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GiGL Contacts

GiGL staff are working from home until further notice. We have access to all systems, with the exception of phones – please contact us initially by email, details below.

If you are a key stakeholder needing to meet with us remotely, please discuss further with your contact via email.

Service Providers

Consultants wishing to access GiGL’s data search service should contact our delivery partner eCountability.

GiGL Staff

Amy Palmer-Newton

Amy Palmer-Newton

Database Officer

Primary contact for technical enquiries or updates relating to Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), Areas of deficiency (AoD) in access to nature and Habitat data.
Amy delivers work to review, manage and develop GiGL’s SINCs and Habitat databases. This includes collating data in partnership with local authorities and land managers, and coordinating steering from stakeholders. She also maintains information and models predicted changes relating to areas of deficiency (AoD) in access to nature.
Contact Amy if you have enquiries or updates relating to our SINCs, AoD in access to nature, or habitat data.

Andy Foy

Andy Foy

Systems Manager

Primary contact for GiGL’s information systems and technical enquiries.

Andy manages the development and maintenance of GiGL data systems and tools. He works with the team to streamline data processes and ensure that GiGL datasets are fit for purpose for use by partners, community groups and the public.

Contact Andy to find out more about GiGL’s data systems and processes or to discuss ideas for new systems, tools and datasets.

Ben Town

Benjamin Town

Community Officer

Primary contact for our work with students, recorders and members of the public.

Ben delivers work for community partners and clients, including delivery of the data search report service. He works with members of the public and community groups, as well as carrying out work with students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects. At times he focuses on internal species database work, core projects and runs the GiGL social media accounts.

Contact Ben if you are a student, recorder or member of the public interested in making use of GiGL’s environmental data.

Claudia Watts

Claudia Watts

GiGL Royal Parks Officer

Primary contact for our work with the Royal Parks

Claudia works for GiGL but is also part of the Royal Parks’ Ecology team, where she is responsible for managing the species and habitat data for all the Royal Parks land holdings across London.

Contact Claudia if you have any queries relating specifically to species sightings, wildlife or habitat data for any of the Royal Parks.

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Eleni Foui

Partnership Officer (Planning)

Primary contact for planning related matters for Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), the data search service for ecological consultants and enquiries related to the “Biodiversity Evidence – Better Outcomes from Planning” project.

Eleni works on planning related matters supporting London’s LPAs in the use of biodiversity data in the development management process in order to achieve better outcomes for biodiversity. She is also working on promoting how biodiversity data can be used early on in the planning process to support existing and emerging local, regional and national policies and on how GiGL services can improve, based on the needs of our partner LPAs and clients.
Contact Eleni if you would like to find out more about how your LPA can use biodiversity data in planning.

Emma Knowles

Emma Knowles

Partnership Officer

Joint primary contact for our work with existing Service Level Agreement Partners. Primary contact for SLA data exchange.

Emma delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements and leads on their quarterly data updates. Emma analyses GiGL datasets to provide answers and new information for partners, such as Areas of Deficiency and ecological networks.

Contact Emma if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data and your organisation is part of the GiGL Partnership, to ask about your data exchange or data analysis.

Tel: 020 7803 4271

Julie Cox

Julie Cox

Partnership Manager

Primary contact for new Service Level Agreement Partners and project development and the GiGLer newsletter and SLA Spotlight.

Julie manages GiGL’s standalone customer and grant funded projects. She supports partnership development, seeks new opportunities for projects or collaborations and delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements. Julie is Commissioning Editor of the GiGLer newsletter and co-ordinates our SLA Spotlight bulletin for existing and potential SLA partners.

Contact Julie if you would like to contribute an article to the GiGLer newsletter; to sign up to SLA Spotlight, or if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data as part of your SLA.

Lyndsey Cox

Lyndsey Cox

Community Manager

Primary contact for our work with members of the public, community and recording groups, the GiGL website and discover-London.

Lyndsey works with the team and the recording community in London to mobilise species data (data flow), work on data standards, and oversee service delivery for community groups. She has control of data from arrival at GiGL through to the verification stage. Datasets or records can be sent to her directly, or sightings can be entered via the online form.

Contact Lyndsey if you have any queries about the species data, including verification, or to discuss working in partnership with GiGL, including projects to record and access data in London.

Mandy Rudd

Mandy Rudd

Chief Executive

Primary contact for media enquiries and opportunities for business development.

Mandy is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the business in collaboration with GiGL’s Board of Directors. Mandy is the lead on business development, setting the social enterprise’s values and culture, and developing the staff team. She is also involved at a UK-level as a company director of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) and trustee of the National Biodiversity network Trust (NBNT).

Contact Mandy for media enquiries and to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

Tanvi Desai

Tanvi Desai

Database Officer

Primary contact for technical enquiries or updates relating to Open SpacesAreas of Deficiency (AoD) in Access to Public Open Space and Habitat data.

Tanvi delivers work to review, manage and develop GiGL’s Open Space and Habitat databases. This includes collating data in partnership with local authorities and land managers and coordinating steering from stakeholders. She also maintains information and models predicted changes relating to AoD in access to public open space.
Contact Tanvi if you have enquiries or updates relating to our open spaces, AoD in access to public open space, or habitat data.

Victoria Kleanthous

Victoria Kleanthous

Data Assistant

Victoria delivers work for both the Community Team and the Partnership Team. She is responsible for uploading species data onto the GiGL database and for maintaining and improving the species dataset. She also assists the Partnership Team with the delivery of work for GiGL’s existing SLA Partners.

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