The Consultancy

MAS Environmental is an independent consultancy in environmental health and training based in the UK. Our consultants have a range of experience in local government, business and academia that has led to a wide knowledge of the subjects and understanding of the industry as a whole. 

We are a rapidly expanding consultancy which strives to maintain small company values, and although a small consultancy, we have access to a wide range of experts and specialists. In this way we can provide a comprehensive service at extremely competitive rates, offering truly independent advice at the highest standard.

We deal with practically all aspects of Environmental Health and we are also a registered training centre with the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Society for Public Health

We have consultants based in Cambridge and Nottingham and can provide our consultancy services remotely or on site throughout the UK and Ireland.

We recognise that all local authorities have had their budgets cut and that many have lost experienced staff and so are under increased pressure. It makes sense to buy in the expertise when the need is infrequent such as complex planning or nuisance cases and so we offer reduced rates to local authorities.  We have assisted councils with cases including Town and Country Planning and Licensing issues, nuisance and acting as expert witnesses in addition to working for private individuals and businesses.

Our website is also a useful resource to EHPs with examples and guides.  We provide web browser based sound level and barrier calculation tools.  We also provide training resources and information that complement our courses and workshops.

MAS Environmental is a registered training centre with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Royal Society for Public Health and Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.  We have been providing training and consultancy services to a variety of sectors for over 20 years including local authorities, food & catering businesses, schools and colleges, including the University of Cambridge.

We are well known for providing quality training and up to date advice. We are committed to providing lively and interactive courses encouraging discussion and debate and are great believers in the benefits of classroom based training. We strive to ensure all of our delegates get the most out of of their learning experience and continue to provide support and advice to anyone who has attended our training courses even after the course has ended.

Our aim is to provide informative and affordable training for councils as we recognise that all local authorities have had their budgets cut and that many have lost experienced staff and so are under increased pressure. We have provided training for local authorities around the country on topics including Wind Farm Noise, Basic Statutory Nuisance, Drainage Investigation & Law and Assessing Noise Principles.

Areas of expertise

  • Local Government Issues
    Our consultants have many years experience working in local government. We help local council Environmental Health Officers tackle a range of issues.
  • Noise and Acoustics
    From the technical aspects of acoustics to the application of guidance and legislation in predicting or determining noise through modelling.
  • Food Safety
    Auditing food premises, providing guidance and solutions to handling food, training staff, reducing the risks of food poisoning and dealing with outbreaks.
  • Planning
    Either for the applicant or others affected, we provide expert advice and solutions on the planning process including providing or responding to impact assessments and giving evidence in planning hearings.
  • Pollution
    Odour, air pollution and other aspects of environmental pollution.
  • Licensing
  • Nuisances
  • Health and Safety
  • Catering Design
    For efficient and food safe kitchens.
  • Training in food, noise, environmental health and for other trainers
    Covering a wide range of environmental health and food safety issues.


Mike Stigwood - MIOA, FRSPH, MCIEH.

Director - mike(at)

Mike Stigwood our director, lead consultant and workshop trainer is an ex-Local Authority Environmental Health Officer with 48 years experience. After 19 years in Local Government working for a range of Authorities from Cambridge City to Hackney BC, Huntingdonshire DC, Stevenage and lastly Mid Bedfordshire DC, Mike left to set up his own Environmental Health consultancy, MAS Environmental, in 1994.

As a private consultant Mike has provided advice and training for a wide range of industries and businesses including local authorities and the University of Cambridge. He has acted as expert witness in a number of high profile nuisance cases including in the High Court and Crown Courts Courts on cases such as motor sport noise, military jets and adventure parks.

Mike has created a range of courses taught regularly to Environmental Health Officers, Planning Officers and other technicians in the environmental health field. He has many years of experience providing high quality training and is well known for his expertise and his honest and passionate approach to Environmental Health issues in general.

His enthusiasm and desire to share knowledge is second to none, something which is reflected in his detailed delegate course packs. These up to day notes are a trademark of Mike’s courses and are often used by many in the field as a reference long after the course.

Along with the MAS team Mike has undertaken extensive research resulting in the preparation of a number of international papers.  He also has expertise in commercial kitchen design, specialising in minimising food safety risks through their layout and design features.   He also provided evidence at the Fracking Public Inquiry held in Blackpool.

Mike has presented a paper titled 'Diminishing reliability of Standards on Environmental Noise' at the Inter-Noise conference in Hamburg in August 2016 and a paper titled ‘Diminishing reliability of the application of Standards on Environmental Noise in the UK’ in Hong Kong 2017.

Terri Stigwood - FRSPH.

Director - tes(at)

Terri Stigwood our lead food safety trainer is a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and  has been delivering food safety training at all levels including HACCP courses for over 20 years and Allergen Awareness training; building up a vast working knowledge of all types of food businesses.  Terri also specialises in training food handlers for childcare providers due to vast experience delivering training to nursery staff and child minders.

Her qualifications include Advanced Food Hygiene with credit and a Certificate in Education. Terri has researched the various methods and processes through which adults learn and developing unique tasks and games to assist with comprehension, many of these were produced as a result of being approached by companies with specific learning needs. Because of her passion for people to enjoy training Terri has written and developed her own presentation packs; designing group tasks using real-life props where possible making the training interactive and not the clichéd boredom and ‘death by powerpoint’  but motivated; enthused and fun.  Terri is very proud that many attendees of her courses have gone on to be trained by her on ‘train the trainer’ and PTLLS courses and subsequently become trainers themselves.

After any training course attendees are invited to contact Terri for confirmation on anything discussed during the course or if they have any queries that have arisen or are looking for resources.  “This service is important to me because often following a training course clarification may be needed on what has been discussed to ensure controls are implemented correctly.  I believe that the training provided must be relevant to the setting because whilst a food handler may hold a food safety certificate which can demonstrate they received the training and successfully passed the exam, if they do not understand the principles and how to put these into practice in the workplace then the certificate is worthless and some would say dangerous due to misguided complacency. “ 

Terri is also an experienced, qualified food safety auditor and continues to assist many businesses with their controls and safe practices.  Her aim being to ensure standards of food safe practice are maintained.  She also has assisted many food businesses with drafting of their food safety management systems.  The important message being that the business must own the documentation ensuring that it relates to the food operation and is practical and workable.   


Mike Stigwood
& Terri Stigwood

About us


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