About us

OUR PURPOSE

Taking care of nature-based solutions to managing water.

WHO WE ARE

Oren Environmental is part of Severn Trent, one of Britain’s largest water companies. We specialise in nature-based solutions to managing water, like reed beds and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), for organisations nationwide.

WHAT WE DO

We’re the caretakers of over 355,000m2 of reed beds across the UK, making us industry leaders in reed bed maintenance and refurbishment, as well as large-scale desludging of settlement lagoons.

OUR EXPERTISE

Our speciality is maintaining reed beds so they can treat water effectively over a more extended period, avoiding water quality issues and costly, disruptive reed bed refurbishments.

WE HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE:
OUR PURPOSE

Taking care of nature-based solutions to managing water.

WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE

Oren Environmental is part of Severn Trent, one of Britain’s largest water companies. We specialise in nature-based solutions to managing water, like reed beds and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), for organisations nationwide.

WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO

We’re the caretakers of over 355,000m2 of reed beds across the UK, making us industry leaders in reed bed maintenance and refurbishment, as well as large-scale desludging of settlement lagoons.

OUR EXPERTISE
OUR EXPERTISE

Our speciality is maintaining reed beds so they can treat water effectively over a more extended period, avoiding water quality issues and costly, disruptive reed bed refurbishments.

WE HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE:
MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our leadership team consists of talented individuals deeply committed to preserving and enhancing natural ecosystems through the sustainable management of reed beds.

With a wealth of experience and a diverse range of skills, each member brings a unique perspective and invaluable knowledge to all our projects.

Dan Allman - Oren Environmental
Dan Allman
Managing Director of
Oren Environmental
Charlie Anderson - Oren Environmental
Charlie Anderson
Service Delivery Lead at
Oren Environmental
Ross Brown - Oren Environmental
Ross Brown
Sales Manager at
Oren Environmental
Darrel Hollingsworth - Oren Environmental
Darrel Hollingsworth
MEICA Project Manager at
Oren Environmental
Ashley Males - Oren Environmental
Ashley Males
SHE Advisor (Safety, Health and Environment) at Oren Environmental
Mark Parkes - Oren Environmental
Mark Parkes
Commercial Lead at
Oren Environmental
Alastair Pentland - Oren Environmental
Alastair Pentland
Environmental Operations Manager at Oren Environmental
Paul Robinson - Oren Environmental
Paul Robinson
Data Processing, MI, and Solution Development Lead at Oren Environmental
Deborah Tierney - Oren Environmental
Deborah Tierney
Central Services Manager at
Oren Environmental
The story behind our name

The word ‘Oren’ means ‘Orange’ in Welsh. Orange is the colour of mine water when it’s oxygenated before it’s treated, cleaned, and released safely into waterways. When we remove iron oxide, it dries to what’s commonly known as Ochre – a bright orange powder. That’s why we think our name perfectly represents our roots and our work today.

Working on 76 mine water treatment schemes across the UK on behalf of the Coal Authority, we help to prevent thousands of tonnes of iron from entering watercourses and damaging the environment.

Our work contributes to the 122 billion litres of water treated each year. This helps to protect the environment—including around 350km of rivers—from the polluted water that comes from disused coal and metal mines.*

Nature-based solutions like reed beds are crucial in the treatment of mine water. By helping to manage the largest portfolio of single-owned reed beds in Europe, covering an area of over 355,000 square metres, we use this experience to benefit you and your organisation.

*Source: The Coal Authority

Sectors we work in

Building and construction

Charity

Government

Leisure

Retail

Transport

Waste management

Water