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About PJC Consultancy

PJC Consultancy is relatively unique in that we offer arboricultural, ecological and landscape design services, all from one integrated consultancy. This is increasingly useful for planning evaluations and when making planning applications, as many now require all three disciplines to be considered.

As an independent consultancy, you can be sure of an unbiased opinion about your current estate or new development. Also as a small company we can be both cost efficient and provide a fast turnaround on projects. Our reports are of high quality and supported by CAD illustrations and drawings utilising the latest software suites.

Our consultants are both academically and professionally qualified (CIEEM ,Arboricultural Association) and combine experience and expertise in ecological assessment, arboriculture, land management, project management and landscape design.

We undertake a wide range of surveys and provide clients with positive and practical solutions to meet their environmental needs. In addition, we have strong quality control procedures and offer a holistic approach to land management.

We are pleased to offer advice in keeping with our responsive, enthusiastic and proactive customer focus. Indeed you will find much information here on our website and within our guides to arboricultural and ecological considerations when undertaking a new construction project or development.

Each client is allocated a dedicated project manager to manage your relationship with PJC Consultancy. Therefore, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we look forward to working with you.

Nick Betts

Nick Betts

HND Forestry M.Arbor.A

Director / Arboriculturist

Nick started work as a forestry worker, and then in commercial arboricultural contracts across the country before becoming a tree surveyor and consultant in 2005. He holds a higher national diploma in forestry management, is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association and a member of the Consulting Arborist’s Society. Nick heads PJC Consultancy, specialising in undertaking large-scale condition and safety surveys for rural estates and forestry holdings.

Luke White

Luke White

FdSc Arboriculture M.Arbor.A

Arboriculturist

Luke has worked in many areas of the arboricultural and forestry sectors, including as a climbing arborist, a forestry worker and private woodland manager, within the woodchip biomass industry and as an arboriculturist for a large multi disciplinary consultancy specialising in major transport projects throughout the UK. Luke holds a foundation degree in science in arboriculture and is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association. He is experienced at undertaking and managing large-scale hazard evaluation surveys and producing reports for trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.

Pete Davies

FdSc Arboriculture M.ArborA

Senior Arboriculturist

Pete started his arboricultural career at PJ Chaffin tree surgery as a groundsman before working in the consultancy part time. As the business grew he took a full time position and has now been a practicing consultant since 2010, working on many complex and difficult site producing BS5837 surveys. He holds a foundation degree arboriculture, is a qualified Professional Tree Inspector and is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association.

Adam Earl

Adam Earl

BSc (Hons) MCIEEM

Senior Ecologist / Arboriculturist

Adam is a senior ecologist with experience in both ecological and arboricultural consultancy. He holds a bachelors degree in biology, is a qualified Professional Tree Inspector. Adam has worked as an ecologist and senior ecologist for a large consultancy prior to joining PJC, working on a number of high profile large-scale developments in the southeast. He currently assists both Luke, Pete and Owen with their specialist arboricultural survey work, as well as undertaking his own ecology and arboricultural surveys.

Tim Ruffles

Tim Ruffles

BA (Hons)

Landscape Designer

Tim Ruffles is a Landscape and Garden designer with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Gloucestershire. He has many years experience working within a busy chartered landscape architects practice as Design team member, Architectural technician and Clark of works developing projects across multiple sectors.

Tim joined the PJ Chaffin group as operations and landscape manager for Chaffin Works delivering large scale commercial and private projects to their extensive client base. Now working for PJC Consultancy alongside the team, he offers landscape design services including initial site survey and contextual analysis, conceptual and detailed design through to construction drawings and on site project supervision and Clerk of works.

Owen Allpress

BSc (Hons) M.Arbor.A

Arboriculturist

Owen has received both an FdSc and a BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture from Myerscough College and is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association. Working in the arboricultural industry for nearly ten years, Owen has extensive experience in arboricultural contracting, consultancy and business management. He specialises in large scale condition and safety surveys for infrastructure, rural estates and defence sites whilst also managing the GIS capability and data capture tools for PJC Consultancy.

Sam Dawson

BSc (Hons)

Ecologist

Sam is an ecologist with experience in both ecological and environmental consultancy. She has received a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of the West of England, Bristol; through her studies she conducted ecological surveys in the UK, Spain and Cuba where she was part of a research team responsible for marine and terrestrial surveys. Sam worked as an environmental consultant prior to joining PJC, where she worked in a range of assessment areas, including ecology, and was involved in the coordination of a major infrastructure project in the UK.

Tara Hall

BSc (Hons)

Ecologist

Tara is an ecologist with experience both in the ecological and environmental sector. She has received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Nottingham and through studies and volunteering, has worked on various ecological projects in locations including Sweden and Tanzania.

Tara worked as an education and training officer for a national conservation charity before joining PJC, where she worked with communities and young people to enhance their knowledge of local ecology and the environment, including leading on a government program to increase the value of Kent’s green spaces for wildlife and educational purposes.