Key Staff


James Jobling Purser - Managing Director

James created his first business in remote surveying in 2007 and soon after developed 3DMSI to offer a more comprehensive range of 3D surveying services. James has applied his skills to lead the field in modelling 3D survey information and successfully manage projects for multiple stakeholders in a number of industry sectors. His strong research background has enabled James to take a pioneering approach to problem solving through intelligent use of 3D geospatial data. He has experience in major projects in the UK, South Africa, Tanzania, Mexico, USA and Qatar. 


Nigel Hewitt - Strategic Development Manager

Nigel brings a wealth of experience including mining engineering, underground surveying, financial modelling and project financing. Over the last 20 years he has built experience in the project management of multi-million pound, infrastructure regeneration projects in the SW of the United Kingdom. He joined 3DMSI in 2012 to help manage the company’s growth and development. Nigel is a Fellow of both The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and The Institute of Leadership and Management. 


Simon Spear - CAD Manager

Simon is the CAD Manager leading the team in Revit and other modelling work. He has a strong background in architectural project management and fifteen years experience within architectural firms in The Southwest. Simon joined 3DMSI in 2014 bringing a wealth of CAD knowledge to complement the other team members’ skills and additionally he has developed 3D laser scanning survey skills and practical experience which gives great flexibility to the whole team.


Matthew Eyre - Senior Surveyor & Researcher

Matthew has been surveyor and researcher with 3DMSI since 2011 and brings extensive surveying experience in different environments both domestically and internationally. He has developed a focus on managing and understanding risk, grounded in previous experience in the construction sector. Following graduation in Electronic Control Systems and an award winning postgraduate qualification (MSc) in Surveying, Land and Environmental Management, Matthew combined his surveying work with 3DMSI with the application of laser scanning in forensic research.He has researched the development of new processes and techniques for accident investigation and reconstruction and has recently submitted his thesis for PhD at the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines). He has been involved with surveying and data modelling reconstructions of a number of major incidents, both domestically and aboard. In addition, he has extensive experience in conventional and 3D data capture methods, applying his skills in a numerous challenging environments.


Simon Barnes - Adviser

Senior adviser and consultant to 3DMSI, Simon is Chartered Surveyor and former Managing Director of Plowman Craven and his career spans over 40 years in the survey industry worldwide.  Simon is past President of The Survey Association, a regular RICS panellist, External Examiner for London University and guest lecturer at Universities across Europe and the USA,.