Jon studied Horticulture, and later Arboriculture and forestry at Bicton College of Agriculture. As a NPTC qualified professional arborist, he worked in the urban and rural forestry environment across London and the South of England, leading small teams to carry out both commercial and domestic works.
Jon’s resumé includes working on a private estate in Surrey carrying out horticultural duties and woodland management, as well as supervising a vineyard in Topsham, Devon.
More recently, Jon studied a business diploma and became a programme manager for a range of Government environmental policies.
Alongside working in central Government, Jon works at Butterworth Horticulture in order to continue working with the environment on a practical level, while creating new gardens and working with plants, enjoying the physical and technical demands of being a practicing arborist.