Our team has experience working with public and private clients in the environmental arena.  Depending on the project, one of us will lead and provide you with dedicated attention.

Percy Foster


Percy Foster is an environmentalist and waste management professional and has been involved in the waste sector for over twenty years.  He originally trained as environmental scientist (B Sc Hons) and developed a passion for research while doing his Masters of Science.

Percy established Foster Environmental  which provides consultancy, research, training and certification services. He has worked in Ireland, Europe and United Arab Emirates on various waste materials, waste tyres & contaminated soils.

As CEO for Cré- Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland from 2006 to the present, Percy has coordinated and managed the activities of the association, representing the composting and anaerobic digestion industry at Government and European level.

He is a former board member of the European Compost Network and CEO of a tyre industry association.

Freya Bartels


Freya Bartels studied Earth Science at Trinity College Dublin before working as a Biodiversity Officer in County Mayo. Freya has a diploma in Sustainable Development for Business from Trinity College Dublin and is active in the bioeconomy through a passion for agricultural reform.

Ruth Robertson


She has more than 25 years’ active experience of implementing and operating high-quality, environmental and health and safety systems in the waste industry, pharmachemical sector and manufacturing and in providing consultancy and training to a range of service and manufacturing companies.

Ruth’s experience includes working at a senior management level for many years and covers environment, health and safety, quality, business systems and communications.

Ruth’s qualifications include a First Class Honours Degree in Environmental Health, a Masters in Environmental Engineering and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Ruth has lectured on health and safety at Dublin Institute of Technology and has been appointed an executive member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Ireland East Committee. Ruth has a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Level 6 certification for training delivery and evaluation.

Case Studies

With our unique experience and expertise, we can offer a range of consulting services, some examples can be found here: