Landscape Construction

South

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Mike Veness

Director Landscape Construction - South


Biography
Mike attained an HND in Landscape Contract Management at Merrist Wood and subsequently joined Gavin Jones Ltd in 1995.As the company has evolved and grown, his role has developed from Site Manager, Contracts Manager through to his current position as Construction Director.Over the years Mike has contract managed three Grand Award winning schemes at, Tate Modern, Chiswick Park and a private residence in Ascot.He oversees his team and their broad spectrum of work undertaken for Private Estates, Main Contractors, Housing, Regeneration and Developer sectors.
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Neil Attride

Senior Contracts Manager


Biography

Neil has 30 years experience in the landscape industry. After working for various contractors he started his own business in 2000 and began working for Gavin Jones as a sub-contractor in 2001.
In 2009 Neil joined Gavin Jones full time, and has worked on some of our high profile projects most notably the Olympic Park and Athletes Village.

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John Crouch

Senior Contracts Manager


Biography

John has over 35 years’ experience within the Landscape industry, having worked at several companies as well as being self-employed for 10 years following a spell at Merrist Wood.
He joined Gavin Jones in 1999 and has progressed to a senior contract managers role, offering his huge experience, particularly in large soft Landscape schemes.
He has a strong understanding of the commercial elements involved and understands the need to build a good rapport with clients.
He enjoys the day to day challenges that the profession throws at him, using his expertsie to ensure all projects are completed to a high level!

Phil Hall

Contracts Manager


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James Brooks

Contracts Manager


Biography

James has been in the Landscape industry for 24 years, initially working as a sub-contractor for various landscape contractors including Gavin Jones, before joining Gavin Jones permanantly as a Foreman in 2007.
James then progressed from foreman to site manager and is now a Contracts Manager. Someof his most notable projects include, a private estate in Ascot which won the 2013 BALI Grand Award, and two restoration projects, South Hill Parkin Bracknell and Walpole Park in Ealing.

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Matt Stevens

Senior Landscape Estimator


Biography

Matt leads construction sales across the South region, following 11 years of initial landscape experience working for a range of national landscape contractors.
Matt completed a degree in Landscape Management accredited by the Landscape Institute at The University of Reading achieving a 2:1, before continuing to gain a further 16 years experience within landscaping at Gavin Jones.
Matt went on to specialise in estimating within the construction division, becoming the departments senior estimator and has gained a wealth of knowledge working across a wide range of industry award winning domestic and commercial projects.

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James Druce

Landscape Estimator


Biography

James has completed a National Diploma in Landscaping Construction at Merrist Wood College prior to joining Gavin Jones in 2007, where he has gained a further 10 years of landscaping experience.
James has gone onto specialize in the estimating side of the business, working across a wide range of domestic and commercial projects.
James brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to the team and has received excellent feedback, both from clients and colleagues, and is committed to maintaining the Company’s unrivalled reputation for quality within the industry.

NORTH

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Stephen Taylor

Head of Landscape Construction - North


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Ben Farmer

Regional Manager


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Darren Hardman

Regional Manager


Biography

Darren has worked in the Landscape Industry for 40 years, starting his career as an apprentice gardener, before progressing into management. He has covered all aspects of commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance services, including roof garden installation. Darren currently manage several high-profile static sites in the North East Region and has won Gold standard awards in Northumbria in Bloom best Business Park as well as Bali Awards.

Andrew Shaw

Contracts Manager


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Martin Gardner

Contracts Manager


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Andrew Scott

Contracts Manager


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Richard Rhodes

Contracts Manager


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Jonathan Windle

Regional Manager


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