Aspect Ecology joins APEM Group

October 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Aspect Ecology has joined APEM Group bringing a significant boost to our capabilities and securing an exciting future for our team.

Alistair Baxter, co-founder and Senior Director of Aspect Ecology commented:

“We are delighted to be joining APEM Group which provides great opportunities for the Aspect Ecology team and allows us to take forward our current operations with the added support of the Group infrastructure. APEM’S culture of high quality work mirrors that of Aspect Ecology’s so that our approaches are fully aligned. Joining forces with APEM will enable us to access new markets and offer additional services to our clients as well as more rapidly develop our technological capabilities aided by APEM’s market leading position in this area”.

Aspect Ecology has long been aware of APEM Group who began in freshwater and marine consultancy and have now expanded to offer a wide range of environmental services. Aspect Ecology will serve to particularly strengthen the Terrestrial Ecology capabilities of the Group.

Leah McGimpsey, APEM Group CEO, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Aspect Ecology to the APEM Group. Aspect Ecology bring a deep expertise in terrestrial ecology to the Group, building on our existing market-leading capabilities and significantly increasing our strength in depth. This acquisition provides substantial opportunities to continue our expansion into the infrastructure and built environment market alongside further growth in the renewables and water sectors.

As the need for clean infrastructure increases, Aspect’s knowledge of, and work with clients in, assessing the biodiversity of developer’s plans and how to deliver Biodiversity Net Gain solutions, will be of real value to APEM’s own clients.”

Joining the APEM Group gives Aspect Ecology access to a diverse range of clients across the Renewables, Water and Infrastructure sectors, where the need for environmental services continues to grow at pace.

Darroch Baker, Managing Director, Freshwater and Terrestrial, added:

“I am pleased to welcome the team at Aspect Ecology to the APEM Group. Providing solutions through innovative design and imaginative thinking, Aspect Ecology have a reputation for and a dedication to, delivering quality across all the stages of a client’s project lifecycle.

Balancing commercial outcomes with the impact on the natural environment is a key challenge for our clients, especially with the need to demonstrate biodiversity sustainability in the planning process. Aspect’s expertise in this area for residential and commercial developers and land owners, combined with our existing terrestrial teams working across the water and renewables sectors, provides our clients with an unrivalled advantage in delivering their projects.

I’m also excited about the opportunities for shared learning across our combined terrestrial team and bringing best practice to our clients.”

Since 2021, the APEM Group have completed six acquisitions, supported by private equity firm WestBridge, cementing their strategy of growth and international expansion.

Pete Barkley, Partner at Westbridge, said:

“APEM Group continues to go from strength to strength both domestically and internationally. This new acquisition of Aspect Ecology builds on existing capabilities in terrestrial ecology, broadens the service offering and further enhances APEM’s reputation in the environmental consulting marketplace.

The APEM Group Leadership Team continue to add culturally aligned businesses to the group via their strategic acquisition strategy, while delivering value adding services to their clients.”

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