Minister for Health Simon Harris officially opened the new offices and lab facility of environmental consultants Verde last Friday in Kilcoole. Verde employ a total of 50 staff in four offices in Ireland. The new head office in Kilcoole features state of the art lab facilities for soil and water and air quality testing.
Since Verde was established in 2002 the company has grown from a staff of three to a total of 50 and a turnover of €350,000 to almost €6 million.
'We are very proud of our beautiful new facilities here in Kilcoole and delighted to welcome Minister Simon HArris here today to perform the official opening,' said Paul Van den Bergh, founder of Verde.
'Our company has grown and developed into one of the leading environmental consultancies and service providers in the country and these new premises give us scope for the further growth planned in the coming years.'
Verde provides vital oil spill response, assessment and remediation servies in the areas of soil and water pollution along with expert advisory, monitoring and assessment services in the areas of noise pollution, waste management, energy consultancy and ecology. They have four facilities in Irleand - Kilcoole, Cork, Galway and Mayo - as well as an office in Nigeria.
'Our environmental scientists, remediation experts and consultants in the new Kilcoole facility offer everything from contaminated land and water assessment and remediation, hydrogeology and ground water resource development to due diligence exercises, noise and air monitoring services, ecological services and a range of IPPC license advice and monitoring,' said Paul.
Clients of Verde include Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Irish Distillers, Glaxo Smithkline, P&G, Glenpatrick, A&L Goodbody, PWC AXA and Zurich.