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Gardline integrates two of its specialist marine environmental companies

By - 26/04/2017 09:12

The combining of the two companies will unify a range of specialist marine environmental and planning personnel, with the move reflecting the overlap in the consultancy offerings of each company and the potential to offer a stronger joint offering using complementary skills and knowledge. Both brands will be retained with MPC becoming a trading name of MESL. Offices in Bath, Newcastle upon Tyne and Great Yarmouth will also all be retained.

The integration of MESL and MPC will capitalise on synergies between the two entities in terms of business development and expertise, whilst enabling a more complete offering of services to our client base. The services that MESL and MPC currently offer are highly complementary to each other, with MESL currently focussing on surveys, laboratory analysis, and technical consultancy services, and MPC focussing on licensing support, impact assessment and marine planning.

Paul Salmon (MESL Director) said, “We are delighted to be formally integrating our businesses and bringing together complementary skills within the Gardline Group to deliver effective end-to-end marine environmental support services to clients both in the UK and internationally. It is anticipated that clients will experience even better levels of service with our combined ability to support marine policy, planning and developmental sectors becoming even stronger and more effective.”

Details of the company’s activities to date can be found on the websites: and 



Notes To Editors

Gardline was established in 1969 to provide marine support to a flourishing offshore oil and gas industry. Companies in the Gardline Group are involved in a range of activities such as marine surveys, marine sciences and technology, site investigation and building planning, security services marine electronics and ship building, conversion and repair.

MESL was formed in 1975 and acquired by the Gardline Group in 2007.  Based in Bath the company has built up a considerable reputation delivering coastal and marine surveys in the UK, notably for the aggregates and ports industries, as well as Government departments and agencies.  Key to their success is a deep and extensive knowledge of marine ecological functioning, marine ecological surveys and benthic identification (through the in-house faunal laboratory). 

MPC was formed as part of the Gardline Group in 2010 and is based out of Newcastle upon Tyne.  The company delivers marine planning and licensing projects for UK regulators and private clients active in the renewables, oil and gas, ports, coastal defence, recreational and fisheries sectors.  Working wider, delivery of Strategic Environmental Assessments, Sustainability Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments has taken place in the UK, Ireland, Suriname, Namibia and Myanmar. 

For further information, please contact:

Paul Salmon

Director – Marine Planning Consultants

T: +44 (0)191 230 8255


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