- 27th January 2021
- Posted by: Dom Senior
- Category: News
We are thrilled to announce that JBA Consulting have made an award-winning start to the new year by claiming three big wins at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM) awards.
Originally due to take place on 2nd October 2020 in London, the award ceremony was rescheduled due to Covid-19 and instead held virtually on 20th January. It was certainly worth the wait for everybody at JBA as we picked up three awards and were also ‘Highly Commended’ in the Consultancy of the Year (medium) category.
Promising Professional award – Rebekah Beaumont, JBA Consulting
The first win of the night came in the CIEEM Promising Professional category for Rebekah Beaumont, who was recognised for her outstanding commitment to ecology through volunteering and professional development.
Within the last year alone Rebekah has been the Lead Ecologist on three different river restoration projects, providing detailed ecological reports and recommendations to deliver improved biodiversity and river function. She also collaborates with teams across the business on habitat monitoring, master planning, mitigation design and habitat restoration.
Huge congratulations to Rebekah, a very deserved winner!
The Promising Professional award recognises the exceptional achievements of a CIEEM member during the early stages of their career, highlighting their commitment to professional development and passion for ecology and environmental management.
Best Practice Award for Large-Scale Practical Nature Conservation – Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan Project
We were also very excited to see our Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan project win the Best Practice Award for Large-Scale Practical Nature Conservation. This award recognises stand-out projects that enhance biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and sustainable development, and rewards high standards of professionalism and ecological and environmental management practice.
This challenging but extremely rewarding project involved developing a management plan to restore habitats of England’s largest lowland raised peat bog across Thorne, Goole and Crowle Moors. Using a combination of innovative technology, telemetry, water level control structures, contour bunding and vegetation management, the water levels on the bog can be monitored and controlled in real time, facilitating the growth of Sphagnum moss and other peat-forming species.
Tony Bradshaw Best Practice Award – Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan Project
The surprise of the evening came when our Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan project was also awarded the Tony Bradshaw Award for Outstanding Best Practice.
This highly prized award recognises exceptional projects that set an overall impressively high standard and is contested by the winners of each of the seven Best Practice Awards.
Awarded at the judges’ discretion the Tony Bradshaw Award for Outstanding Best Practice is testament to the incredible work conducted by the Thorne Moors Water Level Management Plan project team and we’re very proud to have received this special discretionary award.
Finally, to cap an incredible night for everybody at JBA we were ‘Highly Commended’ in the Consultancy of the Year (medium) category, which recognises high standards of professional practice, and demonstrates our consistent delivery of high quality practical outcomes that benefit business and the economy as well as nature and/or people’s connection with nature.
Want to know more?
For more information about the 2020 CIEEM awards, visit the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM) awards page, where you’ll also find information about the ceremony’s other big winners.