I initially studied garden design but as my portfolio grew I decided to train to become a Chartered Landscape Architect so that I could offer services for a wider range of projects. To gain experience I began working at Wyre Council in 2008 and now manage the economic development team having managed the parks development team for two years. A key area is advising and delivering the programme of regeneration schemes across the borough.
Employed full time at Wyre Council I undertake just a few private commissions each year, the majority of which come from client referrals and the register for the Society of Garden Designers.
I have a strong skills base developed from years of working on garden schemes and major public projects and am capable of taking a project from the first design right through to preparing specifications.
Historic landscapes are one of my specialism’s and my work at Wyre Council has included two successful applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund for major projects to restore Memorial Park and the Mount Garden in Fleetwood.
In 2018 I had articles published in the Society of Garden Designers Journal and was invited to provide guidance on the development of new garden design and landscape architecture courses at Myerscough College. Since 2019 I have also been invited to speak to the landscape architecture students and provide critique on their design work.