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About Us

Established in 2012 by the current Directors Jason Smith and Nichola Cockerill Smith as ‘Powerline Surveying Ltd’ the company primarily provided a bolt on service to utility companies, surveying over head lines and various other infrastructure for utility companies focusing on vegetation interference on client’s assets. Working across the uk covering many Electrical, Rail and Highway clients assets the company continues to provide their original service plus much more.

Fast forward to the present day and the company has grown to become not only a leading Vegetation survey company but also a multi skilled Vegetation Management Company providing Landscaping, Fencing, Commercial and Utility Tree Clearance works, Civils works, Tree and Ecology Surveys.

We can provide solutions tailored to meet Clients needs with us in house, using directly employed teams and machinery solving any complex and demanding project.

Jason Smith, who has worked in the Utility/Commercial Vegetation and Construction industry for over 25 years. Jason began work as an Arborist in the power line sector and ascended through to managing teams on various contracts throughout the UK. His versatility has helped to deliver a wide stream of works over the years , this is still used today by himself and through the management and delivery  team, this ensures a safe compliant and rewarding workforce for any client’s needs to deliver a varied work stream.

In June 2012 Jason launched Powerline Surveying Ltd, which has gone from strength to strength carrying out vegetation and asset surveys across the UK for various blue-chip clients.

2014 saw the start of the vegetation management sister company Brookside Tree Service supplying resource to various commercial clients clearing vegetation on OHLs, Rail and Highways, Landscaping, Fencing and Forestry maintenance. Brookside has been around since 1970 originally formed by Alan Smith, Jason’s Father. This arm of the company now also delivers training to the Land Based  Sector, Tree and Ecology Surveys.

2019 – Jason launched PLS Group Uk with a new Management team encompassing both Brookside and Powerline under its wings, each part now delivers its own unique business stream.

Nichola joined Jason after having run a fashion boutique for several years in the market town of Richmond North Yorkshire ‘Erica Dillon’.

Nichola brings a wealth of business knowledge with her managing the Finance and Accounts within the company.

Takes the lead role in Project Estimating and Delivery as well as risk management. Andrew has 30 years’ experience in forestry and civil engineering. His extensive commercial experience adds to and complements the company management team.

Mark is the direct link to our clients on site, ensuring we maintain a high standard of customer service and quality.

A qualified arborist with over 30 years of commercial and private industry experience, he is a valuable asset within the management team.

To deliver your project on time and on budget even in the most demanding environments