Principal Landscape Manager

Emma Parker

Principal Landscape Manager
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Emma Parker

Principal Landscape Manager

BSc (Hons) CMLI AIPROW

Career: I joined TEP in 2010 as a Graduate Landscape Surveyor with a BSc Hons in Agriculture, Environment, and Conservation. I also have a National Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture, which led to me obtaining my chainsaw certificate and gaining experience in tractor driving. It also helped me gain a placement and voluntary work with Denbighshire Countryside Service, the RSPB, and a private country estate. I feel my practical experience helps me better understand works on site.

Since joining TEP I achieved Chartered Membership with the Landscape Institute, my ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management, and became a Principal Landscape Manager in 2020.

I now work primarily within the Homes England consultancy team, providing high-level support for the Procura Risk Management Systems and to Regional Managers in resourcing and work allocations across the team.

Favourite Places: Home, or at Borth-y-Gest beach with Tony and our dogs.

Listening to: Small Faces, Wu-Tang, Willy Mason, Childish Gambino, Marc Maron.

Watching: Anything Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, or MCU. I also like watching anything foodie, currently The Chef Show.

Liz Plumpton

Principal Landscape Manager
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Liz Plumpton

Principal Landscape Manager

BSc (Hons)

Career: Graduated from Lancaster University in 2006 with a degree in Geography. I took a break to travel around North and South America and then headed back to the north of England to undertake a graduate programme with Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale. In 2008 I joined TEP as a graduate in the Land Management team. I  have now progressed to Principle level and am Service Leader for the Risk Management Systems within the Homes England Framework, overseeing development and outputs across over 200 sites nationally.

Favourite places: San Francisco, The Lake District, Home – a Midlander at heart but an adopted Northerner as have lived here for the past 15 years

Reading: The Help – Kathryn Stockett, and The Spy and The Traitor – Ben Macintyre

Not many people know but: I achieved grade 6 piano back in the day, with a dream of owning my own piano again when I have the space!

Paul Bennison

Principal Landscape Manager
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Paul Bennison

Principal Landscape Manager

BA (Hons) Dip LA Dip UD CMLI

Career: I graduated from Manchester Polytechnic in 1989 with a degree and postgraduate diploma in Landscape Architecture. I then moved to the North East and joined a large engineering consultancy, where I worked on large infrastructure projects including EIA production and also developed an interest in masterplanning and golf course design. For a short period I worked as a Local Authority urban designer before developing an urban and graphic design team at Newcastle based planning consultancy, Lichfields. Following that I joined a landscape design practice, working on BSF and masterplanning projects. I then joined TEP in 2012, working mainly on the Homes England consultancy, managing their land and vacant property portfolio and various related Landscape Management contracts.

Highlights: Seeing my masterplans finally coming to fruition, sometimes years after that initial commitment from a developer/local authority. Working with deprived communities across the north of England to develop regenerative development plans.

Listening to: Talking Heads, Franz Ferdinand, Van Morrison, Judie Tzuke and Bruce Springsteen.

Reading: The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper by Jonathan Wilson; Bomber Command by Max Hastings; and Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah again.

Favourite places: Back to the family’s roots in Whitby/Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors. My back garden and allotment.