FWS Consultants, was originally setup by Dr Rick Smith in 1977 to service the minerals and coal mining industries from offices in Durham. The company expanded in the 1980’s to also provide contaminated assessment, land reclamation and geotechnical services to Councils, Development Corporations and commercial and private development. Now the company has grown into a team of 12 of highly qualified specialists, who have undertaken ground engineering and minerals projects of all sizes and complexity within the UK and overseas providing multidisciplinary geotechnical, geo-environmental, renewables and mining services. In 2015 the Company achieved BSI accreditation for our Quality Management System and in 2016 the company expanded to Scotland, opening an office in East Kilbride focused on offering site investigation services to the Central Belt of Scotland.

Over the past 40 years we have developed a reputation for quality and for proactive problem solving by forming close working partnerships to maximise benefits to our Clients through early strategic involvement. Our quality driven services are now provided to a broad range of Clients, including Developers, Construction Contractors, Waste Management and Chemical Companies, Investment Companies, Local Authorities and to the Extractive Industry.