The Rick Brassington Consultant Hydrogeologist practice was founded in September 1998 and is based on more than forty years of professional experience in hydrogeology and water resources management and a thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements. This scientific understanding is linked with a wealth of practical experience that allows groundwater and water supply questions to be investigated effectively, efficiently and economically.

A major hallmark of the practice is independence from other organizations and an ability to provide specific tailor-made services to meet clients' needs with a way of working that leaves the control of project finances entirely in the clients' hands.

Maintaining professional independence also allows Rick Brassington to work as a member of project teams for a number of large consultancies without causing any conflict of interests.

As a Chartered Geologist, Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager the practice ethics follows the professional Codes of Practice of the major professional institutions of the Geological Society, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Since the inception of the practice projects have been completed for more than 100 clients that include major corporations and companies from the brewing and soft-drinks industries, quarrying and mining companies, chemical manufacturers, water companies, farmers, and property developers; large engineering and environmental consultancies; national and local government organizations including the MOD, MAFF, the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency; and many private individuals.


Eur Geol Eur Ing Professor F.C. Brassington BSc MSc CGeol FGS CEng MICE FCIWEM