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 20 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.)
Dennis assumes overall responsibility for the management and operation of Geotron UK. Graduating with a degree in Environmental Technology and a Masters in Business Management, Dennis has worked within the geo-environmental consulting and contracting industry since 1991 in The Netherlands, Belgium, West Africa and the UK.
Within Geotron UK, which he founded in 2002, Dennis is responsible for business strategy planning and implementation. He heads up the management team and is involved in the technical direction of projects and runs the Company’s equipment purchase and innovation programme.
Sarah van Enk (BSc. Ph.D.)
Sarah assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of Geotron UK as Director and Company Secretary. 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 in 2002 alongside Dennis.
With Geotron UK Sarah assumes the role of Estimating, Quality and Compliance Director and oversees the project coordination /management, accounts administration and human resources function.
Warren heads up the Geotron UK Geotechnical Division. He has responsibility for the operation and development of the geotechnical site investigation service which compliments the strong geo-environmental capabilities of the company. His role includes technical project management and direction, estimating, business development and staff training and management.
Warren joined the team in 2014 after 13 years experience within the geotechnical industry as a drilling foreman and supervisor.
David J Pickles BSc (Hons)
Drilling, Project & HSE Manager
David joined Geotron UK in October 2016 in the combined role of Drilling, Project and HSE Manager. David is responsible for managing our drilling projects in terms of the technical, safety and logistical aspects, as well as managing the crews during the preparation and execution of projects.
David has been working within the site investigation industry since 2006, beginning his career onshore, managing and supervising environmental and geotechnical site investigations. Since 2009 David has worked in the offshore geotechnical industry as a project and HSE manager.
Chris Flannery (BSc.)
Project Manager/ Coordinator
Chris is responsible for project coordination and works with other members of the management team to manage the execution and completion of on site work. He is involved in estimating, logistics and planning, purchasing of stock and project specific materials, invoicing, allocation and management of PPE and maintenance of administrative databases.
Chris has a degree in Geology and before joining Geotron in 2013, Chris worked as a project manager within the utilities industry.
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.
Dan is responsible for drilling operations coordination including maintenance of the Company’s fleet of vehicles, drilling plant and equipment, liaison with site teams, responsibility for material stocks and management of the warehouse and workshop.
Dan began his professional career as a recovery mechanic with HM Forces where he was responsible for maintenance and repair of military vehicles. Following this his experience with a travel logistic company and more recently as a vehicle production engineer, gives Dan the ideal background for the successful coordination of our drilling operations.
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.