Shareholders Approve Name for New Unified National Business
Veris Limited has today been approved as the name for Australia’s first publicly-listed national surveying business, following a vote by shareholders at the company’s AGM.
The Veris brand recognises and builds on the company’s strategic transformation over the past few years with the acquisition of a number of successful planning, design and surveying businesses in order to create a national network with a significant presence across all major markets.
The companies within Veris that will now operate under the new brand are: Whelans, Elks Engineering Surveys and WKC Spatial in Western Australia, THG Resource Strategists in South East Queensland, Whitsunday Surveys in North Queensland, Charles O’Neill Surveyors & Planners in Far North Queensland, Geo-Metric Surveying, and Lawrence Group in New South Wales. Bosco Jonson in Victoria, Linker Surveying in New South Wales and Lester Franks in Tasmania and South Australia will be referred to as ‘a Veris Company’.
CEO, Simon Thomas said the Veris brand would seek to unite the culture and the service offering across Australia and introduce a new vision for the organisation, positioning it for continued growth.
“For the last few years we have been patiently making strategic acquisitions to create a truly national planning, design and surveying business. Our businesses are working well together and delivering on our objectives across Australia and in their local markets,” said Mr Thomas.
“We are now well-positioned to leverage our national offering under a new brand and secure a range of opportunities in what has been traditionally a very fragmented and state-based sector. Veris aims to provide our clients with access to the greatest talent, best technology and rich data sources to improve their planning, development and infrastructure projects,” said Mr Thomas.
Mr Thomas emphasised that the Veris network involves much more than surveying, as each business was selected in order to also deliver national capability and expertise in urban design and town planning.
“These businesses work well together because they provide a high level of strategic advice in the business of population growth and complement each other’s capabilities and service standards.”
“The name Veris has been chosen to reflect the values of the business. Veris has roots from several
Latin words that represent to us strength of conviction, truth, accuracy and reliability.”
“We believe this reflects not just who we are but the essence of our services. These values will become recognised by our clients as being at the heart of the Veris brand experience,” Mr Thomas said.
Veris’ wholly owned infrastructure services division OTOC Australia, will continue to operate under the current name, which is recognised due to a strong track record for project delivery in the government, resources, communications and energy sectors.
Veris has a strong track record in the property industry including:
- Master Planned Community, Ellenbrook, Western Australia
- Development surveying, Whitfords City Shopping Centre, Western Australia
- King Street Wharf, NSW
- Magenta Shores golf course estate, NSW