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Roger McGivern

Roger has worked for Green-tech for almost 10 years, joining the company as a Sales Advisor and progressing to his current role of Sales Manager in 2017 where he now oversees a sales team of nine.  Passionate about nature and the environment, Roger believes that working within this industry allows him to mix business with pleasure on a regular basis.   Roger believes that employee wellbeing plays a huge part in the success of any organisation and is an avid spokesperson for the company He became a Mental Health First Aider in 2018 and has worked tirelessly to use his training, adopting…

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Mark Youde

Mark is the co-founder and co-director of multi award-winning design and build Urban Landscape Design Ltd, specialising in residential and commercial landscape construction, and co-director of Outdoor Living by Urban. With his desire to create a more reputable landscape industry. Mark became the driving force behind the development of the only dedicated landscape training centre in the UK, The Landscape Academy.  

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Jude Yeo

Jude Yeo, a dedicated gardener and nature lover, was lucky enough to grow up on a working farm.  Through school and college she studied her other passion, art, and then worked as a gardener whilst training with the RHS.  After establishing a successful garden maintenance business and opening the doors to over 150 career changers, Jude continued to develop her design skills.  She completed a Professional Garden Design Diploma, and so successfully married her creative talents with her love of the outdoors.  In 2021 Inspired Earth Design Ltd was established along with 2 other talented designers (Emily Grayshaw & Imogen Perreau…

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Reuben Wilson

STIHL GB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global STIHL Group, offering products through a network of over 700 specialist Approved Dealers who offer expert advice and after sales support. Reuben joined STIHL in 2018 as a Product Trainer, delivering training workshops to sales staff and giving product demonstrations to end user groups. In 2021 Reuben then took on the Product Executive role, working on all aspects of product marketing including new launches, pricing, annual catalogues, editorial content and much more. With cordless tools continuing to grow in popularity, much of Reuben’s focus revolves around STIHL battery systems and smart…

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Adrian Wickham

Adrian Wickham has been working in grounds maintenance for the public and private sectors since 1991.  He joined Glendale in 1998 on the company’s contract with the London Borough of Islington.  Adrian has been one of Glendale’s many success stories.  He was identified at an early stage in his career as one to watch, and placed on the company’s Management Development scheme.  Adrian has a vast amount of practical experience, and whilst working with Glendale completed his Masters in Business Administration.  He is a keen and competitive member of Glendale’s senior management team, developing business and good practice in the industry.   …

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Bruce Weil

Bruce completed a Bsc in product design and has put this to good use, working within the lighting industry in various capacities including theatre and architectural lighting. A keen interest in science and technology has ensured he incorporates the latest energy saving technologies within all LDS designs. Bruce has been involved in projects as diverse as the London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow’s Terminal 5 demonstrating a wealth of technical expertise to share with our clients 

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Helen Waddington

Helen Waddington is the Head of Casework at Perennial, joining in 2001 she helped develop the client-facing services that Perennial offers today, including the face-to-face home visits, ongoing support and advice and information for those who want to self-manage. She over sees the Caseworker team that provide direct help and advice to clients throughout the UK. Whilst continuing to work towards the additional services Perennial provides to support the horticultural industry. Helen has always worked within the Advice Sector with Degrees in Advice Law and Employment and Social Studies, she has previously worked with Central and Local Government within disability, welfare…

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Oliver Vikse

in 2016, Oli attended his first ever Andy’s Man Club meeting, and his life has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, Oli is the project development champion for Andy’s Man Club. He has a vision of making these services available to every man in every town and city across the UK. The changes Oli has seen in hisself, he has seen in others that have gone to the club, and he wants every man who needs it, is able to experience it.

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Dee Vickers

Dee is the Head of Apprenticeships at Kingston Maurward College, a Staff Governor, on the Board of Directors for the Dorset & Somerset Training Provider Network, and a Member of the Society for Education & Training (MSET). She also holds an Honours Degree in Education and is QTLS qualified.  Dee has been involved in training and education since the early 1990’s, ran her own training and assessment business in forestry and arboriculture, before entering back into FE to look after apprenticeships just as the new Standards came into being.  Since early 2020, Dee has been working at Kingston Maurward College to…

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Gary Thornton

Gary is an Associate Lighting Designer at Nulty with over ten years of experience enhancing architecture and interiors through light. After graduating with a degree in product design from Brunel University, he spent the next decade developing his creative design skills and technical expertise on projects of all sizes across the globe. This included the delivery of a number of notable masterplan and urban design projects in Dubai and the wider MENA region.   His role at Nulty sees him manage a large team of designers within the practice, where he is responsible for overseeing every stage of a client project, from conceptualisation…

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