RSK Biocensus has been shortlisted for the Large Consultancy of the Year award at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management’s, CIEEM Awards 2021. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on 19 October.
The CIEEM Awards aim to “celebrate the outstanding work of ecologists and environmental managers” who work to protect and enhance the natural environment. The Large Consultancy of the Year award, for which RSK Biocensus is shortlisted, recognises those consultancy businesses that are not only “delivering quality ecological services” but are also showcasing themselves as an “exemplar employer”. To be considered for the award, the nominated businesses must deliver “high quality practical outcomes” that provide benefits to both the economy and the business. Additionally, nominees must engage with “shared learning and good practice” and be committed to supporting the continued professional development of staff.
In addition to the overall company nomination, two of the three shortlisted people for the prestigious Member of the Year award are RSK Biocensus staff. Team members Paola Reason and Mark Lang are both recognised for their commitment to “protecting and enhancing nature” and their contributions to the profession.
“I am delighted that RSK Biocensus has been shortlisted for CIEEM’s Large Consultancy of the Year award”, said Dr Tim Hounsome, Managing Director at RSK Biocensus. He continued, “I am very proud of this great achievement, which is entirely down to all the hard work and dedication of our wonderful team. It is fantastic that two of our senior staff, Paola and Mark, have been recognised in this way as leaders in their fields.”
Biocensus is sponsoring the Action 2030 Award at this year’s event. Newly introduced in 2020, the Action 2030 Award aims to recognise individuals or organisations that are leading the way in raising awareness, generating engagement and driving action on climate change and biodiversity issues. The award is presented to a project, initiative or individual that has made an impact by bringing attention to the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency. Shortlisted this year are Joshua Styles for the North-West Rare Plant Initiative; Thames Water for its initiative on biodiversity net gain; and a collaboration between Dialogue Matters, the Grantham Institute, Oxford University and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for a project titled “Strengthening Understanding of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change”. We wish them all the very best of luck.