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04-Dec-2014

"BIM and the 'ologies" breakfast workshop

On the 2nd December project managers and environmental specialists from a range of top UK companies attended an informative event about the future of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

28-Nov-2014

How to assess biodiversity in planning applications

Jon Bannon and Tim Buckland recently explained to local authority staff how to assess how well planning applications deal with biodiversity.

28-Nov-2014

Saudi government commissions Thomson Ecology

A team from Thomson Ecology, were recently consulted by the Arriyadh Development Authority on biodiversity in the Al Ha’ir Lakes; part of the Wadi Hanifah Restoration Project.

17-Nov-2014

Nancy Thomson on the Young Enterprise panel of "Dragons"

For the third year, Thomson Ecology’s CEO, Nancy Thomson, is appearing on the panel of “Dragons” at the Guildhall in Guildford this week as part of the Young Enterprise Dragons’ Den event.

13-Nov-2014

"BIM and the 'ologies" breakfast workshop update

Our “BIM and the ‘ologies” breakfast workshop is now fully subscribed, but you can be added to our reserve list.

11-Nov-2014

Thomson Ecology receives Green Apple Award

Thomson Ecology and Crossrail were proud to receive a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice at the House of Commons yesterday.

10-Nov-2014

Introducing the Temporary Exclusion Channel (TEC)

On sites where we have installed newt or reptile fencing, where there is a need for access to inside the fenced area, we have found clients often need a product which can act as an alternative to conventional wildlife fence gates.

04-Nov-2014

Solar farm soft landscaping

Thomson Habitats is providing soft landscaping features around a new solar farm which has been built to provide renewable energy on previously cultivated land in Wiltshire.

23-Oct-2014

Thomson Ecology's Head of Geospatial delivered a presentation at ICE BIM 2014

Tim Donoyou, Head of Geospatial at Thomson Ecology delivered a talk at the ICE BIM 2014 conference, which included presentations from the top names in the industry.

31-Oct-2014

"BIM and the 'ologies" breakfast workshop

If you are a project manager in infrastructure, renewables, energy or construction, you need to hear this!

27-Oct-2014

Thomson Habitats are RISQS qualified

Thomson Habitats have achieved the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) qualification (formerly known as Achilles Link-up).

15-Oct-2014

Thomson Ecology at the top!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, a team of 10 Thomson Ecology staff members successfully conquered three of the highest peaks in the British Isles, raising money for the Guildford and Leeds branches of the YMCA.

10-Oct-2014

The winner of the 2014 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition has been announced!

Our panel of judges have chosen the winning image from hundreds of entries sent in from all over the world.

24-Sep-2014

eDNA detects biomass of protected species

This year, following our participation in teaching part of the MSc course on Ecological Applications at Imperial College, we supported two students undertaking MSc research projects.

24-Sep-2014

Brave new world of eDNA

Time and money spent on GCN surveys can be greatly reduced through eDNA sequencing by reducing the requirement for multi-visit surveys.

17-Sep-2014

The Thomson Ecology Photography Competition 2014 closes soon!

This year’s photography competition has been even more fascinating than previous years because for the first year ever, we have encouraged international entries.

09-Sep-2014

Sunday Times features Nancy Thomson

Thomson Ecology’s founder and CEO, Nancy Thomson, was featured in the ‘How I made it’ section of the Sunday Times on 7th September 2014.

03-Sep-2014

Land Rover Monthly features Thomson Ecology

The August issue of Land Rover Monthly featured an article entitled Eco Defenders describing how Landrovers are a vital part of the Thomson Ecology tool kit.

28-Aug-2014

Habitat creation team busier than ever

The contracting arm of our business, Thomson Habitats, have had an exceptionally busy summer managing development works for a wide range of clients.

14-Aug-2014

Take your next career step with us

We are currently recruiting for some varied and interesting positions within the company at several locations.

15-Aug-2014

Thomson Ecology tasked to survey visitors

Thomson Ecology is undertaking a visitor survey in an area of forest and heathland in Dorset to assess visitor numbers. The survey, which was requested by Natural England, will inform an EIA for a major cable route project.

29-Jul-2014

Natural flood defences can help protect our coast and rivers

Daniel Bastreri, principal marine consultant, contrasts the different man-made and natural solutions that may help to solve the difficult issue of flooding.

16-Jul-2014

Potential new housing development requires tree surveys

Thomson Ecology Arboriculture recently undertook tree surveys as part of an Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for a potential new housing development in East Sussex.

01-Jul-2014

Thomson Ecology Photography Competition 2014

We are delighted to announce the 2014 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition! The competition is entitled “Water In Our Natural Environment”.

19-Jun-2014

Our award-winning geospatial team demo TIM for real-time interactive mapping in a new short film.

The award-winning team have introduced their new web app, TIM (Thomson Interactive Mapping), in a new film short available to view now.

09-Jun-2014

Ecologists educate pupils on protected species of local site.

Some of our ecologists have been invited by John Sandy, Chairman of the Cycle Jumps group and school Governor at Rodborough School, to talk to pupils from the school about the ecology of a site that we are surveying.

29-May-2014

Our arboriculture team leader talks to Essential Arb about work at Thomson Ecology.

Thomson Ecology’s arboriculture team leader, Sam Lowe, recently explained to Essential Arb what his job involves for an article in the Spring 2014 issue.

23-May-2014

Thomson Ecology to use cutting edge eDNA survey techniques to detect presence of Great Crested Newts.

A pioneering environmental DNA (eDNA) technique for detecting the presence of great crested newts (GCN) has been approved by Natural England.

30-Apr-2014

Thomson Ecology exhibits at Global Offshore Wind 2014 on Stand 74

Thomson Ecology and its marine division Thomson Unicomarine will be exhibiting on Stand 74 at the 13th Global Offshore Wind 2014 conference and exhibition at the SECC, Glasgow, on 11-12 June 2014.

20-May-2014

Staff raise over £1500 for the Guildford YMCA

Last week Thomson Ecology presented a cheque to Pete Brayne from Guildford YMCA raised through fund-raising activities over the last six months.

16-May-2014

Thomson Ecology and Wessex Archaeology work together

We recently helped our archaeology consultancy partners, Wessex Archaeology, on excavations in Wiltshire and Somerset.

12-May-2014

How GIS Technology Is Revolutionising Ecology Management On Britian's Railways

Rail Connect magazine recently published an article featuring Thomson Ecology's Technology Lead, Tim Donoyou, addressing how GIS technology is aiding Britain's railways ecology management.

08-May-2014

Thomson Ecology continues NMBAQC:fish component

Thomson Ecology is pleased to announce that it has won a contract from the Environment Agency to continue managing the fish component of the National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control scheme (NMBAQC).

16-Apr-2014

Leanne completes the London Marathon!

Ecologist, Leanne Wall ran the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April, to raise money for the YMCA. She describes the experience in her own words.

03-Apr-2014

Thomson Ecology's Graduate Programme creates 10 new positions

Following the successful promotion of the 2013 Graduate Ecologists to Assistant Ecologists, Thomson Ecology has created 10 new jobs through their heavily over-subscribed 2014 Graduate Programme.

26-Mar-2014

Unicomarine wins prestigious Government contracts

Thomson Unicomarine, the marine arm of leading UK ecology consultancy Thomson Ecology, has won a three year contract with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (Afbi)...

04-Apr-2014

Winged Wonders - The Ultimate Guide To Bats

Our infographic is the ultimate guide to bats, packed full of interesting facts about these little known mammals.

24-Feb-2014

Impact of climate change debated at All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity

Regional manager, David Matthews, was at the last meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity on behalf of Nancy Thomson, Thomson Ecology’s chief executive, who is a standing member of the Group.

07-Feb-2014

Preserving biodiversity on Britain’s railways – an ecologist’s view

Thomson Ecology's Rail Sector Lead David Prŷs-Jones looks at preserving biodiversity on Britain's railways in Rail Professional magazine.

28-Jan-2014

Coastal Futures 2014 conference

Thomson Ecology sponsored the Coastal Futures 2014 Conference, which took place at the University of London on the 22nd and 23rd January.

20-Jan-2014

Innovative use of geospatial technology wins industry award for Thomson Ecology

The pioneering use of geospatial technology has won Thomson Ecology an award for innovation and best practice from the Association for Geographic Information.

15-Jan-2014

Eyebrow-raising jumpers and onesies raise cash for YMCA

Staff from some of the cutting-edge science firms in Guildford donned onesies for a local charity, as reported in the Surrey Advertiser.

20-Dec-2013

Thomson Ecology's technical director collates data for the UK bird Atlas

Richard Arnold organised and undertook surveys and managed data in the South London Region for the Bird Atlas 2007-2011, published by BTO Books this month.

20-Nov-2013

Thomson Ecology's chairman takes part in Young Enterprise event

Thomson Ecology’s chairman, Nancy Thomson, appeared at The Guildhall in Guildford on the panel of “Dragons”, on behalf of the charity, Young Enterprise on November 20th.

13-Nov-2013

Marine Scientist publishes feature on Ruth Barnich and top scientists at Thomson Unicomarine

We are delighted that one of our highly respected Principal Taxonomists, Dr Ruth Barnich has been profiled in the latest edition of Marine Scientist magazine which is out this month (November).

08-Nov-2013

Osprey image wins top spot in wildlife photography competition

A striking image of an Osprey catching its prey has won top spot in the Thomson Ecology 2013 Photography Competition.

01-Nov-2013

Thomson Ecology to provide strategic advice for East West Rail

Network Rail has brought in specialist ecology consultancy Thomson Ecology to provide strategic ecology advice and habitat mitigation measures for Phase 2 of the East West Rail from Bedford to Bicester and Milton Keynes to Aylesbury.

28-Oct-2013

Fifteen new jobs created in 2013 at Thomson Ecology

Fifteen new graduate jobs have been created by Thomson Ecology in Guildford this year as part of their successful graduate trainee programme. The scheme, which has run for the past six years, has so far created employment for more than 60 trainees within the company.

28-Oct-2013

Thomson Ecology on Stand 4 at RenewableUK's annual conference

With the spotlight increasingly focused on how renewable energy projects impact on the environment, particularly wildlife and habitats, Thomson Ecology will be discussing the options for developers, contractors and end-client providers at this year's RenewableUK conference and exhibition in Birmingham, 5-7 November.

13-Sep-2013

Thomson Ecology brings in two new marine experts as it continues to grow

Daniel Bastreri and Lauren Hughes (pictured above) are the latest marine experts to have been brought on board by leading independent UK ecology specialist, Thomson Ecology, as it continues to build its pool of specialist expertise in Thomson Unicomarine, which serves the marine ecology sector.

08-Jul-2013

The 2013 photography competition

The 2013 photography competition has now closed. Thank you for your photos, we received hundreds of fantastic images. We will announce the winners very shortly.

19-Jun-2013

Innovative new partnership aims to help developers through planning

Ecological and archaeological consultancy services and surveys for construction projects will now be available from a single professional source it was announced today.

14-Jun-2013

Thomson Ecology grows marine expertise and looks to global markets

In a global first, Thomson Ecology – the UK’s leading ecology specialist – has become the only organisation in the world to be able to access and integrate the world’s leading marine species classification data list into their own software and redistribute it to clients and other organisations around the world.

24-Sep-2013

High Court judgement handed down today - 24 September 2013

Thomson Ecology today won a court case against one of its former employees, Mr David Hall, and another company, Apem Limited. The High Court in London was satisfied that the evidence of unlawful conduct by Hall and Apem was so compelling that it entered summary judgement against them without there even being a full trial.

24-May-2013

Thomson Ecology at Offshore Wind 2013

Thomson Ecology exhibited at Offshore Wind 2013, 12-13 June 2013, Manchester with a focus on how project management of the ecological element of the consenting process can be a game changer for high risk, large scale projects.

23-Apr-2013

Thomson Ecology opens new biodiversity hub for Midlands and East of England

Thomson Ecology's new state of the art office and laboratory facilities in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, officially opened by local MP Oliver Heald QC, joined by CEO, Nancy Thomson.

25-Jan-2013

Cable route GCN survey and mitigation works

We have been working with our client on a cable route near Hull, to assist them with GCN surveys and mitigation works. Almost 50 ponds were surveyed on or near the cable route.

25-Jan-2013

Dormouse habitat compensation works

We have been undertaking dormouse mitigation works for our client on a site in Oxfordshire, which has included laying a 100m length of hedge.

25-Jan-2013

Read some of our latest published articles

Thomson Ecology has recently had articles published about both terrestrial and marine ecology. You can view them here

28-Aug-2014

£4.5bn marine renewables opportunities in SW of England

Businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly wanting to learn more about opportunities in the growing marine offshore renewables (MOR) sector are being invited to an industry event in October.

20-Jun-2014

Come and meet us at the NCE UK Rail Conference & Exhibition

We are exhibiting at NCE UK Rail Conference & Exhibition 24-25 June, Victoria Park Plaza, London. Mike Harris, Senior Commercial Manager, and Dave Prŷs-Jones, Thomson Ecology's rail sector lead, will be there.

02-Jul-2014

See us at NCE UK Roads 2014, 8-9 July

Thomson Ecology is exhibiting at NCE UK Roads 2014 Conference & Exhibition, 8 - 9 July 2014, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London. Mike Harris and Jon Bannon, Thomson Ecology’s highways sector lead, will be there.

28-Aug-2014

Sign up for BIM and the ‘ologies workshop

We are working with our partners, Wessex Archaeology to clarify for project managers the position of ecology and archaeology within BIM.

01-Oct-2014

The 2014 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition is now closed.

We have had images from all over the world and will be announcing the winner in the next two weeks.

08-Oct-2014

Three Peaks marks our ten year anniversary

As part of the Thomson Ecology ten year anniversary celebrations, members of Thomson Ecology will be scaling three of Britain’s highest peaks this weekend, to raise money for the YMCA.

28-Aug-2014

UK public get environmental science wrong

A new ComRes survey reveals vital misconceptions on energy and climate change.

28-Aug-2014

World's largest tidal energy scheme in Pentland Firth, gets funding

The developers of MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream development, have announced a funding package for the construction of the first phase of its groundbreaking 398MW tidal array project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland.