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December 03, 2018

SLR Showcased in EBJ's Environmental Industry M&A in 2018 Article

The Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) issue, Environmental Industry M&A in 2018, featured SLR’s recent private equity partnership with Charterhouse, as well as an informative interview with CEO Neil Penhall and Director of U.S. Operations Kevin Rattue. The article highlights the closing of SLR’s third private equity partnership, the increase demand for advisory services, and its strategy to expand in both its technical serving offering and geographic footprint in North America.

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November 01, 2018

Matt Harrison, P.E. Joins SLR

SLR is pleased to welcome its newest managing principal, Matt Harrison, P.E. who brings over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and energy business sectors. With a strong background in air emissions and regulatory interpretation and regulatory compliance, Matt is nationally recognized in his specialty in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements, characterizations, and mitigation.

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October 29, 2018

SLR's APAC region welcomes Andrew O'Brien

​SLR Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew O’Brien as Operations Manager - Environmental Management, Planning and Approvals (EMPA) . Andrew will be based in our Brisbane office, and will be responsible for leading our Asia Pacific Environment and Social Impact Assessment, Transport Advisory and Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance teams.

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October 05, 2018

SLR Canada Welcomes New Marketing Manager Jen White

SLR is delighted to welcome Jen White as our new Marketing and Communications Manager for Canada. With over 18 years experience in the environmental and engineering consulting sector, Jen’s extensive background and experience will play a critical role in helping us build on our growth strategies and brand, and positioning SLR as a top tier service provider of environmental and advisory services.

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August 28, 2018

SLR announces key appointment Australia wide

SLR Consulting has recently announced the Principal appointments of Paul Goldsworthy, Richard Simmons and Giorgio De Nola. These appointments are a great reflection of our growth not only across multiple technical disciplines, but geographically as well.

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August 22, 2018

SLR secures project with SoCity in Leeds

We’re pleased to share the news that SLR’s Built Environment Planning team has secured instruction from a brand-new client - SoCity (Leeds) Limited. SoCity is a lifestyle brand of parent company Prospect Property Group, a property development company with experience completing residential and commercial projects.

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May 15, 2018

SLR Welcomes U.S. Regional Finance Director Jason French

SLR welcomes US Regional Finance Director, Jason French. Jason joins the financial and accounting team in our Bothell, Washington office. He will be working closely with the Chief Financial Officer (UK), Dianne Buchanan; NA Chief Operating Officer, Rick Smith; US President Steve Locke; and the US Management Team.

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May 03, 2018

SLR Expands South-East Queensland Footprint

SLR Consulting has recently announced the expansion of their South-East Queensland offices to include a new Gold Coast premise. The company first commenced operations in Brisbane in 1990 and has expanded to include over fifteen local specialist technical services with over 80 staff permanently based in the SEQ region.

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April 19, 2018

Managing Recyclables Price Risk – Is the Sector Missing a Partner?

Does reluctance in the waste sector to manage recyclables price risk presents opportunities for the insurance sector? Over 6 million tonnes of recyclables (e.g. paper, card, metals, plastics, glass) are collected annually from 23 million households in England and the volumes are expected to increase further in the future. The responsibility for providing household recyclables collection service in England sits with c.320 local authorities, of which over 170 have contracts with private waste management companies for the provision of collection services.

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March 26, 2018

Charterhouse Capital Partners invests in SLR Consulting

SLR Consulting (“SLR”), a leading global environmental and advisory consultancy, announces that it has agreed to partner with Charterhouse Capital Partners (“Charterhouse”), a leading European private equity firm, to support the business in its next phase of growth and development.

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March 15, 2018

SLR secures planning consent for landmark Birmingham building

Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for restoration and conversion of Birmingham’s Methodist Central Hall, a Grade II* Listed Building, into a high quality mixed-use hotel and apart-hotel facility on 1 March 2018. Despite the buildings complexities and sheer scale the decision was received within 13 weeks that included comprehensive discussions with Historic England and other consultee partners who all have an interest in the iconic building’s future use and protection.

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February 23, 2018

SLR Welcomes Todd Lusk to SLR’s Water and Wastewater Team

Senior Engineer Todd Lusk has recently joined SLR with expertise in industrial wastewater engineering via our new office located in Florence, Kentucky. He brings over 16 years of experience in treatability investigations, wastewater technology evaluations, biological wastewater treatment, water efficiency evaluations, wastewater operations troubleshooting, and microscopic biomass assessments for a range of industries including petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and steel.

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February 08, 2018

PLIA and Ecology Optimistic about First Month of New Technical Assistance Program

In a recent presentation to the Northwest Environmental Business Council, the Director of the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA), Russ Olsen, was pleased with the progress of the new Petroleum Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), citing the successful entry of 48 sites into the new program, which provides technical assistance and opinion letters on low and medium risk sites where petroleum is the only contamination.

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October 23, 2017

SLR presents in IEMA webinar on ISO14001

​On the 18th of October Nigel Leehane, Technical Director at SLR, and Toby Bridgeman from British Gypsum joined BSI and IEMA in sharing a webinar titled 'ISO 14001 – thinking about context of the organisation and interested parties​​'. The webinar explored the ISO14001:2015 requirements for organisational context and interested parties, as well as the potential value and approaches to addressing them. ​

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September 29, 2017

We're on the move in Perth

SLR Consulting will relocate to the Perth CBD on Monday 3 October to accommodate for the continued growth of the business. After commencing operations in Western Australia nine years ago, the company has expanded its technical capability and range of clients across numerous business sectors.

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August 17, 2017

SLR provides environmental, social and governance due diligence for Enko Capital

SLR’s Africa Advisory Services have recently provided environmental, social and governance due diligence services for Enko Capital’s expansion capital investment in AMI Logistics. Enko Capital is an asset management company focussed on African investment, and their $7 million transaction gives the $64 million Enko Africa Private Equity Fund a significant minority stake in AMI, as well as a seat on AMI’s board.

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August 08, 2017

SLR Launches Landscape Architecture in Asia Pacific

SLR has this week announced the further expansion of its services in Asia Pacific with the launch of Landscape Architecture. Previously only serviced from the European region, the additional expertise will be of great benefit to existing and new SLR clients involved with urban regeneration and development sectors.

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June 23, 2017

SLR Appoint New Air Quality Technical Lead in APAC

SLR is pleased to announced the appointment of Graeme Starke to lead the Air Quality team in the Asia Pacific region. Graeme brings more than seventeen years’ experience and has a particular focus in the assessment of the environmental effects of air discharges, emission inventories, atmospheric dispersion modelling, management plans and air monitoring.

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June 08, 2017

Victoria’s “Better Apartment Design Standards” and noise – what does it mean for your site?

The State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) have recently released their ‘Better Apartment Design Standards’ (BADS) which includes internal noise requirements for apartment buildings. These requirements are for properties within stated catchment areas from industrial, road and rail land uses. This has the potential to impact over 400,000 land parcels within Greater Melbourne. SLR have developed the tools to quickly and easily support our clients in screening sites for possible noise implications. This is to help understand the potential cost impacts due to noise abatement during early costing exercises on a development site. Ben Hinze (Manger – Environmental Mapping) and Alex Campbell (Sector Lead – Infrastructure) provide a summary of the impacts and an enlightening case study.

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June 05, 2017

SLR Welcomes Jeff Naumoff to the Bothell, Washington Office

Jeff Naumoff, P.E. has joined SLR’s wastewater group as Senior Project Engineer. To continue expanding SLR’s wastewater program, Jeff will be responsible for technical delivery on strategic projects. He is a professional engineer in Washington State with more than 20 years of industry experience as a technical and management consultant for projects.

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May 30, 2017

SLR Support INEOS Acquisition of Dong Oil & Gas

The SLR Oil & Gas Advisory team assisted INEOS’ with their recently announced acquisition of Dong Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy for a payment of $1.05 billion, plus a contingent payment of $250 million. The acquisition positions INEOS as a top ten company in the North Sea and the biggest privately owned exploration and production business operating in...

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May 17, 2017

Welcome Kerry Mierau to SLR's Growing Wastewater Team

Senior Project Manager, Kerry Mierau, has joined SLR bringing over 15 years of experience with supporting and managing projects in the area of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting. Her expertise includes preparing new, renewal and modification NPDES discharge permit applications, CWA 316(b) cooling water intake support, aquatic bio-assessments, whole effluent toxicity (WET) and aquatic toxicity, water quality-based effluent limit derivation, and site-specific criteria development. Ms. Mierau has also served as supporting or lead eco-toxicologist in the development of registration dossiers under REACH regulations for more than 20 substances.

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May 16, 2017

The New EIA Regulations 2017 – it should be business as usual

Like you, staff at SLR are receiving many briefings being circulated about the new EIA Regulations. Much of the comment appears to be raising the potential for concern, pushing those developing projects to seek additional advice that in reality may well be unnecessary. Our perspective is that if you were already pro-actively applying the old EIA Regulations to the specific advantage of your project, then the new regulations change little.

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May 12, 2017

SLR Strengthens Engineering Capability

SLR has this week announced the appointment of Trent Collins as Principal Consultant in the firm’s Mine Waste Engineering team. Trent has over sixteen years’ experience in the geotechnical industry with a focus on Mine Waste, Tailings Dams and Earthworks Construction.

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May 11, 2017

SLR Published in CIWM - May 2017 Edition

SLR's Greg Altria and Sarah Lovell (Associates - EMPC) have had an article published in the May edition of CIWM magazine. In the piece, the two look at the continued economic benefits of obtaining recovery status for waste deposit activities.

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May 11, 2017

Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week

Road Safety is one of the most important community issues worldwide. Whilst it is a global problem, we all need to think “and act” locally to seek an improvement in road safety and a reduction of injuries and fatalities on our transport network.

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April 24, 2017

SLR Welcomes Don Taylor to Wastewater Team

SLR is pleased to welcome Principal, Don Taylor, to the Integrated Wastewater team. With over 25 years of water and wastewater experience, Don will provide process engineering, detail designs, process and operations troubleshooting, and project management for industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities. Don will be working out of SLR’s Salt Lake City, Utah office.

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April 20, 2017

SLR Expands Wastewater Services in South Central Region

SLR is pleased to welcome Managing Principal, D’Ann Wilkins, who has opened a new office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in March 2017. With over 20 years of experience in water treatment and wastewater services, D’Ann will further develop SLR’s technical service offerings in the engineering and water quality service area.

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April 13, 2017

SLR announces growth in revenue and profit for 2016

​ SLR has released its financial accounts and annual report for 2016. These show another year of progress for the company with group revenue up 3.5% to £112.6 million and profit (as measured by earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation EBITDA) up 17.5% to £13.3 million.

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April 11, 2017

SLR Success at Red Barns Quarry

SLR has been successful in obtaining planning permission for Ibstock Brick to extend their brick clay quarry at Red Barns, near Wardley, South Tyneside. The expansion in the existing quarry was necessary to underpin the recent investment at Throckley Brickworks which has increased its production rate for the manufacture of bricks.

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March 08, 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day

SLR is fortunate to employ many intelligent and inspiring women who have worked hard in their chosen fields, and have made their own mark on the company. To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th of March) we want to share with you the stories of some of these women. So, having asked many of the senior women in SLR what International Women’s Day means to them, we are delivering their stories, opinions and anecdotes.

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March 06, 2017

Achieving Successful Mine Closure

With the commodity price recovery and an optimistic medium term outlook in the mining sector it means that Mine Closure Planning can now cease and we should start focussing on operations again.....WRONG!

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February 21, 2017

The semantics of terminology and Cultural Heritage

As published in The Economist, Tim Malim (BA, FSA, MCIfA) Technical Director, Archaeology & Heritage discusses how the standards for a Cultural Heritage Environmental Impact Assessment study have had to become more robust in order to withstand judicial review and cross-examination.

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February 10, 2017

SLR’s Fingal Heritage Project is nominated for prestigious planning industry award

​Fingal Heritage Project is a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for Heritage at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

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February 01, 2017

Key Waste Management Professional joins SLR

​​​​SLR has recently appointed Lono Tyson to lead the firm’s Waste and Resource Management Services in Asia Pacific. Lono brings more than 20 years of international experience in waste management including planning, approvals, design, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance, monitoring and rehabilitation of municipal solid waste management facilities.

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January 27, 2017

Mining and Risk Breakfast – Guest Speaker Ian Hannam, Founder Hannam and Partners

Global environmental consultancy SLR and strategic risk management consultancy Strategia Worldwide Ltd hosted a joint breakfast seminar on Wednesday 25 January 2017, 8AM to 10AM at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London to discuss “helping companies and investors realise opportunities in complex environments”. It was attended by 91 invited guests from the mining, insurance, capital markets and risk industries.

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January 25, 2017

SLR Expands Engineering Capability in APAC

SLR has recently expanded its Engineering capability with the appointment of Peter Cupitt as Principal Water/Wastewater Engineer. Peter joins former colleague Paul Delaney in the Civil and Structural Engineering team based from the company’s Newcastle premises.

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January 23, 2017

Successful Appeal for SLR at East Ardsley

Having provided landscape expert witness services to Barratt David Wilson Homes, SLR is delighted that the Secretary of State has allowed the Appeal at Bradford Road, East Ardsley, and has given Barratt David Wilson outline consent for the construction of 299 homes.

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January 23, 2017

SLR Published in The Environmentalist

Nigel Leehane, Technical Director - Environment Management, Permitting & Compliance, has been published in The Environmentalist. You can read his article below, which discusses the reliability of information in corporate environmental reports, and how a new standard could improve assurance.

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