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Nick Hills

Divisional Director


Nick started his career on the tools in 1995 and is now responsible for mobile and static maintenance teams within the North West of England including Liverpool and the Wirral. This includes the daunting programming and installation of the seasonal hanging baskets at multiple sites from Northampton to Aberdeen. Nick secured the NEBOSHH qualification in health and safety to further improve the quality service to his varied client base.


Will Pettit

Senior Regional Manager


With over 12 years of experience, Will has an extensive knowledge of the landscaping, grounds maintenance and arboricultural industries.

He has excellent knowledge of HS&E protocol and is a conscientious individual who takes a professional approach to every site he manages.

Will currently looks after the operational management of the Northern region alongside the Regional Director.


Colin Walkinshaw

Regional Manager


Colin manages mobile teams across the North West maintaining pubs, hotels, retail parks, offices, housing associations and schools. During his 25 year career he progressed from team leader to depot manager before joining Nurture. The most satisfying aspect of Colin’s role is to deliver positive feedback from the clients to his teams.


Adam Basnett

Regional Manager


Adam is responsible for grounds maintenance contracts across Yorkshire and the North East. He began his career as an apprentice at a tournament golf course before diversifying into specialist weed control and vegetation management on rail infrastructure and for local authorities. Adam enjoys being a member of the Nurture team and meeting the horticultural challenges posed across the diverse client base.


Stephen Tattum

Contracts Manager


Stephen manages mobile teams across the North West providing landscape maintenance to a host of sites and a wide variety of occupiers and uses. Stephen has lifelong horticultural expertise, progressing from labourer to supervisor and manager. He has extensive commercial and domestic experience and enjoys the diversity of clients and environments accompanying the role.

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Lewis Turton

Contracts Manager


With over 20 years’ experience within the grounds maintenance industry, Lewis has progressed through the ranks starting as a grounds technician and then moving on to becoming a team leader to now holding the position of Contracts Manager.

In his career he has gained valuable on the tools experience as well as various qualifications, including herbicide application, chain saw/tree felling and NVQ in horticulture.

He is currently responsible for day to day operations of the Deeside depot, managing and supporting mobile and static teams in the North West on sites that include schools, business and retail parks, blue chip companies and prestigious green spaces.

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Alan Guilfoyle

Contracts Manager


Alan started his horticultural career in 1999 as an interior plant technician servicing sites across the North West. He is very passionate about what he does and loves dealing with our clients on a daily basis. With 18yrs experience, Alan now oversees the maintenance and installation of our interior plant contracts across the North of England. As well as dealing with interiors, Alan is also responsible for the organisation of our Christmas installations.

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Dale Leon

Contracts Manager


Dale has over 16 years’ experience within the grounds and landscaping industry, starting his career in Arboriculture before moving into the Horticulture.

Dale is responsible for managing mobile teams across the Manchester and Sheffield area for Nurture. Dale is also one of Nurtures' beekeepers and looks after numerous bee hives for our clients around the north of England.

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Dan Woods

Contracts Manager


With 12 years’ experience within the grounds maintenance and landscaping industry, Dan has worked on all aspects of the service provision for grounds maintenance, landscaping, winter gritting and festive decorations.

Through his hard work and aptitude for dealing with figures he progressed into the office environment where he has excelled in dealing with customer enquiries and pricing ad hoc works and tenders over the past few years.

Dan is now an Assistant Contract Managers and is looking forward to working within the Nurture family and taking on new challenges. He will continue to submit quotations and price ad hoc works but will also be using his strengths to build and create new customer relationships going forward.

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Gayle Pugh

Contracts Manager


Gayle has over 30 years’ experience in customer care working within a variety of industries, with the past 10 years being in the landscape & grounds maintenance industry. Since joining Nurture, she has progressed from Customer Service Advisor to the role of Key Account Manager and is totally focused on building a strong relationship with the client and liaising with colleagues within Nurture to ensure that we continue to deliver a high quality service to meet customer requirements.


Stephen Taylor

Head of Landscape Construction - North


Stephen is a qualified landscape designer and technician with 25 years’ experience gained from a number of national contractors. He heads Nurture’s thriving Design and Build department and helps clients maximise the potential of external space. Stephen takes great pride in designing and delivering commercial landscapes from conception to fruition and enjoys the challenge of every unique location.


Ben Farmer

Regional Manager Landscape Construction


Ben is responsible for the running of Design and Build projects on client sites, including the procurement of materials and labour. He has extensive building experience, having previously run his own contracting business, with particular expertise in hard landscaping. Ben takes great pride in seeing each project develop through the stages, from design planning right through to a project completion.

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