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Frances King-Smith

Frances King-Smith

BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Management

Principal Ecologist

Frankie chose a career in ecology after volunteering with the Wildlife Trusts and conducting a personal research project on otters in Cornwall as part of an animal science degree. She has over ten years' experience in ecological consultancy and holds protected species licences for bats, great crested newt and rare reptiles. She has also achieved Registered Consultant status for the Natural England Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL).

Frankie has managed a wide range of protected species survey, licensing and mitigation projects covering most protected species groups. Along with fieldwork, the parts of her job she enjoys most are building strong relationships with clients and finding creative and practical solutions to ecological issues on site.

Outside work, Frankie likes to explore the countryside with her dog, spends a lot of time with her family and is a keen crafter who is extending her practical skills to house renovation.

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