Entries by Jo Pedder

Natural England Consultation on Licence Charges

Natural England are currently consulting on a proposal to introduce charges for wildlife licences. Natural England states that it “want[s] to ensure this service offers value for money for licence applicants and the taxpayer and achieves good outcomes for wildlife.” We work with our clients when they need a wildlife licence from Natural England, for […]

Assistant Ecologist Appointed in Cambridge

Prime Environment is really pleased to welcome their newest recruit – Emma Thomas. Emma joins the Cambridge office as an Assistant Ecologist to support our work in the South East. Emma has returned to consulting after a few years contributing to academic research on the front lines of conservation biology. Her previous experience working as […]

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

Legislation update Overview The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 came into force on 30th November 2017. The Regulations consolidate and update the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, which have been updated a total of 10 times since they were last consolidated in 2010. As such, the new set of Regulations seeks […]

New Office in Cambridge

We are really proud to announce that our second office is now open in Cambridge.  It has been a long time coming, especially for our until-now homeworking senior ecologist Hayley Farmell. We’ve got a lovely site in a rural location just west of Cambridge (in Knapwell), with nice easy access to the A14 and M1 […]

We’ve Moved!

This is just a quick update to announce that our Central office has moved from Belper to Cromford in Derbyshire. Although we didn’t want to leave Belper (three of us live there, and two could walk to work), we outgrew the office and it wasn’t really fit for purpose for an ecology consultancy – lugging great […]

Jon Moore – new senior ecologist

We are pleased to announce that Jon Moore has joined our Derbyshire team.   Jon is a senior ecologist based in the Derbyshire office managing projects throughout the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North. With the arrival of Jon we can now provide more support for our clients on bat related projects (Jon has a class 2 bat […]

We are recruiting – Seasonal Ecologists

  Prime Environment are seeking experienced ecologists in the Midlands for a 5 /6 month contract starting in March.  You will principally be working away from the office on a single, large, infrastructure scheme (HS2), potentially also supporting us on other projects across the UK. You will have 2 or more years’ survey experience, ideally […]

Derby Museum – Notice Nature, Feel Joy

Prime Environment’s Directors paid a visit to Derby Museum late in 2016. We were impressed by the new natural history display – Notice Nature, Feel Joy and were delighted to have the opportunity to show our support with a small donation from the company. Well curated galleries and collections like this are an excellent opportunity to engage […]

Merry Christmas

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends for your support over the year. It has been a great year for us at Prime; we’ve been privileged to get involved in some amazing ecology and arboriculture projects and work with fantastic people. So on behalf of the team here, […]