News and Updates


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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CCGI Down Day 2015

As part of our on-going commitment to improving the health, safety, training and conduct of our staff and providing the best possible service to our clients, CCGI run an annual ‘Down Day.  This is where all staff return to our headquarters in Gloucester for a day of training, team building….and a healthy chunk of fun.

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Slope Solution

CCGI recently called in the services of Lankelma to undertake CPT testing below a failed section of the B4234 at Cannop Ponds, near Coleford, in the Forest of Dean.  Given the steep slope below the road their specialist excavator mounted CPT rig was required.  This was attached to a 20 ton excavator which made access

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Official – CCGI are a five star rail supplier

CC Ground Investigations Ltd has just been awarded the maximum five star rating by external auditors Achilles in their recent Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit. CCGI QHSE Manager Alistair Cima was justifiably pleased with the outcome. “We are contracted to undertake intrusive ground investigation works on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure therefore we are required

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CC Ground Investigations have recently successfully completed a large ground investigation around the town centre parks of the Berkshire town of Wokingham.  Acting as Principal Contractor, CCGI carried out the work on behalf of the local borough council, under the instruction of the Consulting Engineers AECOM Infrastructure and Environment. CCGI Geotechnical Engineer and project manager

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Mike Swim

Job Done

Congratulations to CCGI’s Senior Engineering Geologist Mike Atherton.  After 6 hours and 17 minutes Mike completed his epic 10.5 mile swim of England’s largest lake (Lake Windermere).  Mike reached shore in first place and has so far raised an impressive £425 for Christian Aid. Twenty people started the swim on Saturday morning but only 14

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