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Coastal & Environmental Services (CES) specialises in Impact Assessment and Environmental Management. Since their establishment in 1990, CES has grown into one of the largest specialist environmental consulting companies in South Africa. It has offices in Grahamstown and East London, and currently employs 18 consultants and 7 professional support staff.

Dr Ted Avis is a leading expert in the field of Environmental Impact Assessments, having project-managed numerous large-scale EIAs to international standards (e.g. World Bank and International Finance Corporation) sine 1990. Ted was principle consultant to Corridor Sands Limitada for the development of all environment aspects for the US$1 billion Corridor Sands Project. This involved the completion of the five Environmental Impact Assessments as well as Environmental Management Plans for the entire project. Ted has also managed EIA studies and related environmental assessments of similar scope in Kenya, Madagascar , Egypt, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. He has also worked on large scale SEA’s in South Africa, and has been engaged by the IFC on a number of projects.