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Consultancy

Nick Mann works with landowners and other stakeholders to create aesthetically pleasing and functional landscapes with high biodiversity value.

He has run Habitat Aid Ltd.("HAL") for the last 15 years. HAL is an impact driven Somerset based business. It promotes and sells British native trees, hedging, aquatic plants, wildflower seed and heritage fruit trees, which it sources from a community of specialist UK nurseries and growers. It also supports small UK conservation NGOs through its giving programme.

Nick has worked on a wide range of sites including large solar installations, factories, farms, biodiversity net gain schemes, private gardens and community projects. His approach is hands on and evidence based, concentrating on enhancing the biodiversity on site within each client's parameters. He characterises his work as "renaturing" rather than "rewilding".

His particular areas of expertise are:

  • Wildflower meadows
  • Hedgerows
  • Orchards
  • Woodland
  • Wetland

His consulting work can take the most basic form of a brief report with recommendations and suggestions for management regimes. Through HAL, however, he can also supply seed and plants required if necessary. HAL also works with planting, seeding, forestry and groundworks contractors, as well as ecologists (for site surveys and installation of features like hibernacula and nestboxes). Nick can either manage and employ these specialists as sub-contractors as part of a package, or introduce them directly to end clients.

His larger corporate clients have included Charlie Bigham's and Statkraft, and he also works regularly with several high profile private clients and garden designers. 

For more information or enquiries, please contact us.