Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold Level Membership Attained

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EcoNorth is proud to announce that we have successfully attained Constructionline Gold level membership. The purpose of the Constructionline portal is to enable buyers to quickly identify high quality construction suppliers they can confidently engage with to complete a wide range of projects.  Different levels of memberships are available.  EcoNorth’s previously held Silver level membership …

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EcoNorth's Bat Training Event 2020

EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events 2020 – POSTPONED

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Update on EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events Following the most recent government and industry guidance on the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, EcoNorth has taken the decision to postpone the great crested newt and bat survey training events scheduled for 24 and 31 March 2020 respectively.  The health and wellbeing of our staff, subcontractors and clients is …

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EcoNorth's Bat Training Event 2020

EcoNorth’s Bat Training Events 2020

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EcoNorth’s annual bat training event is being held on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at Morpeth Riverside. The training will start at 20:00hrs and run to approximately 22:30hrs. The meeting point is the car park at NE61-1PR, which is free after 5pm.  It is also within easy walking distance of Morpeth’s train station and bus station. …

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Ben Smurthwaite, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

Meet the Team: Ben Smurthwaite, Assistant Ecologist

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Each week, hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Ben, our Assistant Ecologist. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from the Midlands but came to Newcastle for university and never …

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Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Water Voles: Protection, Surveying and Reintroduction

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Protection Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (JNCC, 2008) species. Despite being categorised as “least concern” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016), water voles are a significant part of riparian ecosystems.  As well as …

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Health and safety certification

EcoNorth’s Health and Safety Status Confirmed

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EcoNorth’s status as a safe and caring company has been officially confirmed. Following on from achieving OHSAS18001:2007 certification in 2018, EcoNorth has recently undergone its annual audit by Ocean Certification.  The purpose of the annual audit is to check that EcoNorth’s systems and processes are not only fully compliant but also demonstrate that continual improvements …

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Wildlife Trust Consultancies First National Conference, Birmingham

Wildlife Trust Consultancies’ First National Conference

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The first national conference to be held by the Wildlife Trust Consultancies took place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at Maple House in Birmingham.  Approximately sixty people were in attendance including Managing Directors, Ecologists, Field Surveyors and Support Staff. The extent of the consultancies’ collaboration with the Wildlife Trusts and their support for the Trusts’ …

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Thomas Wilson, Ecology Intern

Greetings from Thomas Wilson, Ecology Intern

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It is no exaggeration that my first few, seemingly very short, weeks working at EcoNorth have been extremely diverse, challenging and most importantly exciting.  As with any new role, I used my initial days in the office familiarising myself with the company’s administration procedures and policy documents, and developing an understanding of my responsibilities as …

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