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Phlorum was established in 2003 by Paul Beckett and Richard Schofield. Their vision was to bring their key skills into an environmental consultancy that practises honesty, friendliness, openness and a passion for their work. Phlorum is a highly qualified and experienced team with an approach that is fiercely focused on surpassing expectations.
We are dedicated to providing professional, knowledge based solutions which are tailor made to best address our clients’ needs. These solutions are based on the wide and detailed scientific knowledge of the Phlorum team; together with their significant amount of environmental consultancy experience.
‘We work with companies ranging from multi-nationals to SMEs, providing tailor-made solutions that best address our clients’ needs. Our core skills are perfectly complemented by our ability to incorporate outside experts, giving us the ability to provide a complete and flexible service that addresses all of the environmental challenges that our clients face every day.’ Dr Paul Beckett
Dr Paul Beckett completed his degree in Biology at the University of Sussex in 1995, and gained a Masters degree in Environmental Forestry a year later at the University of Bangor.
He was subsequently offered the opportunity to undertake a Forestry Commission-sponsored DPhil (PhD) so returned to Sussex, publishing a number of eco-physiology and air pollution papers along the way.
After completing his studies, Paul was employed by WSP and then RPS Group as an air quality consultant, where he met Richard Schofield. Paul’s key areas of expertise are air quality, Japanese knotweed, and plant ecology. He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
Richard Schofield graduated from De Montfort University in 1993 with a degree in Science and the Environment. In 1996 he completed a Masters degree in EIA and auditing at the University of East Anglia.
He was then employed by Broughton Beatty Partnership, and has also worked for Babtie (now Jacobs), Ashdown Environmental and RPS Group.