Two Leading Environmental Firms Merge To Create National Network


Seed Environmental Ltd, which has an office in Hill Farm Lane, Tirley, has announced that it is merging with Exeter-based Paulex Environmental.

Both companies specialise in environmental and property incident response, site investigation, remediation and restoration services, environmental claims management and monitoring for insurance companies, commercial and public sector clients, along with homeowners.

Welcoming the development, Seed Environmental’s managing director, Matthew Watts, said:

“With offices covering most of the UK, bringing us together with Paulex not only gives us national coverage as a combined company, but also combines our skill sets for clients of both businesses. This is very much a strategic merger to enable us to improve our service and broaden our offering.”

Paulex’s managing director, Nicholas Mullen, added:

“Paulex and Seed have worked together in the past and the synergy between the two businesses is perfect. Both have highly skilled staff with an enormous bank of knowledge. They share a passion and belief in the excellence of the services they provide and, for Paulex clients, having the backing and support of a national organisation is going to be a great benefit. Seed having their own contracting arm will also add to the Paulex offering throughout the south west and beyond.”

The combined business has offices in Newmarket, Exeter, Doncaster, Reading and Tewkesbury with new offices having recently been opened in Belfast, Inverness and Glasgow, reflecting the company’s 50% year on year growth. The merger brings the number of people employed to over 100.

Matthew Watts continued:

“Bringing these two businesses together enables us to become the ‘one stop shop’ for remediation throughout the whole of the UK. Together, we can further improve the already high quality of our service levels and speed of reaction all over the country. Paulex also works with clients we have not traditionally targeted, such as developers and airports, which will open up further opportunities for the combined business.”

The merger of the companies means very much ‘business as usual’. Seed is working to significantly expand the Paulex presence in the south west of England, potentially doubling its size and creating new jobs.

Nicholas Mullen is also joining the Seed Environmental board. He said:

“The reputation of both companies as friendly, efficient and responsive with excellent staff throughout will not change one bit and I am looking forward to seeing the expansion of our operations.”

Seed Environmental can be contacted on 0844 381 5650,,

Paulex Environmental can be contacted on 01392 690150,,