A main personal interest has always been biology and nature conservation, and industrial history. I currently work for a County Council heading a team of environmental specialists, including the local records centre, to ensure the right environmental information is used in local planning and is available to local recording communities. I’ve been active in wildlife trusts for over forty years and previously worked as a museum curator for nearly thirty. I know that good biodiversity information supports so much, and we need to spread the word. I believe NFBR has an important and unique role in promoting biological recording.