Our Vision, Values & History
Environet lead the fight against Japanese knotweed, described as "indisputably the UK's most aggressive and destructive plant".
Our vision is simply to be “the best” in the Japanese knotweed removal market. That means pin-pointing our customers’ needs and fine-tuning our offerings to build on our reputation as “no.1 dependable knotweed professionals who don’t let their customers down”. Our continued growth and success is thanks to the passion of our highly motivated, knowledgeable and efficient team in delivering solutions with real-value to solve our customers’ knotweed problems.
What we consider important and what our customers should expect from our team:
We look for hardworking reliable staff with natural ability, a “can-do attitude” and who take great pride in their work.
Not surprisingly our customers find each member of our team to be helpful, trustworthy, polite, and positive with a natural determination to do what we promise. We gain huge satisfaction earning our customers’ trust and respect by demonstrating our expertise, reliability, honesty, efficiency, and value.
Our customers value the strength of our guarantee and the reassurance the insurance backing of an “A” rated syndicate at Lloyd’s provides.
We’re busy professional people at the forefront of perfecting eco-innovative solutions to the knotweed problem. Like all humans we don’t always get it 100% right first time, but you have our promise we’ll do everything we possibly can to deliver the desired result. Other than pay us on time, all we ask is you recommend us to others if you feel we’ve excelled. That is how our business has grown, and how we want it to continue to grow in the future.
Environet was established in 1996 by Nic Seal, our current Managing Director. For many years we provided a wide range of environmental consultancy services, including contaminated land assessments, to the property sector.
In 2008 Environet designed and developed the Xtract™ machine enabling us to remove Japanese knotweed rhizome from infested soil both effectively and economically.
The amount of work related to Japanese knotweed rapidly increased due to tighter lending requirements imposed by the banks and building societies. We decided to make our sole focus the removal of Japanese knotweed, creating a team of national regional managers to assist property professionals and owners of commercial and residential land. To reflect this we changed the company name from Environet Consulting Ltd to Environet UK Ltd.
In 2013 Environet obtained the backing of an insurer at Lloyd's who now underwrites all of our insurance backed guarantees when removing Japanese knotweed. Our success is based on our 'Core Values' combining professional expertise, market leading technology and motivated teams to give our clients the reassurance of the rapid removal of Japanese knotweed.
The business moved to its new Head Office between Guildford and Woking, a 5,000 sq ft warehouse building to accommodate all head office staff, all equipment and our research & development activities.
Mk3 of our patented Xtract™ machine was launched, with enhancements to improve the process rate and manoeuvrability with addition of caterpillar tracks. Xtract™ Mk3 was featured by ITN Productions. With the new machine, it was the year that we carried out our largest project, processing in excess of 3,500 cu m of infested soil.
Environet launched and sponsored the 'Schools Eco-Innovation Awards Scheme' at the Moat School in London, endorsed by Kevin McCloud, MBE.
We bought a parcel of land in Sussex infested with Japanese knotweed to use for our R&D field trials.
Our 21st birthday - incorporated in 1996, nearly up to project number 10,000 and counting.
We bought the freehold to our 6,500 sq ft Head Office/Warehouse between Woking and Guildford.