Jerry Ridgway, former MD of Laing Tool Hire Group and later Associate Partner of leading Auctioneers Henry Butcher International Ltd launched Explorer Associates in 1999. In addition to the work with Henry Butcher International Ltd, Jerry's former employment was in marine, mining, engineering, heavy plant sales, managing large projects such as the asset disposal programme for TML Eurotunnel on the Channel Tunnel Project and Falkland Islands construction asset sales.
The Company developed rapidly into clear divisions of experienced project management, health, welfare and safety consultancy, specialised auditing and accident investigations.
In over 15 years the Company's ever growing client base and on-going consultancies include Liquidity Services Ltd, Williams Transport Ltd, Stewart Fraser Ltd, Premier Foods, Britannia Refined Metals and Medical Research Foundation, plus many others specialising and leading the way in various industries including Demolition, Transport, Electrical work, Double Glazing, Civil Engineering, Insurance and Auction Houses.
Various projects have been undertaken with organisations including BP Oils & Chemicals Plc, Rand Gold Mining, Island Copper Mining, Q8 (Italy, Trans Asia Refineries - Pakistan), Shredded Wheat (CPUK) & Hilco Appraisal - Thamesteel in Administration, Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts and Nicholson Group.
Explorer Associates engineers and specialists offer wide experiences in Stock Control Auditing, the movement and sales of Heavy Plant, Principal Contractor, Project and Environmental Management.
Health and Safety Officers and Consultants advise on, and write, bespoke Health and Safety Policies, Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Fire Risk Assessments.
Situated in Folkestone, Kent close to London airports and cross channel services, Explorer Associates are ideally placed to reach clients rapidly. The Company and team provide tailor made management and "down to earth" consultancy to their clients, wherever and whenever they need it.