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 EPSM licence applications. Jo has had over 160 EPSM licence applications granted during her time here at Arbtech!
Jo is also trained to undertake all manner of consultancy projects, including those related to BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes reports.
She also holds both a bachelor and master degrees — with distinction — (with her MSc dissertation being a study of bat feeding and migration routes), as well as being a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and long time member of 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.
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 Initial Assessment Bat Surveys in half. These days, she’s arguably the UK’s most prolific EPS licenced ecologist, with more than 100 bat mitigation licences issued to her clients in 2015 alone. That’s a win in my book.
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