News and Updates

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Caption Competition

It’s funny the things you see in this industry.  Let’s hear those one liners.  Comment below.

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15 years old today

It’s our birthday. CCGI is celebrating 15 years in business today.  From humble beginnings the company has grown steadily and is now firmly established in the ground investigation market. “It all started with a single Dando Terrier 2000 window sampling rig way back in 2001,” explained joint company owner and Director Mark Carden. “Rob Clarke

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Director’s Dart Swim

This September one of CCGI’s Directors – Mark Carden will be swimming in the Dart 10k swimming event.  He is swimming in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance, a very worthy cause, and would welcome any sponsorship that people are generous enough to give.  Please support Mark in his 10 kilometre swim, we wish him all the

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U11 Team Trophy

Building for the new season

CCGI sponsored Cheltenham Spa Under 11s Girls have warmed up for the upcoming season with a great result in the recent St Nicholas FC six aside football tournament held at Chipping Sodbury near Bristol. After coming through the round robin games against Brislington, Boco and Portishead undefeated (Four wins and two draws) they met Brislington

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Travel updates

With the volunteering phase of their trip now complete we caught up with CCGI Operations Manager, Rupert Garner to see what he and his girlfriend Dr Laura Corbett have been up to. ‘I met up with Laura in the Bocas Del Toro region of Panama where she had been working with Floating Doctors for five

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Distant Travels

CCGI’s Operations Manager, Rupert Garner, is heading off on sabbatical this week and won’t return until the end of May.  It’s not paternity but it will include babies, water, boats…and probably sunburn.  He picks up the story. “My better half Laura is a doctor.  Over the last two years Laura has been periodically heading off for

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Cheltenham Spa U12s

CCGI United…

…well Cheltenham Spa U12 Girls actually, looking great sporting their new kit sponsored by CC Ground Investigations Ltd. “It is really nice to be able to support a team within the local community” said CCGI Director Mark Carden.  “The team is coached by one of our drillers, Alan Lusmore, who is clearly doing an excellent

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‘Hands on – Hands off’ campaign

CC Ground Investigations Ltd, working in partnership with global consultancy Advisian for their mutual client National Grid Property, has launched the  ‘Hands on – Hands off’ campaign.  This aims to raise awareness of work-related hand injuries.  Drilling operatives are particularly at risk of suffering a preventable hand injury through exposure to hazards such as manual

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Goodbye old girl

This week CCGI said goodbye to R01.  R01 was our first rotary rig (No prizes for guessing the call sign for our second rotary rig onwards…we like to keep things simple), purchased after four years of trading when the company totalled just nine employees.  Now 11 years later we have 50 members of staff, some

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Darryl Tollet Drilling

New CCGI Lead Driller

CCGI are pleased to announce that during the second part of this year Darryl Tollett, the latest Lead Rotary Driller to come through our internal driller training programme, completed his training.  Darryl joined CCGI in 2012 as a secondman and as his experience grew it became clear that Darryl would make an excellent candidate to

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