Giles Manners

MCIEEM, CEnv, BSc Biological Sciences (Hons Zool), MSc Env. Sci.

Director of MAB Environment & Ecology Ltd.

Along with managing the business, Giles spends most of his time dealing with protected species licences and surveys, working with developers and landowners. He has been licensed by Natural England as a bat consultant since 2005 (Class survey licence Level 4) and also holds a Natural England trainer license (Volunteer Bat roost visitor Level 2). Additionally, he holds a survey licence for Great Crested Newts (Class survey licence Level 1).

Giles is a chartered environmentalist, a full member of IEEM since 2001, and a registered consultant under the Bat Low Impact Class Licence  scheme.

He is also trained and experienced in woodland management, farm conservation management (ADAS advisor for 5 years), upland vegetation assessment, bird surveying, and water vole capture and displacement.

Ione Bareau

MCIEEM, BSc Biological Sciences (Hons Zool)

Director of MAB Environment & Ecology Ltd.

Ione previously worked for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) as a reserves officer. She has completed management plans for nature reserves/SSSIs on behalf of Natural England (NE) and YWT for ponds, meadows, woodlands and orchards. Ione is licensed to survey bats and Great Crested Newts, and holds a NE volunteer bat roost visitor licence. She is also a registered bat carer.

Ione is experienced in badger licences, reptile surveys, plant identification, NVC surveying, meadow restoration and management and landscape design. She has undertake training courses in wildflower meadow creation and management (RHS) and has an interest in environmental education, having completed her Forest schools level 3 qualification in 2013 .

Previously, Ione specialised in countryside stewardship and farm environment plans and still undertakes mid tier applications for farmers and landowners.

Emma Telfer

ACIEEM, BSc (Hons) Env management

Senior Ecologist

Emma has worked for MAB since 2013, having previously worked in education. Emma has experience in working on a range of small, medium and large-scale development projects, primarily undertaking habitat and protected species surveys, ecological impact assessment, mitigation design and implementation and report writing.

Emma holds class survey licences for bats (level 2) and Great Crested Newts (level 1) and is experienced in working as an Ecological clerk of works. She has acted as the named ecologist on several Natural England European Protected Species mitigation licences for bats and also as an accredited agent on bat mitigation class licences to allow low impact work on bat roosts.

As a keen environmentalist, Emma is a member of North Yorkshire Bat Group and has taken part in volunteer surveys for a range of species including surveying for GCN with Pondnet, taking part in the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Survey, water vole surveys with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, bat hibernation and emergence surveys with the North Yorkshire Bat Group and surveying for otters and harvest mice with Durham Wildlife Trust.

Sarah Emerson

Grad CIEEM, BSc (Hons) Env management, MSc Ecological Consultancy


Sarah has worked as an ecologist since completing an MSc in Ecological Consultancy in 2014. She holds class survey licences for bats and Great Crested Newts.

Emily Ramsden

Student CIEEM, BSc (Hons) Biology

Graduate Ecologist

Emily has been a bat surveyor with MAB since 2018. Upon graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Biology in 2019, she began working at MAB as a Graduate Ecologist. Emily holds a class survey licence for bats, and her responsibilities include carrying out ecological scoping surveys and bat activity surveys.