Emma is the Director of ProHort Limited.
As the Director of the company, Emma is responsible for the daily operation and works hard to ensure everything is running smoothly. Emma brings a focused, strategic vision to the company and is committed to operational efficiency, execution and excellence.
Emma’s main role is to ensure that each client has the documents they need to enable them to move forward with their plans, she stays up to date with the latest changes to any documentation we provide to make sure that the products you receive are to the highest accuracy and are accepted by the relevant companies.
Prior to becoming Director of ProHort Limited, Emma played a key role in Operations at JHPS Gardens Limited and in, 2017 was appointed Director. Since then, she has gone on to achieve the Staffordshire Chambers Business Award 2018 for Employee of the Year. The award honours outstanding employees who deliver exceptional and sustained business performance over a prolonged period.
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.
In her spare time, Emma spends a lot of time with her three children and can often be found buried under a mountain of coursework as she completes her MBA.
Jason Harker – Specialist Consultant
Jason is a Specialist Consultant at ProHort Limited. He is the first point of contact on site for our clients. With over 20 years experience, Jason has worked in every corner of the Horticulture field. He qualified from Reaseheath College with the RHS Diploma in Horticulture. Since then, he has gone on to become the Director of three companies, all within this field. Jason has completed a variety of courses, such as IOSH Managing safely, Health and Safety, Fire Marshall Training, PA1, PA6 and PA6AW and he is a Certified Surveyor of Japanese Knotweed.
He is able to advise our clients on the best course of action for any enquiry they have. He works closely with Emma to make changes to any documentation we provide and to ensure his knowledge is also up to date with the latest specification.
Jason spends his spare time relaxing and having fun with his wife and two sons. He enjoys visiting culturally interesting destinations and enjoying fine food and drink in high-end restaurants. He is also an expert gardener for BBC Radio Stoke which he features on a Sunday slot bi-monthly.
Jessica Mann – Client Manager
With a qualification in Product design and Art, Jess is the first point of contact for all Landscape designs. She has a creative flair which allows her to create beautiful designs for our clients. Jess produces all of the documentation we provide alongside Jason and they both ensure our client’s needs are met.
Prior to joining ProHort, Jess worked as a decorator at a local pottery company, which involved adding intricate designs onto crockery. These skills are a valuable asset to the company as the small details are important to our clients when it comes to Planting Schemes and Landscaping plans.
In her spare time, Jess can be found baking cakes and painting portraits. She is also currently renovating her house which takes up a lot of her spare time!
Marianne Gibson – HR & Compliance Advisor
Marianne joined the team in 2018 as HR and Compliance Advisor Having worked mostly in the area of retail for a large company, she is very familiar with recruitment and staff training. She is particularly experienced in the areas of absence management, recruitment and compliance. Marianne holds a BA Honours in Business Administration and also has a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies.
One of Marianne’s main roles is to ensure we are compliant with all Health and Safety related legislation and regulations. She deals with all of our employees, their training, our recruitment requirements and most importantly ensures were compliant with all HR and HSE regulations.
Marianne loves all things active and has recently completed an indoor rock climbing course, which will allow her to teach children. She also completed the Berlin half marathon back in April 2018.
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. She ensures we have a strong social media presence and is constantly updating our online platforms with new and vital information for our clients.
During her spare time, she enjoys playing netball, spending time with friends and is an active member of Young Farmers. Alex loves all things to do with music and can often be found spending time at local music events.
Lindsay Bannister – Business Development Assistant
As one of our Business Development Assistants, Lindsay constantly strives to improve the processes and systems in place. 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.
Before joining ProHort, Lindsay’s previous role was as a GP Practice Manager. She has over 10 years experience in this field and her skill set matches this experience. She acquired a HND in Animal care, Science and Business Management and also AMSPAR Level 2 in Medical Administration.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys walking and exploring the local countryside with her dog and family.
Louise Williams – Accounts
Louise is the Accounts assistant and is the first point of contact for any queries regarding payments. She also deals with any outstanding invoices or payments. She is highly involved with the management accounts which looks at areas to develop within the company and works closely with the Directors to meet financial targets that the company needs to achieve. Louise qualified with AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and also a Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills and has acquired over 10 years of experience in this field.
Louise can also be found baking a tasty morsel in her spare time and often brings them in for the rest of the staff to enjoy.