Chris Bester

Principal Environment and Sustainability Consultant, HLG Associates


Chris joined in 2020 to help develop and promote HLG’s expanding range of environmental management services. A Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), his role focuses on responding to growing client interest and demand, alongside helping develop the company’s strategy and approach in this important area.

From a background in Chemistry and Health & Safety, Chris’s career has developed to encompass a wide range of environmental management specialisms. These include formal environmental audits, waste reduction and risk management, emission controls and certification, and organisational carbon footprint strategies. He has further been closely involved in the planning and execution of CSR programmes designed to support organisational environmental aims.

Chris holds a Master’s Degree (MChem) in Chemistry from Leeds University and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC). He further possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management and is a Member of Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (Grad IOSH) enabling him to deliver solutions across these complementary disciplines.

Specialist Areas

Environmental Management Systems

Greenhouse Gas / Carbon Footprint Analysis

Incident Investigation

CSR programmes

Water: Purification, Conditioning and Wastewater treatment


Diploma in Environmental Management

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Society of Environment

Masters of Chemistry Leeds University 2010

BSc (Hons) Chemistry Leeds University

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management

Member of Institute for Occupations health and Safety (Grad IOSH)

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