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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 Teams

Garden and Grounds Care 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.

Nathan TY Webster

Gardener, started 2021

Industry Experience: Nathan started out with aspirations to become a mechanic, he soon found work as a mechanical engineer which took him all over the world. Nathan then found a love of outdoor work and started work for some local tree surgery firms as a groundsman and tree feller with his NPTC training. He has joined our garden and grounds maintenance team and regularly makes use of his mechanical engineering background in assisting us maintain our plant and equipment. 


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.

Arboricultural Team

Caine Richards

Arb Team Leader, 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. His wide industry knowledge and experience makes him an ideal team member for the wide range of work our company tackles. With many years and qualifications behind him Caine specialises in professional tree care.  


Joseph Abbotts

Trainee Arborist, started 2019

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

Industry Experience: Upon leaving school Joe started 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 – he has since progressed with his chainsaw certifications and joined our arb team with aspirations to become a proficient and experienced arborist. Outside of work Joe enjoys dirt biking and looking after his bikes.

Landscaping Team

Chris Pardoe

Landscape Team Leader, started 2010

Qualifications: Chainsaws and Pesticides

Industry Experience: Chris joined Pristine Gardens in 2010 and over the years progressed to the role of Garden Manager helping take charge of many projects from large fencing jobs to managing our 80+ maintenance clients. In recent years he has worked for us on a self employed basis whilst running his own business and gained wider career experience working for other national landscaping and maintenance companies. He’s now working for us as a well experienced gardener and landscaper bringing a wide skill set and many years of experience to the team. 

Antony Shipton

Experienced Landscaper, started 2021

Industry Experience: Antony has over 30 years experience in construction and the manufacture of timber products. Sleeper walls, patios and fencing of all types are Antony’s areas of expertise.