Ecology consultancy sets up new training company

Nick Sanderson, Anthony Mellor and Olver Ramm

Derbyshire-based ecology, arboriculture and flood risk consultant, RammSanderson, has launched a new company.

The new arm of the business, RammSanderson Training will provide training services to developers, land owners and house builders to help them understand planning legislation related to protected species and habitats.

The training will initially take place on-line through six e-learning courses covering a range of ecological issues. These include awareness courses for bats, great crested newt, reptiles and badgers. Further courses which will lead to a construction ecology awareness passport will also follow soon.

RammSanderson director, Nick Sanderson, said: “The idea to offer training solutions was conceived following an approach by a roofing contractor who needed a basic understanding of how-to identity and manage works when it is identified that roosting bats and nesting birds might be occupying roof spaces. From there we developed a series of ecology related training courses that would be beneficial to all types of professionals associated with the construction industry. Once we have successfully launched these courses, we will add further modules to enhance learning and development.”

Fellow director, Oliver Ramm, added: “Our plan to offer training courses was pushed back slightly due to the demands placed on us during the early days of the pandemic. When we realised working from home would be a longer term arrangement, this spurred us on to get these courses completed. I am pleased they are now live because they will enhance the knowledge and awareness of bio-diversity issues that need to be considered when planning construction works and create another revenue stream for our business.”

The company employs 45 people across offices located in Ilkeston, Stafford and Sheffield.