We’re proud to know we're trusted and favoured by clients and project partners.

Safe hands

Engain comprises a talented team of ecologists, environmental scientists and geographers.

Our backgrounds and combined specialist knowledge make us well rounded advisors.

Typically, we work on schemes with construction values ranging from £5M for bespoke residential development - to over £100 million for national infrastructure and mixed-use strategic sites.

Our delivery team

Nikki Wood

Managing Director

Engain’s managing director Nikki is highly experienced in managing complex environmental impact assessments for large infrastructure - with various consenting mechanisms.

+44 (0)7717 696484

Hayley Stevens

Business Administrator

Hayley is a diligent and enthusiastic Administrator with over 20 years’ experience, of which the past 18 years have been within the Aerospace Industry.

07717 696485

Kieron McAuley

Assistant Environmental Planner

Kieron has two and a half years of planning experience. He has a successful track record of writing planning reports and validating planning applications as part of a multi-disciplinary team and assessing out of date planning applications in a quick and effective fashion.


Matt Davies

Director and Head of Biodiversity

An expert on UK and European wildlife legislation, Matt is a pragmatic ecologist and well versed representative at public inquiries and consultations.

+44 (0)7917 135972

Lizy Tinsley

Principal Ecologist and Team Leader

Lizy has 8 years of ecological consultancy experience. She has a successful track record of project delivery as part of an ecological and multi-disciplinary team, and experience acting as technical and project lead.

+44 (0)7776 528210

Sam Rogers

Senior Ecologist

Sam has worked as an ecological consultant for over 7 years, working as part of an ecological and multi-disciplinary team.  She has worked as project ecologist in a wide range of project types with different aims and objectives, providing advice to deliver the best possible ecological solution.

07789 744157

Emily Wood


In 2017 our graduate ecologist Emily won the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management’s (CIEEM) photo competition, with a striking shot of a Bechstein’s bat.

Our values

We are purposeful, enthusiastic and efficient team players, engaged with our clients’ project objectives and driven to enrich heritage landscapes and the built environment.

Engain supports The Prince’s Trust, which helps young people change their lives, through education, training and jobs.

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Engain's Frome office

Our environment

Engain is a growing team based in a collaborative and creative working environment.

We are always interested to hear from consultants with senior experience, students seeking internships, field surveyors and potential technical partners.



Environmental Gain Ltd was started in 2003 in the UK, in Bath and Somerset.

Engain has since become established in the UK and Europe for offering comprehensive ecological and environmental services and expertise.

Over the years we have built a solid reputation for being practical, authoritative and friendly professionals.

Who we work with

We are renowned for our project delivery, which is based on great working relationships and in assembling strong teams, often involving trusted associates.

  • Project directors
  • Architects
  • Local authorities
  • Regulators
  • Utility providers
  • Planners
  • Technical specialists
  • Licensed ecologists

Our clients include

Sector expertise


Prioritising well-being for living spaces

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Targeting a fossil free future

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Promoting growth and the natural environment

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We are always interested to hear from those with senior experience, students seeking internships, field surveyors and potential technical partners.