Clarkson & Woods provides a team of enthusiastic and experienced professional ecologists. We would be happy to discuss your project, no matter how big or small. Please call our Somerset office on 01934 712500 to speak to one of our ecologists or email us at

We have been providing high quality ecological services throughout the UK for over 20 years now. For a short history of the organisation please click here. Our staff come from a variety of different backgrounds and each member of our team has unique skills and expertise that complements and adds to our services; for a profile our team members –

We are dedicated to ensuring we are client-focused, solutions oriented and innovative, while remaining competitively priced. We are based in Somerset but undertake projects throughout the UK. However our principal work areas are southern and south western England, the M4 and M5 corridors, South Wales and the Greater London area.

Our Ecologists are all members of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) and our staff are committed to the institute's codes of professional conduct. For further details on this please see the IEEM website.

The consultancy meets national health and safety standards and is accredited by Safety Management Advisory Services Ltd (SMAS) and the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). All our staff also hold Construction Skills and Certification Scheme (CSCS) qualifications and Michael Woods Associates has been awards a platinum award by CSCS for our commitment to the management of health and safety.

Similarly as an environmentally minded business with staff who are passionate about the protection of the environment we are committed to a programme of constant improvement in our environmental performance. This is set out within our Environmental Policy.

We hope that our positive, helpful, professional yet friendly approach helps to set us above the competition and we look forward to your call.

Tom Clarkson

Managing Director BSc MSc DIC MCIEEM

Tom has over 14 years experience working at the highest level within ecological consultancy, having started his career with Clarkson & Woods in 2001. Tom went on to work at some of the other leading ecological consultancies within the UK, gaining considerable expertise in the survey and assessment of mammalian ecology within the construction and development sector. In 2010, Tom returned to MWA to take on the management of the business, and in that time has developed a strong, diverse team of consultants.  Tom has overseen considerable growth in the business over the past 4 years, building on Michael Woods Associates enviable reputation for excellence and value for money.

Tom's expertise lies in the assessment and design of measures for mammal populations, in particular badgers and dormice. Tom also has extensive experience in ecological impact assessment and highways and transport assessment, having previously worked with the Highways Agency, helping to develop best practice.