About Us

Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors are one of the largest owner-managed land survey businesses in the UK.

We operate throughout the UK and Ireland from our home bases in Manchester and Livingston, with 22 field survey teams and a dedicated 15 strong CAD office.

Your key contacts in Manchester:

John Furniss, FRICS, FCInstCES: Managing Director

John owns and runs the company and has been with MHLS for over 30 years

He is a past president of The Survey Association and is a current TSA council member and chair of the Finance committee. John also sits on the ICES Finance and General Purpose Committee.

Nick Hampson BSc, FRICS, FCInstCES: Survey Director

Nick has joint roles in operations management and business development. He is always keen to talk to clients about new projects or visit your office to discuss how we might help you.

Nick is active as a trained assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), an APC Mentor and also as an ICES examiner. He sits on The Survey Association Council.

Michael Rowan: Quality Manager

Mike has overseen our CAD office for 30 years and his key role in the business is to ensure that we deliver a quality product that meets clients' requirements.

He runs our quality management system and continues to develop our data presentation to keep up with current standards.

Steve Murray: Operations Manager

Steve joined the company in 1984 and progressed through the CAD department to become the CAD Manager. He has since moved on to become our Operations Manager. He is IOSH qualified and an important part of his role is ensuring that we have safe methods of work for each task on site.

Steve oversees all aspects of your project from instruction to delivery. He will organize the survey to ensure that it is undertaken safely, to specification, and delivered on time. He is your primary point of contact for information regarding progress of our work.

Stuart Gilling BSc: Production Manager

Stuart runs our Production Department and is responsible for managing the survey once our surveyor has completed his work and uploaded survey data to our database. He will keep you informed on drawing progress, discuss possible preliminary or staged release of data and ensure that the final delivery meets our high quality standards.

Your key contacts in Livingston:

Mat Parkinson, BSc: Survey Manager (Scotland)

Mat is the senior figure in our business in Scotland. He remains active with fieldwork but is your primary contact if you would like us to visit your site or meet with us either in Livingston or at your offices.

With his considerable experience he can advise you on a wide variety of surveying matters and suggest innovative solutions to measurement problems.

Lyndsay Clark, MA: Data Processing Manager

Lyndsay joined the business in 1987 after graduating from Aberdeen University with a degree in Geography. She gained experience in the processing and presentation of survey data is now the Data Processing Manager for the company.

She has extensive knowledge of modelling software and the formats required by clients for topographical surveys and digital terrain models.

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