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Contact Sally Smurthwaite
(Marketing Administrator)
First Floor, 7 Old Field Road, Bocam Park, Pencoed, Cardiff, CF35 5LJ, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 442 8938
Company Background

APEM Ltd is Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in aquatic ecology and aerial surveys. Our marine and freshwater expertise includes aquatic science, biological analysis, management, monitoring, policy and reporting. Our marine benthic laboratories are the largest in Europe and our specialist field team is the UK’s largest and best-equipped of its kind. Our state-of-the-art aerial surveys encompass bird surveys for the renewables industry, infrastructure surveys, renewables industry, landscape mapping, infrastructure surveys and thermal imaging. We have completed over 1,600 aerial surveys in Europe and the US for many of the world’s largest developers.

UK branch offices


International offices


Global group staff 122
Global environmental services staff 112
Global environmental consulting staff 57
UK group staff 120
UK environmental services staff 110
UK environmental consulting staff 55
Work Area Details
  • Impact assessment

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31 Jan 2013 APEM continues strong growth trajectory
8 Nov 2012 Apem confirms nationwide presence
5 Oct 2012 Market Insight: rise of ecology continues (part II)
26 Sep 2012 Market Insight: rise of ecology continues (part I)
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23 May 2011 Apem identifies sources of rural water pollution for Enviro Agency
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