A specialist consultancy delivering Nature-based solutions.


A complete turn-key service

We can help you re-imagine your land. Harnessing a Natural Capital approach to deliver feasibility, design, finance modelling and implementation strategies. Focussing on private ecosystem services such as Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), Nutrient Neutrality, Natural Flood Management and carbon. Along with new agri-environment thinking in terms of ELM and wider policy instruments. 

Photo: Floodplain wetland mosaic creation, Norfolk, UK.

Our Story:

Swallowtail was established as a farmer-led consultancy in 2021, after building a core of expertise through the successful delivery of several nature recovery projects. Our pipeline for 2023 already covers c. 200,000 acres, advising on various aspects of projects; from full feasability-to-delivery, to stand-alone advice on financial modelling for ecosystem services.

Meet the team:

“Glenn is a 5th generation farmer and has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, working with international blue-chip organisations. He is passionate about the role farming and land-use have to play in reversing biodiversity loss and climate impact, both in the UK and at a global scale.”
Glenn Anderson
Director Landscape Strategy
“Alex is a soft fruit farmer and was previously a finance partner at The National Trust. He has a deep understanding of Natural Capital Accounting, finance modelling and blending finance solutions to deliver long-term financial stability to nature recovery projects.”
Alex Begg
Director Finance & Natural Capital
“Toby is a talented and experienced landscape architect and has a deep understanding of ecological principles at landscape-scale, along with practical experience of delivering nature-based solutions on his farm in Devon, where he has used holistic grazing to help deliver and manage species-rich grassland for BNG.”
Toby Diggins
Director Landscape Design
“Louis is an experienced ecologist with expertise in trees and woodlands and a fantastic grasp of how to baseline, create and manage habitat for BNG. He has a strategic understanding of estate planning for nature recovery and the ability to help concieve connections for nature and wildlife in the wider landscape.”
Louis Pearson
Ecology Director


Client Testimonials:

“Since meeting and working with the Swallowtail team, I have been impressed at the deep knowledge that they bring of nature based solutions and even more impressed at the way in which they enthusiastically throw themselves into projects, remain open to new ideas and act as effective catalysts for others to take action.”
Peter Simpson
CEO Anglian Water
“I work closely with Swallowtail on engaging with projects and landowners for The Nature Conservancy’s resilient watersheds programme. They are at the vanguard of how natural capital thinking can drive practical landscape-scale land use change, that benefits wildlife, land managers and communities. Their experience in developing and delivering nature-based solutions projects at a strategic and practical level, sets them apart.”
Rob Cunningham
Programme Director, The Nature Conservancy
We’ve been delighted to support the Swallowtail team with their work in the inception phase of the Wendling Beck Environment Project which is a national exemplar for innovative landowner–led nature recovery.  It’s a really impactful project at the cutting-edge of the use of blended finance models to finance nature recovery at scale.”
Eliot Lyne
CEO Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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