Our Team

Our Team 2017-11-20T15:21:06+00:00

Andy BurtonManaging Director, N.C.H. (Arb)
Andy Burton is our Managing Director and set up the company soon after leaving college in 1978. As well as running the company he does the majority of our quoting.
Jonathan Warren
Jonathan WarrenArboricultural Consultant, NCH Arboriculture, HND Landscape Ecology
Jonathan is a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and has worked in arboriculture since 1993 and joined us in the summer of 2013. He is a very experienced arboriculturalist, incorporating 10 years as a local authority tree officer and 8 years as a tree surgeon. Jonathan provides a comprehensive client focused service which includes planning and development, woodland management, ecology, tree strategy, subsidence and tree planting. He is a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association.
Tom Down
Tom DownTeam Leader/Senior Arborist
Tom is one of our senior climbing arborists and team leaders. He has been with the company for 15 years and uses all of that experience when undertaking all aspects of tree work. He regularly gets great feedback from our customers.
Josh Vickridge
Josh VickridgeArborist
Josh chose us as his work placement whilst at school and has joined us permanently after gaining his Level 3 National Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture from Bicton College. He joined us in the summer of 2011 and has since developed as a highly skilled climbing arborist.
Nick Sharpe
Nick SharpeArborist
Nick joined us after working in the industry for a number of years both domestically and undertaking tree work adjacent to the railway network. As well as bringing a good skill-set to the teams he has a good awareness for site safety.
Georgina Wright Admin
Georgina works in our office preparing quotes, job sheets and handles customer correspondence. Her polite manner on the phone and good organisational skills ensures all admin runs smoothly.
Darren Shobbrook
Darren ShobbrookHealth & Safety Manager/Team Leader, Dip Arb L4 (ABC)
Darren joined us in 2005. As well as being one of our senior climbing arborists, Darren is also our Health & Safety manager. He manages all aspects of health and safety management including risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work. His management of the operating teams means the quality of our work is upheld with site safety being the top priority. He also prices a lot of our work, manages the training budget, organises the work diary and helps put together our commercial tenders. He holds the Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture and the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification.
Chris Coxall
Chris CoxallTeam Leader/Senior Arborist
Chris is our longest-serving climbing arborist and team leader, and has been with the company since 1999. Chris uses his extensive experience and expertise to plan and tackle the biggest and most technical jobs that we undertake. He is an expert at undertaking jobs with the use of mobile cranes and the use of rigging systems. He also helps our younger or less experienced arborists develop their skills.
Mike Sneap
Mike SneapArborist & Stump Grinder Operative
Mike has been with the company for 20 years and is our main stump grinder operative. He also uses his wealth of experience to help operations on the ground run smoothly for the climbing arborist in the tree.
Sam Holmes
Sam HolmesArborist
Sam attained the Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture at Bicton College in 2013 and has been with us since. He is a highly skilled member of the team with good all round skills both on the ground and up the tree.
Chris Wride
Chris WrideMechanic
Chris joined us in 2008. Based at our Ipplepen depot, Chris keeps our fleet of trucks, hoists, chippers and vans on the move. Thankfully he is also a dab hand with a chainsaw, helping out the arborist teams as required.
Kathy LangabeerAccounts
Kathy manages all of our accounting and financial data. Her good head for numbers and professional manner is a real asset to the company
Gillian BroadersAdministration and HR Manager
Paul HorrocksTeam Leader/Senior Arborist
Paul has been with us since 2005 and is highly respected as a top climbing arborist and team leader. Paul also has a wealth of experience when it comes to bigger and more technical jobs and undertakes work with the use of rigging systems and mobile cranes.
Dave Johnson
Dave JohnsonTeam Leader/Arborist, Dip Arb L4 (ABC)
Dave, who joined us in 2008 is currently seconded as a tree officer to Exeter City Council and also manages a team dedicated to tree works in the city. Dave’s work ethic and time keeping is a credit to the company. Dave holds the Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture.
Chris New
Chris New Arborist
Chris joined us in 2014 after a career change. His eagerness to learn and good work ethic has helped him develop skills very fast and he has quickly become a valued member of our team.
Dan Arthur
Dan ArthurGrounds Maintenance Manager
Dan manages our grounds maintenance and landscaping division. Dan originally joined us in 2008 as part of our tree works division and is a truly multi-skilled member of our team.