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Monty Hits The Road!

This weekend ‘Monty’ took to the road for the first time with our fundraising team where he showcased his brand-new look at the Whitstable car show. With a trade stand kindly donated by the shows organisers Classic Music and Motors and with the generosity of the public we managed to exceed our £3,000 minimum fundraising target! We will continue to raise funds and hope to generate as much sponsorship as possible for this worthwhile cause. If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising page, please follow this link:

Revealed: Monty’s New Look!

You may remember from our previous correspondence, we do have one important restriction our vehicle cannot cost any more than £200, inclusive of MOT and decoration…which has limited us somewhat!

Thanks to a lot of donations, and a few hoover attachments, we are pleased to reveal Monty’s brand-new look!

Marvel at Monty in all his splendour! Did we mention the £200 budget??



Knapp To The Future!

Our team have been busy preparing Monty for his upcoming ‘Monte Carlo Madness challenge in September and we can finally reveal our theme for our 2017 charity car rally…

In 2015 Bertie went to Barcelona, this summer Monty is going ‘Knapp to the Future’ along with Marty, Doc, Jennifer & Biff aka Geoff, Chris, Anna and Garry!

Stay tuned for more updates!


Monty Goes To Monte Carlo

When the Kia Motor Company unleashed the beast known as ‘The Pride’ on an unsuspecting world in March 1987, they had no shame in describing it as “By far the lowest priced of all its closest competitors”. I doubt they ever imagined in their wildest dreams that this statement would extend to us paying £200 for a fine 1997 model to transport four of the Knapp Hicks & Ellipta Ltd team to Monte Carlo in September!

We have great plans to transform Monty into full rally spec over the next month, thereby enabling him to unleash every one of his 72hp onto the French motorways. Stay tuned for further updates to see what the transformed Monty finally looks like…

With the incredible support from our clients, friends and colleagues we are inching closer to our fundraising target. If you would like to make a much appreciated donation to our event in support of The Martha Trust, please visit our fundraising page:

On behalf the KHP/Ellipta team & The Martha Trust, thank you all!

Geotechnical Investigations: Cone Penetration Testing

At Knapp Hicks and Partners, we provide our clients with the answers for their construction projects by carrying out thorough, well-planned site investigations. This often means we use tried and tested methods of investigation such as trial pits, boreholes and geotechnical laboratory testing. However, occasionally a different approach is required.

Over the past year, Knapp Hicks & Partners have undertaken a number of projects for our client, Chartway Group Ltd, employing Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) to confirm the geotechnical properties of deep fills to inform the design of house foundations at a site in North Kent.

We have more projects in the pipeline which will include using the full array of cone penetration testing methods.  An example of this is the use of a magnetometer incorporated in the cone to assess for potential unexploded World War 2 Ordnance in advance and to the sides of the CPT hole.

Watch this space for more developments and please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about how we can provide practical, useful and targeted assistance with your ground investigation requirements.

Knapp Hicks Is Airborne

Monitoring contamination remediation works at Waltham Abbey.

Carrying out a survey of a large landslip in North Kent, with restricted and difficult access. 3-D Surveying a landfill to assess the status of ad hoc remedial works carried out over several years. These are just some applications where Knapp Hicks have had the opportunity to utilise exciting new land surveying methods using drones.

However, drone use does come with a warning! Make sure you specify your requirements clearly and that you, or your specialist supplier, have the capability to process the large amounts of data which are acquired by these methods.  Knapp Hicks work closely and regularly with a number of trusted associates who understand our clients needs.  Please contact us if you have a project which might benefit from this approach.

Monte Carlo Madness 2017

September 2017 will see Geoff Davies, Anna Kuske, Chris Pearson and Garry Jenkins, take on the Martha Trust ‘Monte Carlo Madness’ charity car rally. Martha Trust provide vital residential, respite and day care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities and rely heavily on donations.

The concept of the car rally is simple; teams must purchase a vehicle for no more than £200, turn it into an eye-catching masterpiece and successfully drive it from Maidstone to Monte Carlo in 3 days.

Please visit our fundraising page uk.virginmoneygiving.comKnappHicksEllipta2017  for more information and to donate to this worthwhile cause.

It will take our team a lot of determination and plenty of elbow grease – not to mention luck – so we thank you for your kind donations!

We’ve Moved Offices!!!

Knapp Hicks are pleased to announce that we have now moved our London based team to our new offices in West London. Our talented team has really expanded and grown in size and our previous office was nowhere near big enough for us to move around comfortably!

To accommodate Knapp Hicks exponential growth, our brand new office is just the start of what is a really exciting future for our practice

If you would like to book a meeting with the team, please feel free to give us a call on 020 8232 1888 or email

Martha Trust

It is with great pleasure that Knapp Hicks can announce our support in 2015 for a very special charity ‘Martha trust’.

Martha Trust provide residential respite care and day care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities, ensuring that the profoundly disabled people they care for, enjoy as full and active a life as possible; helping them achieve their potential, and where possible, their independence. Please visit for more information on this amazing charity.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

As Knapp Hicks prepares to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016, to acknowledge that our continued success would not be possible without the support of our loyal customers, a number of our clients were able to join us at the prestigious ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015’. On a sweltering hot day, a good time was had by all and we would like to thank all those who attended.