2024 Awards

We’re delighted to announce the shortlist of our 2024 Awards! Congratulations to all the finalists…The quality of applications this year was truly amazing!

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend our awards luncheon on Friday 28 June at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London…See you there!

Category Shortlisted project/individual

Member of the Year

Sponsored by:


Laura Holmes CEcol MCIEEM
Luke Gorman CEcol FCIEEM
Mike Trewby MCIEEM
Tom Butterworth MCIEEM

In Practice

Sponsored by:

Neurodivergence in the workplace: the strength of a team – by Jordane Marsh, Monica Wood and Siân Rennie (September 2023)
Species Conservation translocations in England: perspectives from Natural England – by Lizzie Ashworth, Delphine Pouget, Simon Curson, Katherine Walsh and Graham Irving (March 2023)
Wallasea Island: Showing why and how to rewild the coast – by Colin Scott and Suzanne Armstrong (March 2023)

Promising Professional

Sponsored by:

Dafydd James
Laura Lydia Whitehead
Shah Nawaz Jelil
Dr Stephanie Bradbeer
William Haigh

Postgraduate Student Project

Sponsored by:

Carys Peotto
Christopher Birks
Liam James
Samuel Bosio

NGO Impact

Sponsored by:

Atlantic Rainforest Restoration
Nature Champions
Philanthropic Lending

Climate and Nature Action 2030

Sponsored by:

Dr Bruce Lascelles
Cllr Elizabeth Grey

Higher Education Programme of the Year

Sponsored by:

Anglia Ruskin University, BSc (Hons) Ecology & Conservation
University of Reading, MSc Ecological Survey Skills with Placement

Consultancy of the Year – Small

Sponsored by:

Burton Reid Associates
Native Ecology LLP

Consultancy of the Year – Medium

Sponsored by:

Baker Consultants
CSA Environmental
JBA Consulting

Consultancy of the Year – Large

Sponsored by:

Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
Tetra Tech

Best Practice – Large-scale Nature Conservation

Sponsored by:

Hafren Dyfrdwy and RSPB Cymru
Wildlife Ways

Best Practice – Small-scale Nature Conservation

Sponsored by:

Cairngorms Northern Damselfly Pond Project
Coed Elai Business Park
Landscape-scale wetland habitat improvements at RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Best Practice – Large-scale Project Mitigation, Compensation and Enhancement

Sponsored by:

Lower Otter Restoration Project
Luston Wetlands, Herefordshire

Best Practice – Small-scale Project Mitigation, Compensation and Enhancement

Sponsored by:


Best Practice Innovation

Sponsored by:

Innovating Radio-tracking; an approach to remote data collection
Revolutionising technology-enabled remote biodiversity monitoring along the railway network
Witches Oak Raw Water Abstraction & Wetlands

Best Practice Knowledge Sharing

Sponsored by:

The Buckinghamshire Biodiversity Net Gain Project
Creation of a national knowledge sharing programme for the management of invasive non-native plants
Integrating Trees Network
‘Snakes in the Heather’ Reptile Survey Training Programme

Best Practice Stakeholder Engagement

Sponsored by:

Bats in Churches
Bringing Beavers back to the Cairngorms National Park

With thanks to our drinks reception sponsors:



Photographs from the 2023 CIEEM Awards


We have collated together some of the frequently asked questions the Awards team receives.  


How are the awards judged?

Each award is judged by a panel of volunteer CIEEM members. When all entries are in, we do a check with the judges to ensure no conflict of interests. The judges will independently look through each application and then allocate a score for each criteria. These scores are then collated and the judges have the opportunity to discuss the merits of each nomination in more detail before drawing up a short-list from which the winners for each category are chosen. For the NGO Impact award, for the first time this shortlist will be opened up for members to vote on. do not The CIEEM Medal is judged by the Vice Presidents on behalf of the Governing Board. If you’d like to volunteer to be involved in judging the awards please drop the Awards team an email at awards@cieem.net.

How will I know if my entry is successful?

If you’re lucky enough to have been shortlisted you will be contacted in early April and invited to attend our Awards Luncheon at the end of June. All nominees are offered a complimentary place and are welcome to purchase additional tickets for project partners, colleagues, friends and family. do not If you have not heard when the shortlist is announced then we are sorry but your entry has not been successful on this occasion.


When and where is the Awards ceremony? 

This year our prestigious Awards Luncheon will be held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Hill in London on Friday 28th June 2024.

How do I book to attend the Awards ceremony?

If you are nominated for an award you will be given a complimentary place to the Awards ceremony. To purchase additional tickets please use our online booking system, which will be available once shortlisted entries have been notified in April, to book any additional seats you would like for family, colleagues and friends.

What do I get if I win an award?

If you’re lucky enough to be an award winner you will receive a trophy (with travel box to transport it home safely) and a framed certificate. The Postgraduate Student Award instead of a trophy receives a cheque for £250.