The Birmingham team is a fairly recent addition to the Thomson suite of offices across the UK and has gone from strength to strength since that time, expanding our client base and our team structure significantly. Thanks to considerable involvement in large-scale infrastructure projects across the UK through to smaller private commissions, we have gained a significant level of experience with a variety of ecology-based works but most notably mitigation work for great crested newts and various species of reptiles. We have spear-headed the cutting-edge and innovative use of detection dogs within the company and indeed within the general ecology sector for purposes of locating a suite of different protected species within prospective development areas, most notably great crested newts. With the addition of having expertise in other areas of environmental consultancy such as soil sampling, we are also becoming a multi-disciplinary office. We continue to strive to provide the most conventional and practicable service for our clients to help them achieve a compliant and successful outcome for their works.
The team now comprises 11 individuals each with their own unique expertise, with specific licenses for great crested newts, barn owls, bats, white clawed crayfish and more we are able to assist with all manner of protected species survey and mitigation that clients may need. With newly graduated assistant level ecologist joining the team in its first few weeks staying and working through to senior positions, it is great to see the potential within Thomson for junior staff to learn and progress at the rate they do, taking on various specialisms such as tree climbing and clerk of works roles that highlight their passion for ecology and environmental compliance.