UK’s leading environmental consultancy, Thomson Environmental Consultants, has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO/Chief Operating Officer to shape the firm’s future strategy.

Lucy Hunt, former Chief Operating Officer at Environment Agency, has joined the leading environmental consultancy as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO/CEO). She will work closely with founder, Nancy Thomson, leading and managing all business areas, coordinating key business functions, and balancing the needs of the environment with the needs of customers and its employees. 

Lucy Hunt commented on the appointment: “Why Thomson? Who wouldn’t want to work with a company whose purpose is to deliver excellent project outcomes with positive environmental impact, enabling businesses and nature to thrive together? 

“Combined with the quality and expertise of the dedicated individuals at Thomson who embody company values of respect, integrity, support, and excellence – being a part of this team is truly rewarding.”

First established in 2004, Thomson Environmental Consultancy is one of the UK’s leading independent environmental consultancies supporting various businesses to comply with environmental legislation. The company have in-house expertise in terrestrial ecology, marine services, freshwater ecology, marine laboratory services, habitat management, geospatial data management, arboriculture contracting, and landscape architecture.

Having scaled up resources to match the growing breadth of requirements, the expanding consultancy has hired over 50 new team members this year alone. The new hires will support and facilitate the ongoing and anticipated growth, addressing the increasing demand for environmental and ecological services across various sectors.

Nancy Thomson, founder of Thomson Environmental Consultants, said: “Our trajectory is steep upwards. As demands for environmental and ecological services continue to grow, we will continue growing our senior leadership team with talented and passionate industry leaders. 

“Lucy is a talented and highly capable leader with a strong track record of driving exceptional performance and business excellence. She will bring energy, innovation, and dedication to scaling up the business and delivering the expanding breadth of requirements. All the while ensuring the company’s long legacy of high-quality service and mission to deliver value for clients is preserved.”

The consultancy has recently expanded its base locations to cover Manchester and East Anglia. This adds to the Guildford, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds offices. 

Thomson is always open to talented people with ambition, drive and enthusiasm to develop and learn. Whether you are a graduate looking for a first career or a seasoned ecologist, marine scientist, or looking for a career change, please visit:

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