Geosynthetic Clayliners for Suds Basins and surface water control

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Rothienorman Substation by SSE plc and Siemens Energy, located east of Aberdeen, is a crucial component of the Moray East Power Renewal Program. The construction of this substation by BAM UK & Ireland commenced in 2019 and is an integral part of the program’s efforts to enhance power infrastructure in the region.   As part of the substation’s development, Stratec Group, […]

Bentonite Liners the Natural Environmental Liner Solution

Are Bentonite GCL liners  a natural product? Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) are engineered materials that combine natural sodium bentonite clay with geotextiles or geomembranes. The natural bentonite clay is the key component in GCLs, known for its swelling and impermeable properties. This clay is typically sandwiched between layers of geotextiles or geomembranes, which serve to […]

The most remote substation in the Highlands of Scotland uses Environmental Geosynthetic Liner

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The Melgarve Substation by SSE plc and constructed by BAM UK & Ireland, situated near Lagan in the rugged Highlands of Scotland, stands as a remarkable testament to engineering ingenuity and environmental responsibility. This remote substation, located approximately 7 miles from the nearest highway, required a state-of-the-art solution to manage stormwater runoff and protect the surrounding environment. Building […]

The benefits of Bentonite (GCL) for lining SuDs basins and ponds for environmental engineering

Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL’s) from Stratec, offer a wide range of benefits when used in Suds basins and ponds, providing an effective and sustainable solution. Stratec’s GCL’s are composed of a layer of bentonite clay encapsulated between geotextile layers. This unique composition offers excellent waterproofing properties, ensuring the containment and retention of water within the […]

You asked- We answer Number 10 What do i need to consider when selecting a geotextile?

When selecting a geotextile, there are several important factors you should consider. Taking these factors into account will help you make a well-informed and positive choice for your specific project needs. Here are some key considerations: 1. Functionality: Determine the primary purpose of the geotextile. Whether it’s for filtration, separation, reinforcement, drainage, or erosion control, […]

You asked- We answer Number 4 What are the Different types of geotextile?

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics that are used extensively to a very positive effect in various civil engineering and environmental applications. They are designed to perform specific functions, such as filtration, separation, reinforcement, and drainage. Geotextiles are classified into different types based on their manufacturing process, structure, and intended application. Here are some common types of […]

The Transformative Power of Heavy-Duty Geotextiles and Geogrids: Enhancing CBR Results

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Introduction: The engineering and construction industry constantly seeks innovative solutions to improve the performance and longevity of infrastructure projects. One such breakthrough is the application of heavy-duty geotextiles and geogrids, which have proven to significantly enhance California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test results. By preventing aggregate displacement and facilitating effective load distribution, these geosynthetic materials contribute […]

The dual benefits of SUDS basins

There is growing urgency for new construction sites to meet sustainability targets. As construction projects create carbon emissions and habitat loss, it is the responsibility of developers to ensure every aspect of a new site includes steps to reduce environmental harm. Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) provide opportunities to fulfil all environmental, legal and planning […]

Sam Brierley

Marketing Director

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Midwest Contracting

Tower Group

Reflect Promotional Products

Acure Safety


Sam has been involved in over 6 SME’s since graduating in 2011, with a focus on creating effective marketing plans and ensuring the efficient carrying out of the plans to achieve the targets and goals consistently. Sam puts emphasis on being driven and results focused by eliminating and removing what holds us back so that results can be achieved.

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Giles Clarke

Managing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Quin Global

Vola Global

Orca Hygiene

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Howdens, Hafele, B&Q, Headlam Group, Norboard, Likewise, Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, RJ Mcleod, I&H Brown, Cala Homes and many more


Giles has been working with SME’s since graduating from school. Working throughout different areas of the business from sales and marketing development, sales and commercial management, operations, manufacturing and R&D to continually develop the business, delivering growth and company sustainability. Putting emphasis on targets, goals, and direction, to deliver the company strategy and develop its people and systems.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Business Growth