Meet the Team

All our staff are highly trained to provide you with the best service possible.


Our team of gardeners work hard all year round to ensure 100% customer satisfaction every time. Read more about our team below, or if you’re interested in joining JHPS Gardens, please visit our vacancies page.

Jason Harker

Managing Director

Jason is the Owner and Manager of the company and will always be your first point of contact.

Jason did the RHS Diploma in Horticulture at Reaseheath College and has excellent plant knowledge. With 20 years of experience he is able to manage all your grounds maintenance needs.

Jason writes a column for The Sentinel on a fortnightly basis giving expert advice on a range of gardening topics.

He is also one of the expert gardeners on Radio Stoke where he answers many gardening questions.

Jason is married and has two sons.

Chris Jones

Site Manager

Chris has been with the company since May 2008. He is a competent and trustworthy member of the team.

He manages all of the landscaping and maintenance teams.

Chris holds a Degree in Forensic Science.

Chris plays Sunday league football. He has a keen interest in motorbikes and enjoys going to music festivals.

Jordan Greatorex

Team Leader

Jordan has been with the team since 2014.

Jordan joined the team as an Apprentice Gardener and is now a Team Leader at JHPS Gardens. He works to a very high standard that JHPS works to.

Jack Logan

Team Leader

Jack Logan joined the team as an apprentice gardener and is now a fully qualified Landscape Gardener. He leads a team of two men and ensures that the work completed is to a very high standard.

David Hopwood

Team Leader

David joined the team in May 2016 and leads one of the regular maintenance teams. He ensures that all jobs are completed to a high standard and also works with apprentices to ensure they are trained up to a high standard.

Joshua Greatorex

Qualified Gardener

Joshua is a qualified gardener and is trained to our usual high standard under the supervision of our team managers.

Jordon Woolridge


Jordon joined the team in April 2016 and works mainly with the regular maintenance teams.

Cameron Waltho

Apprentice Gardener

Cameron is an apprentice gardener and works mainly with the landscaping team. He has also had lots of experience on Maintenance and works regularly with the maintenance team.

Along with our other apprentices, he will attend college on a part-time basis to gain his Level 2 NVQ in Horticulture.

Ryan Frost

Apprentice Gardener

Ryan joined the JHPS team straight from school.

Under the qualified gardeners' supervision, he will be trained to our high standard. Ryan will also attend college part time to gain his NVQs in Horticulture.

Steven Stopford


Steve is our apprentice gardener and works with the landscaping teams. He joined JHPS last year and attends college so that he can gain his qualifications.

Robin Daniels

Qualified Gardener

Robin is a qualified gardener and works mainly with our one off maintenance team. He was previously an arboriculturist. He is a keen environmentalist and has a strong belief in the transformity value of outdoor spaces.

Nathan Walley

Qualified Bricklayer and Landscaper

Nathan is our second qualified bricklayer and works closely with Jordan R.

Jordan Ratcliffe

Bricklayer and Landscaper

Jordan is our Qualified Bricklayer and works closely with Nathan to build any structures we need on site.

Josh Reek


Josh joined the company last year and works with the One Off Maintenance team.

Emma Candlin

Director/Chief Operations Manager

Emma is a Director at JHPS Gardens and also works as the Cheif Operations Manager. She is responsible for the daily operation of the company and regularly reports back to Mr Harker.

Claire Delaney

HR Manager

Claire works as the HR manager and also deals with Health and Safety. She deals will all recruitment and training and ensures that we are compliant with HSE regulations.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family.

Emma-Louise Watton

Office Manager

Emma Louise is the Office Manager and works closely with the onsite team to ensure all jobs run smoothly and any materials needed are on site at the correct time.

Jade Lear

Senior Administrator

Jade is the Senior Administrator and works with the office manager, Emma-Louise, to ensure the office runs smoothly.

Kianat Basheer


Ki is currently completing her BTEC Level 2 in Business and Administration and works as a Secretary within the office. She is responsible for writing up the quotes and creating the CAD drawings for the Landscaping projects we carry out.