We are delighted to have opened the doors to our new office in Bristol, which provides the perfect environment to further grow the business.
Located in Bishop Sutton, we are ideally placed between Bristol and Bath, with excellent motorway and airport links. The office is set against the beautiful Chew Valley Lake, which is a protected wildlife site and a national centre for birdwatching, and our neighbours will include the Avon Wildlife Trust and the National Farmers’ Union Headquarters.
This move will allow us to strengthen our relationships with our international clients, as well as continuing to work closely with our UK-based contacts. We look forward to welcoming them to our new premises in 2022.
We have also made several new appointments to support our growth, including Ben Lansbury as Principal Ecologist and Marie Winfield as Non-Executive Director.
Ben joins us from WSP, with a specialism in ornithology. He will be leading on ecological assessments and advice for some of our key estate clients and developers. Marie, who has over 20-years’ experience in the finance sector, will advise the Board strategically, supporting growth initiatives and Team development.
Ben and Marie will join the existing Engain team, which includes Hayley Stevens (Business Administrator), Lizy Tinsley (Principal Ecologist and Team Leader), Sam Rogers (Senior Ecologist), Keiron McAuley (Assistant Environmental Planner), and Matt Davies and Nikki Wood, who have both recently been promoted.
Matt will take on the role of Director of Biodiversity Services, after leading the Biodiversity team for almost eight years. Matt will lead on Biodiversity Net Gain, Ecological Masterplanning, Estate Conservation, service development and quality management, and national business development. He will also coordinate PS6 consulting services for our international clients.
And after 18-years as MD of Engain, Nikki becomes our CEO. She will lead on EIA advice to our national and international clients, international business development, and marketing and operations.
These key appointments will further bolster our experienced team, enabling us to deliver the highest standards of service to our clients.