About Us

Find out why Arbtech is the UK's number one ecological & arboricultural consultancy

This year, in every corner of the UK, 3,000 people just like you will rely upon our friendly, straight-talking specialists to deliver their arboricultural and ecological surveys.

Since 2005, we've worked incredibly hard to shape a company that we think you'd actually like to do business with. We know that the important things to you are competitive and transparent costs, reliability and above all, speed, because those are exactly the same things that are important to us!

At Arbtech, we take complete ownership of your arboricultural and ecological site issues so you can get your planning consent as fast and hassle free as possible.

We are headquartered in Chester and have office locations in Birmingham and London, however the overwhelming majority of our surveys are undertaken by our ever-growing team of 'Arbtechers'; home-based, full-time and permanent employees strategically spread throughout most of England and Wales. There's almost 30 of us now.

It's this office and home-based model that allows us to cover the majority of the UK for a fixed, published price, while building valuable relationships with clients and local planning authorities alike. It also means less travel and more family time for our consultants, too. Everyone wins.

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Staff across the UK

4000+

Surveys Annually

20,000+

Planning Applications Supported since 2005

Our Culture

We realised a long time ago that setting ourselves the goal of being the number one career destination of choice for arboriculturists and ecologists was the path we needed to tread. It meant us putting our employees unequivocally before everything else, and in hindsight, it was definitely the right choice.

Completely flexible working hours, an unlimited continuing professional development budget and a flat management structure, regular outings and away days and letting our employees decide their own bonuses are just a few of the perks of working here, but really they're only part of a much wider and deeper culture.

Why do we do all of this? We do it for you. Because happy employees, truly happy ones, will move heaven and earth for you, our client, week in and week out, without the faintest grumble. Nothing is too much trouble for them. That's how we offer weekend survey appointments, next working day reports and on occasion, same day surveys and reports!

Our Principles

We've stuck to some simple principles that have helped us become the leading arboricultural and ecological consultants in the UK.

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Great Speed & Price

We know how important speed and price is to you and our whole business is geared towards providing you with quick reports at a low price.

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Brilliant Customer Service

We have worked hard to create a company you would actually like to do business with.

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Straight Talking

We all prefer simple, straight talking advice. You won’t find any confusing jargon in our reports.

Meet Our Team

We are the nerds of nature, the grassland geeks, ecology evangelists, and the deans of dendrology... and we'd love to hear from you.

Robert Oates

Robert Oates

Managing Director
Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

Business Manager
Scott Warren

Scott Warren

Finance Manager
Andy Ward

Andy Ward

Marketing Manager
Chris Formaggia

Chris Formaggia

Head of Ecology
Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Principal Ecologist & BNG Lead
Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans

Senior Ecologist & Bat Licence Lead
Lizi Pimlott

Lizi Pimlott

Senior Ecologist & QC Lead
Joe Slade

Joe Slade

Senior Ecologist
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Senior Ecologist
Matthew Middle

Matthew Middle

Senior Arboriculturist
Jonathan Stuttard

Jonathan Stuttard

Senior Ecologist
Jon Hartley

Jon Hartley

Senior Arboriculturist
Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Senior Arboriculturist
Aran Nearn

Aran Nearn

Senior Arboriculturist
Matt Edwards

Matt Edwards

Consultant Arboriculturist
Mel Reid

Mel Reid

Consultant Ecologist
Fay Brotherhood

Fay Brotherhood

Consultant Ecologist
Nicole Gullan

Nicole Gullan

Consultant Ecologist
Max Bell

Max Bell

Consultant Arboriculturist
Elen Griffin

Elen Griffin

Consultant Ecologist
Emily Kempson

Emily Kempson

Consultant Arboriculturist
Charlie Moore

Charlie Moore

Surveyor
Chris Wren

Chris Wren

Surveyor
Megan Knapp

Megan Knapp

Surveyor
Deqa Mohamed

Deqa Mohamed

Surveyor
Clare Murphy

Clare Murphy

PA to Robert Oates
Emma Gray

Emma Gray

Administrator
Alison Royle

Alison Royle

Administrator
Louise Gore

Louise Gore

Marketing Assistant
Sam Davies

Sam Davies

Videographer
Gill Broad

Gill Broad

Editor

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