Five Valleys Ecology specialise in providing clear, pragmatic ecological advice grounded in current best practice to inform land use planning and nature conservation decision making. We actively enjoy the challenge of achieving favourable, cost-effective outcomes for our clients, whilst ensuring that legislative and policy requirements regarding ecological resources are fully met. Our clients include developers, architects, planning consultants, local authorities, charities, statutory nature conservation bodies and environmental regulators.
We pride ourselves on providing you with the best value for money possible through our high standard of workmanship and high quality customer service carried out at competitive rates. We always put in the extra effort required to ensure that you get the very best advice within agreed timescales necessary for the success of your project, and keep you fully informed every step of the way.
Tim Smith is the Managing Director and Principal Ecologist at Five Valleys Ecology. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of East London, and has worked exclusively for some of the most highly respected and influential organisations in the environmental, nature conservation and ecological consultancy sectors for over eight years. Before forming Five Valleys Ecology, Tim’s career included roles with the University of Oxford, the Environment Agency, Kent Wildlife Trust, English Nature, WWT Consulting, and Waterman Energy, Environment and Design.
Tim is highly skilled in client and stakeholder liaison, has a thorough knowledge of protected species legislation and relevant planning policy, together with very high standards of report writing. He is a full member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM), and fully complies with the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Five Valleys Ecology hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance policies, and yellow Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards.