Meet The Team

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Jeremy Rodway

Managing Director

Responsible for directing and managing the business, with a particular focus on Health and Safety and environmental issues / and new client contact.

Favourite Film – Lawrence of Arabia

Favourite Book – The Count of Monte Cristo

Favourite Band/Song – John Lennon, Imagine

Favourite Garden – Westonbirt Arboretum

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Head of Commercial

Responsible for existing client contacts.

Favourite Film – The Usual Suspects

Favourite Book – Room at the Top – John Braine

Favourite Band/Song – Tell the King – The Libertines

Favourite Garden – Hidcote Manor Gardens

Richard Berry

Richard Berry

Commercial Manager

Responsible for existing client contact.

Favourite Film – The Italian Job

Favourite Book – Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Favourite Band/Song – Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Favourite Garden – Singapore Botanic Gardens

Simon Smith

Commercial Manager

Responsible for existing client contacts.

Favourite Film – Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Book – Bravo 2 Zero

Favourite Band/Song – Oasis – Gigarettes and Alcohol

Favourite Garden – Biddulph Grange, Cheshire

Beverly Rodway

Account Manager

Responsible for Show Homes new and existing client contact, as well as design and installation of projects.

Favourite Film – When Harry Met Sally

Favourite Book – To Kill a Mockingbird

Favourite Band/Song – Frank Sinatra, Fly Me To The Moon

Favourite Garden – Villa d’Este, Lake Como Italy

Emma McCarthy

Designer & Project Coordinator

Responsible for Show Homes new and existing client contact, as well as design and installation of projects.

Favourite Film – Great Gatsby

Favourite Book – David Attenborough Life Stories

Favourite Band/Song – Imperial Leisure – Man on the Street

Favourite Garden – Jardin Botanic de Barcelona

Portrait of Simon HendrySimon Hendry

Landscape Coordinator

Organising and overseeing landscaping installation projects and contracts.

Favourite Film  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favourite Book  The Beach by Alex Garland

Favourite Band/Song  I am the Resurrection by The Stone Roses

Favourite Garden  Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh

Caroline Haslehurst-Bourne

Operations Manager

Responsible for operational management, directing resources and sub-contractors.

Favourite Film – Good Fellas

Favourite Book – Game of Thrones

Favourite Band/Song – Florence and the Machine, Dog Days Are Over

Favourite Garden – Blenheim Palace Gardens

Cat Wood

Assistant Operations Manager

Responsible for supporting operational and client contact functions

Favourite Film – Finding Dory

Favourite Book – Monty Don – My Family And Other Dogs

Favourite Band/Song – Disturbed – Sound of Silence

Favourite Garden – My grandparents garden

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Operations Coordinator

Responsible for supporting operational management with administration functions

Favourite Film – Moulin Rouge

Favourite Book – His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Favourite Band/Song – Runaway Train by Soul Asylum

Favourite Garden – Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Portrait of James AustinJames Austin

Operations supervisor

Responsible for supporting the operation team in the day to day running of the business.

Favourite Film  Saving private Ryan

Favourite Book  Harry potter books

Favourite Band/Song  Foo fighters

Favourite Garden  Gardens of Versailles France. If you like topiary its stunning


Linda Ryllo

Operations Coordinator

Responsible for supporting the Operations Coordinator in the maintenance of all personnel, accounting and administration procedures.

Favourite Film – Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Book – Bella

Favourite Band/Song – Pharrell Williams, Happy

Favourite Garden – My own garden

Portrait of Jayde ChapmanJayde Chapman

Personnel Coordinator

Responsible for personnel activities.

Favourite Film  Man on Fire

Favourite Book  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Favourite Band/Song  The Best Things In Life Are Free, Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson

Favourite Garden  My garden

Haydee Scarsbrook

Personnel Administrator

Responsible for supporting all personnel admin activities.

Favourite Film – The Green Mile

Favourite Book – The Judges List

Favourite Band/Song –Pink

Favourite Garden –My Mum and Dad’s

Rachel Hewett

Finance Manager

Responsible for all Finance

Favourite Film – Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Book – Green Mile, Stephen King

Favourite Band/Song – Pink Floyd, On the Turning Away

Favourite Garden – Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Garden, Stratford Upon Avon

Alan Possart

Asst. Finance Manager

Responsible for internal financial control systems.

Favourite Film – Silence of the Lambs

Favourite Book – The Eye of Fire, Graham Phillips and Martin Keatman

Favourite Band/Song – Hideaway, Erasure

Favourite Garden – Yorkshire Lavender Garden, Terrington, Yorkshire

Portrait of Alida ManangaAlida Mananga

Accounts Assistant

Shares responsibility for processing purchase invoices, daily bank reporting and reconciliation, credit control and involvement in other finance functions.

Favourite Film  The Equalizer

Favourite Book  Danielle Steel

Favourite Band/Song  Little Mix

Favourite Garden  Mediterranean

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Responsible for training activities.

Favourite Film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Favourite Book Long Road To Freedom, Nelson Mandels

Favourite Band/Song  Ever and Ever, Demis Roussos

Favourite Garden – Italian Garden at Trentham Gardens

Richard Allcock

Health & Safety Management

Responsible for all Health & Safety activities.

Favourite Film  Pulp Fiction

Favourite Book  Lord of the Rings

Favourite Band/Song  Van Morrison, The Back Room

Favourite Garden – My own garden

Julie Haney

Marketing Management

Responsible for all Marketing and Sustainability activities.

Favourite Film  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Favourite Book  Morris West, The Salamander

Favourite Band/Song  Roberta Flack, Killing Me Softly

Favourite Garden – Stocktonbury Gardens, Near Leominster

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HR Management

Responsible for human resource management activities.

Favourite Film  The Snowman

Favourite Book  Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach

Favourite Band/Song  U2 / With or Without You

Favourite Garden – Hidcote Gardens


Wellness Dog

Responsible for giving therapy.

Favourite Walk Welcombe Hills

Favourite Treat Markies

Favourite Toy  Sancho – The Mexican Worm

Favourite Garden – His own back garden

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