Our directors Paul and James, and Biodiversity Manager Adam, have been familiar with this major airport for many years. We have secured a multi-department contract delivering award-winning services.
Having begun with airfield management, Paul expertly guides airside operations on everything from regulation compliance to innovative carbon-tackling planting schemes. Additionally he oversees a variety of landscaping services and contracts for the airport. James fronts our ecology service to the client, providing expert management and planning for biodiversity across local landholdings.
Our ecology team has grown consistently, now supporting 3 full-time members of staff hosted by our client. Since 2009 we have assisted in the retention of the Wildlife Trusts’: Biodiversity Benchmark Award, and have established complex Biodiversity Action Plans and site management schemes for the 170ha (420 acres) of land designated as Biodiversity Sites. We are diversifying our services to the client by increasing training in areas such as water quality, beekeeping and more.
– The Wildlife Trusts’: Biodiversity Benchmark Award (BBA)
– CIRIA: Legacy Award
– Supplier Contract
Our services this year have expanded to compensate for some of the restrictions our client has faced in this troubling time. From completing audits such as the BBA remotely to increased bird-strike risk management we have adapted and assisted across the board. Training has been given to our on-site staff in water-quality sampling; flow-gauge measuring, beekeeping and more. The publicly accessible biodiversity sites around the airport have been a vital green-space access for many local residents, so we’ve focussed much of our effort on maintaining high hygiene levels and inviting presence to the sites.
We are pleased to announce that we have undertaken the management of the client’s Honeybee population in a selection of apiaries on their Biodiversity Sites. You can learn more about our management of these busy creatures here. As always, our Biodiversity Team are keen to expand their skillset and conquer their fears in getting up close and personal with these industrious invertebrates.
Our Biodiversity team have recently completed their Powerboat training for safe use when on the water (well done James, Adam and Charlie) and will be able to access much more of the Floating Pennywort for their invasive species control. Our BCOs have been joining the Innovation Team from Heathrow out on site for some exciting new projects, and training courses are being booked up already for many new activities to come.
Congratulations to Heathrow and our Biodiversity Team on securing another record on the Wildlife Trusts’: Biodiversity Benchmark Award by being the first recipient of the award to do so without any majors or minors in their audit! Can we make it 2 years in a row?
We are proud to have progressed to new heights in our relationship with HAL by upgrading our Purchase Order services to a multi-departmental service contract. With expanded support and investment from our client we are eager to develop new milestones in the future.
On 12th September, the EHM team and our client liaisons sat eagerly in the audience of the awards ceremony for CIRIA award in London. Having been shortlisted as entries for 2 of the categories we were honoured to have played a role in achieving the Legacy Award for the community and environmental efforts at one of Heathrow’s Biodiversity Sites.
For more information on the award check out our blog post.
Congratulations on yet more hard work from Heathrow on their consistent biodiversity efforts for their retention of the Wildlife Trusts’: Biodiversity Benchmark Award. With our assistance they have become the first recipient to have won the award for 10 years, each of which have been consistent and improving. Here’s to another 10 years and many more milestones to come.