I always wanted to set up and run my own business. Following a degree in Environmental Science from the University of London and a few years spent working in engineering, I started Environet in 1996. Since then it has grown to become one of the major players in the field of Japanese knotweed, thanks to a very loyal client base and the commitment and dedication of my team.
Determined to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and ensure we do everything we can to limit the environmental impact of our work, I personally designed and developed our pioneering Xtract™ method and machinery, which continues to be recognised as one of the most environmentally-friendly methods for removing Japanese knotweed on development sites. In 2018 I wrote and published a comprehensive guide to Japanese knotweed "Japanese Knotweed - Unearthing the Truth", which takes readers on a detailed exploration of the plant’s extraordinary history, physiology and anatomy, alongside beautiful illustrations – and considers whether it deserves its fierce reputation.
Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two dogs. I like to keep fit by cycling, walking, sailing and generally messing around on boats!
Professional Qualifications: CEnv, FIEMA, BSc (Hons)