Our skilled team
We employ a highly qualified team bringing a wide range of skills. This ensures that our policy of practical build is constantly fulfilled.
We are also very proud of our long association with developing young people within our community. These people go on to contribute to the rural economy and generate income within the land based industries. Our record of success makes us feel that the investment we make in time and training to these young candidates ultimately proves worthwhile. A number of our past apprentices have gone on to win national awards and equally have gone on to establish themselves as supervisors, business owners in their own right and high level landscape architects. All our apprentices hope to secure a full time position with Frogheath on completion of their courses. Although this is never guaranteed, because we are so careful about our selection of candidates, it is a real possibility and has proved to be the case with a number of our current staff.
Steve is a Director and the Senior Landscape Consultant. He is the driving creative force behind the company’s success.
Prior to setting up the Frogheath Landscapes in the early 1990’s, Steve worked and studied at Rochford’s Nursery and Landscaping. He also trained and worked in Germany and America. He qualified at Hadlow and Sparsholt Horticultural Colleges with distinctions from both.
Steve is an excellent propagator and has an extensive, rounded plant knowledge.
His contribution towards three gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has been invaluable and he has guided four first time designers to achieve gold medal status.
Hayley Wood – Operations Manager
Hayley joined us at the beginning of 2019 as one of our Project Co-ordinators and has since been promoted to Operations Manager. Hayley’s hard work, professional approach and enthusiasm in our busy office is much appreciated by customers, suppliers, staff and the Director here at Frogheath.
Jan Jones – Project Tracking Co-ordinator
After a long career in event management, Jan brings a wealth of experience to the office team. She assists in the day to day running of the business for three days a week and has particular responsibility for project tracking.
Graham Bruce – Supervisor
Graham is a really good, solid Supervisor and his many years of experience in the industry shines through. He joined us in the spring of 2015 and has quickly become a valued member of the team. He works quietly and calmly and is a great role model for the younger members of the team. To date, we haven’t found anything that Graham can’t do!
Simon Clark – Trainee Supervisor
Simon joined us at the beginning of 2020 as an experienced Landscaper. He has been promoted to Trainee Supervisor and continues to show hard work and dedication to the projects he works on.
Carwyn Evans – Landscaper
Carwyn has recently joined us and has a wide range of skills and experience. A team player, he is known affectionately as ‘Dave’ by his co-workers. We look forward to seeing him progress at Frogheath.
Piotr Galadyk – Landscape Assistant
Piotr is another excellent, solid landscape assistant who has been with us since 2013 and is dependable and hard working.
Josh Clark – Apprentice
Josh has joined us this year as an enthusiastic apprentice who is already proving to be a valid member of our team.
Harriet Turtle – Project Co-ordinator
Harriet has joined us in 2021 and brings her considerable administrative experience and enthusiasm to the role. Harriet is a full time member of the office team who works with our Operations Manager to provide excellent service to our customers and suppliers.
Jane Meechan – Project Administrator
Jane has been with us since January 2020 in the role of Project Administrator, helping with the smooth running of the office and projects. Her considerable experience is much valued by the whole team.
Mark Stack – Supervisor
Mark joined us in 2020 as a very experienced Supervisor. Mark has 25 years experience in landscaping and brings his enthusiasm, ideas and well organise project planning to his team. He is also keen on training our young apprentices and being involved in our show gardens.
Nuno Barreto – Landscaper
Nuno has been a valuable part of our team since 2017. Well liked by our customers, he has a considerable range of skills and we enjoy his continued enthusiasm for his work.
Kris Gillam – Landscaper
Kris came to us in 2017 as an apprentice. He has since successfully completed his apprenticeship and is working well within the team. Kris recently passed his trailer license so is now invaluable for moving plant and materials to and from our project sites.
Harrison Tamkin – Apprentice
Harrison started with us on work experience and through his hard work and enthusiasm, he is now going to join our apprenticeship scheme. Well done Harrison!
Each year we take a few carefully selected students from French colleges (we are overwhelmed with requests being APL members).
They are highly qualified and experienced and add a certain frisson to our year! Whilst here they must complete project work and offer it as part of their major final year presentation.
Sarah White – Finance Manager
Sarah has been with us since June 2010 when she started as bookkeeper. Her experience and knowledge of our business has been invaluable in our financial planning and management. She is now our Finance Manager and helps us see the bigger picture. Sarah also has a keen interest in horses.
Jennie Lever – Marketing & PR
Jennie is our marketing person. Jennie brings her considerable experience, knowledge and great ideas to our marketing team and office.
Ian Bartlett – Supervisor
Ian is an experienced supervisor who has joined us this year. His love of landscaping is clear to see in the attention to detail in all his work. Another excellent trainer, his team are already benefitting from learning new skills and brushing up existing ones.
Harry Funnell – Landscaper
Harry came to us in 2017 as an apprentice. He has since successfully completed his apprenticeship and is working well within the team. In 2019/20 Harry completed additional advanced apprenticeship training at Myerscough College which enhanced his skill level and gave him the experience of finer finishes and details which he now brings to the projects he works on. Harry was recently awarded the Best Newcomer Award from the Association of Professional Landscapers. He is currently in training for the Worldskills Competition held in China and is only one of two candidates representing the United Kingdom.
Karol Wesolowski – Excavator Operator
Karol has worked for us since 2007 and is a key member of staff. He is very good at providing drainage solutions and is an expert excavator driver. He works with a wide range of machines, sculpting muddy messes into landscaped masterworks. Karol has a tremendous work ethic.