About Us

Passionate about ecology, our ethos is to to deliver the very best outcomes for both our clients and for biodiversity.

but an old hand

EP Ecology is an ecological consultancy operating out of Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. From here we are well placed to deliver for clients throughout Scotland.

Founded in 2020 by Erik Paterson MCIEEM, we have helped dozens of clients through the planning and licensing process with our bespoke ecology survey and support packages.

Our company ethos is to try and deliver the best outcomes for our clients whilst maximising a project’s potential for biodiversity.

Using an evidence-based approach, we deliver high quality ecology survey services, data, and advice to clients in the private and public sectors as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Whether in-house with our specialist ecologists, or via our co-operative network of associates, we can deliver all aspects of ecological consultancy to assist our clients with gaining planning permission, and throughout the development process. Check out our services to see what we bring to the table.

Committed to upholding the highest standards in ecological consultancy

We were granted this status in recognition of our commitment to furthering ecological consultancy as a discipline. Our team is dedicated to upholding and advancing the standards in our field.

A sustainable approach

At EP Ecology, we don’t believe in the “bare minimum”. Our ethos is to deliver the very best for both our clients and for biodiversity.

We don’t think that an ecologist’s role in development should be simply to minimise the harm. We believe that our role is to promote biodiversity enhancements in every project. This approach is highly beneficial for our clients as sustainability is one of the main premises of the Planning Policy Framework within Scotland.

We’re committed to sustainability ourselves, and that’s why we are a member of Ecologi, a global carbon offsetting programme planting trees to capture carbon and other greenhouse gases.

Did you know…

The EP Ecology Ltd. logo is based on the pattern of a male adder (Vipera berus)