APEM began life as a small niche consultancy in 1987. Over three decades, APEM has grown to a global environmental consultancy, providing a comprehensive range of integrated niche services for clients across Europe, the US, Australia, and Asia.

We have offices throughout the UK, Ireland and the United States.

In 2021 we acquired Woodrow, an environmental and sustainability consultancy based in County Sligo, Ireland and in February 2022 we welcomed AQUAFACT to the APEM family too. More recently we were also joined by GoBe Consultants, who also became part of the APEM Group.

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An image of an Aerial survey taking place

Building the right team

People are the heart of APEM and form one of the building blocks of our strategic plan. For us, employing and retaining the best technical experts, consultants and business support team is central to our success.

We strive to be our best. To develop and grow as a company we treat everyone respectfully as an accountable individual.

Positive, enthusiastic and forward-thinking, we treat each other fairly, with positivity and integrity, regardless of role or position.

From 1987 to the present day, discover the journey APEM has taken and our achievements along the way.

APEM 1987

APEM is founded by Dr Keith Hendry, as a campus start-up company in Manchester University

APEM 2002

Dr Adrian Williams joins APEM as Senior Scientist

APEM 2006

Dr Stuart Clough joins APEM as Director

APEM 2007

Took possession of the keys to our purpose-built head office and laboratory in Stockport

APEM 2014

APEM joins NMBAQC scheme (NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control)

APEM 2016

APEM commences the world’s largest ever offshore digital aerial survey for birds, marine mammals, turtles and fish off the east coast of the US

APEM 2017

APEM celebrates its 30th birthday

APEM 2019

Named ‘Consultancy of the year’ at the Water Industry Awards

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APEM 2019

WestBridge backs the management buyout of APEM

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APEM 2020

Vineyard Wind and APEM commence the second year of surveys off the coast of Massachusetts

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APEM 2021

APEM announce first acquisition and Woodrow join the family

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APEM 2022

APEM Group announce their second acquisition – AQUAFACT join the family

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APEM 2022

In June, GoBe Consultants join the APEM Group as our third acquisition

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More about us

Take a moment to meet some members of the APEM family and also get a feel for life at APEM by visiting our Careers Hub