The Team

Andrew Gardner BSc (Hons), MSc, MRICS, Dip NDEA

Andrew Gardner, who holds a number of academic and professional qualifications in the environmental and land management sector.
Andrew spent 4 years working as a Rural Development consultant for the European Union and United Nations in Namibia, Africa before returning to his home in South Cumbria in 2004 and founding Envirotech. Andrew is a full member of the The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rural Practice and Environmental Faculties) and holds a number of Protected Species licenses.

Andrew Studied at Newton Rigg College, Penrith for a Higher National Diploma in Environmental Land Management before continuing his studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Following a ‘Fast Track Route’ he took the second and fourth year of the course before graduating with a bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies (conservation and Recreational Management). He then went on to take a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Andrew Holds personal survey licences for Bats, Great Crested Newts, Barn Owls and White Clawed Crayfish. Andrew has also held development licences for Badgers and Otters. Andrew also holds PTS certification with Network Rail.


Andrew Gardner

Hannah Gardner BSc (Hons), MSc, CEnv, MRICS

Hannah has a background of working as a Rural Surveyor for the National Trust for over 10 years before becoming a full time Director of Envirotech. Hannah has a wide range of experiences from letting and managing fell farms, cottages and commercial properties, day to day land and estate management advice, landlord and tenant matters, project managing Heritage Lottery Grants and conservation management.

Hannah is a full member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rural Practice and Environmental Faculties) and has a bachelor of Science Degree in Countryside Management from Aberystwyth University and then went on to take a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.  

Hannah Gardner

Emma Wainwright BSc (Hon) Grad CIEEM

Emma has a First Class Honours, Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Edge Hill University, Lancashire. Before joining Envirotech Emma gained experience as an ecology sub contactor and volunteered with Yorkshire and Lancashire Wildlife Trusts. Emma holds a protected Species licence for Great Crested Newts and is working towards gaining her bat licence. Emma's time is now split between being an ecologist with Envirotech and being a wildlife and portrait artist.

Emma Wainwright

Gail Armstrong
Ecologist (Sub-Contractor)

Gail is usually known as the bat lady and is one of our most long standing and experienced bat surveyors. In fact, company director Andrew Gardner did his bat training with Gail during 2005-2006. She first got involved with bats when she went on a bat walk in horley, being instantly hooked as soon as the bat detector crackled into life and a bat flew up the track. She became a licensed bat worker in 1996, and qualified as a bat trainer in 2008. Over the years, she has worked as a Natural England volunteer, cared for grounded and abandoned bats, led bat walks for the RSPB, National Trust and a range of other organisations, been a trustee and treasurer of the Bat Conservation Trust, helped edit the first edition of the BCT Bat Survey Guidelines, given lectures, run training courses and generally allowed bats to fill her life.

Gail Armstrong

Antony Wood Cert Arb RFS
Arboricultualist (Sub-Contractor)

Antony specializes in all things tree and landscape related. He enjoys working with trees as often as possible, whether surveying them, climbing them, maintaining them as well as designing and implementing planting schemes. After gaining an RFS Cert Arb qualification at Myerscough College, Antony is fortunate to be able to combine both his consultancy role where he primarily focuses upon BS5837 surveying and reporting for Planning Applications with a continuing involvement in practical tree work.

Antony Wood

Jack Sykes BSc (Hons), MCIEEM
Ecologist (Sub-Contractor)

Jack studied Environmental Management and Forestry at the University of Cumbria’s Newton Rigg campus before entering the field of ecology consultancy. Jack holds Natural England licenses for bats and Great Crested Newts. As an active member of the local bat group and a National Trust volunteer, Jack likes to spend the majority of his time out in the field. His experience has allowed him to get involved with projects which have included rare British species such as Lesser Horseshoe bats and Natterjack toads.

Jack Sykes



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