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John Thompson, Principal Ecologist, Ecological Consultant, Ecologist, Senior Consultant

John Thompson MSc MCIEEM

Executive Director

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735547

Email: john.thompson@econorth.co.uk

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/1johnthompson

I have been working with EcoNorth since its inception in 2009, first as a Senior Ecologist then Principal and now Executive Director, following employment at our parent organisation Northumberland Wildlife Trust. With 18 years of professional experience in ecology and nature conservation, 12 within ...

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Ben Smurthwaite, Assistant Ecologist

Ben Smurthwaite BSc (Hons) MSc QCIEEM

Ecologist

Tel: 01670735547

Email: ben.smurthwaite@econorth.co.uk

Since joining EcoNorth at the beginning of 2019 as an Assistant Ecologist, I have been involved in supporting a range of projects including habitat surveys, such as Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, protected species mitigation and licensing, and project management.  I have also conducted more technical ...

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Alex Douglas BSc (Hons) MSc QCIEEM

Assistant Ecologist

Tel: 01670 735 547

Email: alex.douglas@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as an Assistant Ecologist in October 2021, following a period of subcontracting on bat surveys and providing the team with extra support during especially busy times over the summer. Before that, I read Geography BSc at Northumbria University (2016-2019) and graduated ...

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Ericka Robson, EcoNorth Ltd

Erika Robson BCOM BSc QCIEEM

Assistant Ecologist

Tel: 01670735547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in June 2021 as an Assistant Ecologist. Since then, I have been absorbing as much knowledge as I can from my colleagues while assisting with bat, newt, water vole, otter, botanical surveys, and report writing. It’s been an immersive and varied ...

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Mark Fletcher, Finance Manager

Mark Fletcher

Finance Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735547

Email: mark.fletcher@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as Finance Manager in July 2018 during a busy and exciting time for the business. I am responsible for the day to day financial management of EcoNorth and EcoÉireann and regularly report financial performance to the Senior Management Team and Board ...

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Sandi Davison

Sandi Davison

PA/Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735547

Email: sandi.davison@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in October 2017 as a PA/Administrator.  I have 20 years of experience working as a PA, Training Administrator and Secretary in various sectors including financial consulting, education and the Church of England.  Over the years I have developed my office skills, for ...

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Kevin O’Hara BSc (Hons) MSc

Senior Ecologist

Tel: 01670735547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as a full time Senior Ecologist in June 2021. I have worked with the company on and off as a consultant since its inception in 2009, when I was employed  as a Senior Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust. I have ...

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Niamh Hawthorne BSc (Hons) MSc

Assistant Ecologist

Tel: 01670735547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in June 2021 as an Assistant Ecologist, which has allowed me to develop my skills and experiences in ecological consultancy. I have been involved in a range of projects, which have involved preliminary ecological appraisals, preliminary bat roost assessments, nesting bird ...

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Alan Lauder BSc (Hons)

Lead Associate, EcoÉireann

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735547

Email: Alan.Lauder@ecoeireann.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alauder

I started working as an associate with EcoÉireann in March 2016, and have since contributed to many aspects of their ecology work and helped to develop the business. My main role is to work with the EcoEireann team to develop the business further, to ...

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