Public sector

Delivering specialist expertise to the public sector

As the UK’s leading specialist environmental consultancy, we can add considerable expertise to your project.

Expert witness

As specialists in a wide range of ecological disciplines, members of the team offer the highest possible standard of technical advice and reporting in all aspects of ecological expert witness advice to contested legal matters.

Government and agencies

We have worked on numerous projects in marine, coastal, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments for a large number of public sector clients, including the Environment Agency, Natural England, Cefas, States of Jersey, Scottish Government, Forestry Commission and Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Local and regional public bodies

We advise many public sector bodies on their biodiversity duty and provide practical assistance on a range of different aspects of sustainability and public benefit. For example, our specialist arboriculture team offers tree officer cover, TPO reviews, tree services – with bat inspections delivered by our ecologists – and tree health and hazard assessments.


Companies and organisations we work with

An excellent experience - Thomson Ecology provided exactly the service we required in a very cost effective and timely manner.

Project Manager, Building Contractor

Thomson’s involvement as part of the delivery team was key to producing an end product that both looked great but that also met with the design criteria, ensuring the scheme will continue to perform into the future.

John Sullivan, Senior Asset Manager, Eskmuir Group

One of Redrow’s placemaking principles is the creation of new or enhancement of existing wildlife habitats. We have worked closely with Thomson Ecology on a number of initiatives to ensure that the local wildlife has a suitable environment during and post construction.

Leigh Johnson, Senior Development Manager at Redrow Homes (Eastern)

The project was managed professionally, with the required updates performed clearly, concisely and on time. The field work was delivered to a high standard, with surveyors communicating and presenting themselves professionally – important as they were also representing our organisation; the quality of the fieldwork was first-rate.

Kieron J. Doick, Acting Science Group Leader, Forest Research

"This was ABC Electrification’s first experience of working with Thomson Ecology and I have found them extremely professional and collaborative in their support in delivering this complex and challenging programme of works.”

Jane Jukes, Environmental Manager for ABC Electrification

I was very pleased with the service that Thomson Ecology provided. The surveys and associated reports were delivered professionally and on time.

Richard D Smith - Environmental Consultant, Vinci Construction UK Ltd

Key Contact

Richard Arnold

Technical Director / Director of Ecology

Guildford Office

Compass House
60 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park

+44(0)1483 466 000

Accreditations and awards

Thomson Ecology Handbook

This online version of the Thomson Ecology Handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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