Meet the Team

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

Knutsford, Wilmslow, Stoke-on-Trent, Blythe Bridge, Loggerheads, Market Drayton, Shavington, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Meir Park, Congleton, Crewe, Stoke, Stafford, Longton, Nantwich, Alderley Edge, Madeley, Holmes Chapel, Haslington, Church Minshull, Cannock, Alton, Brown Edge, Baldwins Gate, Leek, Macclesfield, Rudyard, Stone, Uttoxeter, Wybunbury, Endon, Cheadle, Prestbury

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 Managing Director of the company.

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

Technical Director

Chris has been with the company since May 2008. He is a competent and trustworthy member of the team and was made Technical Director in 2017.

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.

Emma Candlin

Operations Director

Emma is the Operations Director and is responsible for the daily operation of the company. In her spare time, she enjoys watching films and spending time with her family.

Lucy Goode

Executive Assistant to the Directors and Accounts

Lucy is your main contact in the office for accounts. When she's not dealing with the accounts, Lucy helps the Directors in the delivery of company strategy. In her spare time Lucy likes to spend time with family and friends.

Jade Lear

Operations Co-ordinator

Jade is the Operations Co-ordinator and works with both the onsite and office teams to ensure that everything runs smoothly. During her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and socialising with friends.

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

Landscape Gardener

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

Charlotte Broad

Senior Client Manager

Working closely with the Operations Coordinator and the two Client Managers, Charlotte spends a lot of her time speaking to our clients and ensuring that they are receiving the best service possible.

Alexandria Mackenzie

Business Development Assistant

When it comes to marketing and business development, Alexandria is the person to get in touch with. Alex helps the Operations Director to develop the company and will often be found at networking events.

Marianne Gibson

HR and Compliance Advisor

Marianne deals with all things HR and recruitment, as well as helping to ensure that we are compliant with all Health and Safety related legislation and regulations.

Joshua Greatorex


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

Jordon Woolridge


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

Ryan Frost


Ryan joined the JHPS team straight from school.

He has just completed his Apprenticeship in Horticulture and takes great pride in his work and is a great team player.

Cameron Waltho


Cameron works with the landscaping team assisting the team leader with all aspects of work on site. He spends his weekends playing football for local teams.

Steven Stopford


Steve is an apprentice gardener, working mainly with the landscaping teams. He joined the team last year and is currently completing an NVQ in Horticulture.

Josh Reek


Josh joined the company last year as a qualified horticulturist. He has recently completed a foundation degree in Garden and Landscape Design and works with the One Off Maintenance team.

Kianat Basheer

Client Manager

Ki has recently completed her BTEC Level 2 in Business and Administration and works as a Client Manager in the office. She spends a lot of her time writing up quotes and creating CAD drawings, as well as helping the Operations Co-ordinator to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Jessica Mann

Client Manager

Jess is one of our Client Managers and deals with all of our Landscape Designs. She will be your first point of contact for all designs.

Samantha Grand


Supporting the Client Managers and the Operations Director, Sam can be found doing all manner of things including writing quotes, overseeing GDPR implementation and writing articles for the website.

During her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Megan Wild

Administrative Assistant

Supporting the Client Manager's in looking after our clients and putting the quotes together, Megan started with the company in 2018 and is currently completing her Level 3 in Business Administration.