Introduction

We pride ourselves on being client-focused, and have worked on a diverse range of projects within a wide range of sectors. We are also the first and only UK ecological consultancy working on a development being progressed via a Community Right to Build Order and as such are helping to pioneer this process. Together, our dedicated ecological consultants comprise an extensive range of skills and experience with which to meet the needs of your business.

The Team

Jenni Reid

Jenni Reid

Managing Director

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Laura Snell

Laura Snell

Senior Ecologist

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Tamsyn Bridger

Tamsyn Bridger

Professional Ecologist

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Gavin Young

Gavin Young

Graduate Ecologist

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Jenni Reid

Managing Director

With over 16 years experience within the environmental sector, including 7 years within the Highways division Jenni has developed a professional career rooted within the fields of construction and development. Providing advice on best practice in accordance with current legislation and experienced in client liaison Jenni specialises in providing pragmatic, project appropriate advice. Jenni is passionate about designing strategic and project mitigation and enhancements that support green infrastructure and future health and wellbeing and is a champion for interdisciplinary collaboration in her work.

Jenni is an experienced faunal ecologist who specialises in European Protected Species (EPS) and holds survey licences for bat, dormice and great crested newt and has produced and worked on countless EPS licence applications. Jenni also holds a survey licence for barn owl and is a Registered Consultant under the Bat Low Impact Class Licence scheme. In addition, she has produced numerous mitigation and enhancement strategies relating to faunal species, including water vole, common species of reptile and great crested newt.

Jenni is a Chartered Environmentalist, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management and a member of the Association of Environmental & Ecological Clerk of Works.

Laura Snell

Senior Ecologist

Laura has been working in the field of ecology for 12 years and in that time has provided ecological advice to a variety of clients including housing developers, infrastructure bodies, energy and utility companies and environmental organisations. She is an experienced project manager with a sound knowledge of planning guidance and wildlife legislation.

Laura regularly carries out surveys for protected species on sites and is a skilled botanist having undertaken vegetation surveys across a widespread range of habitats. She has written ecology chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments, has carried out Habitat Regulation Assessments, and regularly gives guidance to clients on mitigation and enhancement measures for biodiversity, in support of planning applications.

Laura is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management.

Tamsyn Bridger

Professional Ecologist

Tamsyn has been working in ecological consultancy for 6 years, during which time she has worked on a wide range of projects including both small and large scale housing developments, commercial redevelopments and renewable energy projects.

She has extensive experience in protected species surveys including for reptiles, bats, great crested newts and badgers, as well as implementation of mitigation programmes for reptiles, badgers and great crested newts. Tamsyn specialises in producing BREEAM assessments and providing guidance on achieving maximum credits possible under Land Use and Ecology.

Tamsyn is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management and holds a Level 1 Class Licence for great crested newt.

Gavin Young

Graduate Ecologist

Gavin is a graduate ecologist carrying out ecological surveys for bats, great crested newt, reptiles and water vole. Over the past 3 years he has worked on commercial and domestic housing projects and commercial developments.

He specialises in European Protected Species and holds survey licenses for great crested newt and dormice. Gavin also has experience of Ecological Clerk of Works, particularly in relation to great crested newt and has surveyed this species using e-DNA.

Gavin is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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33 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Devon, TQ11 0AB

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Plymouth Science Park,
1 Davy Road, Derriford,
Plymouth PL6 8BX

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