ESI is the UK’s leading independent scientific and environmental consultancy specialising in water, land and sustainable development. ESI delivers technical specialist services and advice to support clients across Europe in developing their opportunities, understanding and complying with environmental legislation and managing their risks through the combination of sound science and a clear commercial understanding. ESI provides a portfolio of services to assist small and large corporate and governmental clients to manage their responsibilities and supports government regulators in monitoring and reporting on environmental conditions. Scientific, technical training courses are delivered based on ESI’s expertise, quite often by our own consultants who have hands on experience. ESI has developed software to meet specific needs and we also provide other leading environmental software products.

Company details

New Zealand House, 160, Abbey Foregate , Shrewsbury , Shropshire SY2 6FD United Kingdom

Locations Served


Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater - Soil and Groundwater Consulting and Engineering
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

ESI was founded in 1996 and has developed steadily through a clear focus on developing close and positive partnerships with clients. A pro-active project management approach, coupled with the thoughtful understanding of a client’s objectives and a wide experience of both technical issues and the legal and regulatory framework are all key to ESI’s successful project delivery. Every employee is dedicated to ensuring quality assurance pre and post project delivery. Maintaining technical leadership across the portfolio of services delivered supports ESI to be the UK’s leading specialist in water, land and sustainable development.

ESI’s technical strength is at the heart of the business. The consultancy team comprises some of the most experienced and talented in the industry, with an average of over ten year’s experience each. A team of 45 technical specialists represent one of the most important centres of groundwater and land quality knowledge in the UK. Among them there are 9 PhDs, 32 MScs and 7 Chartered Geologists. This unique combination of technical expertise and professional experience gives ESI the ability to tackle the most demanding groundwater, geoenvironmental and sustainable development issues in the industry.

At ESI, people are valued. Members of our team work hard meeting project deadlines, often attending meetings or working away from home and we recognise that people need to relax and take a break too. ESI actively encourages a social scene in which all staff can participate. ESI invests in its staff and proactively works to meet our employees professional development needs & career aspirations.

ESI provides a host of employee benefits that may include paid sick leave, paid annual leave, death-in-service benefit, personal pension scheme with employers contributions & permanent group healthcare. Through our vision and understanding of the work-life balance we offer a host of additional benefits that include contributions to gym memberships and other schemes.

It is ESI’s policy to treat all job applicants and employees fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, civil partnership status, age or perceived age, race, colour, nationality, national origins, ethnic origin, disability or a perception of or association with any of these aspects.  This includes compliance with statutory obligations under the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.  Through our own experiences, ESI is committed to being Positive about Disabled People and we have an ongoing commitment to good practice in the employment of people with disabilities.