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Simon Jacob

Chief Operating Officer


Starting his Horticultural /Landscape career aged 18, Simon has over 28 years’ experience in the industry and is a qualified agronomist. Working initially within the sports turf industry before moving into landscape maintenance.

Simon joined Gavin Jones in 2006 as a Contracts Manager, covering the Essex and Kent areas before being promoted to Operations manager for the Ground Maintenance Division. In 2014, Simon was invited to join the board of Directors at Gavin Jones as Grounds Maintenance Director, and then moved to Nurture through acquisition.

He is now Divisional Director South for the Nurture Landscapes Group, responsible for all Grounds Maintenance Operations within the region.

He has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years from working on a variety of projects and is experienced in all disciplines within the landscape maintenance and people management sector.
Simon is passionate about people development and delivering exceptional service to clients at every level, with quality at the forefront of his everyday philosophy.
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Joel Woolrich

Director South Central Region


Joel manages the operational performance of landscape maintenance teams in the region to provide a top quality service to all our clients. He is an experienced manager, having previously held senior roles with national landscape contractors where he secured a BALI award for a leisure and hospitality project. Joel studied Business Management and Horticulture and is a BASIS trained consultant on the safe use of pesticides.

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