Revisit RSK’s biodiversity net gain (BNG) webinar

June 10, 2020

An opportunity to listen again (for free).

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is a Network Rail policy and will also soon be mandatory in England under the forthcoming Environment Act, but what does that mean for your projects? With no jargon, minimal maths and cultural references from Monty Python to Douglas Adams, via the early works of Pink Floyd, this recording of RSK’s biodiversity net gain (BNG) webinar, first aired on 4 June, will see RSK’s Steph Wray take you on a magical mystery tour through all things BNG and (spoilers) how it might develop in the future. Your money back if it doesn’t leave you desperate to get out on-site to plant some (socially distanced) trees!

Presenter – Stephanie Wray, Managing Director of RSK Biocensus

Steph Wray is Managing Director of RSK Biocensus, the specialist biodiversity consultancy of the RSK Group. She is an Ecologist and biodiversity expert with over 25 years’ experience in the assessment of impacts on biodiversity. Prior to joining Biocensus, Steph was Global Environment Director for Hyder Consulting, now Arcadis. She has also held a number of non-executive, interim management and consulting roles at organisations including Peter Brett (now Stantec), Atkins (now part of SNC Lavalin), National Grid, and ERM.

Steph specialises in the impacts on biodiversity both of construction projects and of organisations’ routine operations. She holds an MBA from a top business school and takes a passionate interest in her clients’ business risks and opportunities in relation to all aspects of sustainability.

Steph is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and is chair of CIEEM’s Strategic Policy Panel which co-ordinates all of the Institute’s policy activities throughout the UK and Ireland.  She is regularly called on to provide advice to Ministers, select committees and government departments on issues affecting the natural environment.

In safe hands: RSK’s experience

RSK has been appointed to the CP6 Design Services Framework to provide consents and environmental services to Network Rail Design Delivery in the Wales and Western Region. RSK’s multidisciplinary environmental team will be supporting Network Rail’s design teams from design feasibility through to planning and consenting as part of the framework.

RSK offers all aspects of environmental, sustainability and safety management, alongside many engineering disciplines, thereby helping to protect and enhance both the built and natural environments. RSK also provides upfront surveying services and has recently been awarded a Survey Services Framework by Wales and Western Capital Delivery, which has enabled the group to gain a principal contractor’s licence. Through recent acquisitions, the group now also delivers specialist contracting services, including slope stabilisation, devegetation and scaffolding.

These framework appointments build on RSK’s significant track record of working on major upgrade projects for Network Rail, including Crossrail West, the Oxford Corridor, the Great Western Electrification Programme, the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme and East West Rail. RSK continues to work on major projects, including HS2, Brent Cross and the TransPennine route upgrade (east and west of Leeds).

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to listen again for free.