The new MD of Cornwall Environmental Consultants, Natasha Collings-Costello

Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) has appointed Natasha Collings-Costello as its new MD.

Collings-Costello brings with her a wealth of local and national environmental management experience. She spent the past six years as county ecologist at Cornwall Council and prior to that roles included environmental manager and project ecologist for the tendering phase of the Forth Replacement Crossing and ecological clark of works on the M1 widening project.

Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining such a well-regarded consultancy, especially one with nature conservation at its heart through its parent company, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, to whom all profits are donated.”

CEC specialises in offering environmental advice throughout the life cycle of a project, from pre-purchase advice through to the ongoing management of habitats, landscapes and public open spaces.

CEC chief executive Carolyn Cadman said: “We know that many businesses and their employees who live and work in Cornwall want to look after our local wildlife and wild places and be part of a low-carbon economy.

“I’m excited to explore with Natasha how we can support businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and how we can increase investment in Cornwall’s nature and biodiversity – for example through Cornwall Council’s ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ scheme.”