The CIEEM Awards are the annual celebration of excellence in ecology and environmental management within the UK and they aim to highlight projects, individuals and organisations that continue to make a huge difference in improving our natural environment.
Promising Professional Award
The Ecology Consultancy sponsored the Promising Professional Award, an award that is granted to those who have demonstrated above-average competence and commitment to their professional development which can be demonstrated through their achievements, knowledge, skills, leadership and inspiration for others.
The judges commented that it was very difficult to select a winner as both entrants were outstanding. However, the judges did decide that there could be only one winner with the award going to Rachel Bamford, whilst runner-up Rachael Maddison’s application was highly commended.
Presenting the award to Rachel was Technical Director Jon Riley from The Ecology Consultancy. Jon Riley said: “The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many achievements seen throughout our profession over the past year, of which Rachel Bamford, the winner of The Promising Professional Award, is a great example. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the importance of those starting a career in ecological and environmental management in ensuring excellent professional standards now and in the future.”
The awards were held at the historic Drapers’ Hall in The City of London and were hosted by Stephanie Wray CIEEM President. Key-note speaker, Baroness Barbara Young discussed the implications that Brexit will potentially have on nature and the environment and highlighted the industry’s role in communicating the significance of protecting it.
Joining Jon on the day in order to take part in the celebrations were a group of employees from The Ecology Consultancy’s six regional offices who represent the talent and commitment we have within our own organisation.
The Ecology Consultancy’s sponsorship of the Promising Professional Award this year also forms part of the organisation’s on-going commitment to nurturing talent in the ecological consultancy industry. Earlier in the year they launched their employee development, up-skilling and mentoring programme, which equips employees with the technical and consultancy skills that they need to ensure they have a fulfilling, long-term career in line with their strengths and ambitions.
To find out more about the Ecology Consultancy’s commitment to nurturing talent and their employee training and development programme – click here