The team

Paul Bradford

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With a masters’ degree in Environmental Water Management, Paul worked for the Environment Agency for 14 years in all aspects of abstraction licensing including; hydrological impact assessment, hydrogeology, licence enforcement and abstraction policy development. As an independent advisor he draws on his experience as a ‘regulator’ to help others understand the system.

John Patrick

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Former farms director and committee member of the East Suffolk Water Abstractors Group, John has worked in irrigated agriculture for most of his life and fully understands the opportunities and pressures facing modern farming. He specialises in strategic project development and planning and manages the Felixstowe Peninsula multi beneficiary water transfer scheme. He has a keen interest in sustainable farming systems.

Sara Benstead

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Experienced in preparing and managing abstraction licence and flood risk permit applications for a national farming business, Sara understands the legal and technical details involved in permitting processes. She has excellent relationships with environmental and conservation groups and has a particular interest in river restoration and wetland habitat creation.

Mark Andrews

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Originally trained as a Marine Biologist, Mark studied for a Masters in Aquatic Resource Management at Kings College, London. He subsequently spent eight years working for the Environment Agency, specialising in abstraction licensing. More recently he has been working as a senior project manager for an international charity. Mark leads on monitoring and data collection and uses his project management skills to deliver accurate and efficient solutions.