Giles Manners

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

Director of MAB  since 2000. As well as managing the business I spend most of my time dealing with protected species licences and surveys and working with developers and landowners. I have been licensed by Natural England as a bat consultant since 2005 ( Class survey licence Level 4 and I also hold a Class licence (Volunteer Bat roost visitor Level 2 ) – NE trainer license. In addition I have survey licence for great crested newts ( GCN): Class licence WML- CL08 (GCN class 1).

I am a chartered environmentalist, as well as being a full member of IEEM since 2001.

I am a Registered Consultant under the Bat Low Impact Class Licence  scheme.

I am 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.

Emma Telfer

GCIEEM BSc (Hons) Env management

Emma has worked for MAB since 2013, having previously worked in education. Since joining MAB, Emma has undertaken a wide range of different ecological surveys, particularly protected species surveys. She holds class survey licences for bats and Great Crested Newts.

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, the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Survey, water vole surveys with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, and surveys for otters and harvest mouse with Durham Wildlife trust. Emma is also in training to become a volunteer bat roost visitor for the Bat Conservation Trust.

Ione Bareau

MCIEEM BSc Biological Sciences ( Hons Zool)

Director of MAB. Previously worked for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as a reserves officer.

I have completed management plans for nature reserves/SSSIs on behalf of NE and YWT and also for ponds, meadow restoration, woodland s and orchards. I am licensed to survey bats and GCNs and hold a NE volunteer bat roost visitor licence. I am also a registered bat carer.

I am experienced in badger licences, reptile surveys , plant identification, NVC surveying , meadow restoration and management and landscape design.

I undertake training courses in wildflower meadow creation and management ( RHS ) and have an interest in environmental education having completed my Forest schools level 3 qualification in 2013 .

Previously I specialised in countryside stewardship and farm environment plans and still undertake mid tier applications for farmers and landowners.

Matt Cooke


I  hold a current bat survey licence and have worked for MAB as a field ecologist since 2010.