Spindle Ecology is owned and managed by Sarah Maslen, a specialist Ecological Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the sector.



Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Her previous project experience covers a range of development scales and sites across England, Wales and Scotland.
Over the past 10 years, Sarah has worked on a diverse portfolio of onshore renewables (solar and wind), water industry (pipelines and treatment works) and housing projects, as part of interdisciplinary project teams.
Sarah has developed considerable expertise in baseline ecological survey and reporting and has extensive experience of overseeing on-site construction works. These skills are transferable and opportunities to work in new sectors are welcomed.

Why Spindle?

The native Spindle Tree Euonymus europaeus is the inspiration for the consultancy. With its bright, pink seed pods and orange seeds, it makes a bold statement and stands out amongst its peers.

At Spindle Ecology we recognize that the success of your project relies on the quality of the information and planning that goes into it. We offer up-front advice from project feasibility stage, allowing you to make informed and timely decisions.

At Spindle Ecology we encourage developers to work with the natural environment and recognize the value that this can add to their projects. We provide sympathetic solutions that are based on a comprehensive understanding of the local environment.


Our emphasis is on specifying low-cost ecological enhancements, for example by re-using materials already present on site or sourcing products from local or regional suppliers wherever possible. This allows local communities to benefit from an enhanced environment and allows developers to demonstrate that they are sensitive to local needs.

As a small consultancy, Spindle Ecology is free to innovate and will work with local experts and suppliers to find the right solutions for your specific project needs.

Contact us:
M: 07729 111077  
E: sarah@spindleecology.co.uk