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We are passionate about supporting business and biodiversity to flourish.
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Our team of consultants works across the UK and is made up of experienced ecologists, arborists and environmental experts who are dedicated to enhancing nature and biodiversity. 

We are creative problem solvers, who understand the built environment and construction world. We have many years of experience supporting exemplary and sustainable placemaking that benefits communities, people and nature. 

We're Here For You

How we consider nature in development is evolving fast.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is now mandated in law through the Environment Act and all new developments and infrastructure projects must ensure they meet their obligations or risk having planning permission refused. We’re here to help. Not just now, but through our future-forward approach to not only BNG, but Environmental Net Gain, encompassing carbon capture, flood mitigation and better air quality. 

We work with people and businesses who plan, design and work within the built environment sector. We know you need to deliver compliant construction and infrastructure projects on time and on budget, as well as future-proof your projects. 

Partnering with built environment businesses, we know that with the right ecological advice, developers and construction companies can balance places, profits and the planet, and help nurture our natural world. 

Great client service, expert guidance and on-point delivery are part of our DNA. We’ll work with you every step of the way to achieve your goals in the most effective and sustainable way.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you like what you see, please get in touch

Helping You And Your Business

Biodiverse Consulting was launched in 2019 by Vicki Mordue who is passionate about enhancing places for people and nature. She believes that, delivered in the right way, responsible development can make a positive impact on our natural world.

With over 20 years of experience delivering commercial environmental projects, Vicki has a track record of establishing successful environmental consultancies in the UK and Ireland and a reputation for delivering services that both meet clients’ needs and benefits biodiversity. 

Vicki has surrounded herself with talented, experienced experts who share her vision of delivering pragmatic commercial services that balance business and biodiversity. 

And that team remains inspired by the possibilities nature provides, with the freedom to pursue their environmental passions alongside the delivery of successful commercial projects for built environment clients. 

Alongside our skilled core {team}, who you can find out more about below, we also have a national network of tried, tested and experienced experts and collaborators that we work with to ensure your needs are met.  

Whether it be a specialist species surveyor or a bespoke ecological product supplier, we have a trusted network of advisors who can support your specific needs.

Together, we ensure that no matter the location, size and requirements of your planned development or business we can build the right team to get you the results you need.

Our Team

VICTORIA MORDUE: Core Team, Managing Director

20+ years leading & delivering commercial environmental consultancy across the UK & Ireland. Passionate about enhancing places for people & wildlife. Business & development can, & do, positively contribute to biodiversity.

LUC HANSE-FOSTER: Core Team, Ecologist

Passionate ecologist with background in construction and safety. Uses a creative approach to problem solving to deliver complex projects. Role includes field surveys for: botanical & protected species, Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment, tree climbing.

ANGUS WALKER: Core Team, Assistant Ecologist

Co-ordinates, designs and delivers field surveys & assessment of protected species & habitats, with extensive experience of bats. Angus is a keen Ecological Clerk of Works with practical habitat management skills and our Health and Safety champion.

LAURA HALFORD-MacLEOD: Core Team, Business Administrator

25+ years’ experience working in marketing and business administration for theatre, media & finance sectors. Role includes implementation of integrated management systems and smooth-running admin. Her interests include arts, Oman & exploring Britain.

CLAIRE WILLIS: Core Team, Accounts Manager

Claire has 25+ years experience as an accountant/bookkeeper. Starting out working for an independent music venue she has gone on to work for the Royal Northern Sinfonia & the Biscuit Factory. She has a passion for travelling and all kinds of music.

PHILIEN RICHES-DUCHEMIN: Core Team, Graduate Ecologist

Enthusiastic field ecologist and recent graduate with habitat management experience. Proficient in GIS software, botanical and protected species surveys. Passionate about herpetofauna, botany and multidisciplinary approaches in species recovery.

SIOBHAN BAILEY: Core Team, Graduate Ecologist

Siobhan joined us in 2022. She assists with surveying for protected species and supports her team in QGIS map production and report writing. She has a keen interest in bats and aspires to become more experienced with them in the near future.

CAITLIN HENDERSON: Core Team, Graduate Ecologist

A recent graduate in Zoology, Caitlin assists with field surveys including bats, birds, butterflies, habitats, and reptiles. She also helps organise the survey planning for the season, analysing data, and producing ecological reports.

ROSE GREENSMITH: Core Team, Ecology Technician

Graduated with a Master’s by Research degree in ocean sciences. I am the GIS lead, and am also responsible for data analysis and management, systems development, conducting a variety of ecological surveys and report writing.

CALLUM GOODWIN: Core Team, Graduate Ecologist

A recent graduate in ecological consultancy that supports on field surveys, mainly for bats, birds and reptiles. Callum carries out mapping on QGIS and writes up reports for clients. He is particularly interested in birds and bats.

DAVID PEARCE: Expert, Ornithologist

David provides specialist technical bird-related survey, assessment & advice on mitigation & habitat enhancements for infrastructure, wind farms & mixed use development sites. A passionate traveller who has lead birdwatching tours across the globe.

Pegasus Group: Collaborator

Award winning Pegasus Group is a leading development consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment, economics and heritage. They work in collaboration with their clients and consultants to provide bespoke solutions.

Greenwood's EcoHabitats: Collaborator

Inventor of Ecostyrocrete™ & supplier of eco-friendly bat & bird boxes. Made from recycled polystyrene, shredded, mixed with cement then moulded into insulated, durable wildlife homes.

OS Ecology: Collaborator

OS Ecology Ltd is a professional local consultancy with extensive experience working with a range of protected species. They hold several mitigation & conservation licenses from Natural England & are able to bring their expertise to complex projects.

Valley Environmental Consulting: Collaborator

Valley Environmental offer an environmental planning service built upon significant expertise & success to create site specific design solutions & environmentally enhancing landscapes to achieve the required form, function & biodiversity net gain.

Join Us

At Biodiverse Consulting, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing team, regardless of your location - although our offices are rather special and are located at Grade II listed, Dissington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne. 

To view our current vacancies and find out more about enjoying a fulfilling career at Biodiverse Consulting click here

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