Coastal and Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd was established in Grahamstown (South Africa) in 1990 to service a then fledgling market in the field of Environmental Management and Impact Assessment. The Company has grown apace with the increased market demand for environmental and social advisory services, both in South Africa as well as many African countries. Although the head office is still based in Grahamstown, the company now also has offices in Port Elizabeth, East London, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Due to international demand for our advisory services we established a wholly owned subsidiary, CES Limitada, in Maputo (Mozambique) which is registered as an Environmental Practitioner with the Mozambican authorities. Our office in the United Kingdom was opened in January 2017.
In 2013 EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd acquired all the shares in CES (Pty) Ltd, and CES (www.cesnet.co.za) now operates as EOH Coastal & Environmental Services (EOH CES). We are proud to be associated with EOH (www.eoh.co.za), which is one of the largest providers of enterprise applications, technology, outsourcing, cloud and managed services, as well as consulting services in a range of disciplines. The group is active in South Africa and Africa and has a strong Black Economic Empowerment profile. This acquisition has enabled CES to combine EOH's great reach and reputation with CES's recognised excellence in environmental and social advisory services. It has allowed us to maximise our strengths and our comprehensive offerings in the environmental and social fields. The original Management Team of CES continues to be the driving force behind our product and service offering.
EOH CES also has a presence in the United Kingdom, where one of our Executives, Dr Kevin Whittington-Jones is based. Whilst Kevin continues to work extensively on African projects, especially in the EIA and due diligence fields, he is focused on expanding our geographical footprint into Europe. Through his presence in the UK, Kevin is also able to expand our client base, especially in the financial and banking sectors, who often require our services for environmental and social due diligences.