The Bawden Managed Landscapes Team
Richard Bawden - Managing Director
Richard has worked in the turf care and grounds maintenance industry for over 35 years. His early career in the late seventies was spent installing artificial cricket wickets across the UK and building his pitch care and grounds maintenance business. Having worked in the industry for many years, he has acquired a wealth of specialist knowledge that is regularly called on by Bawden Managed Landscapes clients. Outside of work, Richard enjoys restoring and showing vintage tractors, regularly attending events across the South of England. He also enjoys gardening, and helping Nicola look after their four dogs.
Nicola Bawden - Director and Company Secretary
Nicola is responsible for HR, training and health and safety, and ensures the company's employees meet all statutory and regulatory requirements in order to carry out their work professionally, safely and in line with industry best practice. She is an accomplished listener, mediator and motivator, which all help to build a loyal and reliable workforce. Nicola also takes an active day to day role in the operational side of the business as far as contract management is concerned. Nicola spends her time when not at working looking after, training and walking her four flat coat retrievers. She is also an accomplished musician, playing the saxophone and piano. She also enjoys cycling, walking, pilates and skiing.
Richard Stone - Director, Finance and Business Development
The company's business performance and marketing are in very capable hands. Richard enjoyed a successful banking career prior to joining Bawden Managed Landscapes to manage its finances. He now directs and monitors the company's financial and business performance, marketing activity and the preparation of major contract tenders. Richard is also a director at the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the industries' leading trade association. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, running, cycling and gardening. Recently he has taken part in a half marathon around the Royal Parks in London.
Kevin Brown - Supervisor
Kev is our longest-reigning member of staff here at Bawden Managed Landscapes, having been a member of. the team since 1996! Kev is responsible for managing our grounds maintenance staff out on site, ensuring all works are delivered to the contract specification and exceed clients’ expectations for quality and service. His experience in the company and knowledge of the industry, combined with his commitment to promoting and delivering professional excellence for our wide client base makes him an invaluable member of the team. He works closely with the managers of our tree care division, Bawden Tree Care, to offer a comprehensive service to public sector, commercial and domestic clients alike. He is also passionate about developing the employees for whom he is responsible and building teams that take a pride in their work and aspire to progress within the company.
Melanie Stone - Payroll and Personnel
Mel is a familiar face and voice as far as Bawden's established customers and suppliers are concerned, as she is the company's longest serving employee. She handles all payroll, PAYE and other staff pay related matters. Mel also plays an important part in the smooth running of the office from an administrative perspective, being meticulous with her record keeping. With two teenage children, Mel doesn't get too much spare time to herself. However, when she does, she enjoys crafts and cooking. She is a professional seamstress. an accomplished dress maker and proficient in soft furnishings.
Sue Hopkins - Office Administrator
Sue is probably the first person you will speak to when you call our Amesbury office. Invariably helpful and courteous, she will ensure your enquiry is directed to the correct member of the team. In addition to her reception duties, she is a highly efficient administrator who provides invaluable support in the office wherever and whenever it is needed.
Bethany Hawken - Digital Marketing
Beth is in charge of Bawden Managed Landscapes' Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website and everything to do with our online response. She is behind the posts you see on Facebook, the tweets you see on our Twitter page and the photographs displayed on our Instagram. Beth spends her time in the office updating our website, replying to queries on our social media channels, and ensuring that everything to do with Bawden Managed Landscapes' online presence is spick and span!