Fern Snowling – Planting & Logistics Manager, HGV1
Fern joined Majestic Trees in 2004 and over the next 9 years she moved up to become the Logistics Manager before deciding to go traveling around the world for two years. Thankfully she came back and quickly picked up where she left off. Today she manages both the planting and the yard team, besides being a very talented machine operator holding all relevant licenses for any size telescopic fork lift, skidsteer, Hiab’s, excavator, etc and HGV trucks. She is both driven, hardworking, and very able at managing people., though still very hands-on who is extremely logical and delights in team efficiency, effectiveness, and making it happen whatever the challenge. She radiates camaraderie and promotes the teams high morale, and serves on the company's Senior Management Committee.
Winston Woodward – Planting Supervisor/HGV2
Winston joined Majestic Trees in early 2006 and has been in the industry for over 20 years. He has an ND in Horticulture (Distinction) and worked for six years as part of the team building the Eden Project and has worked overseas on other projects. Winston is a qualified Pesticide applicator, is a licensed machine operator driving most of our fleet of heavy machinery as well as a HGV2 driver. Winston provides consistent and knowledgeable horticultural care, and when not working loves to do triathlons . He is passionate about his plants and it shows in the detail and thoroughness of his work, and customer survey’s demonstrate this. He has proven to be an invaluable team member leading a crew on projects across the UK with the utmost professionalism.
Carl Batchelor - Planting Supervisor & HGV1
Carl has worked in the horticultural industry for over 20 years, having joined Majestic Trees in early 2004 where he has progressed from crew member to a leadership role. Carl has a practical “can-do” approach with a commitment to excellent customer service that makes him an invaluable team leader. He is fully competent in all plant and machinery we own, including excavators, telehandlers, skidsteers etc., and holds all relevant tickets as does all of his crew that operate them. Carl also holds both a HGV1 and 2 rigid and articulated truck licenses, and is a fully qualified First Aider. As if that weren’t enough, during his time at Majestic, Carl has also undertaken and completed his City & Guilds NVQ2 in Horticulture.
Daniel Martin – Arborist/AfterCare/HGV2
In 2011, Daniel decided to go back to college and retrain as an arborist. He worked for an excellent arborist company, yet whilst enjoying the work soon decided that climbing and chain sawing trees all day was not for him. Joining our planting team in 2013 provided an opportunity to pursue his professional interest in trees from a different angle. Daniel is always on time, hard working, determined and trustworthy. He has a passion for trees and absorbs information like a sponge which, combined with his excellent customer service skills, resulted in him being promoted to the AfterCare programme in 2014, a role he takes on during the spring and summer.
Nick Wild – Planting, Logistics & Facilities Support, HGV1
Nick finally made the decision to leave his desk job for a life more Majestic and we really couldn’t have hoped for a better match. After an earlier career in insurance, his years of tinkering with old tractors and Land Rovers at his smallholding developed his natural mechanical ability, which combined with his attention to detail and friendly, positive outlook, make him the ideal character to be Fern’s right hand man, supporting her day to day. He is a very able machine driver, and whether he is driving an artic or repairing machinery, loading a trailer full of trees or whatever gap needs filling, Nick will always do a very good job.
Dariusz Piwko – Yard Lead
Dariusz first joined us in 2011, usually working in the yard under Fern, unloading and loading trucks, rootballing and preparing the trees for the next day, though he was just as able at setting out trees on the nursery. He left us in 2016, working in construction, but thankfully he came back to re-join our team in 2021. Today, his primarily focus is pulling our tree stock for the next day’s deliveries, preparing and loading the trucks for the deliveries and planting. He is a very able machine driver, works hard with a 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, Katrina is very efficient, logical, great at problem solving and always thinking outside the box.
William Tudway – Planter, HGV2
William’s employment at Majestic Trees started as a Saturday job whilst he was finishing his A-levels, washing and greasing all the machinery and trucks. After his graduation in May 2019, he joined us full time, working mainly in the Planting & Logistics team where he quickly developed into a very able machine driver, going on to get various tickets for heavy equipment that he loves to drive. In 2021 we trained him to drive HGV’s, and low and behold he passes first time with 0 points! Will is a hardworking member of the team who enjoys practical, outdoor work, and nothing is too much trouble.
Dean Mayo – Team Leader/Horticulturist/Planter, HGV2
After watching our team delivering trees to show gardens at RHS Hampton Court, Dean enquired and thereafter joined us in autumn 2019, motivated by a desire to develop a professional specialism in trees. With many years in the garden maintenance and landscaping sector, including six years training at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, he was an ideal candidate for our planting team. He came to us with glowing references, is a very able and hardworking horticulturist, with great people skills. Dean quickly proved himself, and today is one of our leaders who runs planting jobs around the UK.
Michael Flemons – Planter, HGV2
Michael has been with us since the spring of 2019 having done tree surgery work for many years. He joined us initially as a temp, but was attracted by the prospect of working for a dynamic and growing company and soon expressed an interest in joining us permanently as a member of the planting team. He quickly fit in, and has a ‘do whatever it takes’ attitude, with a good work ethic and a happy deposition that makes the day fly by for his team mates.
Peter Kennett – Planting Team
Peter joined us in 2020, and has quickly proven himself as someone you want on your team. Having completed his BA in Business and Marketing from Sheffield University, he found that working in an office environment was not for him. Having worked in garden centres whilst at university, so we were very pleased when he decided to follow in his father footsteps and come to work at Majestic Trees. Before very long he had quickly fit into the team, becoming a valued colleague for his hard work and great attitude.
Daniel Batchelor – Logistics Support
Daniel is following in his father footsteps, who had joined our company in the early days of 2003, and is still running a planting crew. In 2020 his son joined the planting team, but also works both on the nursery and in the yard pulling trees, preparing them for planting, loading the trucks and equipment needed for each job and going on projects when an extra hand is needed. Daniel loves to drive machines, has a positive, can do attitude, and always with a smile on his face.
Lee Jackson – Planting Team
Lee joined our company in 2021, following 6 months of rapid expansion following the Covid pandemic when our sales exploded. Prior to joining us, Lee spent year’s roofing both in the UK and Canada, and is known for his exceptional attention to detail. He is a very hard working member of the team, and is know for his hard work, reliability and love of the outdoors and says he has finally found the job that lets him commune with nature.
Steven Moloney - Planting Team/LGV
Steven began his career in horticulture in 1990, firstly spending 12 years growing organic vegetables, before moving on into both garden centres, landscaping and landscape maintenance, spending the past 9 years maintaining large estates. Always a sociable character, Steven missed the comradery of working in a bigger team, so when he saw our ad, he applied and we are so pleased he joined us. He has good people skills, and his dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Samuel Fraser – Planting Team
Sam has spent some years as a salesperson, but having always loved the outdoors and especially enamoured by trees, he started to look for a change in career whilst doing RHS horticulture correspondence courses. When he saw our ad he jumped at it, and quickly fit into a planting team, as he is hard working, friendly and always motivated to doing a good job. In his spare time when not in his garden, he spends it mountain biking, trail running and hiking; he just can’t get enough of the outdoors.