NoDig Media Services, established by Ian Clarke in August 2004, offers Editorial and PR services to both large and small companies operating in the trenchless technology, and other underground construction sectors as well as manufacturing and industrial operations, giving cost-effective access to the worldwide media network of trade magazines and the internet. The company also publishes Trenchless Works (TW) , the on-line News, Information and Contact Service ‘HUB’ for the UK’s Trenchless Industry via the NoDig Media Services website in association with with its Media Partner the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT).
Ian has over 25 years experience in the publishing industry through renowned titles such as Tunnelling & Trenchless Construction magazine, No-Dig International magazine , World Tunnelling magazine, Mining Magazine and Geodrilling International magazine. Prior to its combination with World Tunnelling magazine in May 2004 to form Tunnelling & Trenchless Construction magazine, No-Dig International was the official publication of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) for over 10 years.
Ian holds a BSc (Hons) degree from Camborne School of Mines and spent the first ten years of his career as a frontline production mining engineer, planning and environmental engineer and mining analyst before moving into the journalistic field with World Tunnelling in 1989. In 1990 he became launch editor of No-Dig International magazine. His experience as a frontline engineer has enabled Ian to review equipment, applications and projects with an engineers eye thereby relating the relevant engineering issues of the various trenchless technologies to both fellow engineers and lay-people worldwide, across all levels of understanding and experience. Over the next 15 years No-Dig International helped to spread the word of the trenchless industry and its range of technologies around the globe, hand-in-hand with the work of the ISTT. This helped trenchless technology transform from the embryonic industry it then was into the widely accepted industry it is today. One that is now being accepted by clients, contrcators and consultants worldwide for its cost-effective, speedy and environmentally-sound applications, with minimum disruption to both the general public and modern heavily trafficked urban areas.