Elizabeth Seal

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Elizabeth Seal

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BSC Hons CEnv MCIEEM

Specialism: Ecology

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!

Francis Hesketh

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Francis Hesketh

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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!

Graeme Atherton

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Graeme Atherton

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BA (Hons) DipLA CMLI RMaPS

Specialism: Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

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.

Most rewarding part of job:  Getting schemes built on the ground

Sport: Masters Swimming

Watching: Far too much Sky Sports News

Loyalty: Warrington Wolves, Liverpool FC, Pittsburgh Steelers, Team GB

Quote: ‘Progress means simplifying not complicating’ Bruno Munari

Ian Grimshaw

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Ian Grimshaw

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BA(Hons) MA(LM) MSc CMLI MRTPI  

Specialisms: Town Planning, Environmental Assessment and Landscape

Career: I was a Park Ranger for some time involved in environmental education and awareness; managing landscapes and planning whilst becoming professionally qualified in each. I worked for Warrington New Town and then Gillespies, until I co-founded TEP in 1997.

Listening to: George Formby records, dust ‘em off and they turn out nice again!

Reading: The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

Best Project: I’ve been privileged to work on many great projects and it seems unfair to single one out.

Not a lot of people know but…. that is because I do not tell them.

Red or Blue? Primrose and blue for the Wire!

Joanne Boothroyd

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Joanne Boothroyd

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BSc(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.

Katie Shilcock

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Katie Shilcock

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BA (Hons) MA AIEMA

Specialism: Ecology and Sustainability

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.  As for me, I specialise in BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes and ecological risk management for the Homes and Communities Agency.

Highlights so far: Being given the opportunity to develop TEP’s ecology service ensuring effective environmental protection and enhancements on housing and government funded projects throughout the UK.

Watching: Most sport on TV or HBO box sets – Game of Thrones a current favourite.

Reading: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes

Travel: Sri Lanka and China during University days.  Brazil 2014 was pretty memorable (except for the England games!).

Red or Blue? A true Lilywhite – Preston North End

Nicola Hancock

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Nicola Hancock

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BA (Hons) MALA CMLI

Specialism: Landscape Architecture

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