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Bruce Kester

Managing Director

Bruce Kester

Bruce Kester

Managing Director

Bruce has worked in environmental consultancy for 25 years, 20 of those at Technical or Managing Director level. He’s held technical, team leader, product development and business leadership roles with several high profile consultancies. Bruce formed EnviroDat in 2003, gaining MCerts/UKAS accreditation for the organisation soon after. A specialist in industrial emissions monitoring and other aspects of air quality, including occupational hygiene, he’s now largely responsible for EnviroDat’s technical and business development, but is still field active.

Specialist Expertise:

  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving and contract planning, supported by a high level and wide ranging technical ability
  • Fully conversant with UK, CEN and US EPA methodologies
  • A specialist in MCerts/UKAS accredited source emission testing
  • Evaluation of biogas fuel quality and siloxane content; development of in-house siloxane standards (gaseous)
  • Ambient air quality and workplace exposure monitoring
  • Development of remote access device for high flare stacks

Accreditions:

  • BSc Combined Honours, Geology & Geography
  • MSc Environmental Pollution Science
  • Several professional safety qualifications
  • MCerts Level II Team Leader, with full Technical Endorsements (TE1, 2, 3 & 4)
  • CMIOSH
  • Trade association memberships: Source Testing Association

  • Sectors involved in: Most of them!

  • Years of experience: 30

  • Three words that describe me: Reliable, enthusiastic, pragmatic

David Littlewood

Operations Manager

David Littlewood

David Littlewood

Operations Manager

Since starting his career in the monitoring industry in 2006, David has gained a high level of experience and qualifications within the sector. He joined EnviroDat in 2009 in the role of Team Leader, before becoming Operations Manager in 2013. Through working on a large and diverse array of plant and processes over the years, David has been able to build the knowledge to understand the requirements of many different types of client.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Client liaison
  • Logistics
  • A specialist in MCerts/UKAS accredited source emission testing
  • Waste to Energy sector
  • Gas Source Investigations

Accreditions:

  • BSc (Hons) Geography
  • MCerts Level II Team Leader, with full Technical Endorsements (TE1, 2, 3 & 4)
  • Annual Certificate of Authority
  • Several professional safety qualifications
  • Trade association memberships: Sira MCerts

  • Sectors involved in: Landfill, wastewater, anaerobic digestion, manufacturing

  • Years of experience: 9 in monitoring, 37 in life!

  • Three words that describe me: Reliable, motivated, methodical

Yu Shen

Project Manager

Yu Shen

Yu Shen

Project Manager

Yu has worked in industrial emissions monitoring for nine years. During this time he’s undertaken the role of Team Leader on various projects, providing a dedicated environmental testing and measurement service. Yu has worked with numerous UKAS accredited companies, carrying out on-site sampling of most major pollutants.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Power generation
  • Incineration processes
  • Manufacturing and surface coatings
  • Crematoria and mercury
  • Gas engines and flare stacks
  • Abatement trials
  • Laboratory and occupational hygiene
  • Calibration

Accreditions:

  • MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering – Merit in Surrey University
  • MCerts Level II Team Leader, with full Technical Endorsements (TE1, 2, 3 & 4)
  • Trade association memberships: Sira MCerts

  • Sectors involved in: Landfill, wastewater, anaerobic digestion, manufacturing

  • Years of experience: 9

  • Three words that describe me: Diligent, prudent, academic

Dean Kyle

Environmental Technician

Dean Kyle

Dean Kyle

Environmental Technician

Dean began his career as a multi-skilled Engineering Technician at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals, leaving after eight years to complete a degree in environmental conservation at Sheffield Hallam University. He spent the next few years working for countryside conservation organisations in both the public and private sectors, including the Peak District National Park Authority. Before joining EnviroDat full time, he held the role of Contracts Manager with Conserve Environmental Consultants. Now a Level I Source Testing Technician, Dean hopes to soon complete his Level II to become a Team Leader.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Natural Environment

Accreditions:

  • MCerts Level 1
  • SPA Safety Passport
  • Trade association memberships: Sira MCerts

  • Sectors involved in: Engineering, countryside conservation, source testing

  • Years of experience: 6

  • Three words that describe me: Organised, self-motivated, proactive

Tom Bonham

Environmental Technician

Tom Bonham

Tom Bonham

Environmental Technician

Tom started his working life as a Bicycle Mechanic. After completing his Degree in Environmental Science at the University of Reading in 2010, it seemed only natural to start off his career in the industry with the (very) locally based EnviroDat team.

With an ability to understand the processes encountered and testing methods involved Tom got off to a good start at EnviroDat.

Progressing to MCERTS Level 1 in April 2011 enabled him to take on more work.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Equipment Calibration

Accreditions:

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • Trade association memberships: Sira MCerts

  • Sectors involved in: Source testing, occupational testing, biogas testing

  • Years of experience: 6

  • Three words that describe me: Inventive, methodical and inquisitive

Andy Shone

Environmental Technician

Andy Shone

Andy Shone

Environmental Technician

Andy has worked across many disciplines, starting in analytical chemistry in the early 1990s when he was involved in quality control and research of oil products at a leading oil company. The responsibilities of his role then diversified to include environmental monitoring of site emissions to land, air and water. Since joining EnviroDat four years ago Andy has been involved in asbestos and legionella surveying and management and occupational health monitoring, while supporting the core landfill emission monitoring and general stack testing activities.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Asbestos management and surveying
  • Legionella management and surveying
  • Landfill emission monitoring
  • Analytical chemistry techniques (such as HPLC, ICP-AES, ICPMS, GC, GCMS)
  • Wet chemical methodology
  • Substance physiology

Accreditions:

  • BSc (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education
  • Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene
  • MCerts Level I with Technical Endorsements TE1, 2 & 3
  • NICEIC for the installation and servicing of unvented hot water systems
  • SPA Safety Passport
  • Trade association memberships: Royal Society of Chemistry, British Occupational Heath Society, Sira MCerts, NEIEIC Approved Contractor

  • Sectors involved in: Landfill emission monitoring, occupational health – involving asbestos, legionella, noise and hazardous materials (dust and chemicals)

  • Years of experience: 15

  • Three words that describe me: Versatile, adaptable, easy-going

Danny Gibbons

Trainee Engineer

Danny Gibbons

Danny Gibbons

Trainee Engineer

With previous experience as an electrician, installing domestic and commercial electrical systems, Danny joined EnviroDat in May 2015 from a career in law enforcement.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Law & order

Accreditions:

  • MCerts Trainee
  • Trade association memberships: MCerts

  • Sectors involved in: Source Testing

  • Years of experience: New to the industry

  • Three words that describe me: Enthusiastic, committed, flexible

Aine Aherne

Quality Director

Aine Aherne

Aine Aherne

Quality Director

Aine’s background is in the food sector. She spent eight years working at the Institute of Food Research, followed by five years with a food consultancy developing new products and working in a Quality Assurance. Since joining EnviroDat in 2005 as the part-time Quality Manager, Aine’s position has grown along with the company – evolving into a full-time general management and quality role. As well as auditing the teams, she gets out on-site to help with site work, and has also been registered as an MCerts trainee.

Specialist Expertise:

  • Quality Management
  • Auditing

Accreditions:

  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • Years of experience: 10 years in EnviroDat, too many elsewhere!

  • Three words that describe me: Innovative, creative, ambitious

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