BSG Ecology’s Owain Gabb and James Garside were among the speakers at the Swansea University Employability Event on 23 October 2019.
The event was set up to provide second year Biosciences students with insight into the range of career options available to them. Our talk naturally concerned ecological consultancy as one obvious potential career pathway.
BSG Ecology is delighted to be exhibiting at Regen Conference in Liverpool on 6-7 November 2019.
Please visit Stand C4 where our experienced team will be delighted to discuss all-matters ecology, including issues related to bats, great crested newts and other protected species, brownfield habitats and our experience with biodiversity net gain.
There is just one month to go until this year’s Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens event at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, on Tuesday 12th November. This year BSG Ecology are delighted to be exhibiting on Stand F34.
BSG Ecology now has five consultants who have been awarded Chartership by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
Chartership represents a considerable personal achievement, as it both recognises technical expertise and is the culmination of a lot of hard work. It should also provide our clients with the confidence that the advice they receive from BSG will help ensure positive outcomes for their projects.
We are delighted to announce that BSG Ecology has won the best Small-scale Mitigation Award and Tony Bradshaw Award (for outstanding best practice) from CIEEM, the leading professional membership body representing and supporting professional ecologists and environmental managers. We were also short-listed for the Best Medium Consultancy of the Year award (which we had previously won in 2018).
We are delighted to have had a successful evening last week in Manchester at the annual awards ceremony of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) winning the Innovation Award and being joint winner of the Environmental Acoustics in Infrastructure Award.
‘Consultancy skills’ is a core element of the training we offer to new recruits, and is essential in helping new staff understand the culture of the organisation. It is also key to their professional development as ecological consultants, as it is aimed at equipping them to do their job as effectively as possible
Reptile survey work needs to be designed in a project-specific manner to allow impacts on populations to be accurately assessed and appropriate mitigation designed.
Our latest graduate training workshop, held in May 2019, provided attendees with an overview of British reptile ecology, and an opportunity to discuss the scope and specification of reptile survey and mitigation when faced with different development scenarios.
In May 2019 BSG Ecology’s Emily Moore and Sophie Olejnik spent an afternoon teaching primary school children in Barnsley about the ecology of amphibians and other freshwater creatures. The event allowed the children the opportunity to see and learn about a range of species, including great crested newt, smooth newt and common toad. It was facilitated by Barratt Homes, being close to one of the development sites we are supporting them on.
As BSG Ecology has grown as a business there has been a requirement for more staff to take on leadership and non-project related management activities. To ensure people feel equipped to take on these tasks, training has been developed to meet our specific needs through discussion with our staff and an external training provider. Our first Leadership and Management training day took place in Birmingham on 16 May 2019, and was attended by the BSG Senior Management Team.
In late 2017 BSG Ecology moved to a new cloud-based information management system, Deltek PIM. This new system allows us to manage our resources more effectively, providing a better service for our clients and more effective systems for our employees.