A Complete Service
Whilst our firm was set-up on the basis of expert data collection and analysis services, the in-depth career experience and professional qualifications of our senior founding team means that we can competently handle your transport planning projects. Whether it’s traffic surveys, junction modelling, network microsimulation modelling or Transport Assessments, Statements, Swept Path Assessments and Travel Plans, we offer this full range of professional services. We understand your transport planning and associated projects in their entirety: from the root data collection through to the analysis, modelling and production of the associated Transport Assessments. For a holistic approach, choose Vantage Surveys.
Dedicated in-house facilities
We are one of less than a handful of UK survey companies with complete dedicated in-house facilities. When you instruct Vantage Surveys, you can rest assured all projects will be completed in-house from survey through to analysis and final reporting - guaranteeing you total quality control. Your instruction is delivered by us to your specification. It is not uncommon for some firms to engage in back-to-back contracts, and in limited cases this brings benefit to the client. However, in most cases, clients don’t intend for their projects to be passed on beyond the contracted party based on the commercial agreement as well as Health & Safety and Data Protection issues – but it is not uncommon for projects to be sub-contracted for a second and third time. One of the main drawbacks of subcontracted jobs is that the objective can easily change from one focussed on the actual specification and therefore accuracy, to one focussed on pricing mark-ups. Not all contractors have the same priorities, whilst standards may vary considerably.
Since our inception, our focus has been on high-integrity data collection, analysis, modelling, and reporting, delivered by our own in-house resources. We have been firmly committed to carrying out all of our own data collection and analysis projects including modelling and Assessment work for all of our clients, and remain true to this principle.
Our Success lies in Accuracy and Transparency
With the recent flurry in off-shore counting start-ups over the past few years, many UK firms have been jumping on to this bandwagon, transferring the counting from their firm (if any) to an offshore third party firm over which they have no control. In turn, this has spawned further growth in more start-ups, all vying for business. At face value, this appears to have benefitted UK firms by dramatically lowering counting prices, with some UK firms operating in the grey area by going as far as dictating prices. As a principle, pricing wars and accuracy/quality have a sensitive and fragile threshold – sooner or later, either quality or price has to yield. This is further compounded by the total absence of control over the counting operation.
We hold complete control over our counting operations. We have been firmly committed to carrying out all of our own counting for all of our clients from day one, and have invested significantly in this respect. Our focus is on uncompromising quality, accuracy and client service, not the maximisation of profit or the pursuit of a pricing campaign.