We are an employee-owned company

We care passionately about our world

We believe people and nature can work together

We work with those who share our values

We do high-quality, science-based ecological work

We provide consultancy services and training

We can act as expert witness at public inquiry

We are professional, experienced ecologists

We take pride in being a flexible, responsive and friendly team, whilst maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We also work closely with a range of associates and subcontractors who offer complementary skills.

Durwyn Liley

Durwyn Liley

BSc, PhD, MCIEEM - Director
International experience with a special interest in birds and bird conservation, human disturbance and access issues

Chris Panter

Chris Panter

BSc, MCIEEM - Technical Director – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS

Sophie Lake

Sophie Lake

BSc, PhD - Director
Broad experience in conservation & applied research with special interest in grazing, and helping Footprint become employee owned

Fenella Lewin

Fenella Lewin

BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology

Phil Saunders

Phil Saunders

BSc, MSc, PhD - Principal Ecologist
Research ecologist with ornithological & GIS expertise plus special interest in outreach and training provision

Zoe Caals

Zoe Caals

BSc - Senior Ecologist
Visitor survey design, data analysis and reporting

Emily Rush

Emily Rush

BSc, MSc - Ecologist
Visitor surveys, data and spatial analysis, HRA

Footprint Ecology

Footprint Ecology is now an Employee Owned Company!

To ensure orderly succession, and that Footprint remains true to the intentions and ethics of the founders, the shareholders have sold their stake in the business to an Employee Ownership Trust. This change took effect on 30th June 2023, and it means the business is now indirectly owned by the employees, for their benefit.

What this means in everyday terms is that, actually, very little will change. Footprint will be doing the same work, with the same staff, from the same premises. But in the long run the change will bring certainty and security to the business, whilst improving staff engagement and morale.

OUR ETHICS

Download examples of our ecology work

We regularly publish on a wide variety of nature conservation and ecological research that we’ve conducted for clients and for the wider conservation effort, and you can download a selection of our publications for free...



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We’re always ready to talk about your requirements, so please do get in touch today

Tel: +44 (0)1929 552444