Samuel is the Head of Ecology at Lloyd Bore.
He manages the ecology team and is ultimately responsible for the quality of our ecology work - from enquiry, through planning, licensing, implementation, project 'sign off' and post-development management and monitoring.
He is the department technical lead for Ecological Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment and habitat design, creation and restoration.
Samuel advises clients, planners and project managers on ecology-related matters on a daily basis and his advice is held in high regard by our client base.
Samuel has been the project ecologist for some of the largest development schemes in the UK, has represented projects at public exhibition, has been an ecology adviser to a city council and has proven experience of identifying and engaging key environmental stakeholders on behalf of projects.
Samuel is an avid all-round naturalist. He is currently registered to use Natural England class survey licences for bats (level 2), great created newt (level 2), hazel dormouse (level 1) and barn owl, as well as the Natural England water vole displacement class licence and is a named ecologist on protected species mitigation licences for bats, great crested newts and hazel dormice.
If you would like advice in relation to your project, please do not hesitate to contact Samuel via email or telephone.
If you would like to join our growing Ecology Team, please send Samuel a C.V and a written example of your work via email.
Julian's interest in Landscape Architecture developed whilst studying Town Planning as an undergraduate. His early career saw him working with public sector organisations in Manchester and Tyneside, later joining a Kent-based firm of architects, and heading up a landscape design team, before establishing Lloyd Bore in 1996.
As the Practice developed Julian diversified the business model to incorporate the disciplines of ecology and arboriculture, to work in parallel with the landscape team. This proved highly successful.
Julian is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, and has extensive landscape experience across all key planning and development sectors. He also has a successful track record in landscape conservation work, and was instrumental in leading the award winning landscape conservation and management project at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, an internationally significant Capability Brown landscape.
In addition to his professional and managerial responsibilities, Julian delivers lectures and tutorials to architecture students at the University of Kent, and the University of Creative Arts.
Associate Director and Landscape Architect, Paul has been a member of the Lloyd Bore team since 2003 and became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2009.
Paul has a breadth of experience, offering a range of specialisms from Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and landscape masterplanning, through to detailed design and construction phase management.
Andrew is Head of Landscape at Lloyd Bore and is responsible for individual project management from inception through to delivery. He is also an active technical advisor within the company, drawing on a wealth of experience in the profession to provide advice on hard and soft landscape detailing and specifications, and monitoring our BIM compliance status.
Andrew specialises in Landscape/Townscape Visual Impact Assessments, undertaken to inform complex or sensitive planning applications, or forming part of a more involved Environmental Statement.
Performing a key role at Lloyd Bore as Quality Assurance Manager, Andrew is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring our QA system, and maintaining our accreditation status.
Denise is most likely to be your first point of contact at Lloyd Bore when you phone or email us. Her role is to keep us organised, efficient and responsive to client requests and communications.
Denise gained many years experience as Practice Manager in conservation, architecture and town planning practices, before joining Lloyd Bore in 2003. As a result she has an excellent understanding of the planning and development structures and processes within which we operate, and how we our can best fulfil our clients' requirements.
A Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute for 16 years, Stuart has particular expertise in strategic landscape assessment work to inform planning applications for large developments.
He has an extensive track record in the design and implementation of landscape projects including country parks, urban spaces, recreation and sports facilities, involving community engagement exercises and public exhibitions.
Stuart has also designed specialist bespoke landscape schemes in association with planning applications for substantial new individual properties in the countryside, working closely with the client and project design team.
Pam organises our finances. She gained many years financial experience in the industrial sector, including construction, sales, import and distribution.
Pam made the switch to the service sector, joining Lloyd Bore in 2014. She operates our dedicated accounts software system, and is responsible for all communication with clients in connection with accounts and invoices.
Chris joined the Lloyd Bore team in 2007. He manages the technical team providing support to all departments, using a wide range of software packages which underpin our ecology, arboriculture and landscape design work. He also provides full IT support for the business.
He contributes to landscape assessment work, taking high quality photography, observing the strict specifications required by the Landscape Institute. Chris will also set up verified Computer Generated Images (CGIs) to aid the assessment process.
Chris provides further support to the team with his specialist GIS expertise and skills in mapping data and analysis.
Lucy is an experienced ecological consultant and the company’s technical lead for bat survey and mitigation work.
Lucy is registered to use the Natural England Level 2 and Level 4 bat class survey licences. This allows her to use advanced survey methods to inform bat mitigation solutions for complex development projects. Lucy regularly produces and submits bat mitigation licence applications to Natural England and has a strong track record in achieving licensing results and managing the implementation of mitigation licences.
Whilst Lucy specialises in bat work, she also takes a lead role on all terrestrial ecology matters and is registered to use Natural England class survey licences for great crested newt and barn owl. She has substantial experience of complex development projects, and effectively managing these projects through the pre-planning, planning and implementation stages. Lucy produces ecology chapters to support Environmental Impact Assessments and works closely with long-term clients to minimise risks to their projects and promote biodiversity by design. She provides technical support to the wider ecology team and has significant experience in undertaking BREEAM ecology assessment work.
Lucy is pragmatic, proactive and commercially aware when providing advice to clients about their projects.
Richard is an Associate of Lloyd Bore. He is a chartered environmental professional with 25 years’ experience in ecology, biodiversity and environmental management across both the public and private sectors. Richard has been Head of Ecology and Technical Director for several major environmental consultancies, working throughout the UK. He also worked in wildlife conservation for many years, as a Biodiversity Technical Specialist for the Environment Agency.
Richard has a wide breadth of expertise in ecology, applying this knowledge to support the production of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA), mitigation strategies, species licence applications, biodiversity management plans and guidance documents. His skills cover the full lifecycle of project delivery from initial scoping surveys, through to detailed survey and mitigation planning to inform detailed design, consenting and implementation. Richard has acted as an expert ecology witness to several public inquires related to major infrastructure developments.
He has good experience in screening, assessment and compensation for impacts to designated sites including SSSIs, SPAs, SACs and Ramsar sites. He also has expertise in protected species survey and mitigation and has held related licences for great crested newts, dormice, badgers, water voles and otters. Richard co-authored national guidance on water voles, has published guidance on badger survey and has delivered mammal tracking courses for CIEEM and other organisations.
Victoria leads on a broad range of ecological survey work, specialises in reptile and dormouse ecology and is registered to use Natural England class survey licences for great crested newt and hazel dormouse. She is our technical lead for project management and works with our client base to proactively manage programme risks for their projects.
Victoria is experienced in ecological mitigation design, regularly produces Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Ecological Impact Assessments for development projects and has led complex bat and hazel dormouse survey programmes. Victoria produces protected species mitigation strategies and oversees the implementation of these strategies in the field, including under licence from Natural England.
She has a First Class Honours degree in Wildlife Conservation and a Masters by Research in Biodiversity Management from the University of Kent. Her Masters thesis focussed on testing the efficacy of current industry-standard reptile survey methods, and she has given talks on this subject to the British Herpetological Society and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. Victoria plays a lead role in the ongoing development of our advanced project management system and an active role in the delivery of our internal professional development programme.
Philip has over 16 years’ experience as an ecological consultant, with a focus on protected species survey and mitigation. He specialises in bat survey and mitigation, and has substantial experience drawn from projects across the UK. He also has substantial experience and understanding of most areas of UK terrestrial ecology.
Philip has designed and led survey programmes and contributed to ecological mitigation strategies for national infrastructure projects (windfarms, power stations, roads) and large commercial and residential developments. He has successfully worked with a broad range of stakeholders, including NGOs, interest groups and planning authorities to achieve successful planning outcomes for projects.
The breadth of Philip’s experience allows him to engage with and effectively manage a wide range of projects, including complex multi-phase developments. With a good eye for detail and a drive to seek the best outcome for clients and ecosystems, Philip can use this experience to guide a project through the planning and licensing processes, from initial enquiry through to practical completion on site. He is currently registered to use Natural England class survey licences for bats (Level 2) and great crested newt (Level 1).
Davey is a key member of the technical department, delivering high quality visual material and accurate drawings to support the project work of the landscape, ecology and arboriculture teams. He finds innovative solutions to complex mapping challenges and works tirelessly with our team to constantly improve the quality and usefulness of our drawings and other technical outputs. Davey's meticulous attention to detail and creative flair help ensure that our work is robust, accurate and visually engaging. He is highly skilled in the use of CAD-based software, InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp.
Samantha is an experienced consultant with a sound working knowledge of the planning process, enabling her to advise clients effectively and manage projects through the pre-planning, planning and implementation stages.
She works with clients to design ecological mitigation strategies, management and enhancement plans for a broad range of project types and produces Biodiversity Net Gain strategies. Samantha is registered to use Natural England Level 1 class survey licences for bats and great crested newts and is actively working towards her Natural England hazel dormouse survey licence and Level 2 bat survey licence.
She undertakes and leads a wide range of ecological surveys for residential, commercial and infrastructure projects. Samantha has substantial experience in carrying out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Preliminary Roost Assessments for bats, as well as leading protected species surveys for bats, reptiles, badgers, hazel dormice, great crested newts and water voles.
Samantha has assisted with bat mitigation licence applications and regularly coordinates teams of seasonal survey assistants across our extensive field survey programme.
She has an Honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of the West of England.
Laragh leads ecological survey programmes for a range of species and species groups. She produces protected species survey reports, works on protected species mitigation schemes and has emerging specialisms in bat and bird survey and mitigation.
Laragh leads on the development of innovative bat survey methods, including the integration of infrared (IR) camera technology to improve the accuracy and reliability of our surveys. She has lead the development of internal standards for bat surveys, worked on complex bat mitigation projects, developed our bird mapping approach and is a natural botanist. Laragh regularly undertakes Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and advises clients on the next steps for their project following these initial appraisals.
Laragh has degrees in Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Management and Conservation and has worked on a range of conservation initiatives, including international project experience in the Seychelles, Honduras and Malta. She has previously been an Education Officer, a Forest Structure Surveyor and a Conservation Assistant.
Tom's background is in business and marketing, joining us in 2013 to reinforce our technical support facility.
Tom uses CAD-based packages, InDesign and Photoshop, contributing to the output of the landscape, ecology and arboriculture teams, as well as assisting with our business marketing.
With a geological background and with a range of GIS (Geographic Information System) and technical skills, Nathan works within the technical team and other departments, finding innovative ways to continue expanding the GIS based systems used by the company. He helps to deliver accurate and reliable information to clients, drawing on GIS technologies and innovations.
He aids the technical team with delivering high quality plans and digital documentation and calls upon his years of diverse technical experience to diagnose and address technical challenges and propose novel solutions to problems.
Dan joined the Lloyd Bore team in July 2021 having worked previously as the Principal Arboricultural officer for a local authority. Prior to the experience gained in this role, he provided ecological advice to council officers whilst working as a Countryside Officer and has worked within a local authority planning department.
Not only has this combined to give Dan extensive expertise in connection with Tree Preservation Orders and other tree related legislation, but he is also well-acquainted with the planning process and local authority procedures and can bring this experience to the project team in all arboricultural related matters.
His arboricultural experience is utilised to effectively support submission of planning applications through the production of Tree Survey Plans, Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Tree Protection Plans and Arboricultural Method Statements.
Marc is responsible for the coordination, organisation and administration of the ecology department.
His work includes assembly and coordination of teams of ecologists for surveys and ecological mitigation projects, and production of fee proposals, tender packages, risk assessments and method statements for projects. Marc’s work is integral to the effective operation of the department.
Before joining Lloyd Bore, Marc worked as an Inspection Team Leader and System Administrator for the Metropolitan Police Service Inspectorate and he has previously worked as a Performance Analyst and System Administrator for the Inspectorate of Territorial Policing. This experience allows Marc to bring invaluable rigour and organisation to our day-to-day operations and ensure the effective execution of our busy work programme.