Pennine Ecological are one of the north west’s leading professional ecological solutions providers, working on both small-scale householder and large-scale infrastructure and commercial contracts throughout the UK.
In the 25 years since the company was formed, we have grown organically to offer a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a complete service package for ecology, protected species licensing, arboriculture and habitat creation / management. This approach offers clear integration and co-ordination of closely allied disciplines at a convenient single point of contact.
We offer a very friendly approachable and pragmatic service that aims to provide the most cost-effective solution for clients whilst ensuring best ecological and arboricultural practice. For your assurance, we are also members of CIEEM – The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, and The Aboricultural Association.
Pennine Ecological is made up of ecological professionals with decades of survey and practical land management / habitat creation experience. The company was formed in 1996 by Robert Leatham and Ian Ryding – former Conservation Officers and consultants with Lancashire Wildlife Trust. They have worked extensively within nature conservation and ecology for over 30 years and have recently been joined by Patrick Leatham and Stuart Macpherson both former Senior Ecologists at Jacobs. Both Patrick and Stuart are multiple protected species licensed ecologists including bats, great crested newts, badgers and barn owls. They bring with them a wealth of ecological experience in project management on major national infrastructure projects such as Highways England smart motorway upgrades and Environment Agency flood / sea defence schemes, in addition to extensive experience of practical conservation land management and habitat creation including within Sites of Special Scientific Interest, National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty
Our client base is diverse, constantly growing and includes; private individuals; local authorities; county councils; planning consultants; landscape practices and land developers. Well established clients include; Natural England, BAE Systems, Boohoo Group plc, The Hut Group plc, Together Housing Group, Inspired Villages Group, The Woodland Trust, Manchester International Airport, Bolton Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, South Ribble Council, Chorley Council, Gleeson Homes, National Grid, United Utilities, Highways England, and the Environment Agency.
Find out more in our Meet the Team page.