Our Guildford Consultancy

The Guildford office was set up by Sarah Lyne, Principal Ecologist, in April 2014. Since this time, the Guildford office has employed an Assistant Ecologist and worked with various volunteers to help them gain work experience.

The Guildford office now has a list of loyal clients, including planners, Local Authorities, developers and architects. The Guildford team frequently work with clients on projects involving bat surveys, including seeing projects through from the initial external and internal inspection stage of buildings, to the implementation of the European Protected Species Licence. The Guildford team also work on projects which require Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Biodiversity Mapping, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Assessments, assessments of potential Sites of Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGS), Biodiversity Enhancement and Management Plans, and surveys for great crested newts (including pitfall trapping), reptiles, breeding birds, badgers and dormice. The Guildford team also provide Ecological Clerk of Works services.

Meet the Guildford Team
Guildford Cathedral Acorn Ecology

Guildford, Surrey

Contact Guildford

Tel: 01483 382 821
Mobile: 07443 652988

Email: info@acornecology.co.uk

The Guildford Team

Sarah Lyne CEnv BSc (Hons) MCIEEM
Sarah Lyne CEnv BSc (Hons) MCIEEMBranch Manager | Principal Ecologist

Sarah is our Guildford Branch Manager, has worked full-time as an ecological consultant for over 14 years and is a Chartered Environmentalist (Society for the Environment) and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Sarah has extensive experience in all methods of habitat and protected species surveys, Ecological Impact Assessment, Habitat Regulations Assessment, ecological input into supplementary planning guidance, preparation of local biodiversity action plans, mitigation and management strategies, habitat creation and enhancement and European Protected Species License applications.

In her spare time, she enjoys going for long walks in the countryside with her dogs, gardening and growing ornamental orchids.

Nick Gray BSc (Hons)
Nick Gray BSc (Hons)Ecologist

Following a 16 year career in the aviation industry, Nick completed a degree in Natural Sciences with Biology, through the Open University. With tailored support from Acorn Ecology Training, he then moved into a new career in ecology. Nick has previously taken part in a number of ecological surveys and is currently working towards Natural England protected species licences for Dormice, Great-Crested Newts, Bats, and Water Voles.

In his spare time, Nick is a volunteer with local wildlife conservation teams. He enjoys reading, walking, sailing and historical re-enactment.

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