We are EnTrade

We operate markets across the country to:

  • invest in nature based projects that deliver environmental services
  • accredit and verify the environmental services from these projects.

We broker deals for projects that change land management at small and large scale for periods of one to 100 years, without needing to change land ownership.

We set up online trading platforms to buy and sell verified environmental credits. We manage the market development, credit registries, buffers and verification services as required, using approved standards, such as Defra’s Biodiversity Offset Metric 2.0, or bespoke standards agreed with regulators.

We can work in any geography, with local data sources, partners and advisers as crucial catalysts to build a trusted marketplace.

We can help farmers

Farmers – we create new commercial revenues that can make growing nature as profitable as growing food

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We can help developers

Developers – we speed up and simplify compliance with planning obligations for nutrient neutrality and biodiversity net gain

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We can help businesses

Businesses – we help you offset your carbon, pollution and flood risk challenges with nature, not concrete

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Our Services

We manage two broad types of markets that reflect our evolution from a Nitrogen offsetting service for Wessex Water, operating around Poole Harbour in Dorset, England.

· EnTrade Classic – we help single organisations with fixed budgets and focused environmental targets to set up contracts with multiple land managers for projects that deliver the targets as efficiently as possible.

· EnTrade Market – we manage a core investor’s funds to contract for multiple nature-based projects in return for the right to verify and sell a range of environmental credits that can arise from each project. We run online market processes to ensure that credit demand and project supply are well matched so that they settle at fair and efficient prices. The credits sold are backed by the whole market, not just individual projects, this reduces the exposure of credit buyers to individual project risks.

We have used these solutions to set up deals with farmers worth several millions of pounds. These deals will offset hundreds of tonnes of Nitrogen, create hundreds of biodiversity ponds, offset the Phosphorus for nutrient neutral development and store hundreds of tonnes of Carbon. To find out more about how these approaches can meet your needs, click on our case study pages or register for our newsletter, below.

Growing recognition around the world

Our work is attracting awards and accolades from business and environmental organisations in the UK and overseas.
Winner of the Water Management Award
Terraton Challenge – semi finalists, Carbon
2018 European Business Award – Rising Star, biodiversity
Utility Week Awards 2018 – Finalist, Environment

Our people

Managing Director

Guy Thompson

A seasoned operational and strategic leader, Guy has a reputation as a progressive voice for the environment at the highest levels of government and business. Prior to taking the helm at EnTrade, he was Chief Operating Officer and a founding Executive Director of Natural England, the government’s expert adviser on the natural environment. Before that, he was Director of Green Alliance, a leading think tank known for its ambitious leadership on environmental issues. Throughout his career, he has consistently argued that business innovation is key to delivering better environmental outcomes. By joining EnTrade, he has enthusiastically taken up the challenge of proving the argument.

Director of Sales and Operations

David Baxter

David has over 20 years’ experience working in leadership roles that have shaped how the UK manages policy, regulation, catchments and investment in the water environment. His key skill is to make connections and find solutions that work for multiple stakeholders. This ability is enhanced by his wide network of senior-level contacts, his knowledge of natural capital economics and a real understanding of commercial reality. David feels most energised when he is building partnerships, making deals and ensuring that all parties feel heard.

Scientist

Jez Graham

An accomplished environmental scientist with 15 years’ experience in the UK water industry, Jez has been influential in developing catchment management schemes and positioning them as the new norm. He is a qualified farm advisor with applied expertise in mitigation optimisation, monitoring, and modelling. With a passion for innovation and technology, Jez advocates for the role of managed landscapes in delivering robust, equitable and far-reaching outcomes for people and the environment.

Product Manager

James Peacock

James has spent 15 years working at the nexus of science, business and the environment for organisations including the Environment Agency, Water Research Centre and Wessex Water. Driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the environment, James’s focus is on bringing people together in the simplest possible way with the right technologies. A chemist by training, James took his MBA at Bradford Business School as the recipient of their 50th anniversary scholarship. He was a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s MBA Student of the Year and runner-up in the Environmental Professional of the Year in 2018.

Lead Developer

Vaishali Sah

With over 9 years of enterprise software development experience, Vaishali has played a key role in building the EnTrade system from a concept to a full-fledged product. Vaishali excels in building high-quality software, with proven leadership experience in delivering multiple large scale projects. She is passionate about object-oriented programming , implementing industry best practices and creating future-proof, scalable solutions to fix things and make them work better.

Lead Developer

Tom Cox

Tom has been a developer with Wessex Water for 7 years. He has commercial experience across multiple technologies including C#, MVC, Angular and BizTalk, and is passionate about applying these in a user-centric way. He holds a BSc in Applied Computing from Bournemouth University.

Business Analyst

Aniruddha Mahadevan (Ani)

Ani has spent 10 years working across IT, consulting and finance roles. Most of his experience has been in the design of IT applications, project delivery and pre-sales consulting. An environmentally conscious person, he is delighted to be able to contribute his skills towards systems that bring about a positive change to the environment. Ani completed his MBA at the Asian Institute of Management, graduating in the Dean’s list.

Test Analyst

Eryzamzela Hasnan (Ery)

Ery has spent 11 years as a test consultant in the finance, HR and utilities industries, working with leading multinationals such as HSBC, Barclays UK, AstraZeneca, Shell and BHP Billiton. She has spent the last few years ensuring that the EnTrade system maintains a high level of performance and quality. Ery has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a major in Software Engineering from University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.