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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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Dylan Lewis

Director South East


Dylan is responsible for the overall management of Business and Strategic Development within the Grounds Maintenance division in the South East.

Having joined Gavin Jones in 2000 and joining Nurture through the Acquisition of Gavin Jones in 2018, Dylan has worked his way up from Foreman to Director, working on a variety of sites where he has secured BALI, IOG and Green flag awards, gaining him valuable industry experience.

Starting his career as a foreman, he was soon promoted to Site Manager at Milton Park, Oxon, where he took on the responsibility for the grounds maintenance and handyman teams, winning two national BALI awards. In 2005, Dylan was promoted to Contracts Manager, managing sites in the Oxford and South West region of England and Wales, before becoming Area Manager in 2008, increasing his portfolio to cover the North and Midlands. At this time he also took the lead in starting up and managing the Aspire contract, covering the Aldershot, Tidworth, Bulford, Larkhill and Warminster Garrisons.

He is passionate about staff development, health & safety and in delivering consistent quality of service to our clients, ensuring Gavin Jones remains a market leader in our field.

Dylan studied Horticulture and has an HND & ISOH safety ROLE.

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