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.

Emma Candlin

Operations Director

Emma has over 5 years experience in the Horticultural Industry and is currently studying her Masters in Business Administration. She also holds a Diploma in Business Improvement techniques and has completed the IOSH Managing Safety Course.

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.

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.

Lindsay Bannister

Office Manager

Lindsay constantly strives to improve the processes and systems in place at JHPS Gardens Ltd. Working closely with the Director, she spends a lot of time implementing more efficient ways for the company to work, helping us to improve our services time and time again. As office manager, Lindsey helps our office team reach their targets and ensure all staff are reaching the high expectations of JHPS Gardens Ltd.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys walking and exploring the local countryside with her dog and family.

Laura Grimley

Operations Coordinator

Laura Is our Operations Coordinator, her job role is to ensure that the onsite team perform to the company's high expectations, Laura schedules jobs and projects into the team calendar as well as ensuring all our equipment is up to date and working as expected. Laura also deals with preparing quotes and site visits for our team members.

During her spare time, Laura likes to socialise with her friends over good food and drink. Laura often likes to visit the North West coast with her family.

Marianne Gibson

HR Manager

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.

Marianne holds a BA Honours in Business Administration and also has a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies.

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.

At the weekends Jess enjoys spending time her time hosting dinner parties for her friends and family. She also likes to go on walks in the countryside with her husband.

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. Ki is now working towards her BTEC Level 3.

Louise Williams

Finance Manager

Dealing with all things to do with finance, Louise will be your first point of contact if you want to make a payment.

During her spare time, she enjoys hosting dinner parties, because she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Georgia Tizley

Design & Marketing Assistant

Georgia has recently joined the JHPS Office Team. Georgia graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and is now pursuing her career here at JHPS.

At the weekend she enjoys spending her time with family and friends and attending the occasional social gathering or shopping trip.

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.

Jack Logan

Site Manager

Jack helps take care of the on-site team, ensuring all jobs are completed on time and to the highest standards, as well as making sure staff perform to their highest ability. Jack is a hard worker and great asset to the JHPS Team.

Jack likes to spend his time outdoors walking his dog. Jack enjoys relaxing with his family and friends at weekends, ensuring he is well rested for the working week ahead.

Jordan Greatorex

Team Leader

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 is expected by all JHPS staff.

Jordan enjoys spending his time outdoors and making exciting plans with his family and friends.

Cameron Waltho


Cameron is an Interim Team Leader, He works with the rest of the Landscaping team to perfect our customer's gardens. Cameron enjoys his role here at JHPS because he likes to face new challenges within the job.

He spends his weekends socialising with his friends and playing football for local teams, Cameron enjoys setting himself goals and scoring them.

Ryan Frost

Team Leader

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. He enjoys his role here at JHPS because he gets to see the end result of a job that he has worked hard on.

At the weekend Ryan likes to socialise with friends by exploring new music genres and national events and festivals.

Wayne Shuttleworth

Qualified Gardener

Wayne enjoys the privilege of working in the spectacular gardens of our clients and enjoying the different seasons close up through the year.

Wayne enjoys going on adventures in the Peak District and spending his down time relaxing with family and friends with good food and wine.

Oliver Worral

Professional Gardener

Olly likes his role here at JHPS because he likes spending time outdoors, he also likes the team he works with as they all encourage each other.

Olly spends his weekend hiking as he likes challenging himself and the different landscapes.

Dean Hollins

Professional Landscaper and Bricklayer

Dean enjoys working here because he feels valued as a team member because of his extensive skill set.

Dean likes to spend his weekend socialising with friends and relaxing on a Sunday so that he is ready for the week ahead at JHPS.

Mitchell Griffiths

Professional Gardener

Mitchell enjoys his job here as he enjoys seeing the end results as well as how happy it makes the customers.

Mitchell enjoys spending his time with his friends and networking in a social environment, he likes to meet new people.

Jordon Woolridge


Jordon joined the team in April 2016 and works mainly with the regular maintenance teams. Jordan works hard and is a great team player, he enjoys his role here at JHPS because he likes working with other members of staff to finish a customer’s job to the highest quality.

In his spare time Jordon practices his Yo-Yoing skills, he competes in regional competitions twice a year.

Matt Birchall


Matt likes his role here at JHPS as he has got to learn new skills and put them to the test on daily tasks, Matt is a great team player and a hard worker.

In his spare time, he spends time with his family and son.

Steven Stopford


Steve has recently completed his NVQ in Horticulture, he completed this whilst working. Steve works mainly with the landscaping teams, he enjoys the challenges he is set on the jobs he attends.

During the weekend's Steve enjoy's keeping up with his physical appearance by going to the gym.

Thomas Stone


Thomas has recently joined the JHPS family. He enjoys his role here at JHPS because he likes the job prospects and he can perfect his gardening skills and learn new ones whilst on the job.

Thomas likes to spend his weekends looking after his family and socialising with his friends.

Jack Taylor

Apprentice Gardener

Jack enjoys his job here at JHPS because he is challenged daily and enjoys seeing the customer happy with the work he’s done.

Jack likes to spend his weekends socialising with friends and going on new adventures.

Sam Lewis

Trainee Gardener

Sam joined the JHPS Team in March. Sam's new role includes assisting the gardening team by helping complete jobs at regular and one-off clients properties. Sam has previous experience working on the grounds of a prestigious university.

During his spare time, Sam likes to go swimming to keep up with his fitness regime. Sam likes to spend his weekends socialising with friends.

Tom Wilkinson


Since joining Tom has helped many of our client's, dream gardens come to life. Tom enjoys his role here at JHPS because he is able to work alongside his skilled team members. During his spare time, Tom likes to see his friends and travel to watch his local football team compete.