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Natural Capital

Nature is becoming valuable. Whether it’s corporates meeting investor demands for net zero, construction companies meeting planning requirements about biodiversity gain, food and drink companies meeting industry standards for land and water stewardship, pressure to demonstrate environmental benefit is growing all the time, and only the rural economy can help them achieve their aims.

Natural Capital

In some areas these nature markets are well-developed and regulated; in others they are more experimental. In all, relationships of trust between businesses, landowners, land managers, and local communities and interest groups are essential. These are built on transparent metrics, strong business plans, clear project management, and collaborative partnerships.

Galbraith brings unparalleled expertise for natural capital project development. We make this complex and innovative subject a low-risk, straightforward, and exciting journey for clients including landowners, corporates, and community groups. Explore our services below and get in touch if you have a project in mind.

  • Natural Capital Assessment
  • Biodiversity net gain (England)
  • Biodiversity farms (Scotland)
  • Consultancy
  • Special reports
  • Estate-scale or landscape-scale project development
  • Peatland Code
  • Woodland Carbon Code

Athole McKillop


Partner | Head of Forestry

Rural Management, Forestry & Woodland Management


Phone icon 07718 523 045

David Hurst

Partner | Head of Rural Operations

Rural Management


Phone icon 07587572006

Dr Eleanor Harris


Natural Capital and Carbon Leader

Forestry & Woodland Management


Phone icon 07585 900 870

Ian Hope


Partner | Head of Rural

Rural Management


Phone icon 07968 209 543

James Lighton


Graduate Rural Surveyor

Rural Management, Renewables and Utilities


Phone icon 07342 093 469