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 and subsequently continued 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 personal interest.

Current services

Anglian Parks and Wildlife is best thought of as a wrapper for all my activities I do when I am not working directly for an employer.  I usually work on short term part time contracts.  In between contracts and on days when I am not directly working I have been able to widen the range of activities that are within the overall APW umbrella.

As an example, over the last few years I have been developing as a semi-professional photographer  supplying various  microstock agencies.

During the time of the Covid pandemic when most of my work declined I have been reviewing the services I offer. As a result I have significantly reduced my activities and focussed on my core activity of adult environmental education and photography.

The future

I have a number of new projects I am working on to refresh APW and to keep moving forward with new challenges.  I am intending to develop a podcast.  I’m not new to broadcasting having developed the skills during the time I was doing radio shows and now really want to do that again. Podcasting seems to be an ideal way forward.