Andy Porter - Planting Supervisor
Andy has worked since the early days of Majestic Trees having been with us for over 11 years. He started on the tree planting team but quickly demonstrated his leadership abilities and his gift to think outside the box, which has resulted in him becoming the senior planter and running one of the tree planting teams. He previously worked in groundcare and landscape maintenance and holds all the relevant tickets for the heavy equipment we operate. Andy is multi-skilled, a capable driver of a 7.5 ton lorry, and has completed his City & Guilds NVQ2 in Horticulture during his time at Majestic. He has excellent customer service skills and is always hard-working, punctual and conscientious.
Winston Woodward – Planting Supervisor/HGV2
Winston joined Majestic Trees in early 2006 and has been in the industry for over 20 years. He has an ND in Horticulture (Distinction) and worked for six years as part of the team building the Eden Project and has worked overseas on other projects. Winston is a qualified Pesticide applicator, is a licensed machine operator driving most of our fleet of heavy machinery as well as a HGV2 driver. Winston provides consistent and knowledgeable horticultural care, and when not working loves to do triathlons . He is passionate about his plants and it shows in the detail and thoroughness of his work, and customer survey’s demonstrate this. He has proven to be an invaluable team member leading a crew on projects across the UK with the utmost professionalism.
Carl Batchelor - HGV1 & Planting Supervisor
Carl has worked in the horticultural industry for over 20 years, having joined Majestic Trees in early 2004 where he has progressed from crew member to a leadership role. Carl has a practical “can-do” approach with a commitment to excellent customer service that makes him an invaluable team leader. He is fully competent in all plant and machinery we own, including excavators, telehandlers, skidsteers etc., and holds all relevant tickets as does all of his crew that operate them. Carl also holds both a HGV1 and 2 rigid and articulated truck licenses, and is a fully qualified First Aider. As if that weren’t enough, during his time at Majestic, Carl has also undertaken and completed his City & Guilds NVQ2 in Horticulture.
Tom Dulieu - HGV1/Machine Operator
Tom grew up on a farm which resulted in him learning to drive machinery at an early age. With about 20 years experience, there is little he cannot drive or does not hold a license for, whether it be telescopic handlers, tractors, skidsteers, excavators, hiab crane and tracked dumpers, etc. and of course a HGV1 truck license. Tom joined Majestic in 2006 where he has become an important part of the tree planting team and is very detailed and extremely practical. He is especially adept at long distance or trunking work and has been known to turn around up to 3 artic trailer loads of trees in one day when we are running in numerous trees for the show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show!.
Iain Heaslip – Planting Team/HGV1
Iain joined our team in 2009 and has worked in the nursery business for over 20 years, primarily at a bonsai nursery. Now instead of bonsai trees, he thinks nothing of moving and planting trees in 80 to 5,000 litre pots. Over the years he has picked most of his horticultural knowledge on the job, though he has completed his City & Guilds, NVQ2 in Horticulture. It doesn’t matter where you live, Iain is happy to drive to you. He is a natural at delivering and planting trees, usually as part of a team, and holds a license for various machinery and of course a HGV1 truck license.
Bruno Lechevalier – Tree Planting Supervisor/HGV1
Bruno originally asked if he could come and work at Majestic Trees for a 12 months period in 2012 to observe our growing practices and hopefully learn a few things, but has enjoyed himself so much he has asked to stay! After completing his horticultural studies, he worked for a number of years as a nurseryman on a tree nursery in France that is one of our tree suppliers. Bruno has a great attitude, works very hard and is a stickler for detail. He very ably operates various machinery, doesn’t believe in the 35 hour week, and is one of the nicest people you could want to meet, always happy! His passion for trees in infectious as is his love for life, always enthusiastic and willing to pitch in and help anyone, whatever it is!
Tom Coltman-West -Tree Planting Team
Tom joined us in 2015, but hit the ground running. He had previously studied horticulture at Capel Manor College where he completed his NPTC Level 2 with Distinction and Extended Level 3 Diploma, before working in landscaping and landscape maintenance as a Horticulturist. He is hard working and happy, always willing to doing whatever the customer wants.
Mark Ambler – Planter
Mark joined our planting team in early 2016 after working for various companies on a self-employed basis in the gardening and garden construction trade for many years. He loves to start work early and will do whatever he is asked to do, rain or shine. He loves being outside in his garden and lists game shooting, travelling and spending time with his dogs. He drives the 7 ½ ton LGV’s and will shortly progress to our larger trucks.
Tommy Forrester – Planter
Tommy has watched Majestic Trees grow over the years as he lived down the road since he was born. He originally opted for a career in catering as a professionally trained chef, but after 8 years of unsociable hours he opted for a career change to reflect his love of the outdoors. He has fitted in very quickly as a member of the planting crew and is known for his hard work, great attitude and is pursuing his RHS2 qualification at Capel Manor whilst completing the Majestic Trees 3 year Apprenticeship. Among his hobbies, he enjoys traditional bow building and travelling.
Fern Snowling – Logistics Manager
Fern joined Majestic Trees in 2006 and quickly proved herself as both driven, hardworking, and very able at managing people. Over the next 9 years she moved up to become the Logistics Manager before deciding in 2013 to go traveling around the world which consumed most of her next 3 years. She was sorely missed, and thankfully she came back and quickly picked up where she left off, helping run the day to day operations of Majestic Trees. She manages all the planting team and yard, besides being a very talented machine operator holding all relevant licenses for any size telescopic fork lift, skidsteers, hiabs, excavator, etc and HGV truck licenses. Fern is very hands on person who is extremely logical, delights in team efficiency and effectiveness, making it happen whatever the challenge. She is one of those critical leaders who radiates and stimulates the teams high morale. She also serves on the company’s Senior Management Committee, where her insights and experience are especially invaluable.