Topic: Business Update

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Announce Record Turnover of £20 million

2020 - 2021 Five Rivers EOY Results


Five Rivers Environmental Contracting announce a record-breaking year which continues the trend of the business doubling in size for the fourth consecutive year. The resulting £20 million turnover for 2020/2021 is even more impressive considering the operational and economic impact of Covid-19.

“2020/2021 has been an extremely challenging year for Five Rivers, as it has been for many businesses across the UK and beyond. This achievement has only been possible with the support from our new and existing customers who ensured our works schedule was full to capacity, and our suppliers who stepped up to the mark in provisioning our programmes. To both customers and suppliers I must say thank you. The result of last year’s success is significant investment across the entire company: a workforce increase of over 50%; staff training programmes; new plant; the latest tech; and the roll out of enterprise business systems. This huge investment ensures Five Rivers can continue to deliver innovative and industry-leading solutions across a rapidly expanding portfolio of services,” says Jason Lovering, Executive Chair at Five Rivers Environmental Contracting.

Five Rivers is a leading industry specialist in the consultation, design and implementation of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years’ working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a passion for rivers and wetlands. A specialist of choice, Five Rivers delivers innovative, sensitive, and compliance-focused solutions across all sectors. Examples of services on offer include: river restoration; wetland restoration and creation; fish passage improvements; ecological mitigation; habitat translocation; monitoring; and design.

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Five Rivers Expansion Continues with New Head Office



Five Rivers, a leading provider of innovative ecological and environmental services, announces the opening of a new head office in Hampshire, UK. This significant investment in infrastructure has been driven by the company’s rapid expansion over the past 18 months in manpower, services, and geographic reach.

Located at Thruxton Airfield adjacent to the A303, the business has immediate access to one of the South West’s main arterial routes and its position makes it the ideal hub to coordinate operations. The new premises offers the latest digital connectivity, modern and airy office space, extensive parking for the growing fleet of company vehicles, and secure storage for specialist equipment.

The head office will encompass multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, finance, HR, design, ecology, and habitats, and the site will ensure the availability and coordination of Five Rivers’ industry knowledge to support customers across the UK.

Speaking of the new office, Managing Director Adam Ellis, commented: “There is a rapidly expanding appetite for our innovative environmental services across the UK, reflected by a growing list of new and repeat customers. As such, this is an incredibly exciting time for Five Rivers, as we continue to diversify and establish our presence in an increasing number of market sectors. This significant investment is a clear indication to our current and future customers that we are committed to delivering best-in-class expertise and services.”

Jason Lovering, Executive Chair and Founder, added: “These are exciting times for Five Rivers, with our revised working model and premises giving our staff a new, fresh working environment: a breath of fresh air we could all do with at the moment. Thruxton Race Circuit has an exciting feel about it that ties in well with our business plans. Using our twenty plus years’ experience in the sector, we continually strive to deliver innovative solutions combined with first-class service.”

Head Office Address: Hangar 5A, Thruxton Airfield, Andover, Hampshire. SP11 8PN

Five Rivers Announce Executive Chair in Response to Unprecedented Growth



Announced today, Five Rivers’ founder and Managing Director, Jason Lovering, will now take the position of Executive Chairman. Adam Ellis (formally the business’s Commercial Director), takes the helm as Managing Director and Ali Nicholas (formally Company Secretary) becomes Director of People and Business.

This strategic move is in response to Five Rivers’ rapid expansion over the past 18 months which has seen unprecedented growth . This success, in such a challenging economic environment has been driven by a relentless pursuit of the delivery of innovative environmental solutions that constantly exceed customer expectation.

The day-to-day running of the business will be handed over to Adam and Ali, veterans of Five Rivers who have been instrumental in its ongoing success.

“This is a significant moment in the history of Five Rivers and has only been possible thanks to the hard work invested by every single person throughout the company. My new role will provide me with the time and focus to define and deliver our strategic vision, essential to promote continued growth,” comments Jason. ”We are well positioned to further leverage our unparalleled industry expertise, a prerequisite to meet the increasing needs of our current and future customers. Equally, I am extremely excited for what the future holds under Adam’s and Ali’s leadership. Both are passionate and devoted to our success.”