BA (Hons) DipLA CMLI RMaPS
Career: Graduated from Sheffield University, spent a couple of invaluable years at Oxford City Council before returning to my home town to work for TEP. Specialise in public realm design, heritage and habitat creation. Proud to manage a great team of hard working and talented designers.
60BSc(Hons) DipLA CMLI MRTPI
Specialism: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Assessment
Career: I left Sheffield Uni in 1992 to work as a Landscape Architect in North Wales before travelling and working in New Zealand and Australia. I joined TEP in 2000 initially working on landscape design schemes but quickly moving into environmental planning and assessment which is where my interest still lies. I head up the Environmental Planning Team comprising landscape architects, planners, environmental assessors and GIS consultants and we are fortunate to have a great team of people and a portfolio of really interesting projects.
Enjoy: Doing a bit of everything. Off to improve my windsurfing skills this summer in Spain!
Reading: ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl to my daughters who love it and like to read it over and over and over again.
Music: We have 3 guitars, a bass guitar and lots of other equipment in our house. The girls are keen to join their Dad in a band and I’m keen to have some peace and quiet now and again!
Best Project: Hard to choose. Each new project brings diverse and interesting challenges.
Not a lot of people know but: I’m Welsh. My un-placeable accent disguises the fact that I was born and bred in North Wales.
BA(Hons) MA(LM) MSc CMLI MRTPI
Town Planning, Environmental Assessment and Landscape
Career: Co-founded TEP in 1997, putting my town planning and landscape assessment skills to use on a wide range of developments including nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Listening to: George Formby records; dust ‘em off and they turn out nice again!
Reading: Just finished Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
Best Project: Hard to single one out but very pleased that the many electrical interconnectors we have worked on are strongly supporting renewables and carbon reduction.
Not a lot of people know but….I sold Hurricane Higgins an ice cream in a circus.
Red or Blue? Primrose and blue for the Wire rugby league!
BA (Hons) MALA CMLI
Career: Graduated from Sheffield University in 1994 and joined TEP working for 6 years on a wide range of landscape design and planning projects before relocating to London. Over the next 10 years gained further experience in the private and public sectors, in the residential, education, commercial and power industry markets. Returned to TEP in 2013 with particular responsibility for business development in London and the south east.
Project Highlights: Researching and restoring Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, assisting National Grid obtain the Development Consent Order for the Richborough Connection, planning One Galleons (a highly sustainable residential scheme based on the One Planet Living principles) and creating a special setting for new homes at Great Kneighton in Cambridge.
Inspiration: David Scott, founding partner of TEP; mentor and friend since 1994.
Reading: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Greatest Sporting Achievement: Making it up Ditchling Beacon on the London to Brighton Cycle ride
Passionate about: Jonathan, Radio 4 and Marmite
BSc (Hons) CMLI MICFor MCIEEM CEnv
Career: Left Edinburgh Uni in ‘83 to be a forester in Scotland, then to Afghan border with TEARFUND to do community woodlots. Home to be an ecologist, first with Gillespies, then Merseyside Councils. Co-founded TEP in ’97.
Listening to: Probably something from U2; definitely something my children would be embarrassed by!
Reading: “God’s Politics” by Jim Wallis – a call for politics to address social justice and spiritual renewal
Best Project: I’m hugely proud that TEP has helped the environmental and built regeneration of the Northwest – working with clients and colleagues with great personalities, vision and passion. I’ve particularly enjoyed working on reclamation of brownfield sites such as various landfills that are now community woodland, and an abandoned unsafe claypit in North Wales that is now regenerated as a site for 300 family homes and a nature reserve.
Not a lot of people know but…. I have the worst old passport photo ever
Red or Blue? White…Tranmere Rovers!
420BSC Hons CEnv MCIEEM
Career: Left Manchester Uni in ‘98 to work for the British Council before heading off to be a zoology researcher for various institutions including Adelaide Uni, Oxford Uni and Arizona Uni. Returned to the northwest to complete an MSc and after a brief spell with Government Office Northwest I joined TEP in 2004.
Listening to: 6 Music
Reading: “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar” by Chris Packham
Best Project: I don’t have favourites, some projects inspire because of the people, others because of the location and more besides due to the collaborative outcome we secure.
Not a lot of people know but…. That would be telling
Red or Blue? – Green!
Ecology and Sustainability
BA (Hons) MA AIEMA
Career: Graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Environmental Management. Gained business experience in a Liverpool based firm of Solicitors before joining TEP in 2008. Along with Liz Seal, I jointly lead TEP’s wonderful team of ecologists helping our surveys run as smoothly as wildlife and seasonal restrictions allow!
Highlights so far: Being given the opportunity to develop TEP’s ecology service, watching us grow from having 15 to over 45 in-house ecologists who deliver ecological protection and biodiversity enhancements on a range of significant and complex developments. Outside of project work, I’ll always be grateful for the support of my colleagues, clients and friends as I set about a yearlong TEP charity challenge in 2020-21 #5keveryday.
Watching: Not much … Living in Snowdonia I am very lucky to have the mountains and coastline on my doorstep so I try to spend more time outside than in.
Reading: Anything swimming or running-related is usually on the list. Currently reading Space Below My Feet by Gwen Moffatt. I’m definitely not a climber (far too haphazard for that!) but love getting lost in her mountaineering exploits of North Wales and beyond.
Travel: Sri Lanka, China and Brazil are the most far-flung. Definitely looking forward to being able to enjoy swimming in warmer climates soon enough.