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.
Consultants wishing to access GiGL’s data search service should contact our delivery partner eCountability.
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 and the GiGLer newsletter.
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.
Amy is also Commissioning Editor of the GiGLer newsletter.
Contact Amy if you have enquiries or updates relating to our SINCs, AoD in access to nature, or habitat data or if you would like to contribute an article to the GiGLer newsletter.
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.
Community & Volunteers Officer
Primary contact for anyone looking to volunteer with GiGL and for our work with community groups, recorders and members of the public.
Ben coordinates GiGL’s volunteering programmes; ensuring new volunteers are trained for the wide range of projects they may work on. He also delivers work for community partners and at times he focuses on internal species database work and core projects. He also runs the GiGL social media accounts.
Contact Ben if you are a community group, recorder or member of the public interested in making use of GiGL’s environmental data or looking for volunteering opportunities with GiGL.
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.
Senior Partnership Officer (Planning)
Primary contact for partnership related queries, 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 supports the Partnership Team with partnership development and delivery. She 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 or if you have any questions about our partnership work and services.
Joint primary contact for our work with existing Service Level Agreement Partners.
Becky delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements and co-ordinates our SLA Spotlight bulletin for existing and potential SLA partners.
Contact Becky if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data and your organisation is part of the GiGL Partnership or to sign up to SLA Spotlight.
Julie will be back with the team in Sep 2022.
Please contact Eleni Foui, GiGL’s Senior Partnership Officer, with any queries.
(Primary contact for new Service Level Agreement Partners and project development.
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.
Contact Julie , or if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data as part of your SLA.)
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.
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.
Primary contact for technical enquiries or updates relating to Open Spaces, Areas 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.
Primary contact for our work with students.
Victoria is responsible for engaging with recorders and other data providers to help maintain and improve the GiGL species database, as well as assisting students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects.
Contact Victoria if you have species records which you would like to share with GiGL.
For more information about accessing GiGL data for research, please visit the Data for Research page.
Ancient Woodland Inventory Officer
Frankie is the Greater London lead for Natural England’s Ancient Woodland Inventory (AWI) update project. This project will produce a substantially updated AWI, using a consistent and quality-controlled methodology, to create an accurate and robust record of ancient woodland and ancient wood-pasture across London. This work will help to ensure that these valuable and irreplaceable habitats receive the planning policy protection they deserve as well as providing an evidence base to underpin landscape-scale plans such as Nature Recovery Networks.
Contact Frankie if you would like to know more about ancient woodland, the ancient woodland inventory update project, or if you feel like you can contribute resources or information that may assist with the Greater London update.
Joint primary contact for our work with existing Service Level Agreement Partners. Primary contact for bespoke partner requests and for the SLA data exchange.
Molly delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements and leads on their quarterly data updates. She supports partnership project development.
Contact Molly if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data and your organisation is part of the GiGL Partnership, or to ask about your data exchange or data analysis.
Digby delivers work for the Community Team. He is responsible for uploading species data onto the GiGL database and for maintaining and improving the species dataset.
Contact Digby if you have species records which you would like to share with GiGL.