About us

enims is an environmental and ecological consultancy that delivers a vast range of services across the UK. Since 2006, we have been helping businesses and individuals achieve their commercial and development goals using our innovative approach to minimising environmental impacts in a professional, efficient and cost-effective way. We are a pro-active and responsive consultancy that can be relied on to deliver no matter how large or small the project. We maintain a diverse portfolio of work which includes everything from one-off surveys for single unit developments to extensive monitoring and highly complex management plans on national infrastructure projects, working with some of the biggest names in the business.

enims is an evolving environmental business, and we are continually adapting to ensure we offer the most up-to-date and very best services that directly respond to or pre-empt the ever-changing landscape of legislation, best practice and economic drivers. Our services focus on delivering practical solutions rather than just producing hard data reports or undertaking box-ticking exercises.

Everything we do is underpinned by our commitment to quality, environmental, and health and safety excellence. Our business management systems are certificated with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, giving you assurance that your projects are in safe hands.

We are proud to have become one of the UK’s few small environmental consultancies that has the capacity, skills and experience to work for the largest multidisciplinary organisations around, whilst also supporting smaller ventures closer to our roots.

enims’ collaborative approach is key to our success. Our business practices meet the requirements of ISO 44001 (collaborative business relationships) which allows us to continually improve how we deliver our services and work hand-in-hand with clients and partners.

Our key business principles are:

· Hiring, retaining and rewarding talented, skilled and dedicated people;
· Encouraging staff engagement and clear communication;
· Building collaborative client relationships;
· Striving for innovation and continual improvement;
· Promoting wellbeing and a healthy, safe working environment;
· Making strategic investments for sustainable business growth;
· Ensuring all that we offer adds real value;
· Preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural environment.




Pete Satchell

Managing Director

Pete is the Managing Director and founder of enims, which he started in 2006. He has over 25 years’ experience of working in environmental management sector, delivering support services to clients throughout the UK and further afield. He has worked on several high-profile developments including large housing and business parks, major highways and high speed transport schemes as well as smaller development projects, providing early planning and scheme delivery advice, supporting on master planning and environmental compliance matters at all levels. His expertise lies in understanding his clients business needs and the delivery of their business goals, having that unique skill of being able to balance clients economic pressures and environmental compliance requirements. Pete sits on many supply chain boards and is an active member of SHE groups and collaborative working relationship teams.


Adrian Hutchings

Technical Director

Adrian leads the technical elements of projects at enims, and is the person to talk to about any ecological issue! He has 35 years’ experience as a professional ecologist across all levels of the industry, holds multiple Natural England licenses, and has extensive, broad experience in ecological areas such as botany, dormice, bats, badgers, water vole, otters, great crested newts and aquatic invertebrates. He was part of the national steering group for the biodiversity action plan for native crayfish, and has worked on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK. Having set up and developed large teams of people for some of the largest multi-national consultancies around, Adrian has quickly adapted to the unique nature of enims, and is helping to drive the business forward.


Lisa Higgs

Business Manager

Lisa has been with enims since 2009 and has involvement in all areas of the company. Primarily covering all commercial aspects of the business, Lisa is enims’ “Quality champion”, ensuring compliance to enims’ ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System accreditation, alongside enims’ accreditations in relation to Health & Safety and Environmental Management. enims place importance on building and sustaining excellent client relationships, and with Lisa’s years of experience with enims, she is also involved in working towards enims’ achieving certification for BS1100 – Collaborative Business Relationships.


Helen Satchell

Office & HR Manager

Helen is enims' Office and HR Manager, overseeing all of enims offices and the team within them. She works closely with project managers and project leads as well as with all of our clients, using her ‘can-do’ attitude to provide seamless delivery of our clients’ projects in a prompt and efficient manner whilst meeting all necessary requirements. Helen works with other members of the Senior Management Team to achieve the best possible resource allocation to our projects, and ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are being met. Her personal approach ensures that the wellbeing of all staff at enims is looked after, and that everyone has every opportunity to develop their skills and expertise.


Paula Richings


Paula has over seven years’ experience working within ecological consultancies. She is a full member of CIEEM and has extensive experience in undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys, vegetation surveys, and surveys for a variety of protected species including bats, badger, great crested newts and reptiles. Paula has worked on multiple large-scale projects including botanical surveys for agri-environment schemes in Scotland, condition assessments of Dartmoor SSSI, and protected species surveys and supporting masterplanning for a 4000-home mixed development near Norwich. Paula holds a Natural England licence for great crested newts and conducts eDNA surveys as well as using traditional techniques.


Ross Baird

EMS Consultant

Ross leads the delivery of enims’ Environmental Management Systems services, and has been heavily involved in developing the innovative e-EMS platform. Working closely with clients, he adapts enims’ approach to suit their unique requirements, for example transitioning to the new ISO 14001 standard or demonstrating legal compliance. He helps clients improve their environmental performance, and was a key member of the award-winning “Collaboration for Carbon Reduction” project delivered through e-EMS. Ross is a Practitioner member of IEMA, and has successfully completed an IRCA-accredited ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor course.


Sharon Yardy

Assistant Ecologist

Sharon has over five years’ experience of consultancy, research, and voluntary work in ecology. She has extensive experience in surveying for a range of protected species including bats, badgers, great crested newts and reptiles. Sharon is a keen botanist and has worked on large-scale botanical surveys for agri-environment schemes across England and Wales, including condition assessments of SSSIs. She holds a C permit for bird ringing and is a member of the Wash Wader and East Norfolk Ringing Groups.


Ashley James

Junior Ecologist

Ashley has focused on work involving ecological surveying of dormice, bats, great crested newts, birds and reptiles, with a special interest in Birds. He has working ecological knowledge of protected species such as great crested newts (survey class GCN license), a variety of habitats and practical conservation work such as coppicing with local wildlife groups. Ashley provides robust ecological advice to clients in the form of verbal communication on site and through written reports. Ashley has a personal interest in conservation and is a member of a variety of wildlife groups outside the workplace.