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G4C Networking Breakfast – The far-reaching implications of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for the planning, development, and construction industries.

Join us for an overview on the far-reaching implications of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for the planning, development and construction industries. With guest speakers Fern Fellowes-Day and Graham Davison, both Directors of Focus Environmental Consultants.

A morning of inspiration, collaboration, and free breakfast and coffee!

The objective of these breakfast club events is to foster connections among young professionals in the construction sector. By bringing them together, the events aim to create a sense of camaraderie, provide a platform for sharing ideas, and empower participants to have their voices heard within the industry.

These events offer a unique blend of thought leadership through inspiring guest speakers and opportunities for collaboration through networking.

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Graham Davison BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM MRSB

Graham is an ecologist with over twenty years of experience in the field of applied ecology and is a Director and owner of Focus Environmental Consultants. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology and an MSc with distinction in Law and Environmental Science.  His ecological experience includes surveys to identify nationally and locally important sites for wildlife, ecological services to local planning authorities and provision of ecological reports to accompany major infrastructure projects, housing schemes, industrial developments, and mineral extraction. Graham is a skilled botanical surveyor (FISC 4) specialising in Phase I and Phase II (NVC) Habitat Surveys and Condition Assessments. He is a Registered Consultant under the Bat Mitigation Class Licence scheme (BMCL). Graham has appeared and delivered evidence as an expert witness for Planning Appeals and Public Inquiry. He has been interviewed for BBC local radio and TV programmes to provide specialist expertise on ecological topics.

Fern Fellowes-Day BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM MRSB

Fern has over nineteen years of professional experience in the ecological consultancy field and is a Director and owner of Focus Environmental Consultants. She holds BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and MSc in Habitat Creation and Management from Staffordshire University. Fern’s particular expertise is with protected species surveys. As a Registered User of the CL35 Badger Class License she has extensive knowledge in dealing with the badgers and has held numerous Natural England licenses to close or disturb badger setts. In addition, Fern holds survey licenses for great crested newts, bats, and white-clawed crayfish. Fern has held Natural England Mitigation (development) licenses for great crested newts (including being a Registered Consultant for the great crested newt Low Impact Class License (LICL)) and Conservation licenses for white-clawed crayfish. She is particularly experienced in dealing with newt issues affecting the quarrying, mineral extraction, and landfill industry.





Event Details

  • Date: 7th December
  • Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Categories: G4C, Regional
  • Venue: Cundall Offices
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