Simon Barnard BSc (Hons) MSc CEcol MCIEEM

Simon studied Environmental Biology at the University of Nottingham, and Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter. He specialises in protected species work, mitigation proposals and habitat translocation. He heads our bat department and is licensed to work with bats, otters, dormice, water voles and barn owls.

He holds Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4 Class licences to survey bats and is a registered consultant able to register sites under Natural England’s Bat Low Impact Class Licence.

Katherine Biggs BSc (Hons) MSc ACIEEM

Katherine studied for a BSc in Conservation Biology and Ecology and an MSc in Applied Ecology at the University of Exeter and joined us on a placement from the University and has stayed with us ever since. She holds a Level 2 Class licence to survey bats. Katherine also specialises in bird surveys, including vantage point surveys for wind farms, as well as breeding and wintering bird surveys, preliminary ecological appraisals/phase one habitat surveys, reptile surveys and translocations. She now heads our GIS mapping department.