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September 2019

 

 

Laura joined Affric In September as a Senior Environmental Consultant.

 

Laura has worked as a Contaminated Land and Waste Consultant since completing her MSc degree in Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation at Lancaster University in 2015.

Laura was responsible for managing the environmental risks of large-scale brownfield remediation projects and finding the best practical solutions for unearthed unexpected contamination on behalf of the main contractor. Her projects included Camden Lock Village (residential and commercial development) in London, and Europe’s largest Mercedes-Benz showroom in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Laura relishes in the challenges of managing and bridging the gap between the work of the environmental and construction sectors on a site level, by mentoring and raising an awareness of environmental issues and concerns to those individuals working and creating the construction vision, yet also informing her environmental colleagues of potential environmental pursuits and recommendations which may not work on a practical construction site level. Laura is excited to apply and enhance her knowledge and experience gained so far in her career to benefit Affric, their clients and associated projects going forward.

Outside of work, Laura would say she isn’t as ambitious or adventurous as the rest of us at Affric, but she does like to think of herself somewhat as a red wine connoisseur, importing the very best in red wine production from Romania, Portugal and Italy.

 

Affric Limited Sponsors Rural Blue Award as part of the new Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy Awards and Conference. The winner will prove to be a champion of the modern blue economy, making full use of the potential it has for the area.(PDF Version)

 

 

August 2019

 

Jack joined Affric In August as an Environmental Consultant.


Jack has spent the last 12 months studying cetaceans in the Eastern Mediterranean. He was a Research Associate for an NGO called the Marine Mammals Research Association (or DMAD), whom operate projects in both Turkey and Montenegro. His main focus as a Research Associate was to study a population of bottlenose and striped dolphins in Montenegro, as well as assisting with a project in Turkey which aimed to detect deep diving whale species such as Cuvier’s beaked whales acoustically and visually. During this time, he was responsible for coordinating field research, report writing and disseminating scientific research through publishing findings to scientific journals and by attending international conferences.

 

Jack aims to tie in his experience with consultancy and bring his knowledge of the marine environment and further afield to help provide expert advice and support to a diverse range of clients.

 

Away from work Jack is a keen Rock Climber mainly in the disciplines of Trad and Bouldering, as well as occasionally trying his hand at Mountaineering. As a football fan, he supports Sheffield United and is looking forward to seeing them play in the Premier League this year.