About us

The practice was founded in 2000 by Dr Rachel Penn (MIEEM CEnv). Rachel took her research experience of opencast coal mines in Derbyshire to the gold mines of West Coast New Zealand to begin her professional career in environmental impact assessment in the late 1980’s. On returning to the UK she co-founded one of the few dedicated ecological and landscape consultancy practices in the north of England in the early 1990’s, re-launching it in 2000 as Penn Associates operating from a new base in Northumberland.

Professionalism and Quality

We abide by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Code of Professional Conduct, and carry professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Working with Us

In our belief that ‘small is beautiful’, Penn Associates is and will remain a small organisation that works with like-minded individuals and companies. We welcome opportunities to work in collaboration with other ecologists and professions, as well as inviting CV’s from experienced ecologists interested in contract work etc.

Please contact us should you wish to discuss any opportunities to work together.