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Following a short career in the British Army, Kevin has been involved in various commercial business activities as part of Anglian Water Group. Kevin has been instrumental in setting up new commercial ventures and in the past 23 year been involved in areas of the UK conveyancing sector as well as responsible for the development and strategic growth of online information services and insurance businesses.
Kevin has been the Chair and Director of Drainage & Water Searches Network (DWSN) since inception in 2014; a membership organisation representing companies responsible for the national delivery of compiling full and complete responses to the Law Society’s CON29DW Enquiry.Connect with me on LinkedIn
Nick has spent 23 years working in the legal services market with the last 20 years being spent in the legal searches market serving conveyancers. Prior to joining the NLIS Hub in January 2017 as the Hub Director, he was the Group Business Development Director with Searchflow. He has held a range of market-facing and service development roles at Landmark Information Group and Lexis Nexis, the legal publishers, as well as TM Property where he spent over ten years. Nick graduated from Warwick Business School in 2008 with an MBA.Connect with me on LinkedIn
Chris has spent his career in the land and property due-diligence market, occupying roles across different sectors including conveyancing and environmental consultancy. Originally an environmental consultant by trade, Chris has developed a deep understanding of the environmental risk management sector including risk transfer solutions such as remediation or insurance. Through heading up the Environment & Mapping divisions of Landmark Chris also shaped and delivered solutions for leading architects, developers, advisory consultancies and surveyors. Most recently, Chris has taken up the role of Managing Director of Landmark Legal & Argyll Environmental which delivers market leading property due-diligence to the UK conveyancing sector.Connect with me on LinkedIn
Stuart has worked in the environmental sector for 30 years, across several nationally significant development projects, including some of the most complex contaminated sites on the HS2 route through London. Feeling frustrated at the lack of data related innovation in the consultancy market at the time, Stuart joined Groundsure in 2003. As Groundsure’s Operations Director, a business focused on optimising the delivery of data intelligence solutions into the UK property market, the role allows Stuart to apply his data quality first ethos. Stuart is also a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.Connect with me on LinkedIn
Geodesys, part of the Anglian Water Group, has been providing conveyancing searches nationally since 1997. Geodesys produces the Law Society recommended CON29DW drainage & water searches within the Anglian Water region using its expertise and principles to ensure a high-quality search is produced in every instance.Visit our website
Groundsure is a leading UK environmental and climate data authority. We give land and property professionals expert information on risks including land contamination, flooding and ground stability, as well as forward guidance on potential climate risks, to advise their clients in the transaction.
We provide high value, property-specific opinions and analysis of land use, turning complex environment and climate data into clear and simple insights. This enables our clients to make better informed land and property decisions and makes information more accessible for more positive outcomes for our climate-challenged society.Visit our website
As the UK’s largest property and land data business, Landmark Information Group supports the entire value chain of the property industry. With unrivalled datasets, a comprehensive team of in-house experts, an extensive partner network, and advanced technology innovations and system capabilities, our mission is to make every property transaction feel effortless; making it both simpler and faster while reducing risks for all stakeholders.
With more than 25 years’ experience, we power confident property and land decisions for architects, surveyors, estate agents, environmental consultants, mortgage lenders, real estate professionals, land developers, property lawyers and search providers across all these markets.Visit our website
SearchFlow is one of the UK’s largest providers of legal due diligence data for residential and commercial property transactions, having supported over 5,000,000 instructions with more than 26,000,000 searches.
SearchFlow provides confidence and certainty to law firms by delivering concrete due diligence, advanced technology, intelligent data, unparalleled market experience, serious financial investment, and access to exceptional people.Visit our website
SortRefer is a free to use online portal designed to provide Conveyancing and other ancillary products to the Mortgage Intermediary marketplace. Designed by a group of ex mortgage brokers and launched in 2009, SortRefer is proud to offer innovative functionality, fantastic customer service and a hand-picked panel of suppliers from across the UK. The SortRefer system supports Mortgager Advisers and allows them to provide an enhanced level of support during the home moving process.
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Severn Trent Searches
Severn Trent Searches has been providing conveyancing searches since 2000 and are official providers of the Law Society recommended CON29DW throughout the Midlands region. Severn Trent Searches also offer an extensive range of searches from all the industry’s leading names. Severn Trent Searches work closely with other providers, industry bodies and the government both to improve standards throughout the industry and to ensure the CON29DW is the most comprehensive, up-to-date drainage and water search available anywhere.
SafeMove is a trading arm of Yorkshire Water and have been delivering conveyancing searches since 2001. SafeMove is the official provider for the CON29DW Drainage and Water enquiries for the Yorkshire and North Humber region.
PinPoint Information is a market leading supplier of due diligence reports to property professionals. PinPoint Information excels in securing historic information and transforming it into modern geo-corrected data layers powering due diligence reports for the conveyancing sector.
Argyll Environmental is a specialist risk management consultancy, providing environmental due diligence and risk assessment services for land and property.
OneSearch is the largest local search data company in the UK, providing property information and conveyancing solutions to solicitors and other customers throughout England and Wales. Part of Landmark Information Group, OneSearch have been operating within the property industry for thirty years; becoming market leaders through unrivalled expertise and principles.
GeoPlace is a limited liability partnership owned equally by Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace are responsible for collating, managing and maintaining the primary UK authoritative geospatial address and street data. GeoPlace is recognised world-wide as an established expert in managing address data and its associated infrastructure. This is done to a standard and in a way that inspires innovation and transforms people’s lives on a national scale.
The Letting Industry Council
The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC) comprises of lettings experts from across the industry, professional bodies and schemes, service providers for both landlords and tenants, and representatives from both large and small lettings agents. They are the key providers of accurate and up-to-date data and supporting evidence and share their knowledge to inform and educate the sector ultimately providing benefits to the consumer.
OS has been mapping Great Britain since 1791 and create, maintain and distribute detailed location information. OS record and keep 500 million geospatial features in the OS master map up-to-date. Innovation is at the heart of everything the OS do, their experts are not only on the cutting-edge of collecting, maintaining and distributing data, but continually seek new and relevant ways for customers to get the best from it.
Glenigan provides the most accurate and comprehensive planning and construction coverage of the UK and Ireland with over 30 years of planning data combined with unique and exclusive non-planning or pre-planning sources along with the largest research team working on UK construction.
Ambiental is a global specialist in environmental hazard and climate intelligence, predictive analytics and risk management. A company of Royal HaskoningDHV, Ambiental produce flood maps, multi-peril and climate data sets, catastrophe models and flood forecasting systems internationally. We use flood modelling techniques and world class terrain data to build models that support better decision-making around flood and climate risk management. It is Ambiental’s belief that all people, property and capital should be resilient to flooding and climate change risks.
Barbour ABI is the market leading provider of construction market Intelligence and building project leads for built environment specialists. With over 80 years’ experience in gathering, processing and delivering information on UK construction contracts, Barbour ABI’s products and services help construction specialists identify trends and new business opportunities.
JBA Risk Management
JBA Risk Management is a global leader in flood risk science offering best-in-class flood maps, models, analytics and consultancy to the re/insurance and the non-insurance sectors, including mortgage providers and property search companies, governments, the international banking community and NGOs. With a collaborative team of expert scientists, hydrologists, mathematicians and engineers, JBA uses pioneering science to stay at the forefront of flood modelling innovation.
Headquartered in the UK with offices in Asia Pacific, the US and Europe, JBA Risk Management is part of the JBA Group founded in 1995.
JBA Risk Management produced the first probabilistic Global Flood Model, pioneering a new way of modelling, as well as the first US and EU Flood Maps at 5m resolution nationwide. It was also the first to include Surface Water flooding in national-scale flood mapping data and in 2018 introduced the first UK Climate Change Flood Model.