Over the past 19 years, Adam Woodhead’s vision and commitment to customer service have seen Geocore go from strength to strength. Adam started Geocore in 1998 when the fledgeling company won its first contracts, and the small dedicated team began to make a name for themselves in the ground drilling market. Today the ‘hole’ team has over 20 experienced members covering everything from the initial on-site surveys to specialist drilling engineers, all backed up by an office team who compile the data and deliver the final reports.

Adam continues to develop Geocore’s offering, seeking new technology and innovation to improve the services delivered by the company. Most recently this has included the purchase of three Commachio MC900GT Geothermal Rigs – Geocore was the first company in the UK to use this cutting-edge technology. These rigs brought with them outstanding new levels of performance in the commercial closed-loop geothermal market.

Geocore’s reputation continues to grow – recently Geocore’s specialist drilling team visited India to deliver a geotechnical drilling project in Bangalore. Working in the incredible heat and humidity for several months.



Adam Woodhead currently sits on the British Drilling Association steering group for dynamic sampling techniques. The aim of the group is to improve standards within the industry.

Adam works closely with our team of qualified engineering geologists on all Geocore projects. Every project is assigned a lead – a fully qualified, professional – who personally takes ownership for the delivery and management of the solution.

All Geocore staff are professionally trained to the highest levels. We actively encourage the further development of those skills and knowledge, with a firm belief that advancing training helps everyone to achieve more, be safer and provide better service. We are registered with the Construction Industry Training Board, our Staff Training Programme includes:

NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling

  • Radiodetection CAT and Genny Training Certificates
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Construction Skills Competency Scheme (CSCS)
  • Health and Safety Test (as required for the CSCS cards)
  • Logging to BS5930 training at the BRE and Eurocode 7
  • Medical and Drug Alcohol Test Certificates

Modules also include:

  • Fire Safety
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Manual Handling
  • Slips Trips and Falls
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Workplace transport Safety


Geocore has long invested in quality management programmers and we are proud to have achieved ISO9001 and ISO14001 for over 10 years. We are also a long established Network Rail Link-up approved contractor and are recognised by Investors in People.

Health and Safety is paramount in all of our operations and to date we have an exemplary safety record. We have an in-house NEBOSH qualified Health and Safety advisor. We carry out regular maintenance and calibration of all of our vehicles and site equipment – all of this activity is recorded and these records can be viewed at any time.


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