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Eric Fletcher

RECORD Manager

Eric is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation, including management of our staff team, financial management, liaison with partner organisations, agreeing contract work and project oversight. In addition, he provides IT support for colleagues and volunteers, specialist GIS support for project work and the development of data management, analysis and reporting tools.

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Iona Cowell

Engagement and Volunteering Officer

Iona is responsible for leading on our community engagement work and for co-ordinating our team of volunteers. This means she has a very varied role involving interacting with lots of different people. For example organising and attending outreach events and recording days, delivering training for community members, supporting our volunteers in their roles and managing university placement students.

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Natasha Murwill

Data Officer

Natasha is responsible for looking after the data side of RECORD. This involves sorting enquiry requests, maintaining and updating our record databases or supporting ongoing projects such as the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS). You can either find her at her desk sorting through our many records, or out and about on a survey identifying species - Natasha specialises in mammals but happy to help where she can.

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Matt Hampson

Ecological Monitoring Officer

Matt is responsible for co-leading the delivery of Chester Zoo's Nature Reserve Monitoring Project, part of the Zoo's 2017-2027 Biodiversity Plan. This involves coordinating and carrying out invertebrate surveys (for butterflies/day-flying moths, dragonflies/damselflies, and bees, wasps and hoverflies), breeding bird surveys and vegetation surveys. Matt also writes annual reports on this monitoring work.

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Sarah Atherton

Ancient Woodland Inventory Officer

Sarah’s role is to identify ancient woodlands across Cheshire that were missed during the creation of the original Ancient Woodland Inventory in 1988. This is done using historical maps, botanical records and survey information, as well as other information they didn't have previously, including LiDAR (Light detection and Ranging), to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory and to help protect more woodlands across Cheshire.

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Gavin Kellerman

Ancient Woodland Inventory Update Officer and Data Assistant

Gavin’s role is split between the Ancient Woodland Inventory Update (AWIU) project and the office's more general data management tasks. Like Sarah, Gavin spends much of his time on the AWIU, collecting and collating as much historical evidence as possible which the existence of various Cheshire woodlands since 1600. The rest of the week Gavin supports Natasha in managing our incoming flow of biological records and responding to any record search requests from other organisations.

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RECORD - Local Environmental Records Centre,
Cedar House,
Caughall Road,

01244 383749
Charity number: 1095859
Company number: 04046886
VAT number: 455 8632 62

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