London Team

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Gavin Day

Director


Biography

With a Diploma in Horticulture, Gavin has 23 years’ experience within the Landscape maintenance industry of which 18 are with Gavin Jones.
Since joining Gavin Jones in 2001, Gavin has a gained a wealth of experience in managing prestigious maintenance contracts, mainly in central London.
His career path from operative to management has enabled him to develop a high level of both operational and management skills.
Always keeping customer service and satisfaction at the forefront, Gavin draws on his wealth of expertise and skills in his current role, managing the operational performance of the London Region, for the Nurture Group.

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Paul Heaven

Regional Manager


Biography
Paul has significant experience and knowledge of working within an environment that demands horticulture expertise. He has demonstrable experience in managing high profile and heavily populated sites and has sound financial management skills and a natural ability to engage and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
He has a proven track record in service delivery to several high profile & prestigious sites in central London and elsewhere such as The Royal Household, Imperial College Kensington, The Dorchester,Brompton Park Crescent, as well as Ascot and satellite sites around London.
Paul has a Diploma in Landscaping from Merrist Wood Agricultural College and has achieved IOSHH certificate status. He has excellent pro-active organisational, project management and PC skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and embraces a ‘can do’ attitude in partnership service delivery to all his clients.
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Simon Cummins

Contracts Manager


Biography

A Landscape Management graduate, Simon is responsible for Nurture’s portfolio across central London. During his 15 years’ experience he has managed a diverse range of clients and contracts ranging from local authority, national, multi-site and corporate. The daily challenge of coordinating staff and materials in the frenetic capital has given Simon a strong customer focus and flexible attitude to client requirements. The thrill of maintaining some of the most prestigious sites in the country never leaves him.

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Bogdan Balut

Contracts Manager


Biography

Bogdan has over ten years’ experience in landscape industry. He has significant expertise and knowledge within the horticultural environment and manages several high profile and heavily populated sites in Central London.

His portfolio includes the landmark sites of Jubilee Gardens and Potters Field Park, as well as the luxurious residential site of Neo Bankside and the University Of London, amongst others.

Bogdan has Royal Horticultural Society training and has a NEBOSH Construction Certificate in Health and Safety.

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Willam Henry

Contracts Manager


Biography
Having originally studied in Essex, Will has over 20 years experience in the industry, and comes from a strong Horticultural background with a passion for plants.
Will initially joined Gavin Jones as a supervisor in 2008 before being promoted to Head Gardener, working around various prestigious sites in Surrey and South West London. He is a now a Contracts Manager responsible for some of our high profile sites including, Richmond Park and Chiswick House.
He is closely involved with the operational side of his work and takes pride in prioritising quality throughout his teams.
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Rory Manning

Contracts Manager


Biography

Rory has over 10 years experience within the grounds maintenance industry, initially joining Gavin Jones as a seasonal temp back in 2009. Through his hard work and natural talent he has worked his way up to become one of our Contracts Manager, managing a variety of contracts ranging from large static sites to smaller mobile sites across East London and the home counties, including several of our high-profile sites such as The Athletes Village at the Olympic Park and Brompton Barracks in Chatham - The Home of the Royal Engineers, which won a BALI Award in 2018.
His ability to develop talent has ensured that his team is built of well trained and motivated staff.

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John Bellamy

Assistant Contracts Manager


Biography

John has over 20 years experience within the horticultural industry and has been with Nurture for over 10 years. Starting as a gardener at Thames Barrier Park, John has worked his way up to a Contract Manager position, managing a variety of mobile sites ranging from national client contracts to high profile residential sites and corporate sites within central London. He is passionate about delivering consistently high quality standards across the portfolio.

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Glen Harris

Assistant Contracts Manager


Biography

Glen joined Gavin Jones as a seasonal operative 9 years ago and soon became a valued member of the team, earning a permanent contract within the South East. With his hard work ethic and strong organisational skills Glen organically progressed through the ranks, first as a foreman running a mobile team in Kent, onto becoming a supervisor at Brompton Barracks in 2015 before moving to the position he currently holds as Assistant Contracts Manager.

Glen uses the previous experience he has gained to assist him in managing key sites within the South East region, including Brompton Barracks, The Excel and The O2 in London.
He has a thirst for improvement and works closely with his customers to achieve the best for each site, which played a pivotal role in the winning of a BALI award at Brompton Barracks in 2018.

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