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 with his wife Alison 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.
Alison Moody – Director
Alison, also a qualified horticulturist, is originally from Dundee and studied there gaining an SCH (Dist) then at Auchincruive NDH (Merit). She then spent a year at Blooms of Bressingham and four years at Sussex Country Gardens, Kingston. She went on to lecture in horticulture at Hadlow College before busying herself with four children. Alison is no longer ‘hands on’ with the business but is still a director and dips in and out where necessary. She also teaches horticulture to adults with learning difficulties at Oakdown House, which she really enjoys.
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.
Adam Wesolowski – Supervisor
Adam is originally from Poland and his family are long-time friends of Steve and Alison.
One of our team of Supervisors, Adam started working for us in 2007 and has become an invaluable member of the team. He works incredibly hard and is a solid, reliable landscaper. His strengths are in ground preparation, planting, fencing and sleeper work.
Nuno Barreto – Landscaper
Recently promoted to Supervisor, Nuno has been a valuable part of our team since 2017.
Like his brother Adam, Karol has worked for us since 2007 and is also a key member of staff. He is very good at providing drainage solutions and is an expert excavator. He works with a wide range of machines, sculpting muddy messes into landscaped masterworks. Charles has a tremendous work ethic.
Trey Cox – Apprentice
Trey is our newest apprentice and we look forward to watching him grow in confidence and skills.
Hayley Wood – Project Co-ordinator
Hayley joined us at the beginning of 2019 as one of our Project Co-ordinators. Working under Kate Purves, Hayley’s hard work, professional approach and enthusiasm in our busy office is much appreciated by customers, suppliers, staff and Directors here at Frogheath.
Jane Meechan – Project Administrator
The marvellous 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.
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!
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.
Piotr Galadyk – Landscape Assistant
Piotr is another excellent, solid landscaper who is originally from Poland but has settled into life in East Sussex with his wife. He’s been with us since 2013 and is dependable and hard working. Every company needs more Piotrs!
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!
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 marvellous marketing person! With millions of years worth of experience, Jennie brings her considerable experience, knowledge and great ideas to our marketing team and office.
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.
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.
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.
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.