Supporting our rural economy

Rural life is changing. A shift that was already happening has accelerated due to changing work patterns and lifestyles. Once the ingredients for gentle sitcoms and wistful Sunday night dramas, the new rural economy demands high quality housing and infrastructure while needing to support traditional skills alongside entrepreneurial endeavour. This in turn is being supported by an array of technological advances and new levels of connectivity as rural Britain becomes a key driver of economic growth.

As a multi-disciplinary and widely experienced team, we have a good understanding of the sustainability challenges consistent with protecting, enhancing, and restoring the natural environment.

Our advantage is that we can translate science into pragmatic, workable solutions for farmers, landowners, corporate organisations and government. Our initial assessment allows clients to prioritise matters to address their most pressing sustainability challenges. We use our knowledge in such key area as of flood risk management, community engagement and economic appraisal, as well as the emerging disciplines of natural capital accounting, ecosystem services and net zero design. The result: a holistic and integrated design service for dynamic schemes which delivers bespoke solutions aligned to crating sustainable communities.

Our service offering
  • Natural Capital Accounting
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Community and Economic Appraisal
  • Ecological Surveys
  • Rural Planning Advice
  • Environmental Technical Studies

As a multi-disciplinary and widely experienced team, we have a good understanding of the sustainability challenges consistent with protecting, enhancing, and restoring the natural environment.

Key Contacts

Spencer McGawley Director - Environment & Sustainability
Dr Stephanie Murphy Divisional Director - Ecology
Dr Rachel Saunders Associate Director - Ecology
David Coote Associate Director - Ecology
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