Andrew has managed numerous small and large-scale ecological projects in a diverse range of development sectors and his expertise includes botanical and habitat survey field skills, as well as licensed protected species skills with bats, dormice, great crested newts and barn owls. He has many years’ experience undertaking ecological impact assessments and provides support to developers at Public Inquiries, Hearings, Planning Panels and Planning Committees.
Our business philosophy
Ecology is an important technical discipline within environmental consultancy and engaging the right ecologist at an early stage can mean the difference between a smooth journey through planning and one fraught with delays and unexpected costs. Our experience, technical expertise and pragmatic approach means we can add considerable value to your project team.
We also offer ecology training courses in order to share our environmental consultancy expertise.
Our business philosophy is to develop and maintain excellent client relationships and thereby enhance our reputation as a technically excellent, pragmatic, solutions-orientated ecological consultancy. We aim to keep clients in the picture at all times during the project life-cycle using jargon-free communication wherever possible. We recognise that acquiring a solid understanding of our clients’ business needs and their commercial aspirations is vital if we are to develop the practical solutions necessary to meet legislative requirements but also fit in with clients’ often tight project timescales.
Stuart Choak - Associate Transport Planning Consultant - Curtins Limited
"Andrew is one of those chaps where your commercial relationship very quickly crosses over into friendship. His knowledge and expertise is expansive, he has a genuine desire to deliver the best for his client and his approach is always grounded in the realms of commercial reality. Andrew recently set up a new ecology venture and I am intending using them. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone, and particularly those that want an honest, value for money service provided by a personable character that is always on hand to talk things over."
David Lohfink - Land & Planning Director - C G Fry & Son Ltd
"Andrew is a highly experienced and commercially aware ecologist that can work with all players in the development process to ensure that ecology is properly considered but in the round with the myriad of other considerations and requirements involved in planning and development."
Andrew Baker - Managing Director - Baker Consultants
"I have known Andy for over 20 years and worked with him at various stages of his career. He has proved himself to be one of the key players in the ecology industry with a pragmatic approach to his work which is backed up by an enviable depth of knowledge. He built up one of the UK's most respected ecological consultancies and I have no hesitation in recommending him."
Ben Krauze - Director - Audley Retirement
"I have been very pleased with Andrew's service. His work has always been highly professional and provided us with the required licences or resolution of problems in the shortest possible time. His costing of jobs has been competitive and I would not hesitate to use him again."
Susan McMorrow - Principal Consultant Town and Country Planning - Daly International
"I have worked with Andrew on a few occasions and found him to be an expert in his field and very professional. The quality of work produced was of high standard and I would happily recommend his services."