BSc (Hons) MA LA CMLI
Career: I have been working as a Landscape Architect since completing my MA at the University of Greenwich in 2011. Before re-training as a Landscape Architect, I worked as an Environmental Consultant developing best practice guidance and supporting design teams on major building and infrastructure projects. As a consultant I focussed on resource efficiency, carbon foot-printing, urban ecology and sustainable drainage. These themes have carried through into my work as a Landscape Architect, with a focus on green infrastructure in urban and suburban spaces. Projects have included SuDS retrofit, a wetland boardwalk, multiple park and social housing regeneration schemes, historic garden restoration works and public art. My interest is in combining strong design concepts with sound detailing to create landscapes that are multi-functional, beautiful and diverse.
Listening to: All genres of music, but particularly dance/electronica – the Late Night Tales series, Aphex Twin, LTJ Bukem, Daft Punk etc.
Reading: The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan, Topos and Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Watching: Sport, boxsets and any film by Wes Anderson.
Not a lot of people know but: Zammo from Grange Hill is my brother-in-law!
Favourite Things: Family, Swimming, The Square and Compass pub in Dorset, Dungeness, walks through the woods, Baklava, 30mins sat in the garden with a coffee and nothing else to do….
BA (Hons) BLA CMLI RMaPS
Career: Richard studied Landscape Architecture at Manchester and joined TEP in 2002 as a graduate, following completion of the undergraduate & post graduate courses. Since then, he has worked on a wide range of projects delivering schemes from inception through to construction. These include habitat creation, residential masterplanning, education, transport corridors, heritage, parks and public realm schemes.
Best Project: From a success perspective I would have to say the Avenue Coking Works (recognised by awards from both the Landscape Institute and BURA). However, I am proud of a number of successful schemes that I have completed over the years, including Carlisle public realm, Stamford Brook development and Whalley Range High School.
Films: Die Hard
Sport: I like almost all sports, particularly if I can view them from an armchair!
Team: The mighty (admittedly lowly placed) Wycombe Wanderers.
BSc (Hons) Dip LA CMLI
Career: Graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Diploma in Landscape Architecture in 2003. Did my year out placement with TEP and it was so good I came back as a graduate landscape architect to work in the design team. In early 2008 I left TEP and joined the multi-disciplinary design consultancy, Taylor Young. I re-joined TEP in 2011 (I couldn’t stay away!) and after a stint working on landscape planning projects, I am now part of the Design Team.
Projects I am proud of: Eden Project North, Chester Public Realm Design Guide and the Carbon Neutral Show Garden at the RHS Tatton Flower Show
Inspiration: The great outdoors
Favourite Pantone Colour: 376 of course
Not many people know; I am a Welsh speaker (Cymru am byth!)
Career: Graduated from the University of Manchester with an undergraduate masters in Landscape Planning and Management and joined the Land Management at TEP as a graduate in 2011. I became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2013 and became a Principal Landscape Manager in 2017. I specialise in landscape and habitat management plans, landscape maintenance costings to inform endowments and stakeholder consultation.
Travel: Recently spent three weeks in China and loved it
Sport: Walking my border terrier, Charlie.
BSc (Hons) AIEMA CMLI
Career: I graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc Hons in Physical Geography in 2014. Shortly after, I joined the Landscape Management team at TEP as a Graduate Landscape Manager in the Market Harborough Office. In 2019 I became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and a Principal Landscape Manager.
I have worked on a large range of projects since joining TEP including the management of Homes England sites across the midlands, landscape management plans, open space assessments, endowment models, and more recently the procurement of landscape maintenance contracts, and implementation contracts, including the creation of several country parks.
Listening to: A bit of everything, but currently Amy Winehouse, Enter Shikari and The Rolling Stones
Films: Pulp Fiction and The Lion King (who doesn’t love a bit of Disney)!
Reading: A short history of nearly everything
Not many people know: I can play the trumpet and guitar
BSc (Hons) MICFor
Career: I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (Myerscough College) with a first class bachelors with honours in Arboriculture with top student and best dissertation awards in the year. I worked as a tree surgeon during my studies and then moved into consultancy and joined TEP’s arboriculture team in 2010. During my time at TEP, I have also become a chartered arboriculturist.
Projects I am proud of: St Fagans National History Museum and Richborough Connection (National Grid’s proposed 400kV line in Kent)
Favourite things: Grammar, pancakes, Yorkshire
Reading list: Feral by George Monbiot; Forest Gardening by Robert A de J Hart; The Lord of The Rings by J R R Tolkien
Not many people know: I can ride a unicycle
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MCIEEM CEnv
Career: Graduated in Marine Biology and Zoology at Bangor and then worked across the Turks and Caicos Islands for a WWF project – 266 endangered rock iguanas, 115 cays, 24 low orbital American military NAVSTAR satellites, 4 pairs of hiking boots & 1 telescopic noose later, I left MMU with my MSc in Behavioural Ecology. Following a year at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Bat Hospital and English Nature Bat Warden Trainee Programme, I went on to complete my PhD with DMU, studying the orientation capabilities of great crested newts whilst wardening at Little Wittenham LNR. I joined TEP in 2001, when I had a pond net and a map thrust into my hands on my first morning and it’s been pretty much nonstop since then.
Inspired by:TEP has given me the opportunity to relocate back to Cornwall, which is fantastic. Having seen the ecology team in Warrington grow from a select few into the 30 strong team we now have, I am enjoying the challenges of firmly establishing TEP’s presence in the South West.
Sport: Diving and archery.
Listening to: Alestorm (pirate rock!) and “The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon”. Oh, and most things Nina Simone.
Reading: Recently finished “The Swarm” by Frank Schätzing. Re-reading “The Red Hourglass” by Gordon Grice and working my way through the Long Earth sequence by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett.
Watching: Foyle’s War after which I’m looking forward to “The Wind Rises” by Hayao Miyazaki.
MBiolSci PhD NSch
Joined TEP in 2022 as a Green Blue Infrastructure Associate. Prior to joining TEP Tom studied for a PhD in green roof technology and sustainable water management. After this he worked in a variety of roles for a multi-disciplinary research and consultancy company. Tom is heavily involved in external organisations such as GRO (UK Green Roof Organisation) where he is a board member, as well as the publication of various British Standards for the Green Infrastructure sector. Tom has also been awarded a 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarship where he will be studying the theme of water security for the Agricultural, Horticultural and Amenity sectors.
Listening to: The National, Tom Petty and Public Service Broadcasting
Reading: A very heavy-going; David Bowie Biography. Turns out he is not a very nice person.
Watching: The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns and Inside No 9.
Not a lot of people know but: Tom was, for a short period of time, BBC Radio Sheffield’s go to expert on UK pubs after visiting and rating every pub within the city boundary in the name of science.
Favourite things: Putting green roofs on garden structures, live music, and historical fiction