2023 Awards

The 2023 Awards Luncheon took place on Wednesday 28th June at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens. It was a fantastic day and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed it.

We’re delighted to announce the results of our 2023 Awards! Thank you and congratulations to all the winners and finalists…The quality of applications this year was truly amazing! We would also like to thank our generous Awards sponsors, without whom the ceremony would not be possible.

Congratulations to Eddleston Water Restoration (Tweed Forum and Partners) which was also awarded the Tony Bradshaw Best Practice Award, recognising exceptional projects that set an overall impressively high standard.

You can find the results below, and download the 2023 CIEEM Awards Booklet for further details:

2023 CIEEM Awards Booklet

Please click here to view the library of photographs from the day. If you would like to download any for free, please contact enquiries@cieem.net.


Shortlisted Project/Individual


In Practice

Sponsored by:

Know Thy Sphagnum: Species-Specific Lessons for Understanding Bogs by George Smith CEcol MCIEEM (Bryophytes and lichens, 117, September 2022) Winner
Waxcap Grasslands: The Forgotten Treasure by Penny Anderson CEcol FCIEEM (red) and Neil Barden (Bryophytes and lichens, 117, September 2022) Highly Commended
Floodplain meadows: an entirely sustainable nature-based solution that is centuries old by Ann Skinner CEcol CEnv FCIEEM (rtd), Emma Rothero, Olivia Nelson, David Gowing and Irina Tatarenko (Nature-based solutions, 116, June 2022) Commended

Higher Education Programme of the Year

Sponsored by:

Countryside Jobs Service - CIEEM Award Sponsors

Edge Hill University; M.Sc. Conservation Management Winner
Oatridge Campus, Scotland’s Rural College; HND Wildlife & Conservation Management Commended
Kingston Maurward College; Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Commended

Postgraduate Student Project 

Sponsored by:

Murray Borthwick, Edinburgh Napier University – Land-use correlates of the spatiotemporal distribution of four wading bird species in southeast Scotland from 1988-2013 Winner
Cristina-Iulia Constantinescu, Bournemouth University – Stable isotope analysis describes trophic levels of seabirds in the South Georgia ecosystem Highly Commended

NGO Impact

Sponsored by:

BatChat podcast – Bat Conservation Trust / Steve Roe CEcol MCIEEM Winner
Green Recovery Challenge Fund – Canal and River Trust Highly Commended
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Improvements – Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust & Severn Trent Water Commended

Climate and Nature Action 2030

Sponsored by:

Moor Water – Severn Trent Water & Moors For The Future Partnership Winner
Manchester City Council Highly Commended

Promising Professional 

Sponsored by:

Lucy Pocock Winner
Thomas Webb Highly Commended
Courtney Tonks Highly Commended
Jessica Llewellyn-Evans Highly Commended
Chris Moss Highly Commended

Member of the Year

Sponsored by:

Dr Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM Winner
Dr Tim Hounsome CEcol FCIEEM Highly Commended
Simon Bates MCIEEM Highly Commended

Best Practice Small-Scale Nature Conservation Project

Sponsored by:

Shanakyle Bog Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Project EIP – Barry O’Loughlin and Catherine Ní Ciardha (Shanakyle Bog Restoration Group) Winner
Garrell Burn River Restoration – North Lanarkshire Council / SEPA / WSP Highly Commended

Best Practice Large-Scale Nature Conservation Project

Sponsored by:

Eddleston Water Restoration – Tweed Forum and Partners Winner
Scottish Invasive Species Initiative – NatureScot (on behalf of Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Partnership) Highly Commended
Idle Valley Nature Reserve – Wetlands for Wildlife – Severn Trent Water and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Highly Commended
Best Practice Award
Large-Scale Project Mitigation, Compensation and EnhancementSponsored by:
Whitewool Stream Wetland Project – Meon Springs / Tetra Tech Winner
Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works Integrated Constructed Wetland – Yorkshire Water, Penny Anderson Associates Ltd, Stantec and Barhaleenpure JV Highly Commended
Mayfield Park – The Mayfield Partnership Commended
Meon Vale, Long Marston, Warwickshire – Tyler Grange / St Modwen Developments Commended
Best Practice Award
InnovationSponsored by:
Mayfield Park – The Mayfield Partnership Winner
Digibat – Mott MacDonald Highly Commended

Best Practice Stakeholder Engagement

Sponsored by:

Jersey Tree Strategy – Dialogue Matters, the Government of Jersey, and Jersey communities and stakeholders Winner
Chester Wetland Centre – Design Development – Binnies UK Ltd; The Land Trust; The Environment Agency; Cheshire West and Chester Council; Friends of the Countess of Chester Country Park; The Conservation Volunteers Merseyside; Bangor University; The Canal and Rivers Trust Highly Commended
Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Wessex Rivers Trust co-coordinate this chalk stream on behalf of the 16 partners Commended

Best Practice Knowledge Sharing

Sponsored by:

Academy9 – Transport Scotland  Winner
Transforming Conservation – A Practical Guide to Evidence and Decision Making – Professor Bill Sutherland CBE, Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge  Highly Commended
BatChat Podcast – Bat Conservation Trust / Steve Roe  Commended

Small Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Focus Environmental Consultants  Winner
Lepus Consulting Ltd Commended

Medium Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Wildwood Ecology Limited Winner
Stantec Highly Commended
Woodrow part of the APEM Group Commended
Clarkson and Woods Commended

Large Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Tetra Tech Winner
Atkins Ltd Highly Commended
Jacobs UK Ltd Highly Commended
Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd Highly Commended
Mott Macdonald Limited Highly Commended
AECOM Highly Commended

With thanks to our drinks reception sponsor: