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Paul Bean

Sales Director


Paul is responsible for the overall management of Business and Strategic Development within the Nurture Group, providing support to the business development teams within the grounds maintenance, plant displays and winter gritting sectors of the business, as well as supporting sustainability initiatives and business systems.

He has worked in horticulture for over 25 years, and has particular expertise in business and IT systems.

As one of the founding Directors of Nurture Landscapes, Paul is immensely proud of the business which has grown from an idea into a quality, multi-award winning national service provider.


Jonathan Turner

Senior Business Development Manager Midlands & South West


Jonathan leads sales development across the Midlands and South West regions. He has 20 years’ experience gained working for a range of national landscape maintenance contractors. Jonathan is adept at identifying the most economic and efficient maintenance regimes, especially for multi-site clients, and is keen to help Nurture continue to grow.

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Simon Blackley

Business Development and Biodiversity Manager


Simon has a dual role at Nurture; one as the Biodiversity Manager, championing the Nurture Award and assisting clients in improving Biodiversity within their grounds and gardens, and secondly as a Business Development Manager, focusing on client retention and new business growth.

Simon joined the staff of RHS Wisley at the age of 16 and has worked continuously in horticulture ever since, maintaining roof gardens, corporate headquarters and local authority green spaces. He is a member of the London Natural History Society, Plantlife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and a Beekeeper.

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Edward Vanstone

Business Development


Ed has over 12 years’ experience in the horticultural industry and was the founder of Rockside Estates Ltd, who joined Nurture on 1st March 2020, strengthening and enhancing the service portfolio to clients across the South West and South Wales.

Ed is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and prior to setting up Rockside, was a Partner at Workman having spent over 15 years as a property management surveyor.

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Alex Ufton

Business Development


Alex has over 20 years experience within the horticulture industry and was the founder of Eco Landscapes, who joined Nurture on 1st October 2019, strengthening and enhancing the service portfolio to clients across the South of England.

Alex’s main focus as part of the Business Development team will be to increase business across the Nurture Group with an emphasis on existing clients, using the expertise he gained from running Eco Landscapes to expand our business throughout the UK.

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Darrell Hedden

Business Development Manager


Darrell has been in the Industry for over twenty-five years and remains as passionate about horticulture as he did when he first started out on the tools. Over the years he has worked on some of the biggest and most challenging landscape projects in the country, including Stansted Airport and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Darrell has worked in all aspects of landscaping from construction, grounds maintenance, tree surgery through to interior plant installation and maintenance and has help attain numerous prestigious National awards (BALI and E-Fig) over the years.

His focus is on growing sales in the South region of our business.

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Eric Routledge

Business Development Manager - North Region


Eric joined Nurture with over 35 years’ experience in the Horticulture Industry. His experience includes, local authority, tree and shrub nursery, social enterprise, Groundwork trust, social housing and private landscape companies.
He is a qualified Horticulturist and studied at Myerscough College.
Eric is based out of our office in Blackburn in Lancashire, and is primarily responsible for increasing our Grounds Maintenance portfolio within the North Region, as well as giving support on local and national tenders.
Eric is keen to help Nurture grow as a business and deliver a quality service to our clients, ensuring they are happy with our service and helping them make their greenspaces look as the best they can be.

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Myles Laving

Business Development Manager - South Region


Myles's introduction to horticulture started in Australia, where he worked in the grounds department of his old school whilst studying History and Psychology at university, before taking a job within advertising.
On moving to the UK, Myles came full circle and took on a role as a strimmer pilot. Enjoying the work so much, Myles decided to further his career within the industry by studying at Merrist Wood College, and worked his way into contracts management.
Using the experience he gained from managing a variety of grounds contracts, Myles now works within our Business Devlopment team, helping increase the Nurture Groups portfolio across London and the South of England.

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Stuart Cullen

Business Development Manager Gritting - Midlands & South West


Stuart has over 9 years’ experience working within the gritting industry, having previously worked as an account manager/ sales manager for two winter gritting companies. He has lead the innovations of the winter service into specific sectors, none more so than the Rail Industry.

Stuart has an excellent proven track record in new business development, and will concentrate on increasing our portfolio of gritting sites, proactively selling our comprehensive service into existing and potential new customers on a National scale.

Stuart will be based in the Midlands covering both the Midlands & South West regions.

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Ian Hudson

Business Development Manager Gritting - South & London Region


Ian joins us from Truegrit and has over twenty five years experience in sales and business negotiations. Ian will be based at our Head Office in the South and will be responsible for developing our gritting portfolio with existing clients in the South and London regions and developing new opportunities nationally.

Ian has a diverse wealth of experience within sales, having previously worked within the motor trade and energy sector industries with clients such as British Gas and Npower, as well as working in a FM role for the cleaning industry prior to moving into the gritting world.

Ian is a strong team player and is committed to delivering a quality service to fulfil all customer requirements.

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Andrew Saunders

Business Development Manager - Scotland Region


With 10 years’ experience in Business Development and Account Management Andrew joins our team at Nurture bringing with him Gritting and Snow Clearance Industry knowledge. He prides himself on great customer service and attention to detail, attributes that fit perfectly with Nurtures profile.

Andrew will be responsible for Grounds Maintenance and Gritting, developing relationships in our Scotland region. Using his expertise will support growth and expansion of new business with local and national accounts.

In his spare time he enjoys Music Concerts, Mountain Biking and skiing when the weather permits.

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Linette Dobson

Business Development Manager Gritting - North Region


Linette joins the Nurture team having worked in sales and business development for over 15 years, with her last 3 years being dedicated to the winter gritting and snow clearance industry. Linette brings with her a wealth of knowledge & a passion to deliver results.

Linette will primarily be responsible for increasing our gritting portfolio within the North Region, however she will also play a big part in helping the team to develop national contract opportunities.

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Steve Cotton

Interior Business Development Manager


Steve is responsible for managing the Interior Plants portfolio in the Midlands. He is a qualified horticulturist and has been in Interior Plants his whole career having managed his own business in South Africa before relocating to the U K.

He has a good eye for design and loves the whole IP process from the design to the installation and then the maintenance thereafter.

He covers a large geographic area from Nottingham to Reading as well as having a large London Portfolio. He is also responsible for the project management of the Midlands Christmas portfolio.

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Vanessa McGee

Interior Business Development Manager

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Robyn Fredenham

Business Development Manager


Robyn is a Business Development Manager in our Plant Displays team, covering Central London and Home Counties.
Following on from completing a degree in Landscape Management, she has worked in garden centres in the UK and Australia, before moveing into Corporate Interior Horticulture in 1999.
Having worked in various roles within the industry, Robyn not only has a good knowledge of interior plants and their care, but also understands the requirements and expectations of clients.
She enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and using design practices to come up with successful and beautiful planting schemes for the modern office environment.
In addition, Robyn also has a good knowledge of exterior planting for exterior roof garden and terrace planting schemes as well as expert knowledge of the on-going maintenance services required.

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Gordon Brownrigg

Business Development Estimator


Gordon has worked within the horticulture industry for nearly 20 years, starting his career as an operative.

Gordon now works as part of our Business Development team as an Estimator, working on the technical pricing element of our bids and contracts, helping with all aspects of the tender process.

During his time within the industry, Gordon has completed a BaSc in Environmental Study at Auckland University.

In his spare time Gordon enjoys outdoor pursuits, music and film and is also an active volunteer with the Guiding Association.

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Dulcie Cullen

Business Development


Dulcie is a Senior Design Consultant focusing on green/living walls. Having studied Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Dulcie is experienced in working on a range of interior projects and is an advocate for biophilic design, with the aim to incorporate planting into our everyday lives in creative ways.
She has worked on a range of commercial and residential award winning projects, including an in-store advert for John Lewis, a collaboration that won a Silver-Gilt for a Green Wall Pavilion, titled 'Fibonacci in Nature' for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and a Gold Plants@Work award for an interior living wall at Smarkets HQ.

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