Glaven Ecology


We are a small, independent ecological consultancy based in Holt, North Norfolk offering a range of ecological assessment and ecology surveys.

We work throughout East Anglia and Lincolnshire with the capacity to work further afield when required. 


We are proud to be a Registered Practice with the  Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. As members of CIEEM we adhere to their Professional Code of Conduct.


Experienced in ecology surveys, protected species survey work and report writing we also pride ourselves on our client liaison and customer care.


We are fully insured holding both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.


We aim to get back to you within 24 hours of an ecology survey to feedback any headline findings so there are never any surprises.

We will issue our initial draft report within ten workings days of a site visit to give you time to digest it and ask questions before we issue the final version.


 Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Lead Ecologist

Carolyn holds a MSc in Biological Recording (botany major) and a 1st Class BSc honours degree in Environmental Science (as well as a BA (Hons) in English Literature and a  PGDip in Information Management).


Carolyn is a member of the British Ecological Society and a full member of CIEEM.

She holds Level 1 Class licences for bats and great crested newts and a class licence for barn owls.  Carolyn is also CSCS certified.  Exerienced in protected species surveys Carolyn has a penchant for water vole surveying as well as botanical surveys. 


In her spare time Carolyn is a volunteer botanical surveyor for Norfolk Wildlife Trust on their County Wildlife Sites and she also volunteers for Toadwatch each spring – helping her local population of toads cross the road safely to their breeding ponds. 


Carolyn is also a committee member for the CIEEM East of England network.


Heather Sneddon

Heather Sneddon

Business Officer

Heather has a BA in Social Sciences and a MSc in Library and Information Management.

Having previously worked in a number of  busy university libraries across London Heather is responsible for the day to day running of the Glaven Ecology office.

In her spare time Heather enjoys reading, baking and foraging for seasonal foods in the Norfolk countryside.