2023 Awards

We’re pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for our 2023 Awards! We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all shortlisted nominees and applicants…the quality and quantity of entries this year were truly impressive and we know our Judges had a hard time judging them!

The awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 28th June at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


Promising Professional

Sponsored by:

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

Member of the Year

Sponsored by:

Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM
Simon Bates MCIEEM
Tim Hounsome CEcol FCIEEM

Postgraduate Student Project

Sponsored by:


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

NGO Impact

Sponsored by:

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

Climate and Nature Action 2030

Sponsored by:

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

Higher Education Programme of the Year

Sponsored by:

Countryside Jobs Service - CIEEM Award Sponsors

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

In Practice

Sponsored by:

Know Thy Sphagnum: Species-Specific Lessons for Understanding Bogs by George Smith CEcol MCIEEM (Bryophytes and lichens, 117, September 2022)
Waxcap Grasslands: The Forgotten Treasure by Penny Anderson CEcol FCIEEM (rtd) and Neil Barden (Bryophytes and lichens, 117, September 2022)
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)

Large Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Atkins Ltd
Jacobs UK Ltd
Tetra Tech
Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
Mott Macdonald Limited

Medium Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Woodrow, part of the APEM Group
Wildwood Ecology Limited
Clarkson and Woods

Small Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by:

Focus Environmental Consultants
Lepus Consulting Ltd

Best Practice Small-Scale Nature Conservation

Sponsored by:

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

Best Practice Large-Scale Nature Conservation

Sponsored by:

Eddleston Water Restoration – Tweed Forum and Partners
Idle Valley Nature Reserve – Wetlands for Wildlife – Severn Trent Water and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Scottish Invasive Species Initiative – NatureScot (on behalf of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Partnership)

Best Practice – Large-Scale Mitigation

Sponsored by:

Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works Integrated Constructed Wetland – Yorkshire Water, Penny Anderson, Stantec and Barhaleenpure JV
Mayfield Park – The Mayfield Partnership
Meon Vale, Long Marston, Warwickshire – Tyler Grange / St Modwen Developments
The Whitewool Stream Wetland Project – Meon Springs / Tetra Tech

Best Practice – Innovation

Sponsored by:

Digibat – Mott MacDonald
Mayfield Park – The Mayfield Partnership

Best Practice – Knowledge Sharing

Sponsored by:


Academy9 – Transport Scotland
Batchat podcast – Bat Conservation Trust / Steve Roe
Transforming Conservation: A Practical Guide to Evidence and Decision Making – Professor Bill Sutherland CBE and Professor Miriam Rothschild, University of Cambridge

Best Practice – Stakeholder Engagement

Sponsored by:


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
Jersey Tree Strategy – Dialogue Matters and the Government of Jersey
Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Wessex Rivers Trust, co-ordinate the project on behalf of 16 partners


With thanks to our drinks reception sponsor: