This year’s SiLC Annual Forum is being held virtually on Tuesday 30th March between 09:30-13:30.

Hosted by SiLC PTP Chair, Ian Evans (Technical Director at Wood PLC), this event features a stellar line up of expert, industry speakers, each covering a wide array of topics. Presentations include, the importance of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and mechanisms to engage with Contractor pre-Contract, the SuRF UK sustainability indicator, the impacts of Brexit on the recognition of professional qualifications and relevant guidance and key principles for effective risk communication and stakeholder engagement.

This is an interactive, CPD event in which we encourage audience participation via our live polls, the webinar chat facility and during the Q&A sessions which will take place throughout the event. Delegates will also have the opportunity to network in one of our multiple breakout rooms, each co-hosted by our presenters and members of the SiLC PTP.

To book your place complete a registration form (https://bit.ly/3bS5yYf) and return to SiLC@SiLC.org.uk.

Ticket Prices

SiLC Members: £45 plus VAT
Local Authority: free to attend
Retired SiLC Members: free to attend
Non SiLCs: £75 plus VAT

A special thanks goes to our Diamond and Gold sponsors Jackson Remediation and VertaseFLI:

Jackson Remediation is a specialist Remediation and Enabling contractor which focusses on value creation and quality delivery, drawing upon deep technical expertise and profound understanding of the construction process. By consistently striving to address contamination issues in the most robust yet cost effective manner, clients never need to choose between price and quality again. https://www.jacksonremediation.co.uk/

VertaseFLI are one of the largest remediation contractors in the UK and technical excellence has always been at the core of our offering to clients. Our full range of service can be found at https://www.vertasefli.co.uk
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 · 9:30 AM London (GMT 1:00)
  • Remediation and Risk: Identification, Mitigation and Transparent Apportionment (Joe Jackson)
  • The SuRF UK Sustainability Process and Indicator Guidance (Alan Thomas)
  • Phased assessment of land quality for the Winfrith site through the final stages of decommissioning to support site closure (Ellanor Joyce)
  • Effective Risk Communication and Stakeholder Engagement (Dr Tom Henman)
  • NCLOG introduction and an updated CLO perspective of the NQMS (Ann Barker & Rebekah Norbury)
  • Professional Qualifications and their recognition in a post-Brexit world (Dr Paul Nathanial)
Ian Evans
Technical Director at Wood Group UK ltd. & Chair of SiLC PTP
Ian Evans is a Technical Director at Wood Group UK Ltd with over 30 years of experience in the contaminated land /geoenvironmental market in the UK, with a specific focus on development and regeneration. Ian is Chair of the Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Professional Technical Panel.
Joe Jackson
Managing Director, Jackson Remediation
Joe has over 20 years experience in Contaminated Land – having worked as both consultant and a contractor. He recently established Jackson Remediation after 7 years at Keltbray where he built the Remediation division to be one of the largest in the UK. Joe is passionate about transparency of risk and early contractor engagement to achieve optimum project outcomes.
Alan Thomas
Technical Fellow, ERM & Co-Chair of SuRF UK
Dr. Alan Thomas is a Technical Fellow within ERM with over 30 years’ international experience working with clients in the management and remediation of contaminated sites. Alan is co-Chair of SuRF UK and author of the CL:AIRE sustainable remediation e learning training course.
Ellanor Joyce
Senior Project Manager, Winfrith End State Project, Magnox Ltd
Ellanor Joyce is a Project Manager within the Magnox Winfrith End State Project, based in Dorset, UK. Ellanor is responsible for integrating site restoration objectives, interfacing with decommissioning projects and ensuring effective stakeholder engagement to support the final stages of decommissioning and site restoration. With an academic background in Geology and Geochemistry, Ellanor spent over 10 years working in safety case, environment and radioactive waste management on a number of nuclear sites.
Dr. Tom Henman
Director, RSK Geosciences and SiLC PTP Deputy Chair
Dr. Tom Henman has over 20 years’ experience of contaminated land assessment and remediation, gained in both consultancy and for a problem-holder. He is a Director responsible for leading technical quality within RSK’s 200- strong Geosciences business. Tom is a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Scientist. He is also a registered Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC), a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP) under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) and a SiLC assessor. He is currently Deputy Chair of the SiLC Professional & Technical Panel (PTP). He has a keen interest in developing and promoting technical excellence and has been actively involved in industry initiatives led by AGS, CIRIA and CL:AIRE furthering the development of industry standards.
Ann Barker
on behalf of NCLOG
Ann Barker worked in environmental consultancy for several years before moving in to local authority regulation. She has a lead role dealing with land contamination issues for the City of Bradford MDC. Amongst other activities, Ann is closely involved with the work of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group (YALPAG), was Chair of the EPUK Land Quality Committee and is a founder and Chair of the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (YCLF). She was on the Defra Expert Panel on Land Contamination, is a part time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and is a judge for the Brownfield Awards. She is also a founder and currently co-Chair of the National Contaminated Land Officer Group (NCLOG). Recently, she was a member of the project steering group for CIRIA C795 ‘Retrofitting Ground Gas Protection Measures.’
Rebekah Norbury
on behalf of NCLOG
Rebekah Norbury is a Local Authority Contaminated Land Officer working for Cheshire East Council and has been for around ten years. Prior to that, she worked for five years as an environmental consultant specialising in contaminated land. She is currently a member of the EPUK Land Quality Committee, the NCLOG Steering Committee and she is also a Chartered Chemist. As well as land contamination, she also has an interest in air quality and has been assisting Cheshire East Council’s air quality team with their education objectives. When she is able to, she enjoys doing outreach activities in schools relating to her job as she is a STEM Ambassador.
Dr. Paul Nathanail
Technical Director Contamination Assessment and Remediation at GHD UK and Deputy Chair of the SiLC Board
Paul Nathanial has over 25 years' experience in risk based contaminated land management and sustainable brownfield regeneration. He has a long standing interest in improving professional standards in our industry. He set up pioneering CPD and a vocational MSc in contaminated land management back in the 1990s and spent over 20 years as a UNiversity Professor and running specialist contaminated land consultancy, LQM. He is a Chartered Geologist, SiLC and NQMS SQP as well as being an European Geologist. He served as the Geological Society representative on the SILC PTP for many years and is now deputy chair of the SILC Board of Directors. He is a member of the ALGA Auditors group in Australia and under contract to Defra he reviewed the skills needed to deliver risk based contaminated land.