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EMEC takes on ex-Army Captain as new Project Manager

Nottinghamshire based East Midlands Environmental Consultants (EMEC) has taken on Lee Holland as a new Project Manager in response to a number of significant new contracts won.

Prior to joining EMEC, Holland was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Upon leaving the armed forced he obtained a APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). Holland also holds an BSc Economics (Hons) degree.

In his new role, he will be responsible for project managing many of the firms regional and national projects, where EMEC is responsible for acting as the consultant ecologist tasked with protecting habitats and offering added value advice to developers so that the communities they create, incorporate diversity.

Established in 1991, EMEC is a one stop shop for specialist ecology, biodiversity, land management and arboriculture services. Notable clients include Severn Trent Water, Nottingham City Council and Centre Parcs.

Commenting on his decision to join EMEC, Holland said “Growingly environmentally aware, I wanted to work for a business that was positively impacting our natural environment. Having recently left the Armed forces I qualified as a Project manager and wanted to join a smaller, local business that was ambitious whilst maintaining strong core values and beliefs and EMEC ticked all these boxes.”

Dr Ed Tripp, Consultancy Director at EMEC added “To have someone of Lee’s background join the business is a major coup. EMEC is entering an exciting period having won some exciting new contracts, which Lee will be a valued member of our project management team.”

Outside of work, Holland plays ice hockey for the Nottingham Lions senior men’s team. He is also continuing service in the Army Reserves as part of 202 Field Hospital.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, all EMEC’s profits are gift aided to the Trust to support nature conservation. Over the last 30 years, EMEC has gift-aided over £1m to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s (NWT) which has been used to fund habitat conservation work across nature reserves under the management of NWT and other wildlife conservation activities and campaigns.