An emphasis on staff support has channelled a significant investment of time and resources towards their training and personal development. This allows each member of the team to develop the capabilities required to provide an exceptionally high standard of service as asbestos consultants. This commitment to staff development was recognised in 2011 when the company was awarded Investors In People.

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Board of Directors

Dan McGuire, Technical Director
Paul Shaw, Commercial Director
Matthew Dennis, Managing Director
Ricci Price, Finance Director

Dan started his career in the asbestos consultancy business as a trainee analyst with Environtec in 1998.

Dan soon became an important member of the management team and was given responsibility for all air monitoring for the company and his commitment to working within the asbestos consultancy industry was rewarded in 2000 when he was awarded the Certificate of Competence in Asbestos by the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

With his experience and natural ability as a project manager, Dan gained significant levels of experience in the asbestos abatement process and particularly in complex and sensitive environments such as hospitals, schools, colleges and universities and complex commercial premises.

Dan was given responsibility for the day-to-day management of operations in 2006 which included for the estimating of works, the development of company wide project management documentation, the man management of all air monitoring members of staff, conducting high level audits and the quality control of all paperwork.

Due to Dan’s commitment, capability and length of service, he was asked to join the three directors as an Associate Director in January 2010 and his main responsibility is for the day-to-day management of all analytical works.

From 2011 – 2017 Dan was at the forefront of leading high profile and demanding consultancy / projects for Metropolitan Police Service, HMRC and a UK leading Bank organisation.

Dan joined the Board of Directors as Technical Director following a Management Buy-Out in 2018 and continues to infuse pride, professionalism and positivity into the Company.

Dan lives in Chelmsford with his partner and two children.

Paul started his career in the asbestos consultancy business as a trainee analyst with Environtec in 1996.

Paul gained a significant level of experience in all areas of air monitoring and quickly became a trusted and highly competent member of the team.  This experience in the asbestos remediation process and gaining the respect of a wide range of licensed asbestos removal contractors, Paul quickly became a fully fledged project manager which involved acting directly for clients to ensure that management actions identified during the surveying process were completed on time, within budget and to a high standard.  The responsibility included for the scoping of works, developing specifications and method statements, liaising with the contractors, managing the procurement process and ensuring that all works on site were completed effectively.

Following the award of a number of international contracts, Paul spent some time abroad in Europe and Asia to project manage these contracts which involved complex asbestos abatement works.  Paul also worked extensively in Gibraltar on Ministry of Defence sites responsible for the management of large and complex asbestos abatement projects.

Paul joined the Board of Directors as Technical Director following a Management Buy Out in 2007 and his current responsibility is for the management of all air monitoring and project management services and the management of the supply chain.

Paul is a life long supporter of Leyton Orient Football Club and has three young children, all being trained as Leyton Orient fans.

Matthew was employed by John Meates soon after the company was established in 1995 and was initially responsible for conducting both air monitoring and asbestos surveying.

Being able to multi-role within the company led Matthew to being deployed within the emergency response team of consultants that were responsible for mobilising quickly to clients’ needs generally in cases of emergency outside normal working hours – this was in addition to his day-to day duties.

Matthew was responsible for the management of Environtec’s first flagship clients, Post Office Counters and Legal & General with whom he was able to forge strong partnerships through effective and efficient project management skills.

Matthew was instrumental in the development of a bulk laboratory in Gibraltar and in 1999 spent three months in the country working with the Government.  He was particularly responsible for the delivery of training which encompassed bulk sampling and bulk analysis techniques and methodology of air testing.

With a surge of growth within the business, Matthew became the Head of Surveying in 2002 and became responsible for the day-to-day management of the survey team.  This included the line management of over 20 trained surveyors, responsibility for mobilisation and resourcing, client liaison, contract management and quality control of all survey reports.

Matthew joined the Board of Directors as Company Secretary and Director following a Management Buy Out in 2007 and his current responsibility is for the management of all operational activities within the business.

Matthew lives in Chelmsford with his wife and children and is the coach of a junior Springfield football team.

Ricci Price qualified as an Accountant in 2002 having completed his training with Tenon Group Plc, a top 10 accountancy practice based in Chelmsford.

Ricci’s career with Environtec initially started as an external auditor of the financial statements in 2003.

Having shown a professional approach and clear understanding of the business, Ricci was asked to join the company as Financial Controller in 2006, responsible for all financial and human resources matters.

In 2007 Ricci facilitated the management Buy Out, ensuring that the business was in a financially suitable position and coordinating with external advisors and stakeholders.

Since that point Ricci has overhauled the entire finance system to ensure robust controls and procedures are in place to aid stringent cash flow management and provide a stable platform for the company to continue to grow.

Ricci also has responsibility for overseeing the Information Technology requirements and Fleet Management and in 2013, due to demonstrating a continual desire to develop and improve the business as a whole, Ricci was asked to join the board of Directors.

Ricci lives in Great Notley with his wife and 2 children and is a keen footballer and motor sports enthusiast.