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

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 15 years' experience working at the highest level within ecological consultancy. Having started his career with Michael Woods Associates in 2001, Tom went on to work at other leading consultancies within the UK. In 2010, Tom returned to the company as Managing Director, and has since grown the business to around 20 permanent staff. The company rebranded to become Clarkson & Woods Ltd in 2015, to represent the progress made under his directorship, whilst honouring the founders of the company.

Tom's technical expertise lies in mammalian ecology, with a particular interest in badgers; he is one of few ecological consultants who is able to undertake Badger Exclusion work under the Natural England Class Licence system.

Tom is a member of several national steering groups and committees, helping to increase the standards of ecological survey and assessment.

Tom also has extensive experience in ecological impact assessment and has provided client representation at public enquiries.

Tom is passionate about the team he has amassed over the years, and strives to offer the best possible solutions for clients through rigorous surveying, and effective consultation.