ILKESTON-based arboriculture consultant RammSanderson is strengthening its senior management team following the appointment of two new principal ecologists.

Having joined RammSanderson in 2016 and 2017, Jenni Carr and Joe McLaughlin have been promoted to principal ecologists. Their appointments are a key part of the business growth plan and will further stabilise the services and systems that are already in place.

As part of their new roles, Jenni and Joe will have full oversight on all projects. They will be the main point of contact internally for other RammSanderson consultants managing the commission, bidding and work allocation on client projects. These senior appointments will also allow the director team to focus on growth, strengthening client relationships and business development.

The firm has also taken on Rachel Cooper as a graduate environmental consultant. Having graduated from the University of Worcester with a degree in environmental science, Rachel will be working alongside both flood risk and ecology services to bolster their internal capabilities and assist the directors in carrying out river habitat surveys and water framework directive assessments.

Commenting on the new appointments, director, Nick Sanderson, said: “During lockdown, the directors were forced to refocus our passion for field work and had a lot more direct engagement with our clients and teams. Navigating this period, we have remained busy and we realised that now is the right time for us to strengthen our management team in order to continue expansion in a way that enables us to offer a personalised service to clients and ensure our internal teams are fully supported.”

Oliver Ramm, director, added: “Our team currently consists of ecologists or arboriculture consultants, so adding Rachel to the team as an environmental consultant adds yet another string to our bow.”

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