Martin Lucass

Lucass joins GeoSmart

Dan Whelan

The Shrewsbury-based environmental consultancy has hired Martin Lucass as commercial director to head up the North West, as the firm looks to expand across the region. 

Lucass, a chartered geologist, joins from Ensafe, formerly REC, where he spent just under two years as director.  

He had previously worked for more than a decade at civil engineer WSP where he rose through the ranks, starting out as a graduate hydrogeologist in 2008 and eventually becoming principal hydrogeologist in 2016. 

GeoSmart, founded in 2013 by Mark Fermor, provides flood risk, drainage, groundwater and contaminated land expertise to architects, planning consultants, developers, legal practitioners and local authorities. 

Lucass, who joins a team of 14, will be based in Manchester but, as GeoSmart does not have an office in the city, the exact location has yet to be decided. He will work alongside managing director Paul Ellis. 

Lucass said: “With a technical background in hydrogeology and contaminated land, I have a breadth of experience in remediation, coal mining, drainage, flooding and human health risk assessment 

“Joining during the Covid-19 outbreak has made for a rather different first week with all my conversations done via video calls. It is fortunate that the business operates on the Cloud and we are able to function normally.  

“I’m looking forward to working with GeoSmart to expand our network across the North West over the coming years.”

Lucass is also treasurer of the independent Forum for the Built Environment committee. 

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Does that shirt need planning permission?

By Rainier Wolfcastle

Wow – nice style!

By Colourful

Can I have my shirt back, please?

By Stevie Wonder

Congratulations Martin, and good to see the shirts are still going strong!

By Anon

Zany. That’s an unfortunate spelling of Lucas.

By Verum

Can I have a matching shirt please?

By Paul Ellis

Always one, shocking shirt!

By Adrian Mole

Is that shirt classed as ‘greenbelt’ ?

By Claude Greengrass (double s)

Suggest Geo-Smart ban that shirt !

By The Fashion Police

Shirt buttons undone, you tease ;)

By Randy Bumfluff

I’m guessing you raised a lot of money for charity wearing that shirt in public!

By Assault on the eyes

Great piece but where the hell did Lucass find a shirt like that??

By The Man That Style Forgot

If you fancy another move, we would be very interested

By The Village People

Send photo. Hired.


By Liver lad

Was it fancy dress on the day of the photo ?

By Terry Nutkins