Japanese Knotweed Ltd team of people

Our Team

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Alan Dowsey

Area Technician

North Wales, West Midlands & North of England

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Andrew Holley

Excavation Supervisor

North East, North West

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Daniel Docking

Surveyor

London & South East England

DG

Darren Greatbatch

Commercial Account Executive

Midlands

DH

David Hilton

Surveyor

Midlands, North East & North West

GH

Gary Hayes

Area Technician

South West England

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Hasan Erdinc

Area Technician

South West England

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John Butcher

Surveyor

South East England

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Kaye Lucas

Surveyor

North London, Anglia, Essex, Midlands

KH

Kieran Hampton

Excavation Operative

South East & South West

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Mike Godfrey

Excavation Supervisor

South East & South West

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Paul Ceconi

Area Technician

South East, Anglia

PH

Phil Hodgson

Excavation Supervisor

South East, Anglia

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Rob Lindley

Area Technician

East England (North & South)

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Robert O'Neill-Jones

Excavation Operative

North East

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Tom Humphreys

Trainee Surveyor

South East and South West

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Tom Whitefield

Surveyor Technician

South East

Alan Dowsey

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With over 25 years horticultural experience working as a Greenkeeper at a level of 1st Assistant, Alan has been dealing with Japanese knotweed for the last five years and joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in April 2017.

He is NPTC qualified in pesticide application including PA1, PA6A, PA6AW and PA6INJ. Covering North Wales, West Midlands and the North of England, he also assists with trial digs, supervisions and assists with excavation contracts when needed.

Areas Covered

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Qualifications

CSCS H&S Test Emergency First Aid at Work City & Guilds NPTC PA1, PA6A, PA6AW, PA6INJ
Harnesses & Working at Heights Lone Working Safety Awareness Asbestos Awareness Training
LANTRA Brushcutter Working at Height Awareness Company Driver - Safety Awareness

Andrew Holley

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Andy is responsible for Japanese Knotweed Eradication and Excavation contracts in the North of England including the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. His work takes in many key cities and towns such as Chester, Widnes, Lancaster, Blackpool, Barnsley, Wakefield, Stoke on Trent and Matlock.

Andy is employed by Japanese Knotweed Ltd as a Team Leader and he has a wealth of experience in eradicating and treating Japanese Knotweed which enables him to work on commercial and residential sites.

Andy’s qualifications include FdSc Countryside and Recreation Management and he holds the Site Supervisor Safety Training certificate.

Areas Covered

AH

Qualifications

CSCS H&S Test Emergency First Aid at Work City Guilds NPTC PA1, PA6, PA6A PA6AW
Asbestos Awareness Training Working at Height Awareness Harnesses & Working at Heights
Company Driver - Safety Awareness CITB Health, Safety & Environment Abrasive Wheel Safety
SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme ROLO H&S Awareness ASA-CG Cable Avoidance Tool and Genny
Noise Awareness FdSc Countryside Conservation and Recreation Management Lone Working Safety Awareness
CPCS - Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled CPCS - Tracked Excavator 360 Above/Below 10T

Daniel Docking

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Daniel specialises in site surveys and knotweed treatment services, plus he assists in excavations and site supervision throughout the south east, including London and the home counties.

He also conducts much of our field staff training which includes herbicide application and surveying. His qualifications include Pesticide Application PA1, PA2, PA6AW and CSCS Health & Safety Test.

Areas Covered

DD

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
Harnesses & Working at Heights LANTRA Brushcutter Lone Working Safety Awareness
ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Working at Height Awareness
Company Driver - Safety Awareness CSCS Card Emergency First Aid at Work
Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA2A, PA6A PCA Qualified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed
Tram Safety Awareness (Pink Badge)

David Hilton

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With over 30 years horticultural experience, including working as Head Gardener on a private estate and teaching horticulture at Myerscough College, David joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in September 2016 with a wealth of horticultural knowledge.

He is NPTC qualified in pesticide application, including PA1, PA6A and PA6AW and is also qualified to City & Guilds Level 5 in Sports Turf and Horticulture. David covers both residential and commercial sites performing Knotweed Surveys, advising clients on the most efficient remediation techniques to deal with their Japanese knotweed issues. He also carries out herbicide treatments.

He is responsible for Knotweed Surveys in north Wales, West Midlands and the north of England, up to the Scottish border. He covers such major cities as Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield.

Areas Covered

DH

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Company Driver - Safety Awareness Emergency First Aid at Work
Harnesses & Working at Heights Lone Working Safety Awareness Manual Handling
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW PCA Qualified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed/td Working at Height Awareness

Gary Hayes

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Gary is one of our longest serving members of staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in knotweed identification and remediation services.

Areas Covered

GH

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Company Driver - Safety Awareness CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
CPCS Card CSCS Card Emergency First Aid At Work
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
CPCS - Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled CPCS - Tracked Excavator 360 Above/Below 10T Harnesses & Working at Heights
Manual Handling Working at Height Awareness

Hasan Erdinc

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Hasan is one of our longest serving members of staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in knotweed surveying and treatment services.

Areas Covered

HE

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
Emergency First Aid at Work Harnesses & Working at Heights LANTRA Brushcutter
Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
Company Driver - Safety Awareness CSCS Card Lone Working Safety Awareness
Working at Height Awareness

John Butcher

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With over 35 years' experience in the horticultural industry, including working as a landscaper, herbicide application technician, foreman and contract manager, John joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in 2002 with extensive invasive weed, horticultural and commercial knowledge. He has been Site Supervisor and Lead Foreman with us for 9 years and Knotweed Surveyor for 7 years.

John conducts commercial knotweed site surveys throughout the whole of the UK. He's often one of the key contacts for our commercial excavation clients as his experience allows him to advise on many different aspects of knotweed remediation.

Areas Covered

JB

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Company Driver - Safety Awareness
Harnesses & Working at Heights Invasive Plant Identification Course LANTRA Brushcutter
PCA Qualified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
Emergency First Aid at Work CSCS Card Lone Working Safety Awareness
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW Working at Height Awareness

Kaye Lucas

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Kaye joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in June 2017 having worked in invasive weed eradication for a number of years. She's worked in horticulture and arboriculture from the age of 15 and started working as a Japanese knotweed technician in 2015. Since then, she has been conducting herbicide treatment visits and moved into surveying in early 2015.

Areas Covered

KL

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Chainsaw Operator Licence CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
Harnesses & Working at Heights IOSH Working Safely Lone Working Safety Awareness
PCA Qualified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme
CSCS Card Emergency First Aid at Work ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW, PA6INJ Working at Height Awareness

Kieran Hampton

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Based in Andover, Kieran assists Mike Godfrey with Japanese knotweed excavations at residential and commercial sites.

Areas Covered

KH

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Banksman and Signaller CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
CPCS - Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled CPCS Card - Red CSCS Card
Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW, PA6INJ ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Company Driver - Safety Awareness Emergency First Aid at Work
Lone Working Safety Awareness Working at Height Awareness

Mike Godfrey

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Mike is responsible for Japanese Knotweed Eradication and Excavation contracts in the South of England including the counties of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

His work takes in many key cities and towns such as Bristol, Gloucester, Swindon, Warminster, Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton, Basingstoke and Newbury.

Mike has been employed by Japanese Knotweed Ltd since the formation of the company and has over 15 years’ experience in eradicating and treating Japanese Knotweed. He is extremely skilled with using large excavators to extract/remove the roots and rhizomes of knotweed from the contaminated soil. His wealth of knowledge and experience enables him to work on commercial and residential sites.

Areas Covered

MG

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Banksman and Signaller CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
CPCS - Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled CPCS - Telehandler CPCS - Tracked Excavator 360 Above/ Below 10T
Emergency First Aid at Work Fundamental Supervisor Skills LANTRA Brushcutter
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA2A, PA6A, PA6AW ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme
CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Company Driver - Safety Awareness Lone Working Safety Awareness
CPCS Card - Blue CSCS Card Manual Handling
Working at Height Awareness

Paul Ceconi

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Paul join Japanese Knotweed Ltd in August 2017. He has over seven years' experience of managing non-native invasive species as part of habitat management projects, for both the public and private sector.

As an area technician his main responsibility is carrying out herbicide treatments.

Paul covers North & East London, Essex, Kent, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Areas Covered

PC

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Company Driver - Safety Awareness CSCS Card
Lone Working Safety Awareness Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA2A, PA6A, PA6AW, PA6MC
ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness Stem Injection Treatment Tram Safety Awareness (Pink Badge)
Emergency First Aid at Work Harnesses & Working at Heights PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed
Working at Height Awareness

Phil Hodgson

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Phil joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in May 2017 and has over two years' experience excavating and spraying Japanese knotweed amongst other invasive weeds. Previously, he served in the Corps of Royal Engineers in the British Army for eight years. He was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, specialising in bomb disposal.

Areas Covered

PH

Qualifications

Abrasive Wheel Safety Asbestos Awareness Banksman and Signaller
Company Driver - Safety Awareness CPCS - Tracked Excavator 360 Above 10T CPCS - Tracked Excavator 360 Below 10T
Emergency First Aid at Work Fundamental Supervisor Skills Lone Working Safety Awareness
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Manual Handling
CPCS Card - Red CSCS Card Noise Awareness
SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Working at Height Awareness

Rob Lindley

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Rob is responsible for Japanese Knotweed Surveys in the East of England including the counties of Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Humberside and Nottinghamshire. Rob’s work takes in many key cities and towns such as Grantham, Grimsby, Hull, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Sheffield, Lincoln, Boston, Huntingdon, Wisbech, King’s Lynn, Thetford, Ipswich, Nottingham and Worksop.

Rob has many years’ experience of detailed, large scale land surveying and was Chief Surveyor for Ordnance Survey where he developed digital products such as "In car navigation" (now called Sat Nav) and carried on to become the North Region Survey Manager responsible for the area from the Scottish border down to Peterborough. Rob’s knowledge and experience of surveying coupled with his passion and hobby as a keen gardener ensures the quality and detail of his Japanese knotweed surveys and reports are consistently high, comprehensive and extremely thorough. Rob is a PCA (Property Care Association) Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed.

Areas Covered

RL

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Company Driver - Safety Awareness
Emergency First Aid at Work LANTRA Brushcutter Lone Working Safety Awareness
PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness Working at Height Awareness
CSCS Card NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW

Robert O'Neill-Jones

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Robert has joined the team, working with Andy Holley as an Excavation Team Assitant.

Areas Covered

OJ

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness Banksman and Signaller CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
CPCS Card - Red CSCS Card Emergency First Aid at Work
Manual Handling NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
Company Driver - Safety Awareness CPCS - Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled Harnesses & Working at Heights
Lone Working Safety Awareness Working at Height Awareness

Tom Humphreys

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Tom recently joined the company having spent a year travelling the world; a trip taking him through Southern Africa, Asia and North America.

Originally from East Yorkshire, Tom attended the University of Portsmouth graduating in 2011 with a degree in Marine Environmental Science. He first worked within the marine research sector before taking a role carrying out subsea surveys on the Humber Estuary, a job which saw him involved with the BBC on both national television and radio.

Areas Covered

TH

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test Company Driver - Safety Awareness
IOSH Managing Safely Emergency First Aid at Work Fire Risk Assessment
CSCS Card CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus Working at Height Awareness

Tom Whitefield

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Tom joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in 2015, and has twenty years’ experience working in commercial horticulture. He is based in South East London and is responsible for Japanese knotweed herbicide treatment services.

He also undertakes trial digs, site supervision and assists with excavation contracts when needed. His work takes him all over Greater London and the South East, to both commercial sites and residential property.Tom has a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture and is also a PCA Certificated Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK).

Areas Covered

TW

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness CAT & GENNY - Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus Company Driver - Safety Awareness
LANTRA Brushcutter Lone Working Safety Awareness NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA6A, PA6AW
SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Tram Safety Awareness (Pink Badge) Tramlink - Medical
CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test CSCS Card Harnesses & Working at Heights
PCA Qualified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed PCA Qualified Technician in Japanese Knotweed ROLO - Health, Safety & Environment Awareness
Tramlink Possession Supervisor (TPS) Tramlink Worksite Supervisor (TWS) Working at Height Awareness

Darren Greatbatch

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Darren is a Member of the BASIS Professional Register with close links to the Amenity Forum and joined Japanese Knotweed Ltd in October 2019. He has years of experience in winning and delivering large weed control contracts throughout the UK and looking after the needs of key account customers.

Darren is based in the Midlands where he is helping maintain and grow our company's profile and work portfolio, as well as elsewhere in the UK. Darren’s depth of knowledge and qualifications on herbicide use support the company in applying research and development, best practice and safe use of herbicide in the fight against invasive non-native species here in the UK.

Areas Covered

DG

Qualifications

Asbestos Awareness BASIS - Amenity Horticulture Hard Surfaces BASIS - Dangerous Goods by Road
BASIS - Invasive and Injurious Weeds BASIS - Storage and Handling of Crop Protection Products BASIS Professional Register - Full Member
NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA1, PA2, PA6A NPTC City & Guilds Pesticide Application PA6AW, PA6INJ Chainsaw Operator Licence
COSHH Awareness First Aid Awareness IOSH Managing Safely
Manual Handling NPTC - ATB 101736 NPTC - ATB 101746