Meet the Team
Ecology Team Coordinator
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.
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.
Julie is AAT qualified and has many years’ experience in all things financial / business related. Her vast knowledge has been gained from working for large companies like Gillette UK Ltd and Red Paddle Co to small businesses including wholesalers, engineering firms and presently for Burton Reid Associates.
Julie is a hands on person who enjoys getting involved and learning everything about the company she is working for.
Julie is proficient in CRM systems and many financial software packages with a broad knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
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.
Jenna is a recent Biology graduate from the University of Bristol, Jenna is a qualifying member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management and has one year’s experience in the ecology sector including work on domestic and large-scale projects. Jenna is experienced in carrying out UK Habitat Classification/Phase 1 Habitat surveys and protected species surveys of bats, dormice, reptiles, badger, and GCN habitat suitability surveys. Other desk-based skills including report writing, Bat Sound Analysis, and QGIS mapping. Jenna also has experience undertaking Ecological Clerk of Works. Jenna continues to build on these skills and is working towards obtaining her protected species licences for bats and dormice.
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).
Lead Planning & Technical 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.
Jenni is Founder of Burton Reid Associates and an advocate for Heart Centred Leadership. Coming from a place of authenticity she endeavours to continually develop the business and team with a set of guiding principles, consistently asking the questions: is what we are doing as a company making a difference, how can we all make the world a better place, how can we work together with our clients to create a vision for the future and how can we work together more effectively and positively.
Jenni is passionate about the health and wellbeing of the team and supports an environment of happiness, fun and personal growth, she strives to cultivate the ground from which the team can flourish.
Professionally, Jenni is a Chartered Environmentalist, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) and is a panel member of Design West. She has also published articles for the Society for the Environment and CIEEM In Practice.
Senior Landscape Architect
Gavin is a Chartered Landscape Architect with nineteen years’ experience within the field of Landscape Architecture and previous experience in Agriculture and Project Management within the retail management sector. He has been involved in a wide range of projects from the assessment/planning stage through to site implementation. Gavin applies a creative design approach to a large number of projects and always seeks to engage actively with the wider design team within each scheme. Currently he acts as a mentor for candidates on the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership and has undertaken the role of examiner for the Pathway to Chartership. He has recently joined Burton Reid and previously, whilst at Nicholas Pearson Associates, he was a member of the senior management team with lead responsibility for human resources including recruitment. He undertook the role of project manager for a wide range of schemes whilst at Nicholas Pearson Associates and also undertook line management duties.
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.
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.
Suite 8, Buckfastleigh Business Centre
33 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Devon, TQ11 0AB
Studio 26, The Glove Factory Studios,
1 Brook Lane, Holt,
Bradford-on-Avon, BA14 6RL
Registered Office: 01364 701150
Holt: 01225 251600