Surveytech first started trading as Bencombe Hire Services in 1997, a company offering hire of surveying equipment. In 2015 the company acquired a new office and workshop in Mitcham, South London and rebranded as Surveytech. Since that time, Surveytech has been a Geomax Specialist Partner, giving them access to specialist training and service facilities so they can provide the best support possible for customers. Other brand parterships followed from some of the biggest names in surveying, non-destructive testing and reality capture. With a bespoke range from Matterport, GeoSLAM and Leica Geosystems for reality capture, Dji drones, Unicontrol Machine Control, Vivax Metrotech and Cable Detection for utility surveying and Screening Eagle for Structural analysis and Ground Penetrating Radar, Surveytech are able to boast technical solutions to almost any challenge that can be solved with geospatial technology. With a programme of ongoing training for their team and customers including regular webinars and videos, Surveytech have always tried to be an expert voice to help customers work more safely and efficiently.
Surveytech is run by father and son, Tom and Matt Lacey. Tom Lacey began his career with Glen Survey ltd, carrying out surveys all over UK and as far afield as Nigeria and Iraq. He qualified as Engineering Surveyor through RICS. He then went on to become Technical Director for O’Halloran & O’Brien Ltd, a major Civil Engineering firm, before founding Bencombe Hire Services - the precursor to Surveytech - in 2003. Tom is a passionate supporter of GAA sports, especially hurling (it helps that he’s from Kilkenny, the county in Ireland who most dominates the sport)
Matt first began using surveying equipment aged fourteen when working a summer job on building sites, something he continued to do whilst earning a degree from Oxford University. After graduating, he joined Surveytech and has since trained in surveying technologies and theory and archaeology with a particular focus on GIS and laser scanning. Outside of Surveytech, Matt occasionally works as an actor, appearing as a regular character in BBC sitcom, Cuckoo, amongst other things.