About Hydrogeo 

At Hydrogeo, our mission is clear: to provide cost-effective, pragmatic, and scientifically robust solutions to the most challenging contaminated land and groundwater issues. We understand that these issues can have far-reaching consequences, not only for the environment but also for our clients’ projects and investments. Therefore, we are committed to offering expert guidance and innovative solutions to protect both.

Our Team

When you choose Hydrogeo, you’re selecting a partner with a proven track record of success. Our comprehensive experience, technical excellence, and dedication to solving even the most intricate problems set us apart. We work closely with private companies and individuals alike, understanding that each project is unique and demands a tailored approach. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and we take pride in our ability to navigate the complex world of contaminated land and groundwater, ensuring your peace of mind and the successful outcome of your project.

Our team is the backbone of our success. Comprising seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of the complexities associated with contaminated land and groundwater, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and effective solutions to address our clients’ unique challenges. 

Chris Betts

Chris Betts


Chris is co-owner and Director of Hydrogeo, having established the company in 2006.

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With over eighteen years’ experience as a professional hydrogeologist in the UK Chris takes the technical lead for hydrogeology, groundwater protection and resources in the company.

Chris is a Chartered Geologist and has expertise in undertaking Geological and Hydrogeological Assessments for a wide range of developments including waste management projects, water resource projects, energy schemes, minerals and commercial/industrial/residential developments. He has undertaken detailed quantitative risk assessments, hydrogeological investigations and risk assessments for water resource projects, waste management sites, contaminated land and groundwater, and mining/mineral extraction, and energy projects.

Chris enjoys spending time on outdoor adventures with his family, rock climbing, mountain biking and fell running and is now trying to keep up with his two boys for as long as possible.

Michael Willis

Michael Willis


Michael is a Director and co-owner of Hydrogeo Limited with over 18 years’ experience as a Geoenvironmental Professional specialising in contaminated land, site investigation, risk assessment and remediation.

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Michael has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from individual householders, commercial enterprises through to multi-national companies during this time.

Experience in the industry includes undertaking desk studies, design and supervision of geotechnical / environmental site investigations, human health and controlled waters risk assessments, coal mining risk assessments, foundation assessments, remediation strategy design and remediation verification.

Prior to joining Hydrogeo Michael was employed by ExxonMobil, and then RPS for over 11 years ultimately as Associate Director and the lead technical representative for the Contaminated Land and Remediation Team.

Michael enjoys spending time with his young family, holidaying in the UK and abroad in his recently restored classic Volkswagen Campervan. When time permits Michael enjoys renovating classic cars, playing golf, mountain biking and playing the guitar (badly).

Helen Grist

Helen Grist

Office Administrator

Helen is responsible for developing and maintaining the company Quality Assurance systems in line with ISO 9001:2015 and was key in securing BSI accreditation for Hydrogeo in 2014.

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Helen provides office and administrative support to the staff and is a hardworking and dedicated member of the team.

Whilst not at work Helen enjoys time with her young family as well as tending to the allotment and ever growing number of chickens. Given a spare 5 minutes Helen enjoys baking the odd cake much to the appreciation of the family and team at Hydrogeo.

If you would like information on any of Hydrogeo’s services, please call Mike on 07584 623 267 or Chris on 07877 251 644 Mike and Chris are always willing to discuss your needs and offer advice.