04 June 2019
Sponsored by CIOB
Warner Surveys (WS) is celebrating their 40th year in 2019. Founded in 1979, they are a specialist subcontractor delivering survey services to the UK construction industry and international oil and gas industries. Their UK offices are based in Reading, London, Bristol and Birmingham with an international branch office in Kazakhstan. Their goal is to offer great customer service through quality and communication.
In the 2018 financial year, they have achieved 20% growth in the UK business, opened a new regional office in Birmingham, with additional employment of local staff across their regions. Internationally, they have established a branch office in Kazakhstan and are forming a JV with a local partner.
Some recent challenges faced include:
In more detail
Warner Surveys is a fast growing and technically accomplished specialist provider of survey services. With a track record including high-profile projects as Crossrail, and HS2, 2018 was another strong year for them.
Their main accomplishments last year were:
All these developments led to more employment in the various specialisms and geographic areas.
2018 also saw a drive on two chosen company values: quality and communication. As a dimensional measurement company, quality is a must and communication has been chosen as a way to focus their work with clients, discussing overall outcome requirements for each survey and then recommending the best and most efficient way to achieve this.
WS believe this has provided savings to clients by surveying what is actually required for each specific project and eliminating unnecessary survey requirements from their projects. The smooth transition to their new MD, as well as the internal promotion of two new company directors, shows the strength they have as well as the power of these shared values to the business. Their Crossrail project manager says, "Crossrail Ltd confirms that Warner Land Surveys Limited continues to act as a contractor to Crossrail under the C821 Geomatics contract, which has been instrumental in assuring the quality of the constructed assets after 311 Task Orders with them".
Through staff support via schemes such as The Survey Associations (TSA) development and becoming Approved Development Partners to the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, WS believe they are preparing future surveyors for their careers ahead. They understand that not all staff will remain at Warner Surveys but feel that it is an endorsement to their working environment that staff often return after working at other companies or extended periods of travel.
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The SECBE 2019 SME of the Year Award is sponsored by CIOB.