I have been working in the landscape industry since 1989, constructing high-end landscape projects throughout England, predominantly in the North of England. I am a member of British Association of Landscaping Industries, The Chartered Institute of Horticulture and The Professional Garden Consultant’s Association.
My career includes thirty Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) awards for Show Garden construction at various RHS Shows, including seven Gold medals, and other RHS Awards including eight times Best in Show, three times People’s Award, Best Construction Award and RHS Best Trade Stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.
I am a retained consultant to The Landscape Academy. I am also a consultant to Aggregate Industries/Bradstone, Brett Landscapes, Instamac and other smaller suppliers acting as Product Adviser and offering technical support. I am Instamac’s ‘live expert’ on their online live webinars.
I lecture on hard landscaping at the London College of Garden Design and teach landscaping at The Landscape Academy. My work also includes mentoring and training landscapers throughout the UK.
I am a regular columnist for Pro Landscaper magazine and Dream Garden magazine, specialising in hard landscaping construction matters. I am a regular contributor to The Landscape Library Training Resource as Specialist in Hard Landscaping Projects.
I’m an industry awards judge for British Association Landscape Industries (BALI), ProLandscaper and Brett Landscapes.
I am a fully qualified and International Mediation Institution accredited mediator, and a member of the Professional Garden Consultant’s Association Specialist Group of Expert Witnesses. I carry out various types of dispute issue reports, including arbitration and mediation, mainly in the private/domestic sector.