About us

Responsible Solutions have been supporting clients in demonstrating their environmental and corporate responsibility credentials for well over 10 years.  Our team has, between them, over 120 years’ experience in supporting companies in a range of services.

Since 2008 we have become one of the construction industry’s leading advisors on “Responsible Sourcing for Construction Products” including certification to the BES6001 standard. We have a track record of helping organisations achieve certification.  Clients include organisations in the steel, concrete, stone, gypsum and glass sectors. This work has brought us into contact with a wide range of other industry experts and contacts that we are able to access for the benefit of our clients.

Our Investment in Responsible Sourcing

In addition to gaining practical experience in a range of industry sectors, we are also maintaining our leading position by investing in research and innovation.

We are founder members and sponsors of the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing (APRES) which is a Loughborough University managed knowledge network for responsible sourcing.

In addition we are currently sponsoring an Engineering Doctorate Research Engineer who is researching the topic of sustainability certification in construction products. As part of this, James is actively supporting BRE in their review and revision of the BES6001 standard.

Working with Responsible Solutions, you will achieve:

  • A genuine impact on your environmental performance;
  • Cost savings and operational efficiency;
  • Greater ability to win work by differentiating your business in ways that increasingly matter to your clients;
  • Improved reputation with all your stakeholders built on your real and demonstrable commitment to environmental responsibility.

Our Corporate responsibility policy reflects our commitment to practising what we preach. To read our full policy please visit: RSL Corporate Responsibility Policy (3).

Our offices are based on the banks of the River Soar in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside in an office environment designed to create light, airy spaces to work and collaborate with our colleagues. We have a boardroom that seats up to 16 people around our bespoke recycled scaffold-board table as well as two smaller project rooms which seat up to four people. The tables in these rooms are made from recycled pallets and feature stools using material made from nettles! We are always happy to welcome visitors and clients and encourage meetings to be held in our offices so that others can appreciate the surroundings during a busy week!

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Ian Nicholson – Managing Director

Ian Nicholson – Managing Director

Committed to improving the environmental performance of businesses, especially within the construction sector, Ian set up Responsible Solutions Ltd to work with businesses that want to make a real difference both to their own business efficiency and in terms of their real environmental and social impact.

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Charlotte Baker – Operations Manager

Charlotte Baker – Operations Manager

Charlotte joined Responsible Solutions in 2009 with a background of 10 years in HR. Charlotte ensures that the business is running smoothly, concentrating on Sales and Marketing, Business Administration and Business Strategy. Charlotte also ensures that the business follows it’s own “Practice what we preach” policy.

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Philip Edwards – Senior Consultant

Philip Edwards – Senior Consultant

Phil has 7 years’ experience of environmental management systems. Prior to working at Responsible Solutions he worked as a Project Environmental Manager for Sir Robert McAlpine. Here he prepared, reviewed and maintained the company’s Environmental Management System for the project, which included compiling Risk Assessments, Legislation Register, Project Environmental Plan, Site Waste Management Plans and Environmental Method Statements. In addition he was responsible for noise & dust monitoring, production of environmental monthly reports and liaising with local residents and the local Councils’ Environmental Health Officer.

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James Upstill-Goddard – Senior Consultant

James Upstill-Goddard – Senior Consultant

James holds an MSc in Clean Technology from Newcastle University, and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Lancaster University. He joined the Responsible Solutions team in October 2011 as a Research Engineer, working on a collaborative Engineering Doctorate (EngD) research project between Responsible Solutions and Loughborough University. This research is primarily focused on implementation of sustainability certification schemes within construction firms, of which a particular interest and focus has been certification to responsible sourcing schemes, specifically BES 6001.

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Eleanor King - Consultant

Eleanor King - Consultant

Eleanor joined Responsible Solutions in September 2015 as our Graduate Sustainability Consultant. Eleanor graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours MSci degree in Geography in June 2015.

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Sonia Gandhi - Principal Consultant

Sonia Gandhi - Principal Consultant

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