RammSanderson was established by Oliver Ramm and Nick Sanderson in 2014. Since then we have grown to a team of 40 staff over offices in the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and London. Our capabilities include Ecology, Flood Risk. Arboriculture and Habitats

Oliver Ramm
Director
BSc MCIEEM : Bat and Great Crested Newt Class 2 Licence holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist: Arboricultural Consultant
Oliver has been a consultant ecologist at several leading consultancies for over a decade. When not completing surveys, meeting clients, or reviewing reports prior to their release, Oliver is the Convenor of CIEEM’s East Midlands Section and has recently been appointed Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. Outside of work Oliver is a keen golfer and cyclist; he recently completed the London Triathlon and is looking forward to his next challenge.
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Nick Sanderson
Director
BSc MSc MCIEEM : Bat and Great Crested Newt Class 2 Licence holder: Registered Low Impact Class Licence (GCN) Consultant : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Whilst juggling the day to day business operations of RammSanderson, Nick still enjoys the opportunity to get out in the field and ensure he stays up to date with industry practices. In his spare time Nick is a keen cyclist and swimmer and is often seen out walking with his two dogs.
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Anthony Mellor
Director
BSc MSc ACIEEM AMICE : Senior Flood Risk Consultant : Bat and Great Crested Newt Class 1 Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Anthony heads up our Stafford office as well as being the technical lead for Flood Risk. Whilst heavily involved in GCN and bat projects, he also has an interest in riparian ecology. In his spare time Anthony is a keen angler and can often be found on the river bank trying to catch ‘the one that got away’.
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Hazel Harris
Office Manager
Hazel has held senior administration positions in various fields including property preservation and asbestos surveying. Outside of work Hazel can be found at football grounds around the country, both league and non-league.
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Joy Jennings
Administration Assistant
Joy has worked in admin and reception roles in various fields including IVF, Chemistry and Optics. Outside of work Joy likes music festivals and spending time with her family.
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Staff Testimony:

“One of the great things about working for RammSanderson as a company is feeling like you’re valued as a person and that your voice matters, rather than working for a big corporation where you’re just another faceless number.”

“Personally, I feel much more valued and listened to in this company than I have in previous companies I’ve worked for. I’ve only been here for a few months but it feels like I’ve been here for much longer as everyone has been very welcoming and I’ve been made to feel like a valued member of the team rather than just “another member of staff”. And I’m sure it’s not just me that feels that way.”

 

Victoria Rowe
Senior Ecologist
BSc ACIEEM : Bat and Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : CS38 Tree Climber
Vicky holds survey licences for bats and great crested newts as well as undertaking surveys for a range other protected species. When not perusing nocturnal animals Vicky likes to explore the outdoors canoeing and wild camping being a keen advocate of the hammock.
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Ross Coverdale-Pearson
Senior Arboriculturist
HND Arb, MArborA
Ross is a Senior Arboriculturist and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of tree management in both the public and private sectors. He has extensive knowledge of tree biology, biomechanics and their pests and diseases, with a particular interest in projects involving trees in relation to development. Outside of work Ross is a keen cyclist.
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Mike Sims
Senior Ecologist
BSc ACIEEM : Bat and Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Mike holds survey licences for bats and great crested newts and has previously specialised in surveying for a range of protected species. Outside of work Mike is a keen member of his local Bat Group and also enjoys brewing his own beer, walking in the Peak District and trying to stay on his skateboard.
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Andrew Leese
Senior Ecologist
BSc MSc MCIEEM : Bat Great Crested Newt and Barn Owl Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist : CS38 Tree Climber
Andy has focused towards bat work over recent years as well as undertaking a variety of ecological surveys within the railway infrastructure. Outside of work Andy enjoys his family time as well as lake district walks, camping and occasional mountain biking.
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Joe McLaughlin
Senior Ecologist
BSc ACIEEM : Bat and Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist, CS38 Tree Climber
Joe holds survey licences for bats and great crested newts and specialises in these species. Outside of work Joe is an active member of his local bat group and partakes in volunteer bat roost visits as well as assisting with bats in care. He is also a big football fan as well as a keen musician playing both guitar and piano for a number of years.
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Jenni Carr
Senior Ecologist
BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), MCIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Dormouse Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Jenni is a Senior Ecologist experienced in managing species surveys with associated chapter writing for EcIA on large infrastructure projects. Whilst her main interest is herpetology, she also specialises in badger and dormouse surveys. When not at work she enjoys exploring the Peak District or attending local live music events.
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Gareth Parry
Senior Ecologist
BSc Hons MSc : Bat and Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : CS38 Tree Climber
Gareth recently joined the team after gaining six years of experience as an Ecologist in Scotland. He holds licences for bats and great crested newts in Scotland and great crested newt in England. Outside of work Gareth is a keen rugby player and loves to spend his weekends up mountains back home in Wales.
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Amy Skuce
Senior Ecologist
BSc Grad CIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder
Amy is an Ecologist and joined RammSanderson in 2015. She is a proficient habitat surveyor holder FISC level 3 qualification. She undertakes detailed habitat appraisals asa well as Biodiversity Impact Assessments. Amy has a particular interest in botany and outside of work is a keen horse rider and enjoys exploring the British countryside and further afield.
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Molly Dailide
Senior Ecologist
BSc, MSc, Grad CIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : FISC Level 3 : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist and CS38 Tree climber
Molly carries out a range of protected species surveys and report writing. She has a keen interest in botany and is a member of local bat and botany groups. Outside of work she enjoys spending her time in the outdoors and travelling.
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Beth Jasper
Senior Ecologist
BSc : Bat Licence Holder
Beth has an interest in all things ecology and has travelled worldwide in search of wildlife. Beth volunteers as a bat carer and with the local bat group undertaking bat box checks and trapping. Beth is also a trainee bird ringer for BTO. In her spare time Beth enjoys catching up with friends, skiing, surfing and travelling.
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Victoria Philpot
Ecologist
BSc Hons : Bat and Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : CS38 Tree Climber
Victoria as an Ecologist and is able to undertake a range of protected species surveys. Victoria has particular interests in bats and botany and enjoys being an active member of her local bat groups. When she is not looking for bats, Victoria enjoys hiking, listening to music and painting and drawing
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Ellen Marshall
Ecologist
BSc Hons MRes GradCIEEM : Bat, Great Crested Newt and Barn Owl Licence Holder : CS38 Tree Climber
Ellen undertakes a range of protected species surveys and has a keen interest in bats and birds. When not at work Ellen is a trainee ringer with the BTO and spends her weekends ringing birds and playing hockey.
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Lauri Leivers
Ecologist
BSc (Hons) GradCIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Lauri initially joined straight from university as graduate ecologist but has now progressed to ecologist. Lauri is now capable of undertaking phase 1 habitat appraisals and assisting on a range of protected species surveys. She is keen to continue to develop her expertise in all fields but is particularly interested in Botany. Lauri spends most of her time at the weekends at the stables with her horses.
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Katie Sykes
Ecologist
BSc : GradCIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist, CS38 Tree Climber
Katie enjoys the opportunity to undertake roped bat tree assessments but has shown a keen eye and diligence for Phase1 habitat appraisals. Outside of work, Katie enjoys paragliding and parascending throughout the world and (when it’s not flyable), canoeing and hiking.
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Amy Spilsbury
Ecologist
BSc : GradCIEEM : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist
Amy is assistant ecologist at RammSanderson proving proficient at a range of protected species surveys and undertaking Track Side assessments. She is a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new places having spent her recent break travelling across America.
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Jade Armstrong
Ecologist
MSc BSc (Hons) Bat Licence Holder
Jade joined RammSanderson with experience in undertaking a range of surveys with a keen interest in bats. She is now developing her skills in ecological consultancy. When not at work Jade enjoys spending time volunteering as a bat carer, walking her dog and visiting Scotland.
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Adrian Cox
Ecologist
BSc : GradCIEEM : Personal Trackside Safety accredited Ecologist : GCN Licence Holder
Ady joined RammSanderson in 2017 and has experience undertaking a range of protected species survey. He is particularly interested in bat work and outside of work regularly volunteers with the Derby and Nottingham bat groups undertaking trapping surveys for the National Bat Monitoring Programme, hibernation surveys and bat rehabilitation care. Outside of ecology Ady enjoys kickboxing, football and music and spends as much time as possible outdoors walking and bird-watching.
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Jake Mellor
Arboricultural Consultant
BA : CS38, CS39, CS41
Jake is an Assistant Arboricultural Consultant recently joining RammSanderson at the start of 2017. Coming from a practical background as an Arborist he has a wealth of knowledge of tree biology, management and preservation. He assists in the surveys, method statements and collecting data with strong CAD skills to back them up. Jake is a keen rock climber and loves to spend time outdoors
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Laura McClelland
Assistant Ecologist
MSc BSc
Laura is currently applying for her Great Crested Newt licence and is gaining experience towards her Bat License. She hopes to start bat care with Staffordshire Bat Group. Outside of work she enjoys rock climbing, walking and horse-riding.
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Jo Surgey
Assistant Ecologist
BSc MSc : Licenced Bird Ringer
In her spare time Jo is a keen bird watcher and helps with BTO data collection and is a licenced bird ringer.
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Andrew Ashpole
Habitat Management
BSc : Great Crested Newt Licence Holder. CS38 Tree Climber : Tickets for Japanese knotweed spraying, chainsaw, strimmer and chipper.
Abigail Marshall
Assistant Ecologist
BSc (hons)
Abbie has just completed her degree in Countryside and Environmental Management at Harper Adams University. She has recently joined RammSanderson and is keen to develop her skills in ecological consultancy. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, having just returned from 3 month doing Camp America, and loves playing the piano
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Thomas Cole
Assistant Ecologist
MSc : CS38 tree climbing
Tom joined RammSanderson in 2018, he has since been trained in CS38 tree climbing and now enjoys going on aerial surveys to check for bat roosts in trees. He hopes to continue working towards a bat license and work on his plant identification skills.
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Jake Hill
Assistant Ecologist
BSc : GradCIEEM
Jake joined RammSanderson as a Graduate Ecologist. He has experience in practical habitat management and has good bird identification skills through being a birdwatcher for over 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoys watching American Football and Non-league football, he also volunteers for the local Wildlife Trust.
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Athina Constantinou
Assistant Ecologist
BSc MSc GradCIEEM
Athina joined RammSanderson in 2019 as an assistant ecologist. She has experience undertaking a range of protected species surveys. She is keen to improve her bird identification and plant identification skill. Outside of ecology Athina enjoys nature walks, reading, drawing and bird watching.
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Will White
Assistant Ecologist
BSc : CS38 Tree Climber
Gabrielle Cruttenden
Assistant Ecologist
BSc (Hons) Zoology
Gabrielle joined RammSanderson as a Graduate Ecologist, and is keen to gain valuable practical survey experience. In her spare time, Gabrielle is currently studying an MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, and has a keen interest in horse riding. She also enjoys travelling, and has spent time volunteering for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo.
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Aleah Maltby
Assistant Ecologist
MSc BA
Aleah has recently completed her MSc in Conservation Biology at University of Derby and has joined RammSanderson as a graduate ecologist, where she aims to gain valuable survey and reporting experience. Outside of work Aleah enjoys reading, painting, gaming and crisp morning walks.
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Chloe Newbery
Student Placement 2018-2019 Derby University
StudentCIEEM
Chloe is studying Wildlife Conservation at Nottingham Trent University. She wishes to gain more experience in surveying and to work towards gaining protected species licenses. Chloe is especially interested in moths and enjoys countryside walks in her spare time.
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