An ecologist with a range of skills and a wide scope of experience in all aspects of commercial practise, from site based surveys and assessment to expert witness and liaison with the statutory agencies. Giles has led the development of the Sussex office since its inception and is now coordinating further growth as part of The Ecology Consultancy’s regional strategy. Giles carries out CPD presentations for clients as well as providing training to other ecologists via a CIEEM training course on Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, a course that he and Ben Kimpton have run since 2014. As well as developing TEC in Sussex, Giles has also sought out and implemented companywide improvements, spearheading the establishment of working groups and encouraging technological innovation measures such as our eDNA service and mobile mapping. Giles acts as named ecologist on EPSM development licences for bats and great crested newts, disturbance and damage licenses for badgers, and is a Registered Consultant on Natural England’s Bat Low Impact Class Licence scheme.