At Baker Consultants, we are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious national CIEEM Awards– we are the only ecology consultancy in The Midlands to reach the final stages for the Small Consultancy of the Year award.
Although we are now all home-based whilst the nation responds to Covid19, we are normally based at the refurbished railway station building at Cromford Bridge where our specialist team of highly qualified ecologists has built a reputation as an industry leader at the forefront of research, innovation and emerging policies in the sector.
It’s an honour to have been recognised by The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM), and shortlisted for the Small Consultancy of the Year award and also for the Best Practice Innovation Award for our pioneering work with Heathland Birds Bioacoustic Monitoring Research – a joint project with Natural England and the first of its type in Europe.
CIEEM is the professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad with an aim to transform understanding of, and attitudes towards, protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
Its national awards celebrate the outstanding work of organisations and individuals working within the ecological and environmental sectors.
Managing Director, Andrew Baker said of the awards, “The team has worked incredibly hard over the last year and brought their ideas, their research and their specialist training to apply innovative, and in some cases ground-breaking, solutions to meet clients’ needs.
“Our clients include charitable organisations and local authorities alongside large infrastructure and housing developers. At any one time we have over 250 active projects and each is approached with the same robust scientific determination to secure outcomes as well as furthering conservation and promoting biodiversity.
“To go to London in October and come home with industry recognition for how we deliver what we do will be hugely significant for us as a business and as a team. We have won awards in the past it is great for the team to be rewarded for a job well done. This year has been particularly productive and we felt strongly about putting ourselves forward for what we have achieved as a business and the projects we had been involved with.”
Winners of all categories will be announced at the annual CIEEM Awards luncheon, which has been rescheduled to a later date than planned, in October this year.