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Welcome to the monthly planner for your garden. This can be of use to everyone, from those who take the time to maintain their own gardens to those who have a contract with us and simply want to spend a couple of hours out in the garden between their scheduled visits with us.

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Meet the Pristine Team

David Phillips

Managing Director, started 2007

Qualifications: B.Sc Ecology & I.T.Joint Honours, PA1 PA6 Pesticides, Lantra Chippers, Chainsaws and Tree Climbing works, IOSH Managing Safely, First Aid.

Industry experience: David completed his degree with aspirations for a career in habitat management. His voluntary work with Natural England helping maintain some large National  Nature Reserves through Herefordshire and Worcestershire followed by a seasonal contract with his local council as a Ranger caring for Local Nature Reserves on his doorstep conformed his aspirations for outdoor work. Followed by working  for an established tree surgery and grounds maintenance company in Birmingham he started to develop his own business in 2007 on weekends, he worked closely with this company and became one of their main sub contractors for grounds maintenance. This business has since flourished and developed into the established company it is today.

David’s main passion is regular care and maintenance of established gardens and being able to provide a prompt and efficient service on site with his team.

Outside of work David used to take part in long distance cycling events, sometimes touring some 150+ miles round Wales and back in a day. He also played guitar in a band with his friends. Now as a father of two, after work he currently enjoys doing small fixes to his vans and equipment with his little helpers.

Rebecca Phillips

Company Secretary, started 2017

Industry Experience: Becky has had an extensive career in customer service and online sales having helped run online stores. She joined the company in 2017 in order to assist with all the admin and daily customer / supplier communications so as to free David up to focus on his on-site duties. With a previous background in using various I.T. systems Becky hit the ground running with this role and now takes care of all company administration. Outside of work Becky is a very fun loving person and really enjoys seeing live bands and music. As a mother of two, when she is not helping with the company she is busy being mom.

Joseph Abbotts

Trainee Head Gardener, started 2019

Qualifications: Pesticides, Tree climbing & aerial rescue, IOSH Managing Safely, First Aid 

Industry Experience: Upon leaving school Joe started to work straight away with his family’s tree surgery business. He gained much experience as a groundsman on large tree surgery operations and took care of many hedge cutting jobs. Wishing to progress his career he joined Pristine Gardens Limited as a trainee head gardener where he will be put through various management, RHS, chainsaw, pesticide and first aid courses – as well as working on site so as to get to know all the jobs and improve his practical skills sets. Outside of work Joe enjoys dirt biking and looking after his bikes.

Jack Bibb

Tree Surgeon, started 2018

Qualifications: Chainsaws and Tree Climbing works, Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture 

Industry Experience: Jack has over 10 years experience in Arboriculture and joined us initially on a self employed basis on bigger tree jobs where we needed his expertise. As our tree surgery services developed we were able to provide him with regular employment as one of our lead climbers, we are yet to find a tree he is unable climb and safely work on. Outside of work Jacks pastimes include mountain biking and surfing

Caine Richards

Experienced Arborist and Horticulturalist, started 2016

Qualifications: Chainsaws, Tree Climbing and Emergency Tree Works. RHS Horticulture and  Arboriculture

Industry Experience: Prior to joining the company in 2016 Caine ran his own company for over 10 years specialising in all areas of Horticulture and Arboriculture. He is an approved contractor for Worcestershire and Malvern Councils, BT, Severn Trent, Qts Rail, North Midland’s Construction and Age Concern. His wide industry knowledge and experience makes him an ideal team member for the wide range of work our company tackles. He regularly assists us with our tree surgery projects, regular garden care and planting schemes. 

Joe Whiteman

Freelance Gardener and Horticulturalist, started 2020

Qualifications: Chainsaws, Pesticides, BTECH in Commercial and Domestic Horticulture.

Industry Experience: Joe is an award winning gardener with over 26 years experience in all areas of horticulture. During his career as Head Gardener for Malvern Council, he and his team won 3 Gold Medals for ‘Best In Bloom’ competition. Now as a self employed gardener Joe regularly assists us with care and maintenance of many of our clients gardens.

Chris Pardoe

Freelance Garden Landscaper, started 2010

Qualifications: Chainsaws and Pesticides

Industry Experience: Chris joined Pristine Gardens in 2010 and as Garden Manager has helped take charge of many projects over the years from large fencing jobs to managing our 80+ maintenance clients. Though Chris now works for another grounds care company he still assists us on a self employed basis when we need his expertise. Having also worked for a lawn care company he regularly assists with our scarifying and lawn treatments, as well as all forms of landscaping and garden care. Outside of work he is a keen on fitness and body building, a very useful strength with the nature of our day-to-day work.