We have a team of consultants with a variety of backgrounds and specialist experience, spanning over 30 years.
Our collaborative and flexible approach means we can provide exceptional service across a range of disciplines to meet your business’ needs.
Faith Johnson, Lead Consultant
Our lead environmental consultant with three decades of environmental management experience gained in a range of sectors.
Faith began her professional career at the University of Sheffield studying for a BSc in Plant Sciences. After graduating, she worked in a number of specialist environmental roles in the private sector.
Faith then moved to work in the public sector at the Peak District National Park Authority, first focusing on sustainability planning and then on the creation of the authority’s new environmental quality mark. She works with businesses and organisations, both small and large, to advise and support them in achieving the award.
Faith is also experienced in and passionate about sustainable development, conservation, fair trade and ethical consumerism. She is a Trustee of Hope Valley Climate Action and of CPRE Peak District & South Yorkshire, and a Board Member of Business Peak District.
At home, Faith enjoys growing and cooking with vegetables, dressmaking using vintage and ethical fabrics, and practising Iyengar yoga.
John Moseley, Associate
Over 20 years of experience in land management, conservation and stewardship ensure that John is well equipped to design, advise on, and deliver Environmental Land Management schemes for a range of clients. He has a strong background in project management and in-depth understanding of the compliance, risk, delivery and budgetary aspects of landscape scale restoration and management projects. John is able to negotiate, deliver and manage agri-environment schemes to maximise the environmental outcomes of a broad range of farm types and protected landscapes.
As an upland beef and sheep farmer within the Peak District National Park he has a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of land management. This gives him a unique ability to engage positively with farmers and land managers, understanding their motivations and experiences.
Since joining EQM CIC, he has produced integrated Environmental Land Management Plans for private clients and developed a woodland management and woodland creation scheme, involving neighbouring land managers to extend and link surrounding habitats. He has also been part of the EQM team developing a range of bespoke carbon footprinting tools, as well as producing carbon footprint reports at both farm and landscape scale.
Outside of work, John likes to play an active part in village life, ranging from his roles as Chair of Elton Parish Council and Chair of Elton School Governors to enthusiastically partaking in the monthly village quiz. He also enjoys walking and drinking good wine in company.
Emily Whitehead, Associate
After a corporate career, Emily set up her first eco business nearly 20 years ago and sustainable business has been at the heart of her work ever since. Emily is a qualified business coach and mentor as well as trainer and consultant working with businesses of all sizes around the UK on their sustainability journey and brand purpose. Emily is an assessor for the EQM as well as supporting with some of the training and business support aspects of the scheme.
Emily has also undertaken multiple projects at a variety of universities over recent years delivering training, coaching and mentoring to businesses who are building new sustainability strategies and implementing sustainable leadership to reach their net zero goals. Emily is also focussed on helping businesses to communicate effectively both internally and through marketing. Emily is enthusiastic and passionate about enabling businesses to realise and deliver their purpose focussed goals, and is able to facilitate groups to travel from ideas to strategy.
Alongside a busy working life, which also includes building up a membership community of micro businesses in the UK, Emily is mum to grown up kids and two border terriers, and loves gardening (organically), walking and yoga.
Steph Mullen, Associate
Steph undertakes award holder assessments and monitoring, as well as a range of consultancy projects for the EQM. An associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Steph works as a sustainability consultant, helping businesses to improve their impact on the planet and people.
With over 10 years’ experience in marketing and communication, and a degree in design, she is well equipped to help businesses improve their brand perception and engage stakeholders.
Steph is passionate about protecting and restoring natural habitats, and encouraging others to make changes that benefit the environment. She is a director of Sheffield-based social enterprise, Kids Plant Trees, which works to give children better access to wild spaces and develop a life-long love for nature.
Throughout her career, Steph has developed outstanding communication and organisational skills. She builds good working relationships through a positive, collaborative approach. She loves being outdoors and feels very lucky to have the Peak District a short bus ride from her doorstep.
Gemma Powell, Associate
Gemma is the newest member of the EQM team; she supports Faith in administering the EQM award and acts as a point of contact for current and prospective award holders during the EQM process.
Her consultancy experience includes Fair Trade auditing for the World Fair Trade Organisation as well as carbon footprinting. Fully qualified as Carbon Literate, Gemma works with Faith to help businesses to engage with their carbon footprint, to understand their emissions and to reduce their impact as they journey towards net zero. She has also been involved in farmer-led research in the Peak District National Park developing the government’s Environmental Land Management schemes, which strive to improve the state of the natural world by ensuring sustainable changes to land management.
Alongside developing her career in sustainability, Gemma works as a language tutor and yoga instructor. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, be that about the intricacies of French grammar, the alignment of Downwards Facing Dog pose or the complexities behind the Fair Trade logo. She is an excellent communicator, a compassionate teacher and an energetic outdoors enthusiast, and her busy and varied schedule is only possible thanks to her meticulous organisational skills and proactive approach.
To discuss your organisation’s needs and how we can help, please get in touch.