About APW

The beginning

I thought it would be helpful to explain a little more about the background to APW.  My name is John Biglin.  During my time in Suffolk in the mid 1980’s I set up and ran an urban nature conservation project.  It was one of the first in the country.  It provided work and training for the long term unemployed.  A socially worthwhile aim combined with a strong remit to improve the local environment for people and wildlife.

In the late 1980’s I moved away to work in other parts of the country.  Moving around the country working in various roles.  In 2011, I returned to Suffolk, and started developing the APW consultancy.  I wanted to use and and share the experience I had gained after a varied career primarily in the environmental field.  I felt it was important to put something back into the sector that continues to be both my career and interest.

Current services

Anglian Parks and Wildlife is best thought of as a wrapper for all my activities that are not directly for an employer.  I continue to work directly for employers.  Usually on short term contracts and part time.  In between contracts I have been able to pursue my interests and widen the range of activities that are within the APW umbrella.  As an example, over the last few years I have been developing as a semi-professional photographer.  I supply various  microstock agencies.  This has seen my photography skills improve enormously.  Sometimes I am embarrassed by some of my early work.

The future

I have a number of new projects I am working on to refresh APW and to keep moving forward with new challenges.  A good example of this is my intention to create a podcast.  I’m not new to broadcasting.  I developed the skills during the time I was doing radio shows and now really want to do that again and podcasts seem to be an ideal way forward