Nic Clarke graduated from Aberdeen University with a BSc in Forestry and spent the next 21 years working abroad before setting up Clarke Consultancy in the UK in 2003.
Prior to starting Clarke Consultancy, he spent six years in Borneo carrying out forest surveys and land surveys for cadastral and river projects and then 15 years managing golf course construction with various companies in France (including the 27 hole golf course at Disneyland Paris), Malaysia, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Tobago, and Tunisia.
When he eventually returned to the UK he was predominantly involved in carrying out surveys on golf courses, sports pitches for football/rugby/hockey clubs and surveying athletic tracks for UKA and IAAF certification.
In 2005 he started working with Maltby Land Surveys and was given a very good grounding in the use of modern total stations and introduced to the state of the art software for processing raw data and for drawing and presenting the surveys. It was also the catalyst for ditching his old two-man Topcon theodolite and buying his new state of the art Leica robotic theodolite. It completely changed the dynamics of his business and he’s never looked back since.
Today Clarke Consultancy has a very diverse client base which includes companies involved with treehouse construction, raised walkways and zip wires, retirement homes, large scale landscaping projects, diverse sports projects, lake dredging, landfill sites, cemetery revamps, parks and play areas, street renovation and traffic control amongst others.