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    a team you can rely on
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    always there to serve
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    when it really matters
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    aerial inspections and surveys
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Our History

The origin of our company goes back to the days of the British Railways Board, when scour became a major issue following the tragic rail accident at Glanrhyd.  Bridgezone, as the company was then known, first developed its diving capability and expertise. It then rapidly developed its services to include complex confined space and rope access techniques. From a very modest start in 2003 the company grew rapidly to average in excess of 70 employees in the past financial year. With continuously increasing demand for our expert services we are forecasting more growth and development for the years to come.

A brief Timeline history

  • 2003

    Founded on the 1st April by Simon Davies and Paul Barwick

  • 2004

    Dave Rylatt joins the company early in the year

  • Rail accreditation achieved

  • 2005

    Quality Assurance and Environmental Assurance Accreditation

  • 2006

    IRATA Accreditation

  • 2007

    Founding Director Paul Barwick leaves the company

  • First major contract with a Local Authority (Cornwall CC)

  • 2008

    £1m turnover exceeded

  • 2009

    National contract for underwater inspections secured with Amey OWR

  • £2m turnover exceeded

  • 2011

    NCE/ACE Consultant of the Year Finalist

  • 2012

    NCE/ACE Specialist Consultant of the Year

  • Turnover exceeded £4m

  • 2013

    10th Anniversary celebrated

  • Olivier Garrigue joins the company as Chairman & CEO

  • Reorganisation of the company follows injection of new capital

  • 2014

    Company Rebranded as XEIAD

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