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Evolution of SRK ES

SRK Exploration Services Ltd (SRK ES) was established in Cardiff in 2003 as a small group of like-minded exploration geologists with a view to filling a perceived gap in the consultancy market. Initially formed as a subsidiary company of SRK Consulting UK, SRK ES achieved full SRK Consulting Practice status in 2008.

Headed by the Managing Director Gareth O’Donovan, the initial staff comprised of a small number of permanent associates, all of whom believed in the SRK ES philosophy that everything is possible. Over the years the team has expanded to more than 20 permanent staff plus a large team of associates and contractors worldwide. Our philosophy remains “yes, we can do that”.

In an increasingly competitive market SRK ES has built a strong team of exploration-focused geologists who are young and enthusiastic, individually skilled but also backed by a wide range of experienced experts in their field. Our Principal Group includes James Gilbertson, Bill Kellaway, Alexandra Akyurek, Tracey Laight and Mikhail Tsypukov. Their experience base is extensive, covering exploration, program design, management and review, project valuation, geological modelling, and input to corporate mergers and acquisitions.

To ensure that the younger exploration geologists joining the team benefit from the broad experience of their colleagues, SRK ES has developed an in-house training program designed to share experiences and establish a base level of skills that normally require decades to gain.

SRK ES continues to provide traditional consultancy services, technical reviews, valuations, and competent person’s reports as well as hands-on exploration management, offering a wide range of exploration skills in various commodities and terrains. Our newest branch office, SRK ES Denmark, headed by Casper Mejer Petersen, was opened in 2012 to support the growing exploration industry in Greenland.

We particularly endeavor to provide assistance to early stage exploration entrepreneurs and junior exploration companies who have ideas but insufficient technical skills to execute the exploration work required. SRK ES provides a package to these companies that includes access to a large team of skilled individuals for a limited period of time, sufficient to execute a field program without having to search for and hire its own staff.

Our services range across target generation, licence acquisition, program design and execution, and we provide an important interface with the upstream departments of the SRK Consulting Group and their resource and mining expertise.

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