Our Staff

andrew

CIEEM LogoAndrew Westgarth
BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM CEnv

Managing Director

Andrew is based in North Yorkshire.

Andrew's CV

An Ecologist with 20 years of professional experience, Andrew has previously held positions with Babtie Group (Jacobs), the Environment Agency, Scott Wilson, White Young Green, Marishal Thompson and latterly, was national Head of Ecology for Mouchel.

Nationally and internationally published, Andrew’s high profile projects have included the provision of ecological planning advice for the Millennium Dome and the horizontal construction of the London Eye structure over the estuarine River Thames. Co-ordination of ecological inputs for major schemes have included A5 Omagh to Londonderry (90km – Largest road scheme in UK 2009-2010) and A66 EcIA River Eden UK Life in Rivers Site (including Public Inquiry preparation). Andrew has experience of large-scale ecological project management utilising large teams of surveyors, and has recently successfully taken the stand at Public Inquiry representing a client for ecology and habitats.

With expert advice from specialist external sources, Andrew takes overall responsibility for health and safety within Quants; a role to which he attaches great importance.

Andrew has particular knowledge of planning related ecology requirements for both large and small developments. However, at heart Andrew remains a muddy-booted ecologist and, irrespective of job size, ensures that he is actively involved with clients and projects at every stage of the process. Andrew currently holds licences for bats and great crested newts and his areas of special interest include botany, bats and fly-fishing! Andrew is trained in arboricultural survey to BS 5837:2012. Andrew has full CIEEM membership and is chartered with The Society for the Environment.

Email Andrew
Mobile: 07791 804 582

toby

CIEEM LogoToby Fisher
BSc (Hons) MCIEEM CEnv

Technical Director

Toby is based in West Yorkshire.

Toby's CV

Toby has over 15 years of professional experience, having worked for Bioscan UK, White Young Green and Mouchel, and has managed many large projects including wind farm, infrastructure, residential and industrial developments. His excellent technical skills include those for protected species (bats, birds, great crested newts, badger and water voles), habitat and botanical identification and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA). Toby has recent hands-on experience of badger sett closure and artificial sett creation, as well as the latest techniques for water vole trapping, translocation and displacement.

Having worked closely with Local Authorities for many years, Toby has expert knowledge of legislative and planning processes and has a proven track record of successful planning applications. Toby has an excellent working knowledge of UK and European nature conservation legislation, policy and guidance, and has acted as Expert Witness for Public Inquiry with regard to great crested newts, bats, birds and protected sites.

Project experience includes provision of the full range of bat and ornithological surveys for residential and wind farm developments; Technical Director in charge of a project of bat and bird surveys on 700+ buildings in Hull; ecological input to an Environmental Statement as part of a full EIA for the A6182 White Rose Way improvements, Doncaster; extensive breeding bird, bat and GCN surveys for the CCS pipeline in Yorkshire.

Toby’s key skills include ornithology, bats and plant identification and he currently holds licences for bats and great crested newts. Toby is trained in arboricultural survey to BS 5837:2012. Toby has full membership of CIEEM and is chartered with The Society for the Environment.

Email Toby
Mobile: 07855 880 184

ryan

CIEEM LogoRyan Knight
BSc (Hons) MCIEEM

Senior Ecologist, North-West Operations

Ryan is based in Lancashire.

Email Ryan
Telephone: 01282 211 001
Mobile: 07805 197 727

thomas

CIEEM LogoThomas McQuillan
BSc (Hons) MCIEEM

Senior Ecologist

Thomas is based in York.

Email Thomas
Mobile: 07860 951 845

CIEEM LogoBenjamin McLean
BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) ACIEEM

Senior Ecologist

Ben is based in Doncaster.

Email Ben
Mobile: 07964 365 818

gemma

CIEEM LogoGemma Longman
BSc (Hons) ACIEEM

Ecologist

Gemma is based in Sheffield.

Email Gemma
Mobile: 07807 523 739

rachel

Rachel Buckley

Company Secretary & Administrative Director

ted

Ted

Field Assistant and Smooth Collie