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Life (and Business) After Covid19

Once or twice in a lifetime, something happens to change the world. The world's smallest organism has just had the biggest impact on our lives. Many of us, me included, have felt the sadness of loved ones lost. We live with the anxiety of a latent and lurking danger, the…

Heartening So Many Clients Still Going Strong

Whilst many clients are locked down, many are still going, all working from home. There is a shared commitment that even if this horrid disease were to linger for a year, it’s a short time in development time frames, and promoting new sites is still crucial, to ensure we have…

Existing Schemes – How Much Could You Save?

In business its a big mistake to think - I've already paid for that - I cannot justify more fees - even though to do so might save you much more money overall. Say you bought new software for £10k, because it saves you 50K, then new free software comes…

Business Almost As Usual: To Confound Covid-19

James Blake Associates has all team members now working from home, with VPN, Office 365 emails and Microsoft Teams for conferencing purposes (plus skype/ Zoom as our clients require). Work is allocated in the normal way, weekly, onto team member goal sheets, who will work from home unless they have…

Ecology and Arb Surveys Suffolk

Ecology and Arboriculture Surveys – Timing is Key

Ensure you have the right consultant that does what is needed the right way but knows when a survey is needed and when it is not. For example, a client recently asked JBA to check if they needed all the surveys recommended in the PA1 report. We found they did…

Albino badger

A Rare Sighting

Some of our ecology team recently spotted this rare creature while undertaking monitoring work on a badger sett. There was some question we may have found an erythristic badger – much paler than the typical black and white badger, still with the same markings, but reddish-pink in colour.   However, our…

James Blake Associates moving to Bury St Edmunds

We’re Moving!

James Blake Associates Head Office will be moving from Lavenham to Bury St Edmunds this coming autumn, and we're also opening a new office in the heart of Cambridge. Both new beginnings spark exciting times ahead for the wider team.  Bury is an excellent location for our business in terms…

Great Yarmouth Marina

JBA Advise on Special Protection Area

East Anglia Group have secured resolution to grant for the proposed redevelopment of Great Yarmouth Marina. This new development will provide, amongst other things, residential dwellings, residential moorings, visitor moorings and one mooring specifically for the Broads Authority's use. James Blake Associates were appointed by East Anglia Group to provide…

Landscape design

Chelsea Inspiring JBA’s Landscapes

Just in case you saw the Chelsea coverage on TV recently, I was very impressed with the garden by Andy Sturgeon, which embraced a naturalistic planting style very much in vogue right now. It works well, containing a lot more herbaceous plant material than past fixation on all-year-round evergreens dominating…

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