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FothergillTC are a bespoke sustainability consultancy providing practical solutions to complex challenges and the resulting change management processes needed to improve sustainability performance. We act to develop the capacity of the organisations we work with to leave them better equipped to delivery their future projects in a more sustainable manner.

Our senior team has over 35 years of experience across the sustainability sector, with recent work including the development and delivering Environmental and Social training programmes for the World Bank and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. We often work in association with trusted partners who are expert in their field, ensuring our clients get high quality work, without the scale of costs associated with the global mega-consultancy model.


We work across:

- Sustainability Strategy (for example: Francis Crick Institute's sustainability strategy); 

- Impact Assessment (for example: as the expert trainer for the RTPI's EIA Masterclass series); 

- Institutional Capacity (for example: World Bank's environmental & social staff accreditation system); and

- The Circular Economy (for example: delivering BSI training to business across Wales for the Welsh Government).

We take a collaborative approach to delivery to ensure our clients recognise the purpose and feel ownership of the work we develop and deliver with them. Our services include:

- Sustainability capacity & maturity review;

- Corporate strategy;

- Learning, development & accreditation systems;

- Tools & guidance; and

- Training: traditional, immersive & e-learning.

Our Senior Team

Josh Fothergill
Founder & Director
BSc(Hons), MSc,
Founder FIEMA

Professional Capability

Josh has expertise and experience across impact assessment, capacity building, sustainable resource management and integrating sustainability in business. He spent much of the last decade as Policy Lead at IEMA - the professional body for cross-cutting environmental and sustainability management. He is particularly adept at solving complex problems and providing respected leadership.

Giving Back 

Professionally, Josh is: Coordinator of Scotland's annual EIA Community Conference; on Transform Magazine's editorial board; and a Steering Group member for both IEMA's Impact Assessment Network and its Global Environmental & Social Assessment Group. He is a former Chair of the IAIA's Ireland & UK Branch and has helped organised multiple IAIA symposia.

Community: Josh is: Secretary of the PTA for his local school and worked with Jo in a small team on the SEA of the village's plan.  

Jo Murphy
Managing Director
BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCert
Our MD

Professional Capability

Jo has substantial experience in skills development & training, organisational & contractor sustainability strategy, impact assessment and project management. An engaging and effective communicator, Jo has exceptional management and delivery skills, aligning her role at FothergillTC with active positions within the Environment Agency (National Technical Manager) and Derby University (Associate Academic). 

Giving Back 

Professionally, Jo is: a member of IEMA's Professional Standards Committee, guiding the development of individual and organisational sustainability standards; and, also sits on their Impact Assessment Network Steering Group, contributing to guidance & activities to help practitioners develop themselves. 

Community: Jo is: Treasurer of a local charity, providing after-school childcare in rural Lincolnshire and worked with Josh in a small team to develop the SEA of the local village's plan.  

To learn more about how our team and services can help your organisation contact us

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