A passion for the environment. It’s in our nature.
The state of our environment has thankfully come to the top of political, business, and personal agendas in recent years. FiveRivers are here to help you exceed your environmental ambitions and work together to leave our natural world in a better state than we found it.
FiveRivers is a specialist in the consultation, design, delivery and monitoring of ecological and environmental solutions. Over the past 25 years, we’ve expanded from a small contracting team to a group of over 75 passionate, multidisciplinary experts. We’re still growing, offering new complimentary services, and increasing geographical coverage to support our clients.
Our head office is in Hampshire, and we operate a hybrid working model with staff home based covering the whole UK. We support a wide range of clients, working on anything from nationally significant infrastructure schemes to charity led habitat restoration. We set the bar high in our Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety performance and are externally audited so our clients know they are getting the best possible service.
Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we have an ambitious program to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.View our story
We were particularly impressed with the ‘can-do’ attitude during some very rough and wet weather during the early part of the project. A changeover of project manager mid-stream was of some concern, but both project managers kept us informed, presented well when this was required, and were able to answer or find out information in respect of questions that we raised. The team leader and his team on the ground were always willing to speak to members of the public, and it was reported back several times how the public appreciated this.
Steve Field, Petersfield Council
From source to open waters.
Jason started Five Rivers in 1997 focusing on the practical aspects of river maintenance and restoration. Since then we have been privileged to work with amazing partners on hundreds of fantastic projects all across the UK.
FiveRivers now encompasses a wide spectrum of services, from our roots in River Restoration through to ecological mitigation, design and environmental monitoring. Take a look below for key points in our history:
18th August 1997
Conception of FiveRivers.
FiveRivers started in 1997 as Five Rivers – River and Countryside Maintenance as a sole trader.
Jason gained passion and experience when working for The Piscatorial Society and Lord Tryon of the banks of The Avon in Salisbury.
First large contract with the Forestry Commission.
Our first large contract working on the Life Fund River Restoration Works – we went on to work for the Forestry Commission in the New Forest for many years from Mire restoration to invasive species clearance.
New Forest, Beaulieu Road pony sales yard.
We won the contract to build a new pony sales yard. This was built from sustainable oak from the New Forest and was a real challenge. It is still standing today.
We became Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd and at this point we were a team of 7.
London Olympics 2012 enabling works.
We were a key contractor involved in the ecological mitigation and improvements works.
We also became ISO14001 Environmental Management System accredited in 2008.
We moved to larger premises in the Woodford Valley, a catalyst of our expansion to get to where we are now.
Expansion of our services.
Creation of monitoring team, increasing our aquatic ecology and fisheries offering.
Norfolk Chalk Streams.
We worked for the Norfolk Internal Drainage Board and Rivers Trust over a 5 year period, working on habitat enhancement on the chalk streams.
An exciting year.
We started working on AMP6 river restoration schemes for multiple water companies across the UK and became ISO9001 Quality Management System and OHSAS 18001 (now ISO 45001) Occupational Health & Safety Management System accredited.
2017 also saw the creation of our standalone design and consultancy team.
A year of big projects.
It saw the completion of Brookland Lake restoration – one of our most challenging jobs to date and we were awarded our first large mitigation projects on High Speed Two.
New diggers on the block.
Purchase of two brand new specialist 15T tracked Takeuchi diggers, fondly named Bourne and Avon with Encon.
Supplier of choice.
We were named supplier of choice for UK water industry and awarded places on multiple AMP7 river restoration frameworks.
We also moved to larger premises in Andover which is where we are today.
With the introduction of our new electric fleet and a new brand identity.
Constructionline is the benchmark suppliers and buyer’s vendor database used within the Construction and Construction Related industries to source competent contractors meeting their standard. Here at Five River’s we are certified to the Gold Standard.
Achilles UVDB is a benchmark suppliers and buyer’s vendor database used within the utilities sector to source competent contractors meeting their standard. Here at Five River’s we are certified under their B2 scheme.
SMAS is part of a group of accreditations known as a SSIP (Safety Scheme in Procurement), there are many options, in simplistic terms, it is used to evaluate and certify a business to a basic safety competence level.
Achilles Carbon Reduce Scheme
Achilles Carbon Reduce Scheme is the UK’s only certified Carbon Reduce Scheme in accordance with ISO 14064-1. Achilles partnered with Toitu to implement a framework for business’ to measure, manage, verify, mitigate or minimise and finally market its performance in relation to Green House Gas emissions to a global standard. We at Five Rivers joined the scheme in 2020 and are currently developing strategies to minimise our Green House Gases impact.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. Here at Five River’s we achieved.
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can benefit any size organisation. Designed to be a powerful business improvement tool, the ISO 9001 Quality Management certification can help you to: Continually improve, streamline operations and reduce costs. Here at Five Rivers, our ISO 9001 Certification forms part of our Integrated Management System (IMS) which also includes ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. The business is externally audited on an annual basis to ensure the highest standard of compliance is achieved demonstrating commitment and competence to stakeholders and clients.
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management System (EMS) standard that can benefit any size organisation. Designed to be a powerful business improvement tool, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification can help business to: Identify, measure and manage its environmental impact, minimise environmental impact though its operations and reduce costs. Here at Five Rivers, our ISO 14001 Certification forms part of our Integrated Management System (IMS) which also includes ISO 9001 and ISO 45001. The business is externally audited on an annual basis to ensure the highest standard of compliance is achieved demonstrating commitment and competence to stakeholders and clients.
ISO 45001 is an international recognised Occupational Health and Safety Management System (SMS) standard that can benefit any size organisation. Designed to be a powerful business tool, the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Certification can help business to: establish proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement, minimise accidents to its workforce and reduce costs. Here at Five Rivers, our ISO 45001 Certification forms part of our Integrated Management System (IMS) which also includes ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The business is externally audited on an annual basis to ensure the highest standard of compliance is achieved demonstrating commitment and competence to stakeholders and clients.
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