About

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 senior management 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
environment@engain.com

Matt Davies

Head of Ecology

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
ecology@engain.com

Tom Hardy

Senior Environmental Consultant

Skilled in managing politically and technically complex EIAs for planning consent, Tom’s a charismatic manager of technical experts and able advisor of investment businesses and government agencies.

+44 (0)7717 696485
environment@engain.com

Jonny Yates

Consultant

Assisting Engain’s project managers on major European infrastructure projects and UK developments, Jonny gathers and interprets environmental data for planning and permit applications.

Jack Spurway

Consultant

Supporting Matt and his ecology team, Jack is a commercially switched on ecologist and experienced project manager.

Rosa Glover

Administrator

Often the first person you’ll meet or speak with, Rosa is our brilliantly organised administrator.

Ellie Frew

Consultant

Fully licenced to handle, identify and advise on habitat protection and mitigation for protected species, Ellie is our resident bat expert.

Emily Wood

Consultant

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 last year helped more than 56,000 young people change their lives, through education, training and jobs.

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.

Careers

History

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

Development

Kingston Mills development, Bradford-on-Avon

Enlightening investment decisions for strategic landowners, enhancing the planning process for housing, and informing transport network design

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Energy

Achieving consent for power facilities and renewable schemes; environmental assessment, regulatory consultation and public representation

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Public Sector

Informing environmental legislation and policy; UK and international expert witness and high level climate change consultation

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Heritage

Enriching biodiversity, managing estates, protecting landscapes and identifying opportunities for countryside enhancement

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Join us

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