Upcoming Events

RSK organises and participates in a wide range of events. From webinars to exhibitions, corporate to CSR events, and awards ceremonies to dinners, look no further to find the latest events to keep you at the forefront of your industry. To contact our events team, email rskevents@rsk.co.uk.

Event date: December 01, 2022

A fair COP? What will COP15 mean for business?

Steph Wray from Nature Positive will be here to answer all your questions before she packs her thermals and heads off to join COP15.

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Event date: December 06, 2022

Environment and legal compliance update for offshore renewable energy

RSK France, in collaboration with law firm Franklin and TechWorks Marine, invites you to a webinar on the sustainable support of renewable energy in the marine environment.

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Past Events

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Down to Earth focuses on core elements of RSK Geosciences' business and their applications in today’s world.
The First Thursday Club is a monthly scientific, specialist-led webinar created and led by RSK Biocensus
Green Dialogues brings together environmental sector specialists to survey the path to a sustainable future.
Route to COP15 explores forthcoming nature-related frameworks and policies and what they mean for business.
Technical Talks showcases the breadth of in-house specialisms across its technical services provision.
Carbon zero: Renewables applications for the food chain

Carbon Zero Consulting invites you to discover what natural environmental heat sources can do for food and drink manufacturing operations.

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Science-based targets for nature

Join our panel of experts discussing the practicalities of science-based targets for nature and how to embed targets into business strategy

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Envireau Water Borehole Users Conference 2022

RSK company Envireau Water’s Borehole Users Conference is about the latest developments in sustainable groundwater abstraction.

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Preparing the water industry for change

Copper invites you to join a virtual discussion on how ready the water sector is for the upcoming challenges.

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Freeports: What’s next for the government’s flagship idea

Join us as we speak to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), alongside industry experts, to explore freeports in more detail.

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COP27: Let’s #ActOnESG

Join us as thought leaders from across multiple sectors come together to discuss what we need to do to tackle some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced.

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ESG and building momentum in construction

This webinar will explore ESG for the construction sector, including examining how organisations can respond to emerging reporting and regulation requirements and act on the triple sustainability threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty.

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Lessons from the top

National Highways is delivering one of the biggest infrastructure programmes for a generation.

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Investing in nature: Addressing biodiversity in the finance sector

Join us on 18 October, as a valued panel of experts explores why and how the finance sector is addressing biodiversity.

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Treating solvent in soils: In-situ deep soil mixing

RemedX will share the lessons learnt from using deep soil mixing columns for the remediation of soils impacted by chlorinated solvents.

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Decarbonising the built environment

How can the built environment, as a sector, overcome challenges to decarbonise in order to meet the government’s net-zero target?

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Solar farms: An opportunity for biodiversity?

This webinar will discuss how we can use these spaces dedicated to green energy production and think outside the box to ensure we are providing net benefits to biodiversity.

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Setting science-based targets to tackle biodiversity loss

This webinar explores well businesses understand their dependencies and impacts on nature and how that translates into corporate strategies.

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Managing uncertainty in groundwater risk assessment

Mel Lyons, Technical Lead for Hydrogeology at RSK Geosciences, will give this presentation that will illustrate how good quality data are fundamental to the understanding of aquifer characteristics.

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What are PFAS contaminants, and should we care?

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been termed the “forever chemicals”, but what are they? Are they harmful? Where will I find them?

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The use of satellite PolSAR subsurface moisture maps

This presentation will detail the latest remote sensing technology and will provide real-world examples of how soil moisture data has been acquired and analysed to benefit projects and clients.

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The right tools for the job

This talk will be an introduction to the drilling equipment available for ground practitioners to undertake ground investigations.

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Asbestos in brownfield development

This webinar seeks to outline some of the major issues and pitfalls involved in the control of asbestos in made ground in site development.

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Evidence and ecological consultancy: uneasy bed-fellows or peas in a pod?

In this webinar Richard Delahay, RSK Biocensus Director will explore the role of scientific evidence in ecological consultancy. 

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Sustainability challenges in the rail industry

This webinar will describe Network Rail’s sustainability journey and highlight the future challenges the British rail industry will face.

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Considering climate change in land contamination risk assessments

This webinar will provide a high-level overview of how the effects of future climate change could be incorporated within the conceptual site model for land contamination risk assessments.

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An introduction to ground source heating

This webinar will summarise methods and approaches for obtaining renewable heat from the ground using ground source heat pumps (GSHP).

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Getting our (native) ducks in a row

In this talk, Rich Prew and Mark Lang will summarise the key issues that arose from the recent consultation on BNG.

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The Global Biodiversity Framework and the role of business

Join us, as a panel of experts explore what the draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework entails.

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Building foundations for net zero – carbon calculator

This webinar will present Leap’s foundation carbon calculator, a tool that has been developed in conjunction with the University of Surrey.

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Is your business ready to report in line with the TCFD?

Join us as a panel of experts discusses best practices, the future of the TCFD and sustainability disclosures and lessons learned from early adopters.

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BNG: the Defra consultation and what it means for industry

Join us on 17 March for a virtual event that will bring together policy, legal, investor, industry and practitioner perspectives to explore what the consultation means to them, and how BNG policy will affect industry.

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What’s what in the wet: Why and when you might need aquatic ecologists

We will outline the legal considerations regarding aquatic environments and give an overview of the types of projects for which aquatic ecology advice may be needed

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Water monitoring to support nutrient neutrality for large-scale housing developments

This webinar explores how water monitoring is used to support risk assessments and environmental permit applications.

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eDNA: an introduction to environmental DNA in ecology and conservation

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is fast becoming an important tool in the study of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity.

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Ground gas and soil vapour assessment and mitigation

In this webinar, RSK Geosciences will outline some of the challenges faced by practitioners when assessing sites for gas and vapour risk.

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Regenerative design: building the future we need

Join us as we discuss what regenerative design means, why it is so important and the five principles to follow to get it right in practice.

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Life on the road: The biodiversity of highways

In this sector-focused webinar, the RSK Biocensus team looks back on 30 years of practice in the field of wildlife and highways to identify solutions to some of the most intractable problems and will then look forward to what biodiversity net gain and the future policy landscape will mean for linear infrastructure.

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Can we design growing media mixes to protect our peatlands?

Join ADAS, an RSK company, for this webinar outlining the benefits and values of peatland and will explore how we can restore it.

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A class act? Changes in environmental regulation

In this webinar, RSK Biocensus Managing Director Tim Hounsome will give an overview of the provisions of the Environment Act 2021

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Bringing former coal sites to development: Geotechnical challenges and opportunities

In this seminar, Dr Siôn Roberts will outline some of the challenges that coal legacy sites pose to the developer and geotechnical consultant

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Live from COP26: Greening the Blue Chips

Follow the live stream from Glasgow as we welcome business leaders for a sustainability event promising NOT to be your typical ESG seminar.

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Net Zero Agriculture: The challenges facing our food chain

Join us for a webinar with RSK ADAS’s food and agriculture industry experts as they discuss the challenges faced by the agricultural part of the food industry in targeting net zero.

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Asbestos in soil: Risks and management during site work

This webinar by Senior Environmental Consultant Emma Hobbs will provide a brief overview of the risks of asbestos in soil and how these can impact every aspect of a site investigation.

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Gardens and biodiversity

This talk will summarise some of the recent scientific evidence about the most important drivers of biodiversity in gardens

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COP26: How to avoid missing the point when hitting net zero

Join the Nature Positive team live from COP26 in Glasgow as we explore what real sustainability looks like.

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Geotechnics – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

In this webinar Dr Shon Williams will present case studies of on-site geotechnical failures and will discuss the underlying causes behind them.

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Geophysical surveys for site investigation

This webinar will provide an overview of when geophysical surveys should be best scheduled and key factors that clients should consider

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Boiler Ban: Plotting the UK’s transition to renewable heating

This webinar will offer practical solutions, explaining what landlords, homeowners and the property sector at large need to know to implement the gas-free technologies that will keep Britain warm for decades to come.

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Ditch the car? Mapping the future of sustainable transport

In this webinar, hear from a panel of transport planners and renewable energy experts about the challenges and opportunities new transportation models can present for cities across the UK and Europe.

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Can we rewild land in our inner cities?

On 7 October, join us for a webinar with leaders in the rewilding movement as they discuss the challenges and benefits of rewilding high-density cities.

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Taking the OMG out of BNG and NN: Finding ecological solutions to the housing problem

Matt Wainhouse, Principal Ecologist at RSK, will explain what BNG and NN are and why they are such important initiatives

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iDMS: Harnessing the power of satellite technology to proactively manage reservoir safety

On 30 June Binnies and Rezatec will host a webinar discussion on iDMS and how satellite technology can proactively manage reservoir safety.

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Waste and material reuse on construction sites

RSK Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer Ben Winch speaks on the benefits of reusing material over off-site disposal to landfill.

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Arboriculture: The consideration and protection of trees on development sites

On Thursday, 2 September 2021, RSK Biocensus Principal Arboricultural Consultants Rob Fear and James Butler will deliver a First Thursday Club webinar on arboriculture.

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Hearing Test: How to be a good ecology expert witness at public inquiries

In this webinar, Jon Davies, Director at RSK Wilding, Nature Positive and RSK Biocensus, will attempt to dispel some of the myths and the fears around the role of expert witness.

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Sustainable risk assessment and remediation

We will demonstrate in this event, through a series of case studies, how appropriate risk assessment can be used to create more sustainable development and how the optimum remedial solution can be chosen

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Economic design and procurement of ground investigations, a consultant’s view

The competitive, cost-effective design of a ground investigation goes further than simply providing the lowest rates and completing the work as quickly as possible.

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PAS128 surveys and service avoidance for site investigation

RSK SafeGround has been undertaking GPR service-clearance work to this specification since PAS128 first came out in 2014. This talk will demonstrate in detail what these procedures are, why we follow them and how this sets the RSK group apart from the competition.

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RSK to moderate forum championing sustainability in Hungary

Ferenc Kis, RSK’s European Business Development Director, will moderate a discussion for business leaders at the upcoming virtual V4 ESG Conference.

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Wildlife disease and ecological consultancy

As the effects of one particular disease are currently dominating our lives, a webinar on wildlife diseases may sound like the last thing you want to tune in to! But do not be put off: this talk by RSK Biocensus Director and Exeter University professor Richard (Dez) Delahay will provide some fascinating insights into disease ecology; how human activities can influence disease emergence and spread; and how disease links to climate change and the biodiversity crisis.

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The future of fuel stations

On Thursday, 22 April 2021, RSK and law firm Mills & Reeve will host a webinar to discuss the issues relating to the future of fuel stations.

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The requirements for net zero – it’s no April fools

At this virtual event Pellings, part of the RSK group, and the specialist environmental legal team at Browne Jacobson address the requirements for net zero. 

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Rewild – Restore – Reconnect: Resilient, nature-based landscapes

On Wednesday, 7 April 2021, RSK and the Landscape Institute will combine to host a free webinar to discuss and analyse rewilding in Britain.

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Alien invasions: How non-native crayfish have clawed their way into our waterways?

RSK Biocensus Aquatic Ecology Lead Dr Pete Walker will deliver a webinar on crayfish, coinciding with the GB NNSS Invasive Species Week.

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Technologies & Solutions for Coal Transition

Last year, RSK signed the Pledge to Net Zero: an initiative that commits organisations from the environmental services sector to a leadership role in the transit towards a net-zero-carbon economy.

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BRICtalks: Greening and biodiversity net gain for marginal vacant and derelict land

Dr Stephanie Wray, Director of RSK Biocensus and its subsidiary Nature Positive, will be joining the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) on 25 February for the latest event in its BRICtalks webinar series.

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Bird Survey Guidelines spread their wings

Currently, there is no industry-standard guidance for surveying breeding birds. In the next RSK Biocensus webinar, Dr Tim Hounsome, Managing Director, will tell you about the new guidelines that are about to be launched and the changes these will bring.

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The road to COP26: Opportunities created by net zero and the role of onshore wind

RSK is delighted to be jointly hosting the first of a new series of virtual events in the run-up to COP26 with leading law firm Weightmans.

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February’s Brownfield Land Scotland 2021 virtual conference

Dr Tom Henman, Director, RSK Geosciences, will take part in a virtual event hosted by Environment Analyst. The Brownfield Land Scotland 2021 event will take place in February and Tom will present a case study on a project that featured award-winning public engagement.

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Improving the quality of contaminated land reports to increase confidence in risk assessment and remediation proposals

RSK Associate Technical Director Vivien Dent will appear as a panellist in a virtual event hosted by Environment Analyst on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 at 10:00 GMT.

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Winds of change: An aquatic ecologist’s guide to Round 4

Drawing on his involvement with the Round 3 offshore wind farm developments, Matthew Davison from RSK Biocensus will discuss the lessons he learned working as a principal aquatic ecologist.

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Bat mitigation: More than just winging it

In our next webinar, come and hang out with Paola Reason from RSK Biocensus, who will shed light on bats, those creatures of the night. Accounting for more than a quarter of mammal species in the UK, bats are fascinating, but often misunderstood, creatures.

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Beyond the birds and the bees – How your business relies on biodiversity

In this session, Stephanie Wray from Nature Positive will talk about how to identify the goods and services provided by nature that your business relies on, minimise your business risk and reduce your biodiversity footprint.

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Delivering 70% renewables by 2030: Using experienced teams for the green revolution

Ireland has an ambitious target of 70% of renewable energy by 2030 and just nine years to do it. The number of planned projects in this sector is increasing every year, but are there enough technical skills in Ireland to deliver on this ambitious target?

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Digital Era: upgrading your estates

RSK Company Cognica invites companies from all sectors to attend a webinar on introducing digital twins into daily working life. The webinar will provide a taster session on the possibilities of this limitless technology.

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Join RSK at the virtual SoBRA 2020 Winter Conference & AGM

The joint Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) SoBRA 2020 Winter Conference & AGM is a great opportunity to learn more about the current issues in contaminated-land risk assessment.

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Connecting innovators to investors in the water sector

RSK group company WRc invites you to the next event in its Wet Networks series run in collaboration with Arup. The Wet Networks events provide a chance to hear about some of the latest technologies in the water sector and to network with key industry influencers.

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Cover crops: Research into practice

Cover crops are plants grown primarily to manage soil erosion, fertility and quality, and control pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem. They are especially important over winter when they can improve soil functions by increasing soil nutrient and water retention. Cover crops also help to reduce the risks of soil erosion and surface run-off.

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A green Brexit? Removing red tape or increasing environmental protection?

Join RSK Biocensus, Landmark Chambers and Walker Morris for a webinar discussion that will examine the forthcoming changes in legislation and policy as the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31 December 2020.

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RSK Wilding: Using rewilding to achieve biodiversity net gain and other natural capital benefits

In this webinar, head of RSK Wilding Jon Davies will explain how RSK is bringing together its expertise in biodiversity, land management, habitat creation, carbon offsetting and natural capital assessment to help tackle the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change by rewilding.

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How to save money and green the highways

Are you working in highways or railways and involved in designing or building new infrastructure schemes? Perhaps you are involved in widening infrastructure schemes or are tendering for this type of work.

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RSK to host RAMIRAN webinar

On Tuesday, 15 September 2020, at 10:00 BST, RSK company ADAS, partnering with Rothamsted Research and Bangor University, UK, will host a webinar for RAMIRAN instead of the planned conference.

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Avoiding Boris’s “newt-counting delays” to build back green

Inspired by Boris, we are talking all things newt. Have you been beset by ‘newt-counting delays’? Or do you find amphibians have a ‘mi-newt’ (sorry) effect on your progress?

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Achieving Net Gain on site using the Defra biodiversity metric

Everybody wants the world to be a better and greener place. For developers, one way in which they can contribute to this is by paying attention to biodiversity net gain (BNG).

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Where there’s a weir, there’s a way! Navigating the pitfalls of fish passage

With many species of fish undertaking significant migrations within river systems, fish passage issues are important considerations for fisheries managers or others who own or manage in-river structures that may act as a barrier or significant obstacle to the free movement of fish.

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Bringing the BREEAM home – Bat Boxes and Beyond – up to 79 credits under one roof

Do you want to maximise your BREEAM successes? This talk will explain land use and ecology credits and why it makes commercial sense to involve RSK at the very beginning of your planning process, when our various in-house specialists can offer a one stop shop for working towards over 70 BREEAM credits.

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Badgers on development sites

Join Richard (Dez) Delahay, a director of RSK Biocensus and a professor of wildlife biology at the University of Exeter, for a fascinating look at all things badgery!

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👏 Grace Kassimoto is the only acoustic specialist from and working in East Africa.

💚 In our latest #ADayInTheLife, she discusses how she is leading the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry and what she enjoys most about her role.

Read her story in our bio!

#Acoustics #Environment #WomenInStem #Engineering #Leadership #Africa

📢 We are proud to sponsor the #GreenEnergyAwards 2022, an event organized by Scottish Renewables

🏆 This ceremony aims to recognise the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth, and wellbeing of Scotland

We can't wait to see you there!

📅 1st December 2022
📍 Edinburgh

#RenewableEnergy #Renewables #Scotland #Energy #GreenEnergy #Awards

📸 #selfiesonsite 🤳

Tom Peart, Principal Surveyor at @centara_ltd, out on-site in Rotherham.

Want to join our team? View our latest opportunities 👉 www.rskgroup.com/careers

#RSKgroup #behindthescenes #meettheteam #RSKfamily #RSKonsite #culture #construction

🐟 Concern was recently raised in France with regards to the health of marine ecosystems.

📌Join RSK France's webinar, in collaboration with law firm Franklin and TechWorks Marine, to discuss the sustainable support of renewable energy in the marine environment.

Register now in our bio!

#RenewableEnergy #Environment #Marine #Nature #Compliance #Energy #GreenEnergy

📢 November is a month dedicated to men’s health.

🌍 On November 19th, we celebrated #InternationalMensDay, a global holiday that highlights the positive value men bring to the world.

🤝 This year, men around RSK are taking part in #Movember, an initiative that involves growing a moustache during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

💚 We want to thank Greg Cole, James May, Jiano Pulickal, Matthew Bayliff, Maxwell Robinson, Sam Oakley, Tom Llewellyn, Tom Semmens and Yusuf Aoulad-Ali for participating in this great initiative!

#Wellbeing #MensHealth #MentalHealth #WorkCulture #Culture

😮 “The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Building with Nature can help clients understand how they can utilise best-practice green infrastructure solutions to deliver developments that are better for both people and nature.”

👏 In the November edition of our #employeespotlight, we spoke with Joanne Mayneord, Senior Landscape Architect at @stephensonhalliday, who has recently been certified by Building with Nature as an Approved Assessor.

Read more in our bio!

#Environment #Nature #Sustainability #Landscape #Planning #Environmental

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