Geotron UK Ltd. was founded in 2002 by the collaboration of a UK based team with an environmental consultancy background and Geotron International B.V., an established Dutch drilling contractor operating internationally on environmental and geotechnical drilling programmes since 1989. The result was a UK-based independent company offering a range of technical site services to clients throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Operating initially with a single site crew, the company has grown year on year currently working with a team in excess of 30 site operatives, engineers, managers and support staff. We have continually added to our fleet of rigs, transport trucks and support vehicles ensuring we are always at the forefront of drilling technology, work efficiency and innovation.
Meet our team
Dennis van Enk (Ing. MSc.)
Founder & Director of Strategy
Dennis was the original founder of Geotron UK in 2002. Dennis graduated with a degree in Environmental Technology and a Masters in Business Management and he has had a career of almost 30 years within the geo-environmental consulting and contracting industry in The Netherlands, Belgium and in the UK.
After 20 years as Managing Director of Geotron UK, Dennis is now involved with business strategy planning as well as continuing to provide technical advice and expertise in the field of environmental site investigation drilling and remediation.
Sarah van Enk (BSc. Ph.D.)
Sarah has been involved with the management and development of Geotron UK since the Company began trading in 2002. She now assumes the role of Managing Director, assuming overall responsibility for the day to day operation of the business including estimating, quality and compliance, overseeing the project coordination/management and the accounts administration/finance function, ably supported by the senior management team. After graduating with a first class degree in Environmental Science and a PhD in Earth Science, Sarah began her career as an environmental consultant before setting up Geotron UK alongside Dennis.
John Lawrence (B.Sc.)
John joined the team in September 2020 as Operations Director. John has 3 decades of experience in the geotechnical site investigation industry beginning his career as a geotechnical engineer, working his way up to Principal Engineer. Over the last 11 years John has been Managing Director of a number of high profile national ground investigation consultants and contractors. John is tasked with managing Geotron UK’s operations and striving for continuous improvement of our services throughout planned growth and development.
Warren heads up the Geotron UK Project Delivery Department. He has responsibility for the operation and management of both the site and office based teams. Warren joined Geotron UK in 2014 after 13 year’s experience within the geotechnical industry as a drilling foreman and supervisor. Since that time, Warren has been integral to the development of the Company’s geotechnical offering, starting up and growing the cable percussion capability alongside the continual development of the window sampling, direct push and rotary resources. Warren currently leads the team of project and operations managers to ensure smooth delivery of our site investigation and remediation services.
Operational Project Manager
Nick joined the team in early 2019 after a short break in the industry. For over 20 years Nick has worked as a project manager, driller and supervisor on geotechnical and environmental site investigation programmes on land, near shore and off shore around the UK and abroad. Nick has extensive experience of a large range of drilling methodologies including cable percussion, window sampling, rotary drilling for site investigation, water well installation, dewatering and geothermal installations. Nick is NVQ Level 2 (Land Drilling), SMSTS and IOSH Working Safely qualified and has extensive experience managing the quality (ISO 9001 Internal Auditor) and H&S aspects of drilling programmes.
Nick works within the project management team and undertakes all aspects of project coordination and management including budget control, use of the PM system, liaising with suppliers, subcontractors, drilling teams and clients to ensure the smooth execution of drilling programmes. He also spends time on site, auditing and training our drilling crews and acting in the role of Site Safety Officer on programmes when Geotron UK are the Principal Contractor.
Victoria Prado Fernandez (BSc Hons)
Victoria joined the Project Management team in January 2019. Her geological career began with an Engineering degree in Mining and Energy Generating Resources from the University of Oviedo, Spain and a Masters degree in Natural Resources Engineering from the University of Cataluna. After working as a engineer in Spain, Victoria moved to the UK where she has undertaken various managerial roles and has achieved PRINCE2 project management qualifications.
Within the Project Management Team, Victoria undertakes all aspects of project coordination and management including budget control, use of the PM system, liaising with suppliers, subcontractors, drilling teams and clients to ensure the smooth execution of programmes.
Finance and Administration
Deborah works closely with the management team within the office and is responsible for all aspects of finance administration, assists with some of the project coordination tasks and generally keeps the office running efficiently.
Deborah has wide ranging experience in this field working for both large corporations and small companies to help deliver their financial targets.
Adrie is the Managing Director of Geotron International B.V. and is currently based in Curacao in the Caribbean. Heading up the international group, Adrie manages projects on a worldwide basis with rigs and equipment stationed in various countries throughout South and Central America, Europe and Africa.
Adrie was involved in the original formation of Geotron UK and since that time has undertaken a technical advisory role to the management team. He has been working in the geotechnical and environmental site investigation industry since he founded Geotron B.V . in the Netherlands in 1989.