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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, Senior 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.

CAMERON CARMICHAEL: Core Team, Senior Ecologist

Nutrient Neutrality lead, Cameron has delivered sHRA and Nutrient Neutrality scoping for projects ranging from change of use to 100+ unit developments. Experienced with BNG and currently enrolled on a MoRPH5 River Condition Assessment Course.

SIOBHAN BAILEY: Core Team, Ecologist

Dedicated ecologist with good knowledge of habitats, species and legislation. Skilled in bat call analysis, QGIS and protected species surveys. Siobhan is particularly interested in bats and is currently working towards obtaining her bat licence.

CALLUM GOODWIN: Core Team, Ecologist

Keen ecologist with Masters in ecological consultancy. Leads and supports on a variety of botanical and protected species field surveys, map production and reports. Particularly interested in QGIS, Biodiversity Net Gain and Ornithology.

ANGUS WALKER: Core Team, 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.

ALEX ROSENFELD: Core Team, Ecologist

Good experience of undertaking PEA, PRA and protected species surveys, with a particular passion for ornithology. He is a bird-ringer and is currently training for his Schedule 1 Licence to check barn owl boxes.

ALASTAIR CRAIGHEAD: Core Team, Ecologist

A dedicated ecologist with a farming background, Alastair excels in preliminary ecological and protected species surveys. A passionate botanist, he enjoys habitat and biodiversity net gain assessments, tackling ecological challenges with ingenuity.

CAMERON JOHNSON: Core Team, GIS Technician

Passionate ecologist and conservationist with strong background in QGIS, mapping varied products and supporting the team's work on complex projects. Built up experience through MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and internship in South Africa.

DANA CHERLIN: Core Team, Assistant Ecologist

Enthusiastic ecologist with a Masters in biology. Assists with field surveys, report writing, QGIS, bat call analysis and BNG calculations. Currently developing botanical and bat skills to assist with more complex projects.

BETHANY PATTERSON: Core Team, Assistant Ecologist

Passionate ecologist with a Masters in Zoology and good knowledge of habitats and species. Assists the team with field surveys and report writing. Experienced with camera traps and is developing bat and botanical skills.

JESSICA VINCENT: Core Team, Assistant Ecologist

Keen ecologist with a degree in wildlife and conservation management. Assists the team with report writing, field surveys, QGIS, survey planning and preparation. Particularly interested in GQIS, amphibians and reptiles.

NEIL WILSON: Core Team, Finance Manager

Having previously held both MD and Financial Director roles within the software and transport sectors, Neil brings 25+ years of commercial experience to assist in the company's ongoing exponential growth and development.

CLAIRE WILLIS: Core Team, Finance Officer

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.

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.

PAUL LAMBERT MArborA: Expert, Arboricultural Consultant

15 years experience of professional arboricultural works and consultancy in the UK. Arboriculture is his passion: and he has the privilege of climbing some of the UK's veteran and ancient trees; publishing tree related articles; and guest speaking.

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.

Roberts Environmental: Collaborator

Roberts Environmental Ltd is a specialist geo-environmental consultancy offering expertise in contaminated land risk management and the delivery of engineering and commercially focused solutions.

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.

GHD: Collaborator

Leading services company operating in the global markets of water, energy, resources, environment, transportation, property and buildings with advisory, digital, engineering, architecture, environmental and construction solutions to its clients.

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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