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Peter Fane

Managing Director


Biography

Peter is Managing Director of the Nurture Landscapes Group, responsible for the strategic direction and management of the business, including all acquisitions. He has a strong focus on finance as well as the key area of health and safety.

Prior to founding Nurture in 2008, Peter was Managing Director of Waterers, a national landscape contractor, for 16 years.

Using the extensive financial and business experience he has learned, Peter has driven Nurture’s development from a four-man start-up, to a national business; employing over 1200 staff and providing a best in class horticultural and landscape maintenance service across the UK.

Peter is passionate about horticulture and takes pride in working as part of a dynamic management team that really cares about quality and customer service, whilst working sustainably. He leads by example and works hard to ensure that the company maintains the personal approach that Nurture started with, striving to deliver a national service delivered locally.

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Simon Thomson

Finance Director


Biography

Simon is responsible for the management of the financial accounts of the Nurture Group, including budgeting, forecasting and both internal and external financial reporting, as well as the due diligence on new acquisitions.

Simon is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in both practice and commerce, having been Head of Finance for a listed online gambling company for 7 years prior to joining the Nurture Group. Simon was attracted to Nurture as felt it was an exciting and interesting company to work for, with strong managed growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions.

He is passionate about using the latest technology to drive efficiency in financial processes, reporting and analysis, and for the Finance function to be a strong enabler for the development and future growth of the business.

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Nick Hills

Divisional Director North


Biography

Nick has spent his whole career to date within the horticulture industry, holding various positions within the business.

Initially starting his career as an operative, Nick joined Nurture as a Contracts Manager through the acquisition of Parkview Landscapes in 2012, based in the Northwest of England. In 2014, Nick was promoted to Regional Manager and through his natural aptitude was shortly promoted again in 2015 to Regional Director for the North.

Nick is now Divisional Director of the North for the Nurture Group, having overall responsibility for the Midlands, North and Scotland regions of the business.

Over the 8 years that Nick has been with Nurture, he has been integral in building the structure of the North region within the company, using his skills to manage our teams and enable Nurture to give true direct delivery on a national basis whilst still maintaining that family feel as a business.

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Simon Jacob

Divisional Director South


Biography
Simon started his career at Gavin Jones in 2006 as a Contracts Manager covering the Essex and Kent areas.
In 2008, Simon was promoted to Area Manager for the South East before being promoted again to became Operations Manager for the Ground Maintenance Division in 2010.
In 2014, Simon was invited to join the board of Directors at Gavin Jones as Director of the Ground Maintenance Division.
Since the aquisition of Gavin Jones by Nurture Landscapes in 2018, Simon has become Divisional Director for the South, responsible for all Grounds Maintenance Operations at the Nurture Group.

Simon is passionate about developing people, ensuring exceptional customer service is delivered to our clients, and making sure quality is at the forefront of our philosophy.
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Paul Bean

Sales Director


Biography

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 more than 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.

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