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  • Middlemarch has over ten Licensed Bat Surveyors across England!

    Posted On 30 Apr 2014 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Middlemarch Environmental has over ten licensed bat surveyors across England, and three licensed surveyors for Wales! Our company has invested time into these individuals to allow them to obtain their bat survey licences in these countries.

    Bats, and the places they use for shelter or protection (i.e. roosts), are protected by UK legislation. It is illegal to kill, injure, capture or disturb bats, or damage/destroy/obstruct access to a bat roost.

    Middlemarch undertakes over 300 bat surveys each year! Types of surveys we undertake include:

    Bat roost surveys, to include preliminary roost appraisals and presence / absence surveys;

    -Tree climbing and confined spaces bat surveys
    -Detailed endoscope surveys of buildings
    -Bat activity surveys, to include transects and the use of static detectors

    Sites on which bats are found to be present will require one our licensed surveyors to project manage the development to ensure that our clients are conforming to the relevant legislation and to the good practice guidelines produced by Natural England and the Bat Conversation Trust. Middlemarch Environmental has extensive experience of providing cost-effective solutions for all aspects of bat assessment and mitigation, and can provide the following services:

    -Bat licence applications
    -Bat mitigation works
    -Bat protection strategies
    -Ecological clerk of works
    -Bat box supply and installation
    -Advice on habitat creation and enhancement
    -Post development monitoring


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  • Rail Projects at Middlemarch

    Posted On 27 Mar 2014 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Middlemarch Environmental has been working on railway projects for the past five years. With our experienced team of consultants we undertake a range of ecological surveys and ecological implementation along the railway. With PTS and IWA trained staff we keep costs down for our clients. During works on the East-West railway IWA ecologists surveyed ahead of the vegetation clearance gangs to highlight potential issues quickly and prevent hold ups to the programme.

    Our work in Redditch included great crested newt implementation works; fencing, trapping and translocation and supervision, badger surveys, bat surveys; tree climbing and inspections prior to felling and nesting bird surveys. All of these works were completed effectively and efficiently with excellent liaison between ‘on the ground’ contractors and ecologists to ensure everyone understood the mitigation measures.

    In addition, we are trained for London Underground (LUCAS) and Docklands Light railway work, enabling us to deal with ecology in London. The greenway contract involved bats with surveys required during night shifts when access to difficult areas was possible, this included abseiling off a bridge!

    With our offices spread across the country Middlemarch Environmental are easily situated for National coverage and have experience in dealing with both local and national statutory bodies such as Natural England and local authorities to help ease liaison on complex sites all over the country.

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  • Ten New Ecological Consultant Jobs Recruited in 2014 at Middlemarch!

    Posted On 10 Feb 2014 by Middlemarch Environmental

    In order to meet the exacting demands of our growing client database Middlemarch Environmental has successfully created ten new positions across the UK, including Derby, Coventry, Hampshire and London.

    Middlemarch is one of the UKs leading ecological consultancies, with seven regional offices. As a company we have always been a strong believer in investing in new people. These ten new jobs will not only widen our services across the UK, but also capture new skills and abilities within the company and our regionalisation strategy is putting us closer to our clients sites.

    Dr Philip Fermor – Managing Director, said;

    “This a fantastic time for the company, this new investment of people will bring a higher level of efficiency to the company. Our aim is to ensure we meet the demand of clients across the UK with our team of highly skilled consultants. The company now has seven regional offices, ensuring we can be on site quickly to help our clients get their ecology surveys completed in time to meet tight planning deadlines.”

    For further information about our Ecological Consultants, please follow the link

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  • New Opportunitiy at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

    Posted On 16 Dec 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Arboricultural Consultant

    Middlemarch Environmental Ltd is an established ecological consultancy looking to recruit an Arboricultural Consultant to support the fast growing arboricultural division.  The post will be based in Coventry, although the successful applicant will be required to travel throughout the UK.

    The post would suit a graduate with a Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture. Experience in a similar post would be an advantage but is not essential.

    The successful candidate will undertake arboricultural surveys, impact assessments and method statements.  An understanding of BS5837:2012 and an awareness of trees in the planning system is essential.  The Arboricultural Consultant will also be required to compile reports, letters and proposals and as such good communication skills are essential.  Experience of ecological surveying including surveys for bats and knowledge of GIS/CAD systems would be advantageous.

    The package will include a competitive salary (£18-24k, dependent on experience and skills) with a performance related bonus available, 24 days holiday, pension and an opportunity for continued professional development.

    Please follow the link below for a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role then please contact Lucy Philpott or Ed Lusk on 01676 525880.

    The deadline for applications is 13th January 2014.

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  • New Opportunitiy at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

    Posted On 26 Nov 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Business Development Assistant - Coventry

    Middlemarch Environmental Ltd is a thriving ecological consultancy and we are seeking to recruit a Business Development Assistant to work as part of our Internal Support Functions.

    The candidate needs to be enthusiastic, adaptable and willing to learn. They need to be able to work under pressure and be capable of prioritising tasks and activities in a fast paced environment, ensuring they give attention to detail at all times.    The ability to communicate effectively, both face to face and in writing, with our ecology staff and clients is a key requirement.  You must be able therefore to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

    This new position has been created to provide support directly to the Operations and Marketing/Submissions managers. The main duties will focus around these functions, generally providing support in the development of the company and delivery of projects to tight deadlines.  The role will be split between Operations and Submissions/Marketing over the year to maximise efficiencies during seasonal peaks.  

    The package will include a competitive salary (£18-25K dependent on experience and skills) with a performance related bonus available. Annual holidays start at 24 days plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and an opportunity for continued professional development.

    This is a great opportunity for individuals who are keen to gain experience in these areas and want to be part of a dynamic company.

    If you have any questions about this role please contact Ruth Green on 01676 525880 or for more details on how to apply please visit our website –

    The deadline for applications is 18 December 2013, anticipated interview date of 14th January 2014, anticipated start date of mid-February 2014.



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  • New Opportunitiy at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

    Posted On 19 Nov 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    South-East of England:

    Principal Ecological Consultant – £35 to £45k + performance related bonus

    Senior Ecological Consultant - £25 to £35k + performance related bonus

    Are you ready to help Middlemarch Environmental continue our path of sustainable growth by leading on our work within the south-east?

    Due to our continuing regional development, we are looking for the right people to take a leading role in establishing a new team and regional office based in the south-east.  You will have a good track record in coordinating and undertaking a range of ecological consultancy work, in developing and sustaining client relationships and in recruiting and developing support staff.

    We will offer you the responsibility of meeting our growing client needs within the region together with developing and leading new projects and developing your own clients based on your interests and expertise.  You will be a Member of CIEEM and have a 1st class degree together with a minimum of 5/3 years experience within a busy ecological consultancy environment. 

    In addition to our competitive salary you will receive 24 days holiday, pension and an opportunity for continued professional development.

    Please follow the link below for a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role then please contact Colin Bundy on 01335 342 025 or Dr Philip Fermor on 01676 525880.

    The deadline for applications is 6th January 2014 with an anticipated interview date of 17thJanuary 2014. To apply, please go to our recruitment page to download the application form and job description.

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  • British Standard BS42020:2013 ‘Biodiversity Code of Practise for Planning & Development’ has recently been launched.

    This new British Standard gives recommendations and provides guidance primarily for ensuring that actions and decisions taken at each stage of the planning process are informed by sufficient and appropriate ecological information.  In particular the Standard provides recommendations and guidance to all professionals working in the planning and development sectors who might encounter biodiversity as an issue during the planning, design and implementation aspects of projects that they are involved in.

    The recommendations and guiding principles outlined in British Standard BS42020:2013 have been integrated throughout the company and our ecologists are already working in accordance with the guidance provided.  If you have any queries about the new standard please contact Dr Katy Read - Associate Director, for more details.





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  • New Opportunitiy at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

    Posted On 2 Oct 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Middlemarch Environmental Ltd, based in Allesley, Coventry, is an integrated consultancy and landscaping practice providing creative ecological solutions to clients throughout the UK. Specialising in all aspects of biodiversity, we strive to provide the best possible support from a policy level through to implementation on the ground.  Due to our continuing development and expansion, we now have an exciting new post available within the specialism of Wetland Habitat Creation.

    This position is particularly suitable for a candidate with a background qualification in environmental science, hydrology, ecology or a related discipline; and ideally have some experience of habitat creation. The candidate may have experience of environmental consultancy however this is not essential as support will be given from both Middlemarch staff and the University of Wolverhampton under the Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Network programme. 

    Starting salary in the range £20,000 to £23,000, depending on experience.

    The successful candidate will be required to hold a valid UK driving licence in order to undertake the travel necessary to develop and manage the partnership element of the project within the UK and abroad.

    To apply for this position, please send your CV and supporting statement, quoting the reference SS/MM/ Oct 12  to:


    Closing Date:   Wednesday 16th October 2013 @ 12 Noon

    Please note that if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

    This position is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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  • New Opportunitiy at Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

    Posted On 9 Aug 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Quite simply, money is the life blood of all charities – and wildlife conservation is no different. Strong financial management is essential if we are to sustain our vital work – and the future of Warwickshire’s wildlife rests on your professional accounting skills.  Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Middlemarch Environmental Limited are looking for a Finance Manager

    Finance Manager

    Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 plus performance bonus (with the possibility of up to £35,000 for an exceptional candidate);

    25 days leave per annum, 35 hours per week.

    The Role

    An exciting and interesting opportunity has arisen to help manage the finances of a significant local charity working for wildlife in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull and its ecological consultancy. The post holder will lead and manage all of our financial affairs in order to maximise the resources available for our vital conservation work for wildlife and local people.

    The Candidate

    We are seeking a talented individual who will help us continue to develop. The post holder will play a key role in helping us to achieve our vision for a living landscape in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

    We are situated at the heart of England, in a beautiful part of the country with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver the Trust’s aspirations. As part of the Trust’s Management Team you will have a creative approach and the ability to drive change and make exciting things happen.

    We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about bringing their excellent financial, business and people skills to our cause. You will be well organised and effective – and be able to demonstrate your ability to make a difference in our not-for-profit business.

    We believe this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a real and lasting contribution: if this is you, we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer a great place to work in a supportive and friendly environment with competitive benefits.

    How to apply

    Visit our web site for further information and an application form: If you require any assistance to participate in the recruitment process such as an alternative format application form or accessible interview location please contact us.

    Closing Date:  17 September



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  • Middlemarch has appointed Rod Aspinwall as Non Executive Director!

    Posted On 14 May 2013 by Middlemarch Environmental

    Professor Aspinwall will provide guidance for the company's continued growth based on 33 years of experience of growing Aspinwall & Co up to a staff of 100 professional consultants. With his interest and experience in Living Landscapes and ecosystem management and his knowledge of the Wildlife Trusts, he will help to oversee the development of Middlemarch's services with the key biodiversity issues of the present and future in mind.

    'Rod will be working closely with our Managing Director, Dr Philip Fermor and his dedicated team' says Middlemarch chairman Eamon Collins, 'he will be helping us to realise the potential of our Creative Ecological Solutions service that provides detailed habitat design and supervision works across the UK to both statutory clients and developers alike'.

    'Rod will also be working with us to hone our Biodiversity Offsetting and Ecosystems Services as well as our R&D works with a number of leading UK Universities to ensure we are utilising the latest academic thinking to provide a pragmatic approach to biodiversity issues surrounding site development. In addition he will provide a valuable insight for our drive into geographical regionalisation - utilising his previous experience of running 6 UK offices'.

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