Acer Ecology business in focus

Acer Ecology appear in Business in Focus magazine

Acer Ecology has appeared in the Business in Focus magazine. Read the article below:

Tuesday 26th April 2011

Ecology surveys essential to get planning go-ahead

Start your planning application without consulting a qualified ecologist and you run the risk of refusal. That is the message coming from Welsh ecology consultant Acer Ecology Ltd which is warning developers that failure to consider ecological issues and produce an ecological survey can severely disrupt or even stop a planning application before it gets underway.

Acer Ecology Ltd is an independent ecological consultancy which specialises in providing a range of professional ecological services including: Phase 1 habitat surveys, protected species surveys, specialist vegetation surveys, ecological impact assessments, habitat management plans, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) capabilities, on-site supervisions, and assessments for BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) and CSH (Code for Sustainable Homes).

The Penarth-based firm is run by top ecologist Paul Hudson who has over 15 years experience in ecology, environmental biology, and conservation management. The company was started in April 2011 with the help of leading business support provider Business in Focus through the Welsh Assembly Government’s business start-up programme.

The company has the capacity to work on a large scale as well as smaller projects, guaranteeing an individual service regardless of project size. It says that its specialist ecological services brings benefits to developers and also helps to protect local wildlife and their natural habitat.

Acer Ecology is now looking to take on extra staff and move into new premises as the business grows. MD Paul Hudson said, “I’m grateful for the support from Business in Focus which has given me business planning, marketing, and financial advice, as well as much greater confidence in running a business.”

Source: Business in Focus. Photo courtesy of Patrick Olner.