Meet the Team

Pete Satchell
Lisa Higgs
Helen Satchell

Managing Director

Pete is enims’ Managing Director having started the business back in 2006. Pete’s day to day role in the company focuses on business development and client liaison. Pete’s personal aims are to always deliver the best service to our clients, and he believes this attitude is key in terms of continual growth and client satisfaction. As the managing director of enims, Pete is responsible for the business strategy which has developed from inception in 2006 to the award winning environmental company of choice today. Pete’s extensive experience of the construction industry, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the environmental sector, continually supports enims' highways, housing, construction and planning clients achieve their business goals, which is something that Pete thoroughly enjoys. In his spare time Pete has started to learn how to clay pigeon shoot and enjoys a bit of cycling to try and keep fit.

Business Manager

Lisa has been with enims for over 8 years, during this time she has been involved in all areas of enims and has gained a wealth of experience in ensuring projects are delivered efficiently. Lisa has an excellent rapport with all our clients, and is very capable at ensuring that enims fully understands the client/project needs. Outside of work, Lisa is busy with family life, having two sons and two labradoodles, any spare time Lisa spends taking part in exercise classes.

 HR Manager


Helen is Pete’s youngest daughter and has been involved in all areas of enims since 2013, Helen’s role as Senior and HR Manager is key to ensuring the efficient and effective day-to-day delivery of all enims’ projects. Helen holds Associate Membership with the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development ( CIPD) and her strong background in health and welfare helps ensure the safety of all enims’ personnel.  Her enthusiasm to assist the team with development and training fits in well within her HR role, as well as ensuring the team have the required skills and expertise. With a keen eye for detail Helen also ensures the high quality of enims deliverables. When not at work, Helen enjoys taking part in dog sports activities with her three Labradors.

Paula Richings

Principal Consultant Ecologist 

Paula has worked in the ecological consultancy profession for nine years and is a Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Paula is proficient in undertaking surveys for great crested newts, reptiles, bats and habitat assessments. She has experience in writing Habitat Regulation Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments. Paula holds a level 2 class licence for great crested newts and a level 1 class licence for bats. Paula is particularly adept at helping clients prepare for planning applications, by providing advice on necessary survey and mitigation work to ensure the development keeps within the law. Paula is a keen botanist and enjoys developing her skills in this area through self-study and attending workshops run by local flora groups. In her spare time, Paula enjoys walks in the countryside and is a volunteer for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Jamie Townsend 

ECoW Ecologist  

Jamie joined the enims team in November 2020 as an ECoW Ecologist having worked in the ecology sector for the past two years. Jamie has gained a lot of experience in conducting ecological clerk of works and has gained experience of conducting rail ECoW in particular. Jamie is also working towards gaining his GCN licence which he hopes to achieve in the very near future as well as working towards gaining his class 1 bat licence. In his spare time Jamie is a Falconer and has his very own pet harris hawk called Loki. Jamie also enjoys hiking and bird watching as well as being a keen ruby fan and watching rugby matches. 

Vicky Rusby

Senior Ecological Consultant 

Vicky is a CIEEM Associate member and holds Natural England Licenses for bats (Level 2) and great crested newts (Level 1) and is experienced in translocation projects for this species. She is a qualified First Aider at Work and trained to National Classification level 3 to enter confined spaces.

Vicky has excellent report writing and GIS mapping skills and is very keen on achieving pragmatic solutions for projects and helping with ensuring that client deliverables are of a high quality. She has been involved in many Highways and large residential development schemes and enjoys collaborating to attain project goals.

Vicky continuously updates her knowledge and experience in the field of botany with workshops, course attendance and volunteer recording field surveys in Suffolk and Norfolk. She has excellent botanical identification skills and holds a FISC Level 3 Certificate which she uses to support others within the team.

When not in work, Vicky continues to be involved in all things nature and is a beekeeper, volunteer with the Norwich Bat Group National Nathusius and Barbastelle projects and keen fungi surveyor with her local recording group.

Lily Butterworth

ECoW Ecologist  

Lily joined the enims team in 2021 as an ECoW Ecologist and holds two degrees in the environmental field, one of which included studying environmental law, GIS and conservation genetics. Lily has worked in ecology sector mainly working in the area of conducting protected species surveys for large construction and rail projects. However, she does have experience of small development projects. Lily has assisted with writing reports and is very keen on developing this skill even further. Lily is working towards gaining her class 1 bat licence very soon and aims to have her GCN licence in the near future. Lily is also developing her species identification skills by using field guides whilst walking in her local area to identify the local plant and animal species. In her spare time, Lily enjoys reading, playing board games, and scouring the country for the perfect afternoon tea!

Natalie Boote 

Ecological Consultant 

Natalie has worked in the ecology sector for the last six years and is a keen volunteer for all things wildlife! Natalie has a Level 2 Bat Licence and has recently gained her Level 1 Great Crested Newt Licence, she is currently working towards her rare reptile and dormouse licence. Natalie has a very keen interest in bats and conducts Preliminary Roost Assessments and bat activity surveys using her experience and knowledge to provide clients with excellent ecological support and guidance for their projects.  

When not in work Natalie is treasurer for her local wildlife group organising wildlife walks and talks for local residents. A keen bat conservationist Natalie volunteers with her local bat group and rehabilitates injured bats. She has cared for over 100 bats including the rare Alcathoe!

Natalie is also the co-ordinator for her local Toad Patrol helping over 2500 toads and 100s of newts cross the road to reach their breeding ponds each year. She also enjoys going out on picnics with her family for long walks and bike rides in the local countryside.

Steve Quick 

Ecological and Environmental Trainee 

Steve joined the enims team in August 2020. Steve has a great passion for all things ecological and environmental. He has spent time volunteering in many aspects of ecology and researching the effects of human activity on habitat and ecosystems. 

As a former Royal Marines Commando with operational service, Steve is well trained to face the challenges of all ecological pursuits in all weathers! 

Steve holds two degrees and specialises in environmental science and energy and sustainability. 

Steve is a fully competent scuba diver to the level of Master Scuba diver and has been lucky enough to have explored some of the worlds most beautiful Coral Reefs as well as diving with Bull Sharks in Costa Rica. When not diving or conducting ecological work Steve enjoys spending his free time keeping fit, reading, playing his guitar and spending time with his family including his lovely Labradoodle Paddington.