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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


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

+44 (0)7717 696484

Matt Davies

Director of Biodiversity Services

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

Hayley Stevens

Client Service Coordinator

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

07717 696485

Sam Rogers

Principal 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

Rebecca Cox

Assistant Ecologist

Rebecca joins our Biodiversity Team to work on Biodiversity Net Gain, Nutrient Neutrality, protected species surveys and analysis, and reporting including GIS mapping. She has a Masters in Environmental Consultancy and has joined our team in our Bristol area office as an Assistant Ecologist.

+44 (0) 1225 459 564

Saul Ridley

Assistant Ecologist

Saul has combined the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR, drone imagery, and bioacoustic monitoring with traditional surveying skills to complete a range of research and surveys across the UK and internationally. Additionally, he is well-versed in ecological reporting, having worked on and delivered a variety of documents including Ecological Appraisals and Impact Assessments, Protected Species Mitigation Strategies, Construction Environmental Management Plans, and Biodiversity Management Plans.

+44 (0) 1225 459 564

Keava Mascott

Assistant Ecologist

Keava has experience supporting a variety of projects, through field surveys, risk assessments, desk studies, identifying key species and GIS mapping. She has further experience with bat analysis, writing reports including mitigation strategies, licence applications, EIA reports and more. She also had experience with husbandry and care of a variety of species of both captive, wild and domestic animals.

+44 (0) 1225 459 564

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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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

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