Landscape Maintenance

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Simon Jacob

Chief Operating Officer


Biography

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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Nick Hills

Chief Operating Officer


Biography

Nick has spent his whole career to date within the horticulture industry, holding various positions within the business.

Initially starting his career as an operative, Nick joined Nurture as a Contracts Manager through the acquisition of Parkview Landscapes in 2012, based in the Northwest of England. In 2014, Nick was promoted to Regional Manager and through his natural aptitude was shortly promoted again in 2015 to Regional Director for the North.

Nick is now Divisional Director of the North for the Nurture Group, having overall responsibility for the North and Scotland regions of the business.

Over the 8 years that Nick has been with Nurture, he has been integral in building the structure of the North region within the company, using his skills to manage our teams and enable Nurture to give true direct delivery on a national basis whilst still maintaining that family feel as a business.

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Dylan Lewis

Director


Biography

Dylan is responsible for the overall management of Business and Strategic Development within the Grounds Maintenance division of Gavin Jones.

Having joined Gavin Jones in 2000, 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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Gavin Day

Director


Biography

With a Diploma in Horticulture, Gavin has 23 years’ experience within the Landscape maintenance industry of which 18 are with Gavin Jones.
Over the last 18 years since joining Gavin Jones in 2001, Gavin has a gained a wealth of experience managing prestigious maintenance contracts, mainly in central London.
His career path from operative to management has enabled him to develop a high level of both operational and management skills.
Always keeping customer service and satisfaction at the forefront, Gavin draws on these skills in his current role managing the operational performance of the London Region, for the Nurture Group.
With a Diploma in Horticulture, Gavin has 23 years’ experience in the Landscape maintenance industry. Over the last 18 years since joining Gavin Jones in 2001, he has a gained a wealth of experience managing prestigious maintenance contracts, particularly in central London.
His career path from operative to management has enabled him to develop a high level of both operational and management skills. Always keeping customer service and satisfaction at the forefront Gavin draws on these skills in his current role managing the operational performance of the London Region, for the Nurture Group.

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