Jo joined us in 2012, as a licenced ecologist, having been a sub-contractor for almost 2 years previous. Jo is a highly accomplished bat surveyor and acts as our specialist on bat mitigation and other European protected species licence applications. Jo has had over 200 licence applications granted during her time here at Arbtech! She is also trained to undertake all manner of consultancy projects, including those related to BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes reports.
Jo holds both a bachelor and master degrees — with distinction — (her MSc dissertation was a study of bat feeding and migration routes), as well as being an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and long time member of North Lancashire Bat Group. She lives in Silverdale, Lancashire and works throughout the north, (and south when it’s really busy) of England and Wales.
Jo is a Natural England Bat Warden, giving her time freely to conservation projects and people in need of advice and help with legally protected species. Jo is able to undertake European protected species licence applications for bats, newts and all manner of other creatures! Her reporting skills are second to none and her dedication to customers throughout the entire planning process is quite remarkable. Jo has been with us 6 years.
Robert Oates, director says:
Jo worked for Arbtech for two years as a sub-contractor during the busy bat emergence survey season, supporting our north England team of ecologists. After a while, it become clear that her joining Arbtech, was a smart move for both parties… Jo gets to do a job she loves, and we get a great team member that has the right mix of skills to hit the ground running. On her first day, Jo proved to be a star pick, as she introduced me to a phone application that had the potential to slash the data capture and reporting time for Preliminary Roost Assessment bat surveys in half. These days, she’s arguably the UK’s most prolific EPS licenced ecologist, with more than 200 bat mitigation licences issued to her clients in 2015-16 alone. That’s a win in my book.
In January 2005, I set up a company, providing forestry and ecological consultancy, having spent my years prior to this working as a tree surgeon. Then as now, we focus on providing …read more
Chris has spent the last 28 years working in ecology. He is a Royal Chartered Biologist (CBiol), Member of the Society of Biology (MSB), Member of the Chartered Institute for …read more
Julia is Arbtech’s Business Manager. Every project that we assist clients with (in excess of 2,000-odd a year) requires an enormous amount of ‘back-office’ admin to keep the Arbtech machine firing …read more
Scott is Arbtech’s Finance Manager. He started his career training as an accountant, working in several practices (including the one across the road from us), before joining the team. Today, …read more
Matt is an arboriculturist and provides clients like you with high level planning advice relating to trees, for example with Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Method Statements and Tree Protection Plans. He …read more
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 …read more
Natalie is an ecologist, masters graduate and Natural England licenced bat worker. Natalie worked at Arbtech for over a year as a sub-contractor and for a short while before that, …read more
Charlotte brings a great deal of enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to the team. She is a fully qualified BREEAM assessor, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and …read more
Alan is an arboriculturist, having spent many years as a tree surgeon, before deciding to progress his career in professional arboriculture by joining Arbtech. Operating from Arbtech’s Chester office, he …read more
Aran moved into arboriculture from a career as a rock climbing and watersports instructor. Starting in the industry as a tree climber, he spent 4 years contracting around the south …read more
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Alex splits her time between being both Rob’s assistant and Arbtech’s credit controller. She is in some way involved in almost every project that comes through the door and though you …read more