Over the last 30 years, East Midlands ecology consultancy EMEC has gift-aided more than £1m to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust (NWT). This has been used to fund habitat conservation work across nature reserves under the management of NWT and other wildlife conservation activities and campaigns.
Founded in 1991, and based in the heart of Nottingham, East Midlands Environmental Consultants Limited (EMEC) is a specialist ecological consultancy that undertakes ecological surveys, arboriculture and land management services for many of the UK’s leading developers and utilities companies.
Whilst balancing the need to protect and enhance biodiversity, EMEC has played an integral role in helping to facilitate the delivery of many high-profile projects for NWT. Its strategic planning and consultancy advice has helped clients such as Nottingham Trent University, Wilmott Dixon, J Tomlinson Ltd and Centre Parcs to repair, regenerate or renew landscapes aligned to a culture of shared ecological values.
Since 2019, EMEC has designed and created more than 60 wildlife ponds, providing much needed habitat for great crested newts, a nationally protected species and has overseen the planting over 23000 trees in the Midlands on behalf of its clients.
Commenting on the company’s 30th anniversary, managing director, Paul Wilkinson says: “We are understandably delighted to reach this milestone. EMEC has grown to be a successful practice and a leader in its field, providing knowledgeable, cost-effective consultancy solutions for our client portfolio of landowners, developers, planning consultants, architects, and utility companies across the UK.”
Based in The Old Ragged School in Sneinton, Nottingham, EMEC Ecology employs 22 staff and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.