ABOUT BURTON REID ASSOCIATES

Introduction

We are a values-led consultancy, working with people at a range of scales and in a wide range of sectors to deliver high quality outcomes for both nature and people. We have a mission: to work with people who share our values and who want to leave a legacy for future generations, those who really believe that we should leave the world in a better state than we found it. If this sounds like you, then let’s try to make the world a better place together.

Our values

Our business exists to support the creation of beautiful and meaningful developments for people, place and nature. We are a team of dedicated, enthusiastic professionals, all sharing in the following values:

Creative – We are a team of creative problem solvers, using our expertise to deliver positive change.

Open – We are a team of open, approachable and adaptable individuals focussed on helping our clients’ deliver their development projects on plan.

Collaborative – We know that success comes from working alongside our clients, as part of their team. We’re always on hand to advise at any stage of the project.

Ethical – We are a values led organisation and work with clients who share our long term vision for sustainable development.

Change makers – We are here to have an impact and instigate positive, sustainable change in the relationship between development and the environment.

The Team

Jenni Reid

Jenni Reid

Director

Laura Snell

Laura Snell

Principal Ecologist

Chrissy Mason

Chrissy Mason

Planning & Project Ecologist

Tamsyn Bridger

Tamsyn Bridger

Senior Ecologist

Flavio Grimaldi

Flavio Grimaldi

Landscape Architect / Graphics Lead

Alex Leishman

Alex Leishman

Professional Ecologist

Gavin Young

Gavin Young

Ecologist

Ella Dangerfield

Ella Dangerfield

Graduate Ecologist

Jenni Reid

Director

Jenni is passionate about designing strategic and project mitigation and enhancements that support green infrastructure and future health and wellbeing and is a champion for interdisciplinary collaboration in her work. She is also an Approved Building with Nature Assessor and can assist you with implementation of this new set of design standards, helping you to create developments that really deliver for both people and nature. With over 18 years experience within the environmental sector, including 7 years within the Highways division Jenni is a mature professional and has developed a professional career rooted within the fields of construction and development. Providing advice on best practice in accordance with current and emerging legislation and experienced in client liaison Jenni specialises in providing pragmatic, project appropriate advice.

Jenni is also an experienced faunal ecologist who specialises in European Protected Species (EPS) and holds survey licences for bat, dormice and great crested newt and has produced and worked on countless EPS licence applications. Jenni also holds a survey licence for barn owl and is a Registered Consultant under the Bat Low Impact Class Licence and the Bats in Churches Class Licence schemes. In addition, she has produced numerous mitigation and enhancement strategies relating to faunal species, including water vole, common species of reptile and great crested newt.

Jenni is a Chartered Environmentalist, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM), Affiliate member of the Landscape Institute and a member of the CIEEM South West Committee. She has also published articles for the Society for the Environment and CIEEM In Practice and regularly organises events and CPD training for businesses and CIEEM.

Laura Snell

Principal Ecologist

Laura has been working in the field of ecology for 15 years and in that time has provided ecological advice to a variety of clients including housing developers, infrastructure bodies, energy and utility companies and environmental organisations. She is an experienced project manager with a sound knowledge of planning guidance and wildlife legislation.

Laura regularly carries out surveys for protected species on sites and is a skilled botanist having undertaken vegetation surveys across a wide range of habitats. She has written ecology chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments, has carried out Habitat Regulation Assessments, and regularly gives guidance to clients on mitigation and enhancement measures for biodiversity in support of planning applications.

Laura is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management.

Chrissy Mason

Planning & Project Ecologist

Chrissy Mason MCIEEM is a qualified planning ecologist with over 20 years’ environmental management experience working within the public, private and third sectors. Originally from Tyne & Wear and now based in Devon, previous positions include posts with Hertfordshire County Council, Dartmoor National Park Authority and most recently working as Senior Ecologist at Devon County Council.

Chrissy holds a Masters in Ecological Impact Assessment (Distinction) specialising in bats and Habitats Regulations Assessment with previous experience and a continued interest in community engagement, green infrastructure and protected landscapes. Chrissy also brings with her a life-long passion for projects connecting people to their natural environment to improve physical and mental well-being.

Tamsyn Bridger

Senior Ecologist

Tamsyn has been working in ecological consultancy for 8 years, having previously also worked for the Wildlife Trusts. During her time in consultancy she has been involved in a wide range of projects including both small and large scale housing developments, commercial redevelopments and renewable energy schemes. She specialises in project management and the production of Ecological Impact Assessment reports to support the planning process and is frequently a first point of contact for clients regarding new projects. She has extensive experience in protected species surveys including for reptiles, bats, great crested newts and badgers, and has compiled a large number of successful Natural England licence applications for works affecting bat roosts, great crested newt breeding ponds and badger setts, as well as agreement and coordination of mitigation works relating to reptile translocations.

Tamsyn is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management and holds a Level 1 Class Licence for great crested newt.

Flavio Grimaldi

Landscape Architect / Graphics Lead

Flavio is a Licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute with over 5 years’ experience in spatial planning. He has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Design which enhances his understanding of planning and environmental issues.

Flavio is experienced in using computer databases, Geographic Information Systems and design software to produce high quality graphics that clearly communicate information and data.

Having previously worked for a landscape consultancy company he has trained to provide graphics for Environmental Impact Assessments, ecological survey and assessment and Landscape and Visual Impact assessment. The latter includes the preparation of Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTVs).

His Graphics include assistance with landscape/ townscape design and preparation of drawings and concepts for multiple phases of planning submissions.

Alex Leishman

Professional Ecologist

Alex has over 8 years’ experience working as an ecological consultant, providing tailored ecological input into a variety of projects for private and public sector clients across the UK ranging from single dwelling renovations to large mixed-use developments and infrastructure schemes.

He has extensive experience in carrying out surveys for a range of protected and notable species including bats, Great Crested Newts, Otter, Water Vole, Badger, reptiles and birds, as well as Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Hedgerow Regulations Assessments. His role has also involved preparation of mitigation strategies and method statements for protected species, habitat management plans to provide biodiversity enhancement. He is often involved in supervising mitigation works affecting protected species including licensed works involving bats.

Alex holds a Level 2 Bat Survey Class Licence and Level 1 Great Crested Newt Survey Class Licence, and is a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Gavin Young

Ecologist

Gavin is a graduate ecologist carrying out ecological surveys for bats, great crested newt, reptiles and dormice. Over the past 3 years he has worked on commercial and domestic housing projects and commercial developments.

He specialises in European Protected Species and holds survey licenses for great crested newt and dormice. Gavin also has experience of Ecological Clerk of Works, particularly in relation to great crested newt and has surveyed this species using e-DNA.

Having previously trained and worked in habitat management, Gavin manages mitigation contracting on our sites and has the necessary skills and experience to carry out works such as reptile fence installation, scrub clearance and vegetation manipulation.

Gavin is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Ella Dangerfield

Graduate Ecologist

A recent graduate in environmental science, Ella has experience of carrying out protected species surveys of bats, dormice and reptiles, as well as Phase 1 Habitat surveys. She continues to build on her skills of habitat classification, fieldwork and report writing.

She is a qualifying member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management.

The Ecology Briefing

The Ecology Briefing is our quarterly event, focussed on bringing together professionals from backgrounds in Ecology, Architecture, Construction and Design to network in a relaxed environment. If you’d like to receive an invitation to the next event then drop your email in to the box below and we’ll be in touch with updates.

Head Office

Suite 8, Buckfastleigh Business Centre
33 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Devon, TQ11 0AB

Plymouth Office

Plymouth Science Park,
1 Davy Road, Derriford,
Plymouth PL6 8BX

Contact

Head Office:  01364 701150
Plymouth: 01752 426144
Email: hello@burtonreid.co.uk

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