A “significant milestone” has been chalked up by the sale of Select Surveys to the LSBUD Group in a deal overseen by Fabio Rambelli, KBS Corporate Associate Director.

A “significant milestone” has been chalked up by the sale of Select Surveys to the LSBUD (LinesearchbeforeUdig) Group in a deal overseen by Fabio Rambelli, KBS Corporate Associate Director.

Founded in 1996 and based in Kent, Select Surveys is a utility and land surveying company which specialises in limiting or eliminating risk for the design and planning of new or replacement mains and services in the utility industry.

The company’s long-standing surveying expertise now complements LSBUD’s utility mapping data service. LSBUD provides utility asset maps in response to over 15,000 enquiries every day, having become established as the UK’s leading safe digging service with a free-to-use online search facility which covers a sizeable majority of the country’s utility infrastructure.

It can be used by anyone involved in construction, excavation, fencing, ditching and works likely to break ground of any scale, from a highway scheme to merely replacing a garden fence.

Deme Cordell, Director of Select Surveys, commented about the sale: “After more than two decades of dedicated efforts in building and nurturing Select Surveys into a leading entity within the geospatial industry, we are pleased to announce an exciting new chapter in our journey. LSBUD is a company that shares our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of operatives and protecting buried infrastructure across the UK.

“This transition marks a significant milestone for Select Surveys and our valued clients. We believe that aligning with LSBUD will not only enhance our capabilities but also open up new avenues for growth and innovation.

“Our collective focus remains steadfast on expanding and refining our business operations, thereby creating enriching opportunities for our exceptional team members and delivering enhanced services to our loyal clientele.

“As we embark on this new phase of our evolution, we express our gratitude to all those who have contributed to our success thus far. We are confident this strategic partnership will propel Select Surveys to even greater heights while continuing to uphold the standards of excellence that have defined us over the years.”

Richard Broome, Managing Director of Nuneaton-based LSBUD, added: “We are delighted to have completed this deal as part of a strategic plan to extend LSBUD’s offering. Our previous growth and development has been organic so this marks a step-change, a real statement of intent. It’s just the start of our plans to extend LSBUD’s role and reach.

“With the combined experience and expertise of both companies, and working closely with our new Select colleagues, this new chapter will help solidify LSBUD’s place as the UK’s most comprehensive safe digging service.”

Fabio Rambelli of KBS Corporate wished all parties the very best in their future endeavours and thanked CooperBurnett LLP, the solicitors for Select Surveys, for their work during the transaction.


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