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What people say about CGL is important to us. We pay close attention to our annual client surveys and what our staff tell us to ensure that the relationships we have developed over the years remain strong and mutually beneficial. We believe that investing in our people is fundamental to securing opportunities for development and growth so we can maintain an excellent service for our clients that not only meets, but exceeds, their expectations.

Here are some of the things our clients and staff have recently had to say about us.


"Many thanks for delivering the application details and meeting the target submission date.

A lot of hard work and a great effort from everybody."

Steve Read

Development Manager

Bellway Homes Limited  


“I have worked with CGL on several electricity transmission tower Overhead Lines projects, and have found their approach and service levels at all times to be of a high standard and professional, as well as flexible to meet the needs of the end customer. The knowledge and expertise they deliver for the overall fulfilment of projects is invaluable. I would have no hesitation in recommending CGL for other similar work.”

Peter Luczka

Nationwide Platforms


CGL’s recent report on the ground conditions of potentially problematic site was exceptionally detailed and professionally put together but written in words that I could understand and without industry jargon.  The report gave me everything I needed to make the necessary decisions to move forward and solve problems.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend CGL.”

Chris Duffy

Galliard Homes


"They are a company we can just give a brief to and they get on with it and hit the target. We don't have to worry about them. We can leave them knowing that we don't have to chase them three times hoping they are going to get it to us. They're good."

Cranbrook Basements 


"They are a very competent bunch. They have done three jobs for me and I have been absolutely delighted with them. They have got me exactly what I wanted and provided me with the information to the Environment Agency which was required. I have no reason to complain. I have found them absolutely terrific and I will always recommend them to people when they need anything like the service they have provided us with. I can find no fault with them."

Bob Potter

Bob Potter Leisure Limited


"They give good value for money for overall performance and professionalism."

Sibelco UK Limited


"The feedback from staff and students about your ‘Careers in Engineering’ talk has been really positive and it was wonderful for them to hear at first hand what you do and to find out more about the opportunities available in Geology, especially as quite a few students study it here at A Level and want to pursue it at university."

Denise Bennett, Head of Careers

St Aidan's Church of England High School


‘I’ve just read through the Geotech Report in preparation for our pre-tender drawing handover on Tuesday, and must say it makes an excellent read.  Very detailed – it explains everything in a language most people would understand.  We hope the report gives our client a taste of the sort of professional advice they should really be getting on all their projects.’

                                                     Mark Ryan  

               Gravity Consulting Engineers Ltd



"May I thank you (CGL) and your colleagues for your competent advice, your support and persistent patience in the face of difficult and often trying circumstances.  It's heartening to see it come good in the end."  

John Freeman



"They are just excellent."

De La Rue International


“I am pleased with them, as they always provide a thorough and prompt service.” 
                                                          Galliard Homes


“Their fee proposals are on the mark as are their response times really.  They know and understand the pressures and the speed that this business works under.” 
                                                        Fairview Homes


"They are brilliant, I can't fault them.  Their advice carries a lot more weight than other companies that we would perhaps approach.  We do tend to use them quite regularly, especially if there are issues relating to their particular practice."
                                                                   Kier Group


"We are pleased with them, because they are very personable and they got on with the job and didn't do anything that wasn't necessary." 
                                                              Bell Cornwell



“They do what they say they will do and they have relevant qualified staff." 
                                                                 KMN Group

“They are very good, we can't really fault them." 
                                    Peter Gunning and Partners


“They are a highly experienced and technically capable company with whom, through my former company, I have worked in the past. I have the highest regard for their work.”

                             Eur Ing John Talbot, Independent Geotechnical Consultant, Surrey


"I would like to express my thanks to yourself and the guys for carrying out the work, not only in a timely fashion but in a professional manner."

Willie Hanley, Project Manager

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd


"Thank you for the report. You have done a great job. Very much appreciated."

                        Simon Browne, Technical Manager,                                                     Bellway Homes Ltd 




These are some of the things our colleagues said in the staff questionnaire:

We give people wings to fly.


I have been able to change hours to suit my children’s needs, not all companies are quite so flexible.


I really enjoy working at CGL and the people are what make it such a great place to work.


Strong emphasis on the individual.


 I’ve never worked for a company that values its employees so much.


The high level of support for professional development in a company of our size.  What other similar company has approved training schemes for CEng, CGeol and is going for CEnv and perhaps CSci?  This is unheard of in the industry I feel.


Creative and strategic about solving engineering and environmental problems.


"Although the past week at CGL has gone very quickly it has been incredibly insightful. I now have a much greater understanding of geotechnical engineering.  The week has

been packed full of exciting and interesting things for me to do. I have been able to visit sites and I have been involved in actual projects."


"It has been thoroughly enjoyable and I really recommend it to anyone wanting to look into engineering as a career path.  After this experience I am now sure that I definitely want to consider doing engineering at university. Everything was so interesting! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity."

Georgina Steele, Wycombe Abbey School


“Working at CGL has provided me with varied and interesting work ranging from site investigation and field work to complex geotechnical analysis using state of the art finite difference analysis software.  I was given early responsibility and ‘ownership’ of projects, allowing me to develop my skills through independent working but with the full support of senior staff when required.  The combination of variety and responsibility has led to my recently becoming a chartered member of the ICE as part of the CGL training scheme.”
                          Richard Ball BSc MSc CEng MICE FGS



“Having worked at CGL for the past ten years, joining as a Senior Engineer and now recently becoming a Regional Director, I can honestly say that working as part of the team has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience.  During my time here the northern regional office has grown from strength to strength accommodating expansion and relocation of staff.  To me, CGL is a company that listens to its staff and clients alike, acting with honestly and integrity in all matters.   I was given early responsibility and ‘ownership’ of all projects within the northern office, allowing me to develop my management skills through independent working whilst still being fully supported by senior staff. The combination of variety and responsibility, coupled with CGL’s reward and recognition values, has led to a fulfilling and progressive career for me which would be hard to beat within another company.”

Richard Pennock MSc BEng (Hons) CEng MIMMM FGS ACSM

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