Me & My Job - Mark Wood, business manager, Green-tree

Mark Wood, business manager, Green-tree - image: Green-tree
Mark Wood, business manager, Green-tree - image: Green-tree

How did you get started in the industry? This is my first role within horticulture. My background is in aggregates and sand, which is how I first got to know Green-tech — through selling sand.

What advice would you give to others starting out? Hard work and networking are key to personal success.

What does your typical day involve? A great part of my role is the varied nature of it. With 14 active soil sites across the UK I could be visiting to sample the product and ensure quality levels are being met or I could be in the office liaising with our sales team and working closely with the Green-tree team.

What is the best aspect of your job? The people. Such a varied bunch within the horticulture world.

And the worst? If I had to choose something it would be the time I spend sat on the motorway going nowhere.

What have you been working on recently? Setting up our own soil site in London and working on developing our Green-roof product line.

What has been your biggest achievement at work? The growth of the Green-tree brand and its continuous development have been my biggest achievement so far. However, the journey is ongoing and it’s a privilege to be leading the team.

What does the future hold for the industry? I believe that the future is bright, providing we support the new blood that is coming into the industry.

How do you unwind after a hard day at work? Having two young sons normally takes over my time once work is done. However, if I have a particularly hard day I will take my German shepherd out for a nice long walk in the dales to clear the head and lungs.

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