Ben JervisĀ BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM

Ben has worked as an ecological consultant since graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2009. During that time, he has contributed to a wide range of projects from minor developments (e.g. individual dwellings and barn conversions) to major schemes, such as the London Gateway Port and an urban extension over 80ha in size.

Between 2013 and 2018, Ben worked collaboratively with related professions in multi-disciplinary consultancies (planners, landscape architects, arboriculturalists) and has developed a robust working knowledge of the planning system and how ecology relates to this. He puts a strong emphasis on providing great customer service with a reliable and pragmatic approach to ecology issues and takes pride in being well-organised and forward thinking.

Ben holds Natural England licences to survey bats and great crested newts, and has a keen interest in reptiles and animal behaviour. He has been a member of the Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group since 2011 and of Norwich Bat Group since 2015.

Christine Hipperson-JervisĀ BSc (Hons) MCIEEM

Christine has worked in the environmental sector since 2008, most of which has been as an ecological consultant in the UK. She has extensive experience undertaking protected species surveys and has played a leading role in managing several large-scale projects including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), residential developments and wind farms.

Christine held a variety of research, volunteer and leadership roles during extensive travels in Slovakia, Madagascar, New Zealand and Australia. This has included; undertaking vegetation disturbance surveys; reptile surveys; lemur surveys; bird-ringing and research; radio-tracking long-tailed bats; raising environmental awareness at schools; and caring for sick and injured bats and small mammals, such as sugar gliders.

Christine holds both bat and great crested newt class survey licences. Her main interest lies with bats and she enjoys educating members of the public through assisting with and/or leading bat walks and bat talks.