Fraser Maxwell, Senior Consultant – Arup
I have known Reuben since 2005. He is a superb ecologist, with a fantastic range of survey skills and ecological consultancy experience. Since starting Tweed Ecology he has been regularly used by Arup, and consistently delivers the highest quality work, to deadlines and to budget. A real forte is his ability to problem solve difficult issues for clients. I can thoroughly recommend his services. He is also a joy to work with.
Colin Nisbet, Principal Ecologist – Ecofish Consultants
We have used Tweed Ecology for survey support and found their service to be excellent. Great attention to detail and everything delivered in a timely manner. I worked with Reuben previously at Jacobs, he is a very experienced all round ecologist, who consistently provides pragmatic expert advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Tweed Ecology to anyone requiring ecological support.
John Gallacher, Forest Ecologist – UPM Tilhill
UPM Tillhill have worked closely with Tweed Ecology for a number of years on a range of Environmental Impact Assessments for new woodland planting. These have been large and complex EIAs requiring the input of experts in the fields of archaeology, landscape and visual assessment, hydrology and of course ecology. We have commissioned Tweed Ecology to undertake breeding bird surveys according to agreed protocols set out by SNH. The work is invariably to a high standard and delivered on time. Also of importance is the experience the company brings to bear which allows them to suggest pragmatic solutions to often rather complex and difficult issues. Going forward, we would continue to employ the services of Tweed Ecology and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.
Liz Copland, Associate, IKM Consulting
Reuben has played an intrinsic role in the IKM –led ecology team on the Borders Railway project. He has acted as ECOW for one of the three sections and provided pragmatic advice to ensure the construction programme has been met, whilst ensuring protection of natural heritage in line with project requirements. His enthusiastic and practical approach has been refreshing to work with.
Ade Taylor, Freelance Ecologist, ADT Ecology
I worked with Reuben in undertaking the Ecological Clerk of Works role on the Borders Railway where his wealth of experience and professional approach often proved instrumental in solving tricky ecological issues. In addition to this, he has a great sense of humour and was a pleasure to work with.