In the latest step towards ensuring safe digging for all, we are delighted to announce that Select Surveys has joined LSBUD (LinesearchbeforeUdig) Group!

An exciting combination of Select’s long-standing surveying expertise with LSBUD’s online search service highlights how we can meet the needs of our industry, whilst further reducing and avoiding utility strikes and associated damages across the UK.

Currently, LSBUD helps protect over 1.9 million kilometres of the UK’s utility networks from damage by immediately providing maps in response to over 15,000 free enquiries every day from people and organisations that are about to dig, no matter the scale of their project. The assets protected include pipes and cables in the electricity, gas, high pressure fuel, water and telecoms and fibre optic networks.

Select Surveys is equally focused on utility asset protection. Specialising in utility surveys, the multi-disciplined geospatial consultancy provides surveying and location-based services to the government, transport, construction and energy sectors.



Deme Cordell, Director of Select Surveys, comments: “After more than two decades of dedicated efforts in building and nurturing Select Surveys into a leading entity within the geospatial industry, we are pleased to announce an exciting new chapter in our journey. LSBUD is a company that shares our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of operatives and protecting buried infrastructure across the UK.

This transition marks a significant milestone for Select Surveys and our valued clients. We believe that aligning with LSBUD will not only enhance our capabilities but also open up new avenues for growth and innovation. Our collective focus remains steadfast on expanding and refining our business operations, thereby creating enriching opportunities for our exceptional team members and delivering enhanced services to our loyal clientele.

As we embark on this new phase of our evolution, we express our gratitude to all those who have contributed to our success thus far. We are confident that this strategic partnership will propel Select Surveys to even greater heights while continuing to uphold the standards of excellence that have defined us over the years.”



Richard Broome, Managing Director of LSBUD, comments: “We are delighted to have completed this deal as part of a strategic plan to extend LSBUD’s offering. Our previous growth and development has been organic, so this marks a step-change, a real statement of intent. It’s just the start of our plans to extend LSBUD’s role and reach.

With the combined experience and expertise of both companies, and working closely with our new Select colleagues, this new chapter will help solidify LSBUD’s place as the UK’s most comprehensive safe digging service.”