The last few months have been a busy time for BSG Ecology with a number of comings and goings. We are sorry to have said goodbye to Samantha Hill (Oxford) and will shortly also lose Vilas Anthwal (Monmouth) who are both moving on to pastures new outside the consultancy sector. Sam has taken up a part-time post at Imperial College London and we wish her every success in what is an interesting and ambitious area of research. Vilas will be moving to a local authority post in Wales so although no longer within BSG Ecology, we look forward to working with Vilas in the coming months, albeit wearing different hats
To partly fill the gap left by Sam Hill, but also to meet our growing work commitments our Oxford team has recently been joined by Hannah Bilston and Judith Giles. Both are senior ecologists who bring with them a range of skills and experience that will further strengthen the services we can offer to our clients. Robin Latour has also joined our Oxford team to provide additional GIS support.
Hannah joins us from a large multidisciplinary engineering and environmental company where she was working on a variety of projects within the UK and abroad. Hannah has a particular interest in bats and renewable energy projects and gave a presentation to the UK Renewable conference in Manchester last year, sharing the platform with Dr Peter Shepherd.
Judith also joins us from another multidisciplinary company where she was leading projects within the UK covering large infrastructure works as well as commercial and public sector development and regeneration projects.
Robin most recently worked for LDA Design, who BSG work with on a regular basis. She has almost 10 years’ experience in the use of GIS, graphic design and drawing packages.
Swansea 6 months on
It is 6 months since Owain Gabb established our Swansea office in South Wales and we are pleased that Owain has been busy ever since. Owain continues to take a lead role within the practice as a whole on renewable energy projects and we look forward to growing the office over the next 12 months. Owain also runs our company Facebook page, which has numerous photographs of species and habitats, particularly in South Wales.
These are uncertain times, but we continue to seek to build our teams across our offices so we can maintain and improve our services to our clients.