Glendale promotes five from within to develop South West operations

Glendale is targeting further expansion in the south west of England as it appoints five managers.

Vicky Ebbrell will manage all Glendale landscaping projects in the South West. Image: Glendale
Vicky Ebbrell will manage all Glendale landscaping projects in the South West. Image: Glendale

Vicky Ebbrell, Laura Owens, Wayne Gostling, Zoe Shillabeer and Anthony Jones have all been promoted to contract management positions after taking part in Glendale’s internal management development programme.

In her new role, Ebbrell, who joined Glendale in 2007 as a sales administrator before building up a series of industry qualifications, will manage all landscaping projects delivered by the company across the south west.

Elsewhere Jones will oversee Glendale’s Wessex-based contract, including woodland management services, in his new role of woodland and countryside manager, while Owens steps up to manage the Newport City Homes contract, a four-year partnership involving the delivery of grass and hedge cutting services at homes in the city. Both joined Glendale through the company’s graduate programme.

After starting as an arborist, Gostling has been named arboriculture operations manager, after working his way up through the ranks of a team leader, supervisor and junior manager since he started with the firm in 2005. He will oversee the work Glendale carries out on behalf of Western Power Distribution in the region.

Another arborist, Shillabeer, will lead the company’s Bristol-based arboriculture team, overseeing health and safety management, client liaison, staff management and pricing. She joined Glendale in 2008 as a junior arborist.

Regional director for the South West Terry Doyle, said: "This latest group of promotions reflects both the strength of our workforce and our commitment to developing our staff, as well as our intention to continue expanding our presence in the south west region.

"Having completed the management development programme myself in 2001, it has been a pleasure to watch Anthony, Vicky, Laura, Wayne and Zoe thrive in their careers at Glendale and work their way up to management positions.

"While attracting skilled staff through external recruitment is always a priority, it’s incredibly important to nurture existing talent and provide ample opportunities for professional development.

"As a result, we have a strong, talented team dedicated to creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy."


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