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Nick Hampson becomes TSA Vice President

The Survey Association, the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK, has announced Malcolm Hughes Managing Director Nick Hampson as its new Vice President. The organisation, which promotes best practice amongst its members in the industry, recently held its AGM where it formally appointed Nick to the position.

A full report of the AGM, held at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent and details of the TSA’s newly elected council can be found on their website.


Ogilvie Geomatics has expanded its land and building surveying operations with the acquisition of Manchester based Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors Limited. The business will operate alongside Ogilvie Geomatics’ other subsidiary companies of Loy Surveys and Longdin and Browning. The combined operation will have an annual turnover of circa £7.5million and employ over 100 staff in offices in Renfrew, Livingston, Manchester, Swansea and Milton Keynes.

The acquisition is part of a planned strategy for growth in the surveying business and will enhance Ogilvie Geomatics’ well-established reputation for quality and customer service. The incorporation of Malcolm Hughes allows Ogilvie Geomatics to provide a full range of innovative Topographical, Hydrographic, Engineering and Geospatial survey solutions across a broad range of sectors including roads, railways and waterways.

Mark McGarragh, Managing Director, Ogilvie Geomatics, said: “This is an exciting time for Ogilvie Geomatics as we consolidate our position as a major UK surveying business. The acquisition is an excellent fit for the business and broadens our range of specialist services available across the UK.”

Nick Hampson, Managing Director, Malcolm Hughes said: “I am very much enthused by this deal and looking forward to working with team to make Ogilvie Geomatics a major player in the industry.”

Nick Hampson will remain in his current position as Managing Director of Malcolm Hughes. Outgoing majority shareholder John Furniss will become Non-Executive Chairman at Ogilvie Geomatics to assist Managing Director Mark McGarragh, Nick Hampson and Directors Alasdair Bain and Phil Wright with the integration of all 3 parts of the operations going forward.

Ogilvie Geomatics is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of the UK’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs over 450 people across its various business operations.


A visit to Hatfield House

A nice change from concrete and tarmac! Our Surveyors recently completed some survey work near the historic Jacobean Hatfield House in a spectacular countryside setting.

Hatfield House is over 400 years old and is set amongst 42 acres of gardens in Hertfordshire.

Continuing Professional Development with Ogilvie Geomatics

Our MD, Mark McGarragh, engaging with Clients at a recent CPD presentation.

Ogilvie Geomatics carry out CPD presentations to Clients on a regular basis providing updates on new technology and cost effective survey methodology.

If you are interested in a CPD, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team UnLimbited on Radio 5 Live

Stephen Davies from Ogilvie Geomatics was a guest of Adrian Chiles on Radio 5 Live over the festive period, talking about his work with prosthetics charity Team UnLimbited.

Team UnLimbited also had an article written about them on the BBC website, with a video tour of Stephen's shed where the prosthetic arms are 3D printed.

The full article can be read here.


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