About Our Company

Filkin & Co EHS Limited was established in 2012 to provide sound advice in waste and resource management based upon expert technical knowledge gained from our previous experience in both the industrial and consultancy sectors. We believe that the basis of our service that sets us apart is the application of the latest knowledge in combination with hard-earned practical experience.

During our short company history, we have worked on projects for the private and public sector throughout the UK, and also in Azerbaijan and Angola.

About Our Associates

We have a number of Associates for our work and are always happy to hear from people working in the environmental, sustainability and waste areas of expertise to see where there could be an opportunity for joint working so please get in touch. A selection of our current Associates are included here:


RadEcol Consulting Ltd is a specialist support organisation working with a broad international portfolio of nuclear sector clients. Operating as a dynamic mix of staff, associates and partners, RadEcol's key focus is on building understanding through partnership, adding value through long term commitment and delivering what is needed to ensure that clients can meet their regulatory and stakeholder commitments.

Dr Adrian Punt is a Certified Radioactive Waste Adviser and Chartered Radiation Protection Professional with 20 years' experience in consultancy and research. He has worked with the nuclear industry and associated regulators since the late 1990's in areas of radioactive waste management arrangements, offsite radiological impact assessment, and provision of expert advisory services and production of technical reports. These services encompass both proposal development and project delivery. His experience includes work for URENCO, Sellafield Ltd, Magnox Ltd, new build operators, the environmental regulators and a number of major organisations and includes support on two multi-billion pound nuclear industry tenders.

Dr Karen Smith is a trained ecotoxicologist and specialist in the assessment of radiological impact on non-human biota with 19 years' experience in consultancy and research. She has worked with a broad spectrum of international and UK radioactive waste management organisations, government agencies and regulators, specialising in assessing the impact of ionising radiation and other contaminants on plant and animal species in a marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Her experience includes work for RWM in the UK and internationally for Posiva (Finland), SKB and SSM (Sweden), NRPA (Norway), Andra (France) NWMO (Canada) and NUMO (Japan).

Values and Principles

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough money to pay for something better."

Attributed to John Ruskin (1819-1900)

We are pleased to offer our clients a valuable combination of knowledge, experience, and ingenuity. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide a diverse range of skills and we are also versatile and can adapt to the needs of a project.

Whatever the nature of your requirements and preferences, we can supply the right service at the right price. If you feel we could contribute to solving your problems then in the first instance please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can assist.

Networks and Associations

About us


Me in a Tweet: Highly experienced waste specialist with wide technical knowledge of most things environmental and a fascination for chemical wastes.

How long: 25 years' varied professional waste and environmental experience gained in local authority planning departments, hazardous and clinical waste management for medical R&D, and technical consultancy, with significant links to the oil and gas sector.

Key skills: Training and mentoring, especially for the management of wastes in the oil and gas sector; project and team management across a range of specialities; environmental process engineering; compliance and performance audits.

Favourite project: Leading a team overseas to conduct a capacity and compliance assessment for a suite of waste management facilities in Africa.


Me in a Tweet: Sustainability practitioner with expertise in socio-economic assessment, carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment

How long: 20 years' varied professional sustainability experience gained in a range of sectors

Key skills: Socio-economic assessment, health assessment, sustainability, carbon footprinting, life cycle assessment, planning, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder engagement

Favourite project: Helping leading retail businesses measure and communicate their sustainability performance