Surveybase founded in 1998, provides precision surveying services that are the foundation for design, construction and conservation projects across the UK.

National Coverage

We operate throughout the UK with focus along the M4 corridor from South Wales to the South West & South East and the surrounding counties. Our team of surveyors are strategically located to access key centres of business including Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Oxford and London.

Comprehensive Service

We offer Topographical Surveys, Measured Building Surveys, Utilities Surveys, Laser Scanning Surveys, and Building Information Modelling services. In addition, our dedicated Retail team provide specialist Store Surveying and Store Planning services to support national development programmes.

Field of Expertise

Surveybase works within the AEC industry for Architects, Engineers, Property Consultants, Developers and Investors. Our portfolio includes major public sector developments through to private residence.

Dedication to Clients

Now in our 20th year we continue to invest in people and technology to deliver tangible benefits that advantage our Clients and their projects. As a family business we believe firmly in traditional service values. Our friendly and professional approach begins the minute you get in touch and extends well beyond the delivery of the survey to the provision of proactive support during design, planning and construction.

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Why Choose Surveybase

David Ascott

MD / Business Development

David Ascott MD / Business Development

David launched Surveybase in 1997 and has been firmly at the helm ever since. He exudes the leadership, passion and commercial tenacity needed to run a successful business for over 20 years. His innate ability to spot and exploit market opportunities has been fundamental to the company’s development.

He continues to back his entrepreneurial spirit with considerable investment in technology and people, a strategy that is delivering a tangible commercial advantage.  He openly states that behind his success is an everlasting strive for excellent service, a genuine desire to delight customers and go the extra mile, something he demands from the team.

Today David oversees the key cornerstones of the business, Finance, Administration, Sales, and Operations whilst building strategic commercial relationships and partnerships.

In his spare time David is a private investor in property development and a qualified FA Coach developing skills of children from Under 7 to Under 16 level.

Jane King

Director / Sales Manager

Jane King Director / Sales Manager

Jane has been with Surveybase since foundation and was recently awarded the position of Non-Executive Director. Her drive for perfection and energy has helped shape Surveybase into the successful organisation it is today.

Jane has a background in Surveying practice that serves her well in the busy Sales environment. Her key function is to establish a concise survey brief and deliver accurate quotations and tenders. Jane’s friendly and professional approach is building trust and respect throughout the AEC sector.

Away from work Jane enjoys international travel and is a keen cyclist, having recently returned from a tour of China, not by bike of course, by wine glass!!

Charmaine Ascott

Director / Business Administration

Charmaine Ascott Director / Business Administration

Charmaine has responsibility for directing the daily administrative functions that keep the business moving. Her background in corporate finance has helped plan the investment that fuels our business development strategy.

Charmaine’s brief includes employee welfare and personnel development, which she rightly views as fundamental to our future.

Charmaine plays tennis, mostly social (double café and tennis anyone!) and enjoys country walks with her family and Archie her beloved Border Terrier

Jordan King

Operations Manager / Health & Safety

Jordan King Operations Manager / Health & Safety

Jordan manages the daily operations of the Survey Team. He provides the vital link between our Clients and Surveyors. His key responsibility is to meet the service expectation of the Client, in that regard he is the Clients representative within our organisation.

Jordan's role brief includes client liaison, scheduling, health and safety, project and quality management.

Jordan plays Rugby for Somerset Premier team Stothert & Pitt and is an avid supporter of Bath Rugby and Arsenal FC.

Richard Ingram (RICS)

Senior Land Surveyor / Utilities

Richard Ingram (RICS) Senior Land Surveyor / Utilities

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor (RICS) heads up or Land Surveying services. He has 20 years’ experience in the geomatics industry including time with Korec as a technical expert and instructor.

As Senior Land Surveyor Richards vital role includes the delivery of principle projects, establishing efficient operational procedures, quality control and developing the topographical survey expertise of our surveyors and trainees.

Richard has the responsibility for our approved Utilities survey contractors ensuring that they meet our accuracy and service expectations.

In his spare time Richard is a marathon runner and avid supporter of Norwich City, which when hailing from the Black Country is an interesting concept, can’t be many.

Jonathan Lyons

Senior Measured Building Surveyor/BIM

Jonathan Lyons Senior Measured Building Surveyor/BIM

Jon heads up our Measured Building services including our precision 2D CAD and 3D Revit (BIM) service solutions. He has responsibility for a fast-developing team of Laser Scanning surveyors, CAD and Revit (BIM) Technicians plus a growing number of trainees.

Jon, a master’s in building surveying, is an experienced Revit Technician with specialist point cloud modelling expertise. He is currently preparing our 3D surveying service for BSI BIM level 2 certification.

Jon recently won the coveted 'best marksman' trophy, an annual event where the Surveybase team pitch their talent in a few rounds of Clay Pigeon Shooting. Well done Jon!

Catherine Williams

Senior Planner/Retail

Catherine Williams Senior Planner/Retail

Catherine joined Surveybase in 2007 and recently celebrated 12 years with the business. Catherine’s career began working for the UK’s largest Retail organisations on a wide array of store design and planning programmes. She progressed to Senior Planner in 2012 and for the past 5 years has been the figurehead of our Retail Planning services.

Today Catherine’s busy role includes client liaison, brief specification, control of live projects, quality inspection and post project support.

Catherine is a proud Mum of two lively children whose various activities and demands keep her busy round the clock.

Paul Davey Smith

Senior Surveyor/Retail

Paul Davey Smith Senior Surveyor/Retail

Paul’s connection with Surveybase began almost 20 years ago, as a Client. Today he is responsible for our Store Surveying services. The experience gained over 30 years in retail development is proving crucial to client relations, service, and team development.

Paul’s role includes client liaison, brief specifications, scheduling, control of live projects, quality inspection and post project support.

Paul enjoys travel (especially to Turkey his second home) and the extraordinary pursuit of picture framing a hobby that suits his everlasting strive for perfection.

James Lukins

Social Media & Marketing

James Lukins Social Media & Marketing

James progressed to his current role following 12 months in Sales Administration. This valuable experience has built and understanding and appreciation for the geomatics industry. He is a graduate of Business Information Technology and is using his expertise to expand our business connections through social media and promoting the benefits of our measured survey and technical service solutions.

This exciting role is a balance of graphic designer, editor and public relations. James generates digital content for engaging marketing publications and works closely with the Survey Team to build case studies that showcase our projects and capability.

James is the nominated contact for General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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We are always looking for ambitious and skilled surveyors and technicians who match our drive and determination. Why not get in touch to find out more. To contact our HR and Administration team call 01225 314370 or email We look forward to hearing from you!

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