East Midlands Environmental Consultants (EMEC) has appointed Dr Edward Tripp as its new Consultancy Director.
Ed, who lives in Long Eaton, is highly qualified and joins from Nottingham Wildlife Trust (NWT).
In his new role, Ed will be leading a highly qualified, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of land management consultants, ecologists and project managers. Established in 1991, EMEC provides services to developers, planners, architects, power and extraction industries, utility companies, local authorities, government agencies and private individuals.
Work ranges from major nationally impactful contracts and large-scale ecological assessments for housing and industry, through to management planning, habitat management, protected species surveys and habitat surveys of small-scale developments.
Ed has a background in ecology, and a passion for conservation. He has volunteered within the conservation sector since he was 18 and his first role began as a part time Education Officer in 2012. Latterly he was managing Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Trading Ltd, which generates income for the charity from revenues received through business relationships, catering and retail functions, events and engagement.
Ed’s qualifications include a BSc (Hons) Geography, PgC Geographical Information Systems, MSc Botanical Conservation and a PhD in Heathland Ecology.
Commenting on his new role, Ed said, “I am committed to helping nature to recover, tackling the ecological and climate crises. My business management and ecology background will help me to lead the teams at EMEC to generate profit to gift to NWT. I also hope to ensure EMEC aspires to achieve at least 10% biodiversity net gain through our work with clients. I’m really excited to have this opportunity to lead the team to many successes and achievements.”
In his spare time Ed loves hiking with his partner and two rescue dogs. He also enjoys playing hideously complicated board games, or relaxing with a good book. He is also passionate about classical music, and volunteers with Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, helping them to bring classical music to new audiences. He also has a particular interest in plants, lichens, bryophytes and fungi.
As a passionate nature lover, amongst other things, Ed has spent many years volunteering for various organisations and has sat for days in all weathers watching peregrine nests to protect them against persecution. He has monitored nightjars in Sherwood Forest to help them to recover from habitat loss. Helped children to learn about sustainable food production at National Trust houses, planted trees, built fences, cleared balsam and helped to manage heathland.
EMEC is one of 24 Wildlife Trust Consultancies that gift aid all of profits to a local Wildlife Trust to ensure positive conservation outcomes and support the recovery of nature across their counties.