Two of the Gardline Group’s wholly owned companies active in marine environmental survey, consultancy, impact appraisal and marine planning have integrated as Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) joins forces with Marine Planning Consultants (MPC).
Gardline said that the combining of the two companies will unify a range of specialist marine environmental and planning personnel, with the move reflecting the overlap in the consultancy offerings of each company and the potential to offer a stronger joint offering using complementary skills and knowledge.
Both brands will be retained with MPC becoming a trading name of MESL. Offices in Bath, Newcastle upon Tyne and Great Yarmouth will also all be retained.
The integration of MESL and MPC is expected to capitalise on synergies between the two entities in terms of business development and expertise, whilst enabling a more complete offering to the group’s client base. The services that MESL and MPC currently offer are highly complementary to each other, with MESL currently focussing on surveys, laboratory analysis, and technical consultancy services, and MPC focussing on licensing support, impact assessment and marine planning, Gardline said.