BA MSc MCIEEM
Career: I graduated from Aberystwyth with a BA in Geography and Bangor with a Masters in Rural Resource Management. I initially worked as a tutor for the Field Studies Council followed by undertaking ALC (soil) surveys and delivery of the original Countryside Stewardship Scheme for the Farming & Rural Conservation Agency.
I spent a considerable length of my career working in natural environment departments in local government across Cheshire. I provided specialist ecological input into both development management and policy formulation, which included acting as an expert witness in a public inquiry for a major windfarm development. Highlights also include a successful application to the HLF for a Landscape Partnership Scheme. I have also led teams of technical specialists across a range of disciplines including arboriculture, building conservation, landscape, ecology, natural health and green infrastructure.
Listening to: Stereophonics
Reading: Too little time to read……last book read Curlew Moon by Mary Colwell
Not a lot of people know but: Spare time is spent managing farmland in north-east Wales under various agri-environment schemes, including part of a SSSI with a small flock of Hebridean and Herdwick sheep, and a couple of ponies.
Favourite things: Welsh Rugby, early morning dog walks
BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv MCIEEM
Career: Graduated from the University of Stirling in 2001 with a degree in Biology and then spent a couple of years working for Intelligent Finance and travelling. Went back to the University of Aberdeen in 2003 to get a Masters degree in Ecology. My first consultancy job followed in 2005 with Young Associates. In 2008 I joined Atmos Consulting in Edinburgh, becoming a Senior Ecologist in 2011 and moving to Ely. There I mainly worked on the ecological aspects of renewable energy developments. I joined TEP as a Principal Ecologist in the Market Harborough office in December 2015.
Music: Pretty eclectic really, if it’s good I’ll listen to it! I love John Martyn, Suzanne Vega, Nirvana, Ben Folds and The Black Keys. I’m currently listening to Sylvan Esso.
Watching: Masterchef, The Sopranos, varied documentaries and as much sport as I’m allowed.
Red or Blue? Red and The Arsenal all the way! Although I’m from Leicester, so I’ve got a soft spot for the blue of the Foxes and the green and red of the Tigers.
Spare Time: Spare time is largely a pre-kids concept, but I love surfing and generally being in and by the sea, running, climbing hills, cooking, watching sport and having the odd drink with friends.
Not a lot of people know that my surname means rabbit in Hungarian.
BSc (Hons) MA CMIfA
Career: Jason graduated from the University of Leicester in 2000 with a degree in Archaeology and then worked as a field archaeologist for the University of Cambridge, excavating mainly prehistoric sites in the Fenland. He then moved north, first to Yorkshire, then Lancaster working on numerous multi period sites. Highlights include the Ferry Fryston Iron Age Chariot burial and Liverpool’s world’s first inland dock. In 2005 he completed an MA in Archaeology and Heritage by distance learning from the University of Leicester. In 2006 he moved back to the Midlands where he spent 8 years at Northampton Archaeology, later MOLA as site supervisor and Project Officer, before joining TEP as a Historic Environment Consultant in January 2015.
Music: Sebadoh, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Nick Cave, Pixes, Manics, Bowie
Watching: Star Wars, Landscape photography vlogs on YouTube, archaeology documentaries.
Team: Leicester City (through the many lows and occasional highs)
Spare Time: Family, Landscape Photography, music, coaching my sons junior football team.
Specialism: Learning and Development
Career: After travelling in Australia I joined Vodafone as a Customer Service agent before quickly progressing to becoming a Learning and Development trainer, whilst studying to complete my Chartered Institute in Learning and Development level 3. I then joined TEP in July 2013 as a Quality and Training Coordinator and by 2017 progressed to a Senior Quality and Training Manager and most recently in 2018 was awarded the promotion of Principal Quality and Training Manager. I am also one of TEP’s Mental Health First Aiders and play a big part in promoting Health and Wellbeing within TEP.
Enjoy: Spending time with my lovely family Chris (husband), my two children Emilee and Archie and Ralphy our Lhasa Apso dog.
Reading: An array of children’s books from Peppa Pig with my son to The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams with my daughter.
Music: I love all different types of music ranging from Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller to Motown and Northern Soul. Also a good sing along to anything Disney is good for the soul.
Not a lot of people know but: I’m a fully qualified Hairdresser by trade and have continued to keep up my skills over the last 17 years.
Red or Blue: 100% the Blue side of Merseyside
Works As: Principal Ecologist
Career: Left School in in ‘82 to work in farming, then to music industry as a radio plugger (Warner Bros) via working in a record store chain. Studied Countryside Management & Creative Ecology at University in 2002 and joined Cheshire Wildlife Trust as their People & Wildlife Manager. I then joined TEP in 2007 as an Ecologist.
Listening to: Arctic Monkeys
Reading: Tim Dee. Four Fields spreads around the world: their grasses, their hedges, their birds, their skies, and their natural and human histories.
Watching: Football (Chelsea)!
Best Project: Lane End, Buckley, North Wales, seeing how development can work protect and support wildlife …
Not a lot of people know but: I used to breed pigs! Oink! Oink!
BA (Hons) BLA CMLI
Career: Liam studied Landscape Architecture at Manchester and joined TEP in 2009 as a graduate. Since then, he has worked on a wide range of projects delivering schemes from inception through to construction. These include public parks, museums, heritage schemes, play areas and public realm improvements.
Highlights so far: Being involved in a number of large schemes through the design and implementation stages including: St Fagans Museum in Cardiff and Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester. Other highlights include Snibston Colliery, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Carlisle Roman Gateway and Worsley Delph.
Music: Going to gigs and watching live music including Kasabian, Blossoms, Arctic Monkeys and many more Radio X regulars. As well as listening to Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Oasis.
Sport: Walking, football and attempting to mountain bike and surf.
Favourite places: Close to home: Cornwall and the Lake District. Further afield: California, New York and Australia, where I spent 3 months travelling the east coast in a campervan……… and attempting to surf.
BA (Hons) Dip LA CMLI
Principal Landscape Architect
Career: Graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Diploma in Landscape Architecture in 2003. Joined a private environmental planning and landscape design practice in Chester shortly after graduating, became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2005 and worked at Groundwork Merseyside on community design projects during 2009-2010. Joined TEP’s Environmental Planning team in June 2010 and have since worked on a variety of landscape planning projects, in particular Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments including for major infrastructure and mixed-used projects.
Favourite Places: Yorkshire, Lake District and London!
Sport: Hill walking, Netball and Swimming.
Film: I haven’t stayed awake for a whole film since my children were born.
Watching: The Crown, and travel cookery programmes.
Not a lot of people know this but: My love of the British countryside started when I was a teenager, having spent most of my early childhood enjoying the coastline and sand dunes of Kuwait.
Career: Graduated from Lancaster University in 2006 with a degree in Geography. I took a break to travel around North and South America and then headed back to the north of England to undertake a graduate programme with Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale. In 2008 I joined TEP as a graduate in the Land Management team. I have now progressed to Principle level and am Service Leader for the Risk Management Systems within the Homes England Framework, overseeing development and outputs across over 200 sites nationally.
Favourite places: San Francisco, The Lake District, Home – a Midlander at heart but an adopted Northerner as have lived here for the past 15 years
Reading: The Help – Kathryn Stockett, and The Spy and The Traitor – Ben Macintyre
Not many people know but: I achieved grade 6 piano back in the day, with a dream of owning my own piano again when I have the space!
BSc (Hons) MSc CIEEM
Career: I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2006 with a BSc in Biology. As part of my degree I was lucky enough to work for Kew Gardens in the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Team, which kindled my interest in Botany. I joined TEP in 2008 as a GIS Consultant in the Planning Team. Then moved to the Strategies Team…then joined the Stewardship Team…then the BREEAM Team…then finally the Ecology Team, where I finally found my niche! I completed an MSc in Conservation Biology with Tropical Ecology whilst working at TEP, during which I travelled to the tiny African Island of Principe to count parrots.
Favourite song: “Nantes” – Beirut
Favourite book: “Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami
Listening to: “Incognito” by David Eagleman
Best Project: There have been a few…but one of the most interesting was the Former Camelot Theme Park –seriously spooky doing bat surveys in an abandoned theme park!
Not a lot of people know but: I’m a bit obsessed with cacti
BSc (Hons) MA LA CMLI
Career: I have been working as a Landscape Architect since completing my MA at the University of Greenwich in 2011. Before re-training as a Landscape Architect, I worked as an Environmental Consultant developing best practice guidance and supporting design teams on major building and infrastructure projects. As a consultant I focussed on resource efficiency, carbon foot-printing, urban ecology and sustainable drainage. These themes have carried through into my work as a Landscape Architect, with a focus on green infrastructure in urban and suburban spaces. Projects have included SuDS retrofit, a wetland boardwalk, multiple park and social housing regeneration schemes, historic garden restoration works and public art. My interest is in combining strong design concepts with sound detailing to create landscapes that are multi-functional, beautiful and diverse.
Listening to: All genres of music, but particularly dance/electronica – the Late Night Tales series, Aphex Twin, LTJ Bukem, Daft Punk etc.
Reading: The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan, Topos and Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Watching: Sport, boxsets and any film by Wes Anderson.
Not a lot of people know but: Zammo from Grange Hill is my brother-in-law!
Favourite Things: Family, Swimming, The Square and Compass pub in Dorset, Dungeness, walks through the woods, Baklava, 30mins sat in the garden with a coffee and nothing else to do….
Career: I spent a fair amount of time in the world of academia, graduating from York University with a BSc in Biology in 2000 and then moving to Staffordshire University to do an MSc and then a PhD. My PhD looked at the importance of field boundary features for wildlife, in particular green lanes and farmland birds. I then worked for the British Trust for Ornithology while finishing off my PhD and joined TEP in 2006.
Favourite Places: The shores of Derwentwater
Music: Love it. I have been in a few bands playing guitar, bass and drums (but not all at the same time).
Film: Lord of the Rings trilogy
Watching: Anything cycling related – UCI World Championships at the moment
Favourite Bird: Golden eagle (you can’t beat a golden eagle)
Reading: At Home (Bill Bryson)
Not a lot of people know this but: I have worked in a local theatre company doing sound for a good few years and my nickname is ‘Danger’!
BA (Hons) Dip LA Dip UD CMLI
Career: I graduated from Manchester Polytechnic in 1989 with a degree and postgraduate diploma in Landscape Architecture. I then moved to the North East and joined a large engineering consultancy, where I worked on large infrastructure projects including EIA production and also developed an interest in masterplanning and golf course design. For a short period I worked as a Local Authority urban designer before developing an urban and graphic design team at Newcastle based planning consultancy, Lichfields. Following that I joined a landscape design practice, working on BSF and masterplanning projects. I then joined TEP in 2012, working mainly on the Homes England consultancy, managing their land and vacant property portfolio and various related Landscape Management contracts.
Highlights: Seeing my masterplans finally coming to fruition, sometimes years after that initial commitment from a developer/local authority. Working with deprived communities across the north of England to develop regenerative development plans.
Listening to: Talking Heads, Franz Ferdinand, Van Morrison, Judie Tzuke and Bruce Springsteen.
Reading: The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper by Jonathan Wilson; Bomber Command by Max Hastings; and Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah again.
Favourite places: Back to the family’s roots in Whitby/Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors. My back garden and allotment.
BSc (Hons) AIEMA CMLI
Career: I graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc Hons in Physical Geography in 2014. Shortly after, I joined the Landscape Management team at TEP as a Graduate Landscape Manager in the Market Harborough Office. In 2019 I became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and a Principal Landscape Manager.
I have worked on a large range of projects since joining TEP including the management of Homes England sites across the midlands, landscape management plans, open space assessments, endowment models, and more recently the procurement of landscape maintenance contracts, and implementation contracts, including the creation of several country parks.
Listening to: A bit of everything, but currently Amy Winehouse, Enter Shikari and The Rolling Stones
Films: Pulp Fiction and The Lion King (who doesn’t love a bit of Disney)!
Reading: A short history of nearly everything
Not many people know: I can play the trumpet and guitar
BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv MCIEEM
Works as: Principal Ornithologist
Career: Studied at Oxford Brookes University completing my MSc in 1999. I moved to Liverpool and worked as an Ecological Consultant at Casella Stanger. In 2003 I joined TEP and specialised as an Ornithologist about three years later. I have overall responsibility for the delivery of high quality ornithological survey and assessment work.
Listening to:Various Historical Novels and the Bible
Favourite bird(s): swift, mute swan and of course hen harrier
Watching:Motherland, World on Fire and Handmaid’s Tale
Wildlife highlights: watching a family of giant otters playing when I visited the Pantanal in Brazil, tracking large mammals in South Africa and seeing a fighting peregrine and hen harrier drop a hundred feet towards the earth.
BSc (Hons) MICFor
Works as: Principal Arboricultural Consultant
Career: I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (Myerscough College) with a first class bachelors with honours in Arboriculture with top student and best dissertation awards in the year. I worked as a tree surgeon during my studies and then moved into consultancy and joined TEP’s arboriculture team in 2010. During my time at TEP, I have also become a chartered arboriculturist.
Projects I am proud of: St Fagans National History Museum and Richborough Connection (National Grid’s proposed 400kV line in Kent)
Favourite things: Grammar, pancakes, Yorkshire
Reading list: Feral by George Monbiot; Forest Gardening by Robert A de J Hart; The Lord of The Rings by J R R Tolkien
Not many people know: I can ride a unicycle