Specialism: Landscape Management, Contract Management.
Career: Graduated from Manchester University in 2004 with a masters in Landscape Planning and Management. After leaving university joined Groundwork St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool, an organisation operating across the UK, changing places and changing lives through enabling local action. Joined TEP in 2005, working in the field of environmental regeneration with a focus on green infrastructure planning and community engagement. Progressed into a role of Managing Agent working on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency. When TEP was successful in winning a national consultancy for the HCA in 2011, I led the establishment of the Southern Consultancy including the opening and management of a southern TEP office.
Highlights so far: Being given the opportunity to develop TEP’s southern consultancy, building relationships with HCA southern managers.
Watching: Just finished watching all 4 series of Homeland (the end of series four was a let-down), addicted to Masterchef the professionals, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand…you name it I watch it.
Listening to: Mumford and Sons
Spare Time: Found down at the stables, mucking out and riding my horse.
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Career: Studied at Merrist Wood College in Guildford before travelling extensively and climbing big trees in Sweden. Joined TEP in 1999 after working as a Tree Officer with Warrington Borough Council and managing a successful tree surgery company and consultancy. Currently helping to direct the National Land and Risk Management Consultancy for the Homes and Communities Agency and continuing to enjoy working alongside a team of highly experienced and talented individuals.
Family: Liz my wife and a growing brood of five
City: Stockholm, Berlin, London
Film: Hodejegerne, Jackie Brown, Fra Diavolo
Book: Radetzky March – Joseph Roth, The Shining – Stephen King
Music: Hawkwind, Kraftwerk, Chemical Brothers, JJ Cale, Motorhead, Fwar
Holiday: Iceland, California, Belgium Ardennes, Maldives, Antarctic cruise
Food: Kapustnica, Yakitori, any crustacean (with the exception of a Welk or an Urchin!)
Restaurant: Jin Kichi, Hampstead, London
Spare time: Cooking, wine, allotment, movies and watching sport
Ambition: To manage a coppice woodland
Tree: Pseudolarix amabilis, Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’, Cornus controversa, Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Red: Manchester United since 1977