News Category: Staff

Martin Gillespie – Planning Consultant in Renewables

Martin Gillespie - Planning Consultant in Renewables

Emerging technology, as we know, will be critical to the UK achieving its binding carbon targets. It’s therefore a real privilege that planning consultants like me get to play a hugely influential role in this. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in December 2016 with a MSc in International Planning Studies. This included a…

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Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Every year, Edinburgh Science Festival hosts a week-long careers education event aimed at giving school students a glimpse into the interesting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).  The Careers Hive connects professionals from a wide range of STEM industries with school students aged between 11 and 14 through demonstration activities, seminars and “speed…

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Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

We are delighted to have achieved an overall score of 100% in our recent Category C Audit by Achilles UVDB.  The Achilles Audit looks at Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility and how we manage these. It provides a number of benefits to us as a Company and also ensures that our…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year at the 2021 Planning Awards https://www.planningawards.com/planning-shortlist-2021/. Our Planning Team supports and enables some of the biggest renewable energy projects throughout the UK. Clare Walters, Technical Director and Planning Team Lead says “The Renewables planning industry has faced significant challenges over the last…

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Lockdown, One Year On

Lockdown, One Year On

It’s now almost one year since the first lockdown was announced, and since then the vast majority of Arcus staff have been working from home.  We have taken the time to reflect on what has been a challenging and different year to what any of us could ever have expected.  In the past year we…

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Andrew Mott Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Andrew Mott Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Associate Director Andrew Mott has recently celebrated a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Andrew joined Arcus in 2011 as an Environmental Consultant initially working on delivering the coordination of planning applications for a large pipeline of Feed-in-Tariff wind turbine applications in England and Scotland. This grew into…

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Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

The Committee for Climate Change has published its latest report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland (https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2020-progress-report-to-parliament/). The report rightly notes the significant progress which the power sector has made towards reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The switch to low carbon generation has contributed two thirds of the…

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Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article “The future of the energy sector is green – and it’s female”

Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article

Arcus was featured in the Scotland on Sunday on 30th August 2020 as part of an article on women in renewables. We are incredibly proud to be recognised as a company that actively encourages females in the industry as well as supporting graduates throughout their studies.  The article states that women currently make up around…

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Liz Russell and Eve Browning join Arcus

We are pleased to welcome Liz Russell, Senior Planner, and Eve Browning, Senior Environmental Consultant, to Arcus. Liz is a Chartered Town Planner and IEMA Associate Member with over seven years’ experience in environmental planning with a focus on renewable energy projects.  She joins our growing North East Office to help support the Planning Team.…

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James Youngs – Planning Year in Industry Intern – Shares his Year at Arcus

James Youngs - Planning Year in Industry Intern - Shares his Year at Arcus

I was fortunate enough to secure a ‘Year in Industry’ work placement at Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd, during my third year at the University of York. I have had the honour to work closely with both the York and Glasgow planning teams, whilst also working alongside the environment, noise, hydrology and ecology teams across all…

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