Awards 2020

The CIEEM Awards are a fantastic celebration of the success of projects, businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to protecting the natural environment.

Our 2020 Awards Ceremony was due to be held on 20 January 2021 at the prestigious Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic , we have decided to make the 2020 Awards an online event. This will be held from 17:00-19:00 on 20 January.

We are already planning the 2021 Awards and hope this will be back to the event’s original format in London!

Shortlisted Entries

We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted entries for the CIEEM 2020 Awards!

Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to all those who made it through to this stage. We look forward to celebrating your work at the prize-giving ceremony on 20 January.

We would also like to thank our generous Awards sponsors, without whom the ceremony would not be possible.

Shortlisted Project/Individual 
Promising Professional Elisabeth Brooks GradCIEEM (ArcadisArcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd.)



Ellen Davis GradCIEEM (Atkins)
Rebekah Beaumont ACIEEM (JBA Consulting)
Josh Styles ACIEEM (Tyrer Ecological Consultants)
Member of the Year Dr Martina Girvan CEcol MCIEEM




Claire Wansbury CEcol CEnv FCIEEM
David Morris MCIEEM
Postgraduate Student Project Jennifer MacIsaac (Nottingham Trent University)
Kieran Gething (Loughborough University)
Jacob Modica (University of South Wales)
NGO Impact Limestone Becks Project (Lincolnshire Rivers Trust)
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve (Essex Wildlife Trust)
Action 2030 Dr Martina Girvan CEcol MCIEEM
Committee on Climate Change
Consultancy of the Year (Large) Mott Macdonald Limited
Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
Consultancy of the Year (Medium) BSG Ecology
JBA Consulting
Consultancy of the Year (Small) DTA Ecology
Baker Consultants Ltd
Dialogue Matters
Best Practice: Small-scale Nature Conservation North West Rare Plant Initiative (Chester Zoo, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and The Wildflower Society)
Howden Rock Ramp (AECOM, West Lothian Council and Forth Rivers Trust)
Best Practice: Large-scale Nature Conservation Yorkshire Water Biodiversity Programme (Yorkshire Water)
Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (Nature Scot)
Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan (JBA Consulting)
Best Practice: Large-scale Mitigation Landscove Holiday Park (Park Holidays UK Ltd, Landscove Holidays Ltd and BSG Ecology)



Beaconsfield Eastern Relief Road (Stantec, Balfour Beatty and Buckinghamshire County Council)
A536 Congleton Link Road (Design and Build) Mitigation Implementation (Arcadis and John Grahams Construction Limited)
Best Practice: Innovation Heathland Birds Bioacoustics Monitoring (Baker Consultants Ltd and Natural England)




Using High Frequency Noise to Enhance Bat Mitigation Measures (BSG Ecology, The Ecology Consultancy, Temple Group, University of Bristol and HS2)
Machine Learning: Automated Location of Invasive Non-Native Species (Mott MacDonald Limited)
Best Practice: Knowledge Sharing Llay Eastern Command and Custody Facility (North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner)




Strategy for Managing Breeding Birds on Construction Sites (Mott MacDonald)
Managing Grassland Road Verges: A Best Practice Guide (Plantlife)
Best Practice: Stakeholder Engagement Bird Aware Solent




Keyn Glas Environmental Designated Funds (Highways England)
Connecting Burton and the Trent Washlands; A New Vision (Black & Veatch, The Environment Agency, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The National Forest Company, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Trent Rivers Trust)
In Practice One scheme, three metrics: A comparison of biodiversity metrics on a major infrastructure project. Matt Wainhouse, James Hicks & Claire Wansbury (June 2019)



Biodiversity net gain has to lead to proper biodiversity restoration at scale rather than prettifying development. David Hill (June 2019)
District Licensing for great crested newts – a successful first year for the South Midlands scheme. Tom Tew & Pascale Nicolet (March 2019)


Please email if you have any questions about the online event.