Craig originally joined Arbtech’s in house ecology team as a graduate trainee, having worked for us previously as a sub-contractor for over a year. Prior to this, he worked at the Trust for Urban Ecology as a Conservation Officer, while undertaking his ecology bachelors at Royal Holloway and subsequently, masters (DIC) at Imperial College London. Now a senior consultant, Craig covers most of the south and east of England from his base in Eynsford, Kent.
He is a licence holder for bats, badgers, owls and great crested newts; and able to undertake all kinds of protected species survey. Craig’s report authoring and GIS skills are especially good, and his ongoing CPD commitment to improving his knowledge of mammal, plant and insect species ensure that his Phase 1 Habitat Survey reports are second to none.
Craig has been with us 8 years.
Robert Oates, managing director says:
Craig showed me back in 2011 that he is conscientious and more than capable of learning how to perform new tasks quickly and correctly. This skill is extremely valuable at Arbtech, where autonomous working and self-discipline is by necessity, considered very important. True to this, he has consistently demonstrated that he is willing to put in the time and effort to progress himself professionally.
In fact, Craig was the first person to successfully go all the way through our in house training programme for graduates, which takes a person from a ‘paper qualified’ graduate ecologist, to a consultant capable of undertaking surveys and reports to a professional standard. Since then, he’s been promoted, twice, and is known internally as “The Merc”, for his mercenary-like ability to take on anything, and get it done twice as fast as we could hope for! Thank you, Craig!
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