Sue Searle and Sarah Candlin

This week we are celebrating Sarah Candlin’s 10th year with the company. Sarah was Acorn Ecology’s first employee, joining Sue and marking the start of Acorn Ecology’s growth. When Sarah started she had just finished her degree in Environmental Biology and was embarking on her career as an ecologist.  A lot has changed, as she reflects here:

“I have loved working for Acorn Ecology and the time has flown by! When I started at Acorn Ecology as a trainee ecologist on a temporary contract, I never imagined I would still be here ten years later! But when you enjoy what you do, there is opportunity for promotion, a nice working environment and a lovely team – why would you leave?!  I have been privileged to work with some great ecologists and clients over the years, and to have met some really enthusiastic students. The work has been varied and is always changing; each year brings something new and a different challenge.

I am really grateful to Sue for taking me on as an inexperienced trainee ecologist and for teaching me so much! It has been a pleasure seeing the company evolve and expand.”

This year Sarah has become Acorn Ecology’s Principal Ecologist and Manager of the Exeter branch. She is also the Training Manager, ensuring the smooth running of all Acorn Ecology’s training courses. Sarah has worked hard to help Acorn Ecology grow into the successful and professional company it is today. She is a valued member of the team and we feel very lucky to have her.

“BIG congratulations and THANK YOU to Sarah Candlin who has now completed 10 years working for Acorn Ecology! She went from a shy Trainee Ecologist to a highly competent Principal Ecologist and Branch Manager. She was Acorn’s first full-time employee. She is a massive asset to the company and I hope that we will continue to work together for a long time to come. Thank you Sarah!” – Sue Searle

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