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Why Choose Umbrella Environmental?


Umbrella Environmental is designed to protect the environment while driving your business forward. We’ll ensure your waste operations are legal, responsible and fulfil your commercial objectives.

As well as securing environmental permits, we also:

  • Ensure your waste activities are compliant with your permit. 

  • Provide technical competence management cover.

  • We hope you never need it, but we can also support you through Environment Agency enforcement actions to bring your business back to a compliant place.

  • We also have experience in providing professional witness services. 

  • Identify more efficient ways to run your waste site.



We will protect our clients through environmental compliance and ultimately protect the environment for future generations.  



  • Legislation and guidance is complicated, we will make it simple for you.  

  • We are the experts in waste regulations.  

  • We represent you, and will do so professionally.  

  • You can run your business confidently knowing your business is compliant.  

  • Together, we will achieve your goals.  

  • We will add value and seek out opportunity.  


Andrew Lake

Managing Director

I’m Andrew Lake, a Chartered Waste Manager, and the founder of Umbrella Environmental. I boast 10 years experience as a regulator with the Environment Agency, working as a Regulatory Enforcement Officer and Fire Prevention Plan specialist. This has provided me with all the tools and knowledge to become a high performing waste permitting consultant. I am a WAMITAB accredited Technically Competent Manager.

My passion as an environmental professional inspired me to set up my own consultancy.


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