Meet the Team

Pete 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.

Lisa Higgs

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.

Helen Satchell

Senior and 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-today delivery of all enims’ projects. Helen’s strong background in health and welfare helps ensure the safety of all enims’ personnel and 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 agility activities with her two Labradors.

Paula Richings

Senior Ecological Consultant

Paula has been an ecologist for nine years and has worked in consultancy for seven of those years. She holds full membership with 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 and holds a great crested newt survey licence (Level 2). 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 trips in her boat on the Norfolk Broads, takes walks in the countryside and is involved in charitable work in her village.

Vicky Rusby

Ecological Consultant 

Vicky is a qualified First Aider at Work and holds a Natural England Class 1 License for bats.  She is keenly working towards gaining her Class 2 bat License as well as her Class 1 survey license for great crested newts and dormice. Vicky is an accredited agent for great crested newt and is experienced in translocation projects for this species.
Vicky continuously updates her knowledge and experience in the field of botany with workshops, course attendance and recording field surveys in Suffolk. She has excellent botanical identification skills and this is used to support others within the team.
Vicky has a lot of experience in bat surveying, great crested newt, reptile and badger surveys and is very keen on achieving pragmatic solutions for projects, report writing and helping with ensuring that client deliverables are of a high quality.
When not in work, Vicky continues to be involved in all things nature and is a bee keeper, having several hives at the bottom of her garden. Vicky also attends monthly meets for fungi and botany field recordings in Norfolk and Suffolk and is an active member of both Suffolk and Essex bat groups.

Natalie Boote 

Ecological Consultant 

Natalie has worked in the ecology sector for the last five years and is a keen volunteer for all things wildlife! Natalie has recently gained her Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor Licence and Level 2 Bat Licence. Having had experience and training surveying Great Crested Newts she is also applying for her Level 1 Great Crested Newt Licence and working towards her dormouse licence”. Natalie has a very keen interest in bats and conducts Preliminary Roost Assessments and also bat activity surveys using her expert knowledge in the specialism of bats providing 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 attends local bat group meetings and helps with bat box checks and bat trapping over the survey season to better understand bat behaviour. Eager to learn more about bats she is a bat carer and 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 with her family on long walks and bike rides in the local countryside, but always with a picnic!

Sophie Sanderson 
Georgia Fitzwater

Junior Ecologist 


Georgia is a junior ecologist with enims and has over 5 year’s experience in the ecology sector. Georgia has gained particular experience in highways works conducting ecological clerk of works and is skilled in being able to identify ecological constraints and how best to manage them in order to ensure that clients schemes of works go well. Georgia also is very capable and mindful of health and safety on site and take a personal responsibility for health and safety when on site conducting all ecological works. Georgia also has plenty of experience with dusk and dawn bat surveys and enjoys this element of work very much. She has a keen interest in reptiles and has gained a lot  of experience in this area of ecology working on various high-profile projects. 

In her spare time Georgia is involved with her local bat group and attends foraging classes locally. Having access to the New Forest, Georgia spends a lot of her weekends walking and exploring different habitats. She also enjoys visiting the Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor and refuses to camp unless its in the wild!  Georgia is a keen painter, pianist and music-lover, attending any heavy metal gig she can in her free time.

Jack Hawnt 

Junior Ecologist 

Jack is a hard-working passionate Junior Ecologist with five years of experience and knowledge. With desktop and hands on conservation experience such as phase one and two habitat surveying; extensive hours in dusk and dawn bat surveys; hazel dormouse tube and box checking; small mammal surveying and preliminary ecological appraisals. As well as vital experience in line management and motivation of volunteer groups. 

His background knowledge as an ecologist mainly comes from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust where he successfully undertook an Ecological traineeship gaining knowledge in an array of key ecological services in order to deliver survey and monitoring programmes for the Trust’s Estate, as well as supporting staff in the delivery of externally funded project work. Examples consisted of working with endangered white-clawed crayfish, hazel dormice surveying and leading a project on the locally rare and important Gilkicker Weevil. 

In his spare time Jack spends most of it  in the countryside as a keen Wildlife Photographer, meaning his knowledge for studying wildlife in their natural habitats is of a very high standard. Jack also dedicates and has the self-discipline of fitness training, which body-building/weight-lifting is also another passion of his. 

Environmental Consultant

Sophie joined enims in July 2019 has been working within the environment sector for nearly 3 years. She previously worked within the asbestos & construction industry. She graduated from Plymouth University in 2012 with a degree in Geography and a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management. She is an associate member of IEMA. She has known the enims team for 2 years and has worked alongside them in her previous role within the highways industry. Sophie has skills in environmental screening, environmental site audits and environmental initiatives. Sophie will be taking over the ISO Management System responsibility along with promoting enims though social media and CSR. She also hopes to help the enims become more sustainable and to build up the e-services side of the business.  In her spare time she plays an interesting sport called underwater hockey! She also enjoys travelling, diving, gardening and walks with her dog! 

David Matheson

Junior Ecological Intern 

David also joined the enims team in September and has taken over from Natalie as the newest member of the group. David has just completed his MSci in Conservation Biology and Ecology at the University of Exeter. Whilst at university he learned about protected species legislation and gained an understanding of the desk and field components of ecological consultancy. Keen to put this knowledge to practice, he has undertaken a summer course in identifying bat sonograms and has joined ecologists on bat and dormouse surveys since. With enims, David is keen to further develop his ecological skill sets and gain experience with new species groups such as reptiles, badgers and great crested newts. As a passionate naturalist David enjoys being active and outdoors in his free time, particularly hiking, cycling and photographing wildlife.