Steve McCurdy - Managing Director
Steve received his initial commercial horticultural education and training at Thomas Rochfords & Sons and Oaklands College of Agriculture and Horticulture in Hertfordshire. In 1979 he was selected for a one-year work experience in the US, and after his return worked in horticultural sales before he immigrated to the US to marry Janet. Together, they went on to build the largest independent interior landscape company in Southern California, which won 93 national and stateside awards. He served on the boards of both national and state trade organisations including 5 years as chair of the main industry convention. He was honoured to be the 2002 interiorscape inductee into the Interiorscape Hall of Fame. They returned to the UK in 2000 and sold their US company in 2001 to focus all of their energies on Majestic Trees, which has culminated in the containerised tree nursery. With over 32 years of horticultural experience, Steve travels extensively searching for the finest specimen trees throughout the year.
Janet McCurdy - Company Secretary
Janet acts as the Company Secretary and handles tax and corporate issues for the company. She has an MA, a strong administrative background and has been involved in the family business both here and in the U.S. She works closely with the office and accounting staff, supporting their efforts with her knowledge and experience.
Helen Morgan - Finance and Human Resources Manager
Helen joined Majestic Trees in 2008 and has wide experience in the corporate world in human relations, insurance matters, recruitment, etc. She has an HND in Business and Finance, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and is a part qualified accountant. She handles both accounts receivable, payable and payroll in addition to HR, insurance matters, pensions, etc. and works closely with the management team to ensure the company always runs smoothly when it comes to all our financial affairs. She serves on the company’s Senior Management Committee, where her insights and wisdom are especially invaluable.
Christina Jones – Marketing and Business Development Manager
Christina joined Majestic Trees in 2003 as the company’s first sales team recruit, bringing with her several years’ experience in the mature nursery stock sector and a great belief in the future of Majestic Trees. Steve quickly saw her many talents, so she was soon given more responsibility and became the company’s first Sales and Marketing Manager. Over the years she has contributed to the establishment of many of the systems and strategies that have come to set Majestic Trees apart in the industry, including our stock control system, evolving brand identity and award-winning website. She holds a Master’s degree in Tropical/Sub-Tropical Horticulture and Crop Science, and serves on the company’s Senior Management Committee.
Jane Poyner – Customer Service & Administration
Jane joined our team in 2006 and is the first person you will normally meet whether you visit the nursery or call. She also works behind the scenes and manages our general enquiries by e-mail and other systems and structures invaluable to the smooth operation of the company. She has a strong administrative background and brings with her over 20 years of experience as a PA and Project Administrator for a large organization, and nothing is too much trouble.
Katrina Rhodes – Scheduling/Administrator
Katrina joined us from Xerox in 2016 where she had worked for 17 years in a fast-paced customer care oriented role. We had been trying to persuade her to join us for 16 years as she also happens to be a superb gardener, a fact known by those of us who live locally and have witnessed her past successes with her vegetables at the annual village show. We finally persuaded her to bring her talents to Majestic Trees, where she now organises all our scheduling, liaises with customers on a daily basis and provides versatile practical support to a wide range of projects as the need arises. Totally dedicated to customer service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude, she is very efficient, logical, great at problem solving and always thinking outside the box.