Consultancy services – Stephen Harris
Stephen Harris MIHort, MCMI, F.ALM, is the Managing Director and founder of Wessex Grounds Services. With over thirty years experience working in the public sector Stephen went on to form Wessex Ground Services in April 2013, you can read more about his experience in the industry here. An APSE registered Local Authority consultant, Stephen can provide consultancy services for sports, amenity, landscape and grounds services. This could include the preparation of tender documentation, specifications, supervision and project management. Recent consultancy clients include The Duchy of Cornwall, Weymouth Rugby Club and a local authority in Kent which included service re-design, amalgamation of services to create a ‘Streetscene’ approach across the District, Digitisation of asset data, introduction of an open spaces strategy, introduction of a first class approach to health and safety including the management of vibration and interim management of parks, open spaces, sports areas, foreshores, trees, play areas and minor works
Stephen commented: “I really enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to help this authority create a first class, integrated “Streetscene” service was too good to miss”.
If you would like to find out how Stephen could help you with either consultancy or interim management, please contact him:
Kelvin Mason – Senior Consultant
Kelvin is an excellent horticulturist and he and Stephen have worked together previously at Brighton Parks Department. His first project is working on a local authority plant nursery relocation project in the Manchester area but he will be available to assist with horticultural projects in the South of England in 2019.
Kelvin’s qualifications are too numerous to mention but suffice to say he has the Master of Horticulture (RHS), an I.L.A.M (Dip) and an O.N.D Amenity Horticulture (Distinction) to name but a few.
He is also a member of the Institute of Horticulture, the Institute of Groundsmanship, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Arboricultural Association and has a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning over 30 years and which is second to none.
He is also a part-time tutor with the Horticultural Correspondence College in Devon where he tutors, amongst other things, both Level 2 and Level 3 Royal Horticultural Society Courses and ABC Level 2 Arboriculture and Forestry Courses.
And if that were not enough, Kelvin also teaches RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture Courses and Level 3 Practical Courses at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.
During what little time he has left he loves to tend to his own garden and fit in a bit of long distance running.