E3P is celebrating the phenomenal growth of it’s Ecology Division in just a year and a half.
The department, which originated as just one individual has recently hired it’s 4th and 5th
employees, a graduate from the University of Manchester and a Senior Consultant Ecologist
with vast industry experience.
The environmental services company which specialises in geotechnical and environmental
site investigation introduced an Ecology department in May 2018 which was singlehandedly
run by Olivia Collington, Associate Director until she hired her first employee, Kate
Bird, a month later.
Over the last 18 months the E3P team have worked to grow the Ecology department. Due to
both an increase in demand for Ecology services and an ambitious goal to become the best
in the North West, the team have just hired their 4th and 5th employees.
Collington explains “There’s currently a massive demand for Ecology services. Growing our
department means that E3P can now provide the full multi-disciplinary service, which I think
is attractive to a lot of clients.”
E3P aim to provide a holistic approach to environmental services, giving their clients the
opportunity to have multi-disciplinary environmental assessments over a wide range of
sectors and projects provided by the same trusted company. Working nationwide on
projects including residential, commercial, mineral and quarry work, the Ecology
department covers a range of varied jobs which are ever growing and changing.
The two newest members of the Ecology team, Celia Barlow and Lowri Thomas, provide
different levels of experience and expertise. Barlow, who joined the team in March 2019 as
a Senior Consultant Ecologist from Penny Anderson Associates, is a highly skilled ecologist
with an FISC qualification, bat and newt licenses and the ability to produce great crested
newt mitigation licenses. Whereas Thomas, who has joined the team as a Graduate
Ecologist, has recently graduated from the University of Manchester where she studied
Collington states “Because we look at species and a lot of things go into hibernation over
the winter, Ecologists are often seen to be quieter over the winter. The reason we’re taking
on a graduate now is that we can put a lot of investment and training into her during the
winter season so that when we’re at our busiest next summer she’s well trained and can go
out onto site.”
E3P are devoted to training and investing in their staff, particularly younger members and
graduates. Collington explains that the prospect of investing in people allows the company
to attract the best talent and to find people that have the same ethos and motivations.