Richard Furlong

Chief Operating Officer   


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the financial and strategic direction of the company
  • Implementing company policy
  • Business development and client relationship management
  • Providing motivational leadership and vision
  • Leading and mentoring other board members
  • Overall responsibility for operational, HR and legal matters

As a professional engineering surveyor with over 20 years experience, Richard has worked hard to group together one of the UK’s largest survey, monitoring and investigative engineering firms.

Responsible for monitoring the performance of operations and involved in the winning and establishment of major projects, Richard is passionate about City Surveys, it’s people and most importantly it’s clients along with investing significantly in the future success of all three.

Richard founded City Surveys in 2003. He has worked hard to not only be responsible for the strategic direction and financial stability of the company but also taking a keen interest in every project.

With strong communication and negotiation skills backing up his decades of engineering and surveying experience, he is instrumental in generating the flow of high-quality, varied and interesting surveying projects the company enjoys.

In 2020, Richard managed the strategic partnership between City Surveys Group and XRail group, therefore strengthening their overall offering with the support of XRail, as a Principal Contractor for Network Rail.

“The City Surveys Group deliver a ‘comprehensive survey approach’ – a turnkey process that involves our team right from the start. This approach means our clients have peace of mind that we are delivering an end-to-end surveying project. All aspects of surveying, testing, investigation, design, planning and engineering can be covered by us.

By providing a single, highly knowledgeable point of contact throughout all of our surveying projects, we have fine-tuned our innovative approach to both field operations and management, resulting in a far smoother delivery. This is ultimately more economical and provides more of a positive working relationship for our clients. It goes without saying that none of this would be possible without the skill, time and dedication of The City Surveys team.”