Resource and Environmental Consultants Ltd, a Concept Life Sciences Group company, strengthens senior team to support growth and development plans

  • Ged Sojka joins as National Operations Director in Geo-Environmental, Martin Lucass as Northern Geo-Environmental team leader, and Mike Armitage as Head of Ecology

Manchester, UK, 09 October 2018: Resource and Environmental Consultants Ltd (REC), the UK environmental consultancy, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has announced the appointment of three new senior team members. Ged Sojka joins as National Operations Director in Geo-Environmental, Martin Lucass as team leader for Northern Geo-Environmental, and Mike Armitage as Head of Ecology.

REC has made these appointments to support its ongoing growth and development plans. The Company aims to provide national integrated environmental solutions across the UK, and to broaden and strengthen its service offerings, including regulatory compliance, to new clients and across new sectors such as regulated industries.

Ged Sojka has over 25 years’ experience in contaminated land management, and joins from AECOM where he was Technical Director. Ged will significantly strengthen REC’s expertise and capability when advising clients on redeveloping and managing land for its developer, property and industrial clients.

Martin Lucass has over 10 years’ experience in hydrogeology and contaminated land, including property, nuclear and the minerals and the mining sector.  He joins REC from WSP where he was a technical lead in land and water. Martin will work closely with REC’s Head of Geo-Environmental services to enhance the geo-environmental service offering, and will support clients across the north of England.

Mike Armitage has over 20 years’ experience in ecology, including senior roles at RPS Group and Arcus Consulting.  Mike brings significant expertise to REC in relation to Ecological Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and Habitat Regulation Assessments (HRA). He has supported clients in sectors ranging from property and development to renewables and energy, with core experience in providing strategic advice on planning matters, mitigation, and monitoring.

“We are delighted to announce these new senior appointments, which are testament to the strength and success of our current team, the quality of our service offering and the traction we are developing in our markets,” said Gary Winder, Managing Director, REC. “These additions will enable us to continue that journey, marking our ongoing commitment to understanding and supporting the needs of our clients.”