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Arc Consulting is at the forefront of new thinking in environmental consultancy, integrating ecology, landscape, communities and development to shape better, more sustainable places.
Shaping Better Places
Community & Greenspace
Environmental masterplanning and place-based regeneration
Ecological Survey and Assessment
Net gain for biodiversity
Landscape Assessment (LVIA)
Public engagement and communication
Social Research and Survey
Samantha Buck BSc PGDip MIEnvSc
I have worked in the environment sector since 2003, initially managing the charitable sustainable tourism project: Gift to Nature, which preserves the Isle of Wight’s nature and encourages people to enjoy it. In 2014 with a group of colleagues we set up Arc and later Artecology and The Common Space with a shared vision of Shaping Better Places for people and wildlife. In my role as Project Director my focus is on working with partners and clients to shape successful projects, whether that is an amazing multifunctional green space within their development which offers biodiversity gain and happy people or a successful planning application which protects wildlife while enhancing the appeal and value of a development space.
Claire Hector BA
Linking biodiversity and art to business and community and to the urban environment in as many imaginative and practical ways as possible, to bring wildlife back into the everyday work, build, live and play. Community engagement, nature and heritage-related events and activity programmes, communication expertise and public consultation, plus hands-on conservation and greenspace enhancements for environmental companies and organisations on the Isle of Wight and London.
Director at Artecology and Arc and on the team for our not-for-profit The Common Space and Bay Coastal team programmes Shaping the Bay and nature/science event calendar Discovery Bay. Run the annual Ryde wildlife wonder, Under the Pier and created concepts behind a range of Island nature events and safaris.
Co-ordinating the Down to the Coast Access to Nature projects Wild About Wight & Natural Wight for Vectis Housing's Communities team. Running the Green Army Isle of Wight - an award-winning conservation volunteer group for young adults in supported accommodation.
Before relocation to the Isle of Wight, photo shoot production and location research for design publishers and a creative agency, and on the editorial teams at magazines Q and Elle Decoration, plus corporate fundraising for Comic Relief.
Ian Boyd MCIEEM
Ian has worked in the field of ecology, landscape and community for 30 years, beginning with RSPB and county wildlife trusts around the UK before moving to the Isle of Wight in 1993. He ran the Island’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) project until founding the Island 2000 Trust and working on arts and environment projects for the next 10 years, when the trust merged with the IW Economic Partnership to create Natural Enterprise.
Ian left to set up Arc Consulting with colleagues in 2013, providing environmental services to the development industry and has since helped to create two more companies based in Sandown Bay and focussing on ecological design, people and wildlife, and place-based regeneration. Artecology works in the field of ‘net gain’ for biodiversity and ecological design, collaborating with university and industry partners and founding the Building Biodiversity Hub at the Solent Forum. The Common Space is a not-for-profit organization focussing on revitalising the public estate and place-based regeneration.
Facebook: Welcome To Arc, Shaping The Bay, Natural Wight, Green Army Isle of Wight, Artecology Ltd, The Common Space (@thebaytcs).
Twitter: @arcteam, @artecologyltd
Instagram: Wild_About_Wight, Arc.ways, Artecology Ltd