can tailor our services to your needs from data collection, to interpretative reporting, risk assessment and mitigation options appraisal.

Simon Talbot
Simon Talbot
Founder and Managing Director
BSc (Hons) MSc FGS CEng MIMMM
John Naylor
Technical Director
BSc (Hons) FGS CEnv MIEnvSc
Bob Marsden
Financial Director
BA (Hons) Accountancy; FCMA
Chris Pywell
Chairman
FCCA
Joao Marcos Dyer
Joao Marcos Dyer
Operations Manager
BSc (Hons) MSc FGS MIEnvSc
Andrew Brunton
Andrew Brunton
Principal Geo-Environmental Consultant
BSc (Hons) FGS
Matt Askin
Divisional Manager
BSc (Hons) CSci FGS
Heather Rutter
Senior Geo-Environmental Consultant
BSc (Hons) MSc FGS

Simon Talbot, Founder and Managing Director of GGS, is an engineering geologist by training and an environmental geologist by practice. Simon has over 40 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors, with much of this time focused on ground gas contamination issues.

In 2006, Simon collaborated with the University of Manchester on a Department of Trade & Industry funded research project to develop a better way to characterise ground gas contamination.

The result was the development of the GasClam, which was brought to market in early 2009.

Heritage
GGS Technical Expertise

On the back of the GasClam development, Simon Talbot set up GGS in 2009. John Naylor, another geologist with a long background in ground gas contamination, joined the company later that year. Together, Simon and John have built a market leading company that continues to innovate and develop.

In 2018 GGS introduced the Gas Sentinel® to its fleet of monitoring equipment. This telemetry enabled device provides continuous flow as standard with add-ons for continuous water level and dissolved gas monitoring. In addition to monitoring standard gases, the device can accommodate interchangeable, VOC, Ammonia, Hydrogen and Hydrogen Cyanide sensors.

Integrity
Quality
Trustworthy

At GGS we provide a range of specialist ground gas services for our clients within a variety of industries from desk studies, monitoring, risk assessment, interpretive reporting, peer review to expert witness.

The following pages include news articles, videos, guidance notes and white papers on a range of ground gas related topics which we hope you will find of interest. Please browse through but if you can’t find something on your particular issue of interest, we’d be very pleased to hear from you so we can put that right.

GasCalm
White Paper
GasClam® – the original continuous monitoring instrument

GasClam® is designed to fit inside a standard ground-gas monitoring well and continuously monitor both ground-gases and environmental parameters that influence those gases.