The Team

At Peak Environmental Solutions, our focus is on providing high quality professional services with a pragmatic approach. We work with our clients to find cost-effective, practical solutions to their environmental and geotechnical problems. In all cases, we combine in-depth technical expertise with the ability to find solutions that are appropriate to the specific situation.

Chris Dainton
BSc Geology, University of Aberystwyth, 1986
MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection, University of Surrey, 1988

Chris has over 25 years of experience in brownfield land investigation and remediation, with specific expertise in technical risk assessment and remedial design. He has managed and participated in 100s of investigation, risk assessment and remediation projects at residential developments, commercial developments and a range of industrial facilities (including former gas works, nuclear facilities, airport facilities, refineries, tanneries, retail petroleum sites and bulk distribution terminals). Chris has also built a number of modelling software packages, including fully compliant CLEA models, RTM models and GAC Screening/Stats tools.

Clare Dainton
BSc Environmental Science, University of Salford, 1996
MSc Contaminated Land Management, University of Nottingham, 2003

Clare has 17 years of experience in brownfield land investigation and remediation, with specific expertise in the implementation and interpretation of brownfield sites under planning and Part IIA. She has managed and participated in over 300 investigation, risk assessment and remediation projects at industrial sites, residential and commercial developments.


Chris Thompson
BSc Geology, University of Southampton, 2005
Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, 2008

Chris is an associate with six years experience of working under the planning and Part IIA regimes on a range of residential, commercial, pharmaceutical, Ministry of Defence, printworks, gas works, abattoirs, residential, paint manufacture and engineering sites, including those with COMAH & NIHHS designation. Experience of design & implementation of Phase I & II investigations, options appraisals, waste classification, remedial resident engineer, remedial verification and technical risk assessments.

Catherine Helm
MA (Oxon) Geology, University of Oxford, 1981
MSc Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, 1982
MSc (Distinction) Pollution & Environmental Control, University of Manchester, 2003
Chartered Geologist, 1992
Qualified Person, CL:AIRE Definition of Waste: Code of Practice, 2009

Catherine is an associate with twenty two years experience in environmental & geotechnical projects. Considerable project management, design and supervision experience of site investigations, technical reporting and use of Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment for the assessment of contaminated land. Significant involvement in development of remedial targets for highly contaminated sites including gasworks and refuelling facilities. Other areas of expertise include geotechnical engineering & Environmental Impact Assessment.