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From the Highlands to Exmoor, new merger will help business make its presence felt UK-wide

By Calum MacLeod

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Seed Environmental founder and joint managing director Matthew Watts.
Seed Environmental founder and joint managing director Matthew Watts.

A SPECIALIST environmental business with a base in Inverness has joined forces with a south of England counterpart to provide a service that covers the length of the UK.

Seed Environmental Ltd, which has another Scottish office, is merging with Exeter-based Paulex Environmental.

Both companies specialise in environmental and property incident response, site investigation, remediation and restoration services, environmental claims management and monitoring for insurance companies, commercial and public sector clients, along with homeowners.

The combined business will also have offices in Newmarket, Doncaster, Reading and Tewkesbury, as well as a Northern Ireland presence through its Belfast office.

Seed Environmental managing director, Matthew Watts, said: “With offices covering most of the UK, bringing us together with Paulex not only gives us national coverage as a combined company, but also combines our skill sets for clients of both businesses. This is very much a strategic merger to enable us to improve our service and broaden our offering.

“Bringing these two businesses together enables us to become the ‘one stop shop’ for remediation throughout the whole of the UK. Together, we can further improve the already high quality of our service levels and speed of reaction all over the country. Paulex also works with clients we have not traditionally targeted, such as developers and airports, which will open up further opportunities for the combined business.”

The two companies will be taking a "business as usual" approach following their merger with Seed working to significantly expand Paulex's presence in the south west of England, potentially doubling its size and creating new jobs.

Paulex managing director, Nicholas Mullen, added: “Paulex and Seed have worked together in the past and the synergy between the two businesses is perfect. Having the backing and support of a national organisation is going to be a great benefit.”

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