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Landscaping was always going to be my chosen path in life, I’m just made for it.
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved being outside, anything just to be breathing in the fresh air. Football, hide and seek playing games like “Kirby”, camping, tree climbing, you name it that was me as a child. Do you remember that one mother stood at the front door, calling for her child to get home when the street lights came on at dark? – that was my mother, I barely wanted to be indoors unless my favourite meal was the offering. But by far my favourite pass time was “den making” in the huge woodland we were blessed with, right outside our house.
Me and my little friends would create that small space that we called our own and built it up with whatever resources we had at the time. Tree branches, old bed sheets the creativity was brilliant upon reflection, of those happy times. – we even had a guard to stand watch!
So, fast-forward to the future, imagine my excitement when I was told I could build outdoors for living….
I immediately started a future for myself in Landscaping after leaving school. I landed a good job with a successful firm and even managed to climb the “ladder”. The last five years of full-time employment I spent as part of a management team in some capacity or another.
Testament to my real passion however, came in the later years of my career.
The benefits of working indoors in winter were lovely, but I wasn’t complete or fulfilled in all honesty. The solution for this came to me one early morning, I woke up in the middle of the night. I needed to be building for people again, good people, honest home owners, that was my real passion and my drive.
It was decided at that point, 3.57am, it was time to start my own show. I set up my business shortly afterwards. Ever since then we have had the pleasure of building people’s gardens just the way they want them. Just as I did many years ago in the woodland, I see the excitement on the face of our clients almost daily. It’s a joy to share that feeling with our clients.
I imagine my career will end by building outdoor spaces for our lovely clients.
That’s my story, I can’t wait to find out yours and have the pleasure of building your perfectly landscaped outdoors.
When I was growing up, I never expected to own a Landscaping company, I actually wasn’t sure what I wanted to be. I always felt there was so much pressure as a young person to decide “what you want to be when you grow up”.
I met Alex when we were 11 years old, we were in the same class together at High School and for the first three years we were best friends. To this day our two children joke about how Mummy and Daddy would hold hands at school!
Previously, I had spent four years at university and gained a BA Honours degree in Children, Schools and Families. After that I secured a successful job with our local County Council as a Family Support Worker in Children’s Social Care and I enjoyed my time there. When Alex started his business, I spent any extra hours I had helping him set things up and get it off the ground, as much as I could- which I thoroughly enjoyed. So, when the opportunity for me to join the business as a director and work alongside Alex, I knew that’s where my heart lay. I felt the passion he had for building everyday people their dream gardens and I just had to be a part of the journey, from that moment I committed myself to building up our little business to be rivalled by no other.
I get excited every time we create another amazing garden design. The feeling I get when I see that we have built that design up in front of my own eyes is one of real pride. But, when I get to see how happy we make our clients, that’s when the tears can start!
From my early days at school not knowing exactly where I should be, or what I wanted to do- I’m so glad I’m a part of this amazing team. This is my calling and I am proud to be part of a design and build company that will not be matched on customer service. I’m truly happy now and I can wait to start this journey with you too.
We will speak soon!
Hi I am Georgia! I joined the Oakley Landscaping team in early 2021 as, Operations Assistant.
I am the face behind the posts you see over our social media platforms and I am also who you will talk when you contact us.
My hobbies include spending time with my young son, going on days out and enjoying long walks.
Dennis joined the Oakley Landscaping team in 2020 as a Landscaper Operative, he is now a fantastic Team Leader!
Dennis’s hobbies include riding his motorbike and going for rides on his pushbike.
Dennis’s favourite part of landscaping is flagging work, which he perfects… Every time!
A fun fact about Dennis is that he was born in Paderborn, Germany! He also works as a door supervisor most weekends and has done for over 10 years!
Courtney joined the Oakley Landscaping team in 2021 as a Team Leader and what a fantastic asset to our company he has become!
In his spare time Courtney’s hobbies include spending time with his family and playing football.
Courtney’s goals are to one day run his own business!
Courtney is a great worker and particularly enjoys building and flagging, which he is great at and in Courtney’s words “anything that is graft”.
Jake joined us at Oakley Landscaping earlier this year as a Landscaping Operative and has fitted in perfectly into our team!
Jake’s hobbies include playing football, going out on his motorbike and spending time with his friends.
Jake is currently studying at college and working with us part-time.
Jake’s favourite part of his job is, “everything!” Jake enjoys learning every aspect of Landscape Gardening from flagging and fencing to the full Garden Designs.