Meet The Team

Lyn Eccles-Sargeant B.Sc. (Hons) MCIEEM NEBOSH

Managing Director / Principal Ecologist

A highly experienced principal ecologist with over 18 years consultancy experience. Lyn is skilled in Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment and is currently on the advisory panel for great crested newt district licencing. Licenses held include bats (Class 1), great crested newt including Low Impact Class Licence (LICL) and fresh water white-clawed crayfish. Lyn undertakes a full suite of species and habitat surveys and holds of several great crested newt and badger Natural England European Protected Species (EPS) mitigation licences. Lyn also holds a City and Guilds Confined Space (Medium) certificate and has gained the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. She is also qualified in First Aid.

Su O’Neill B.A. (Hons) PGCE, MCIEEM.
Su O’Neill B.A. (Hons) PGCE, MCIEEM. Senior Consultant Ecologist
Su is a full member of CIEEM and a highly experienced ecologist with over 14 years consultancy experience. Su specialises in bats and is a Level 2 Natural England licence holder with numerous Natural England European Protected Species (EPS) mitigation licences to her name. Su is also licensed to survey great crested newt and holder of a Natural England Conservation Licence for this species. Habitat work includes river corridor survey, extended Phase 1 habitat survey and Habitat Suitability Index (H.S.I.) assessments along with an impressive compliment of species survey experience, which include but not limited to: water vole, badger, barn owl, otter and reptile surveys . Su is one of the lead members of staff who’s role also includes large scale project and contracts management. Su holds a City and Guilds Confined Space (Medium) certificate.
Simon Booth
Simon BoothSenior Consultant Ecologist
Simon Booth has a life long interest in conservation and wildlife and has 13 years consultancy experience. Simon is a Qualifying Member of CIEEM. Protected species survey licences include great crested newt, bats (Class 2) (England and Wales), Lesser silver water beetle and Barn owl. Simon also holds mitigation and conservation licences for great crested newt. Simon daily work includes extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, botanical surveys including Phase 2 and National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys. He also undertakes Breeding Bird Surveys (BBS) and assessments, reptile surveys and aquatic macro-invertebrate surveys among many others. Simon holds a City and Guilds Confined Space (Medium) certificate and is qualified in First Aid Mental Health Awareness. He also ensure the smooth running of the website and oversees our social media presence.
Louise Redgrave MA (Oxon), MSc, CEcol, CEnv, MCIEEM
Louise Redgrave MA (Oxon), MSc, CEcol, CEnv, MCIEEMSenior Consultant Ecologist
Louise Redgrave MA (Oxon), MSc. Ecology, MCIEEM, Chartered Ecologist and Chartered Environmentalist. Highly experienced ecologist with 20 years’ experience. Skilled in EcIA, project management, licenced to survey for great crested newt and dormice in England and Wales and holder of mitigation licences. Louise is an experienced botanist undertaking Phase 1 and National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys and also undertakes surveys for breeding and wintering birds, otter, water vole, reptiles, badger and bat activity.
Alex Leishman M.Sc. Environmental Management, B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Biology
Alex Leishman M.Sc. Environmental Management, B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental BiologyConsultant Ecologist
Alex is a Graduate Member of CIEEM. He is licensed to survey for great crested newt and also bats to Level 2, which includes handling. He also heads the team in bat call analysis. Extended Phase 1 surveys are at the core of Alex’s work along with habitat management plans and species mitigation. Alex is a keen ornithologist and also undertakes wide range of other fauna surveys including otter, badger and water vole.
Charlotte Wood M.Sc. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, B.Sc. (Hons) Biology.
Charlotte Wood M.Sc. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, B.Sc. (Hons) Biology.Consultant Ecologist
Charlotte is a Graduate Member of CIEEM and is licensed to survey for great crested newts. Charlotte’s skills are wide ranging including species surveys for otter, badger including carrying out bat activity surveys but she has a real fondness for water voles. Extended Phase 1 and botanical surveys, writing habitat Management Plans and formulating species mitigation is also part of Charlotte’s role.
Ben Meadows B.Sc. Zoology.
Ben Meadows B.Sc. Zoology.Consultant Ecologist
Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool and is a licenced Great crested newt surveyor.
Ben recently joined the team in 2018 and has acquired experience in a wide range of protected species surveys and mitigation works. Since joining the team, Ben has assisted with extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, reptile surveys and mitigation, great crested newt surveys and mitigation, eDNA sampling, Habitat Suitability Index surveys (H.S.I), bat activity surveys, bat call analysis and GIS mapping.
James Sargeant
James SargeantHealth and Safety Advisor/Office Manager
James Sargeant joined the team in 2015 following a career as a Manager at Royal Mail. James manages Health and Safety and Human Resources, ensuring the smooth running of the company.
Sub-contractors
Sub-contractor requirements vary greatly depending upon specific projects. All sub-contractors are either qualified to degree level in the relevant subject, are listed as an accredited agent by the Environment Agency or other similar body, hold a CV with at least 3 years experience for the associated work, or are trained by Ecology Services Ltd. Sub-contractors are chosen very carefully, as they represent our company.