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2015 Award Winners

Independent international environmental expert and author Tony Juniper was the guest speaker at the 2015 Awards held on 25 June 2015 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. CIEEM Fellow Pam Nolan hosted the event. Full details of the event and the finalists can be found in the CIEEM Awards 2015 booklet.

Pam Nolan, Tony Juniper, and Sally Hayns (CIEEM CEO).

All of the 2015 Awards winners.

 

CIEEM Medal

The CIEEM Medal is the Chartered Institute’s highest accolade and is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding single or life-long contribution to the field of ecology and environmental management.

In 2015, the Medal was awarded to two equally deserving individuals.

Professor Penny Anderson CEcol CEnv FCIEEM(rtd) was awarded for her Outstanding, Lifelong Contribution to Promoting High Standards of Professional Consultancy and Habitat Management.

Professor David Goode CEnv FCIEEM was awarded for his Outstanding, Lifelong Contribution to Promoting the Understanding and Practice of Urban Ecology and Nature Conservation.

 

Best Practice Awards

These flagship project-based awards recognise the highest standards of ecological and environmental management practice by CIEEM members.

Sponsored by Three Shires Ltd

Best Practice Award for Large-Scale Nature Conservation

WINNER
Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Witherslack Mosses SAC RestorationLarge Scale

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Great Fen Partnership (Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Huntingdonshire District Council, Natural England and the Middle Level Commissioners) – Great Fen

COMMENDED
Environment Agency supported by Black & Veatch Ltd – Kilnsea Wetlands Creation Project

Best Practice Award for Small-Scale Nature Conservation

WINNER
Natural Resources Wales supported by Black & Veatch Ltd and Galliford Try – Fairbourne ‘Brickpits’ Wetland Habitat CreationSmall Scale

 

Best Practice Award for Innovation

WINNER
The Crown Estate & Arup – The Crown Estate Ecology MasterplanBP Innovation

COMMENDED
Arup, the Environment Agency, Hull International Fisheries Institute, Cascade Consulting and APEM Ltd for and with Yorkshire Water – Adaptive management of Water Framework Directive mitigation measures for water storage and supply

COMMENDED
The Canal & River Trust – Canal & River Bank Restoration: Kennet & Avon Canal

 

Best Practice Award for Knowledge Sharing

WINNER
Bat Conservation Ireland – Irish Bats in the 21st CenturyKnowledge Sharing

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Anglian Water Services – Anglian Water’s Biodiversity: Guidance for Operations Booklet

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bat Tree Habitat Key

 

Best Practice Award for Stakeholder Engagement

WINNER
Dialogue Matters – Green Economy Project in the UK Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands                              Stakeholder Eng

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Environment Agency with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Team Van Oord, EC Harris and CH2M HILL – Steart Coastal Management Project

 

Tony Bradshaw Award

In addition to the five Best Practice Award categories there is a sixth category, the Tony Bradshaw Award, which recognises exceptional projects that achieve the criteria for two or more of the above categories and sets an overall impressively high standard.

The Tony Bradshaw Award was not presented in 2015.

 

Promising Professional Award

Sponsored by McParland Finn Ltd

This individual award recognises the exceptional achievements of a CIEEM member (Graduate, Associate or Qualifying) during the early stages of their career. The winner will have demonstrated above-average competence and a strong commitment to their professional development.

WINNER
Miss Emily Drinkwater GradCIEEM      

Emily Drinkwater

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Miss Emma Pickering GradCIEEM

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mr Morgan Taylor ACIEEM

 

NGO Impact Award

Sponsored by Atkins Global

 

This award recognises the achievement of Non-Governmental Organisations in delivering initiatives that have a major impact in benefiting nature. The initiative can be wide-ranging: local to national to international, site-based or species-based, campaigning or raising public-awareness. The key criteria is that it has made a difference to the natural environment.

WINNER
The National Trust for Jersey – Love PlemontNGO

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Land Trust – Countess of Chester Country Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The National Trust – The Cyril Diver Project

 

Corporate Achievement Award

Sponsored by Atkins Global

 

This award recognises the success of a corporate initiative to benefit the natural environment. The criteria will include how the initiative is communicated to staff and other stakeholders as well as the practical outcomes of the project ‘on the ground’.

WINNER
Oxford Properties – Green Park                   

Corporate Achievement

 

Postgradudate Student Project Award

Sponsored by The Environment Partnership

 

This individual award recognises achievement by CIEEM Student Members in planning, undertaking and reporting a taught Masters degree project in a relevant aspect of ecological or environmental management.

WINNER
Thomas Chapman
Infrared and thermal cameras in bat species surveillance
Oxford Brookes University

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Olukayode James Ayodeji
Assessment of the level and impacts of participatory approach in the proposed sale and development of Sefton Park Meadows
Liverpool Hope University

HIGHLY COMMENDED
David Kent
Biodiversity Offsetting the HS2 Phase 1 Development within the Chilterns AONB: An analysis of biodiversity offsetting methodologies, compensation areas, compensation cost and financial viability of alternative routes
Oxford Brookes University

 

In Practice Award

Sponsored by Greenhouse Graphics

 

This award recognises the invaluable contribution to knowledge sharing that authors of feature articles in our members’ bulletin, In Practice, make. The judges will be looking for the most influential and thought-provoking article of the year.

WINNER
Water voles – a preview of new guidelines for survey and mitigation
– by Mr Mike Dean CEcol CEnv MCIEEM, Mr Derek Gow MCIEEM and Mr Richard Andrews CEnv MCIEEM
(June 2014 edition)                       

IP

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Communication skills for ecologists: to influence policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services we must know our audiences
– by Mrs Claire Wansbury CEcol CEnv FCIEEM, Miss Juliette Linford, Miss Veronica Lawrie CEnv MCIEEM, Mr Liam Atherton ACIEEM, Dr Jasmin Barwig CEnv MCIEEM, Miss Clare Pugh CEnv MCIEEM and Miss Octavia Neeves MCIEEM
(December 2014 edition)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ecology Legal Update – The freshwater environment, ecological appraisal and the Water Framework Directive: Why, who and how?
– by Mr Owen Peat and Ms Penny Simpson
(December 2014 edition)