ASSISTANT ECOLOGIST BOOSTS HARRIS LAMB’S ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM

Harris Lamb has developed its growing environmental team with the appointment of an assistant ecologist.

The department, which was formed just 12 months ago, has welcomed Josh Randhawa to its ranks.

Since graduating from Birmingham University in 2013, Josh has worked for a number of organisations including the city council and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, and will support the team in working across the business’ client portfolio to advise on ecological issues, conduct surveys to ensure developments are compliant, and provide solutions where concerns arise.

Josh said: “Harris Lamb is a successful company, large enough for me to be able to be part of a diverse range of projects but without feeling like a ‘cog in a machine’, which can often happen when you work for very big companies.

“I was also attracted by the business’ reputation for valuing and investing in its employees with continual training and support. It’s exciting to be part of a newly formed environmental team and I think there will be great opportunities for me to take on new challenges and progress my career.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside experienced ecologists and planners and developing my current knowledge and skillset,” he added.

Dr Holly Smith, Director of Environment, said: “I am delighted with the way that this team has flourished since we launched the service last February. The demand for advice and support from clients has been overwhelming, and we’re becoming a very strong, busy team.

“Josh is a welcome addition to our team – he brings with him valuable experience across a wide range of environmental skills, including surveying protected species including bats, newts and reptiles. A good bat ecologist is extremely difficult to find, and we’re confident his knowledge will be of great benefit to our offering,” she added.