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About Us

At GGS Scotland we offer specialist ground gas monitoring and risk assessment services to help you keep your development project on track.

We have extensive experience in the ground gas sector, delivering monitoring and risk assessment services on projects throughout Scotland. 

And as we're locally based, we can offer cost effective services to meet the ground gas investigation needs of your project.

If you want to know more - then contact one of our GGS Scotland team.

Our heritage, expertise and values

Explore our GGS Scotland heritage, expertise and values, along with how we work with our wider GGS family of experts.


Find out about the background to our company

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Find out about our technical expertise and knowledge

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Find out about our core company values

Our GGS Scotland team

Meet some of our dedicated members of the GGS Scotland team of environmental scientists and geologists.

We are a close-knit team of professionals and we work closely with our colleagues in the wider GGS family of experts across the UK.

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Matt Askin
BSc (Hons) CSci FGS

Associate Director

As our Associate Director, Matt leads GGS Scotland. Matt has fifteen years experience in the environmental sector primarily focused on a range of ground gas issues.

With specialist knowledge of environmental regulation, Matt delivers pragmatic solutions to novel and complex ground gas problems.

Caroline Howarth
BSc (Hons), MSc, BA (Hons)

Digital Communications & Business Manager

Caroline is an experienced environmental scientist having worked for 20 years in the environmental sector.


Caroline leads on producing our digital content along with providing work programme planning and management.

Caroline, GGS Scotland, Comms & Business Manager
Simon, Managing Director

Simon Talbot

Managing Director

Our Managing Director Simon is an engineering geologist by training and an environmental geologist by practice.


With over 40 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors, Simon brings extensive expertise from the world of ground gas and contaminated land.

John Naylor
BSc (Hons) FGS CEnv MIEnvSc

Technical Director

John is a geologist with a long standing career in ground gas contamination and has been with the GGS family of experts from the very beginning.

As our Technical Director, John heads up our industry-leading ground gas technology development

John, Technical Director


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