Sam Arthur


Senior Director


B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc.

Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Environmentalist - Society for the Environment
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM)
  • Badger Class Licence Holder
  • Level 2 and 4 Bat Class Licence Holder
  • Level 1 Great Crested Newt Licence Holder
  • Barn Owl Licence Holder
  • NPTC Certificate to Climb Trees J/101/2449 and Perform Aerial Rescue A/101/2450

Sam is an experienced ecologist with over nine years’ experience of working in the environmental sector, including a number of years working for the National Trust as a Forester and Ranger. He graduated from a master’s degree in environmental consultancy with training and experience in ecology and the consultancy sector, and joined FPCR in 2012.

Sam Leads FPCR’s work on biodiversity net gain and supports clients in public and private sectors in meeting their objectives and targets for development together with their objectives for wildlife and ecosystems. Sam is also a member of the Natural England & DEFRA Biodiversity Offsetting Metric Sounding Board where he brings a wealth of commercial experience to the team.

Sam also has a keen interest in the use of technology in the environmental sector, having developed FPCR’s GIS system in 2013 he has continued to build upon this through the creation of surveys apps used by our staff to capture over 40,000 records.

Sam works effectively on both major, multi-phased developments for large developers, and smaller projects for individuals, local authority’s and charities. This Includes undertaking all elements of projects, from initial site surveys and reporting on the constraints and opportunities, through to liaising with planning authorities, responding to planning consultation responses and devising and implementing effective mitigation strategies.