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Mike TristramMike Tristram

Mike Tristram
Proprietor – Walberton, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries; Chairman, Farplants Group Ltd

Mike joined his parents, who had founded the businesses, in 1989. Whilst developing the business he has also served on various trade bodies, and has complementary land-based business interests as Managing Trustee for Sompting Estate. Mike chairs the Tristram Plants Board meetings for Walberton, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries and leads on overall strategy and finance. Mike also chairs Farplants Group Limited.

Marc JonesMarc Jones

Marc Jones
Managing Director – Walberton, Binsted & Fleurie Nurseries

Marc joined Walberton in 1997 as Assistant Manager (Despatch), tasked with making improvements and efficiencies in the department. Soon after, Marc became responsible for growing Hellebores and Citrus, and tasked himself with closely monitoring sales budgets. In time, managing potting operations became another part of Marc’s role, as did further crop growing responsibilities. Marc became General Manager of Walberton Nursery in 2012, and following a merger with Binsted Nursery in 2016, and the acquisition of Fleurie Nursery in 2017, became joint Managing Director of all three Tristram Plants nurseries.

Martin EmmettMartin Emmett

Martin Emmett
Director of Business Development – Walberton, Binsted & Fleurie Nurseries

Martin joined the businesses in 1997, starting as the Technical Manager at Binsted Nursery. His main responsibilities are business development and strategic planning. Martin is widely known for representing both our businesses and the whole garden plant sector on bodies such as the NFU Board for Horticulture and the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group. Martin is current Chairman of the HTA Ornamentals Management Committee. Alongside his nursery responsibilities; Martin also runs a horticultural training consultancy and lectures at RBG Kew and RHS Wisley.

Camilla PennCamilla Penn

Camilla Penn
Office Manager – Walberton

Camilla joined Walberton Nursery in the summer of 2007 as a Nursery Worker. Soon after that Camilla moved into a Supervisory role before becoming Office Manager in 2010. Camilla is now responsible for much of the office and production admin, as well as human resources and payroll. Camilla also represents the nurseries at Farplants Marketing meetings, and is a member of the Farplants Compliance Committee, helping to deliver compliance schemes across the group.

Graham RabeyGraham Rabey

Graham Rabey
Assistant General Manager – Binsted

Graham joined Binsted Nursery as Assistant General Manager in spring 2005 after a 34 year career in cotton research and extension in Zimbabwe. His responsibilities include budgets, purchasing and financial control, payroll, human resources, office management and managing the maintenance team.

Simon GreenSimon Green

Simon Green
Production Operations Manager – Walberton

Simon joined Walberton in 2013 as a Trainee Manager, bringing with him 18 years of experience in local horticulture. Having started predominantly with the remit of organising and allocating work on a daily basis for up to 50 staff, Simon, in his capacity of Production Operations Manager is now also responsible for all potting operations, direct management of seven staff, and the growing of several crops.

Daria PawlikDaria Pawlik

Daria Pawlik
Operations and Despatch Manager – Binsted

Daria joined the Binsted Management Team in 2010 as Assistant Manager. In 2011 Daria was promoted to Despatch Manager and again in 2013 to her current position of Operations and Despatch Manager. Daria’s role includes running operations for five sites; allocating up to 80 staff for each day; recruiting seasonal staff; and improving efficiency by organising lean academy training for staff. Daria is currently studying for an MBA at Brighton University part-time.

John PolmanJohn Polman

John Polman
Production & Grower Manager – Binsted

John re-joined Binsted Nursery in September 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience in local horticulture. John’s role is to oversee the production and growing of all crops.

Gracie BarrettGracie Barrett

Gracie Barrett
Technical Manager (Trials & NPD) – Walberton & Binsted Nurseries

Gracie joined in April 2017 as Technical Manager (Trials & NPD). Gracie manages Walberton and Binsted’s plant trialling programmes, in a continual drive to bring new products to market. Gracie also offers technical support in the areas of plant health, plant nutrition, substrates and environmental monitoring. Gracie previously trained as a plant scientist, joining Tristram Plants from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), where she had been working on a jointly funded RHS-AHDB fellowship project.

Tracey BarnesTracey Barnes

Tracey Barnes
Assistant Operations Manager – Fleurie

Tracey Barnes joined Fleurie Nursery as a seasonal worker in March 1999 and was taken on full time in August that year. Since then Tracey has had a variety of roles within Fleurie covering despatch, production and site management. She was promoted to her current role of Assistant Operations Manager in 2011.

Moira ShepherdMoira Shepherd

Moira Shepherd
Operations Manager – Fleurie

Moira joined Fleurie Nursery as Operations Manager in 2007, having worked in similar roles in horticulture since 1995. Moira is responsible for all day to day operational matters for the five Fleurie sites including work planning, maintenance, training and recruitment of staff. The operational team is made up of 35 permanent staff, 20 seasonal staff, and then in season, up to 25 extra agency per day.

Stephen CarterStephen Carter

Stephen Carter
General Manager – Fleurie; Director – Tristram Plants

Stephen joined Fleurie Nursery as Technical Manager in 2004 and became a Director of Fleurie Nursery in 2007. He then took over the active Management of Fleurie in 2015, and is also a Director of each of the Tristram Plants nurseries, and of Farplants Group and Farplants Sales. Stephen still plays an active role in the technical aspects of the Fleurie business, but also contributes to the Farplants Group through his wealth of knowledge and experience from other areas of the industry, including involvement in AHDB and DEFRA projects.

Clare MorumClare Morum

Clare Morum
Assistant Technical Manager – Fleurie

Clare joined Fleurie Nursery in January 2017. Clare has been with the Farplants Group since joining Star Plants in 2004 as a seasonal worker. She has progressed through the companies from production and site supervision to Assistant Technical Manager. With support and training over the years Clare has obtained an NVQ level 2 in Production Horticulture, and BASIS and FACTS qualifications.

Sara WalkerSara Walker

Sara Walker
Finance Manager – Fleurie

Sara joined the Fleurie Management Team in December 2007 as Finance Manager, covering all aspects of accounting and payroll for the business. Sara brought with her over 30 years of experience in finance, including life assurance investment funds and pensions.

Dalila BurnstoneDalila Burnstone

Dalila Burnstone
Assistant Technical Manager – Fleurie

Dalila joined Fleurie Nursery in September 2009 as Assistant Technical Manager. Dalila is responsible for the growing of crops, advice on nutrition, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Dalila is also responsible for New Product Development, and chairs the Farplants Group Compliance Committee.

James BardgettJames Bardgett

James Bardgett
Assistant Operations Manager – Fleurie

James joined Fleurie Nursery in October 2019 as an Assistant Operations Manager. James brings with him a wealth of managerial and leadership experience. James most recently worked for a major retailer and prior to that served in the Armed Forces for 10 years.

Agnieszka BednarskaAgnieszka Bednarska

Agnieszka Bednarska
Assistant Technical Manager – Walberton

Agnieszka joined Walberton Nursery in 2015 as a Laboratory Technician. She was involved in producing elite in vitro material in Walberton’s Micropropagation Laboratory. After the closure of the laboratory Agnieszka became an Assistant Technical Manager. Agnieszka is now responsible for production planning, sourcing plants and compliance.

Paul DyerPaul Dyer

Paul Dyer
Technical Manager (Propagation & Crop Protection) – Walberton & Binsted Nurseries

Paul joined Tristram Plants in 2018, bringing with him an enormous amount of horticultural knowledge. Paul has been working in Hardy Nursery Stock since finishing college in 1981. His experiences include working for a variety of nurseries across the country, including 21 years at another Farplants Nursery. Paul is a skilled propagator, and now runs both Propagation and Crop Protection departments for Walberton and Binsted.

Stephen CarrStephen Carr

Stephen Carr
Assistant Technical Manager – Walberton

Stephen joined Walberton Nursery in 2018 as an Assistant Technical Manager. Stephen’s role is primarily focused on planning and implementing the Integrated Pest Management programme at Walberton. Stephen also manages the growing of many of a range of crops, as well as site-wide irrigation.

Irving De La MoraIrving De La Mora

Irving De La Mora
Assistant Operations Manager – Walberton

Irving re-joined Walberton Nursery in 2019 as Assistant Operations Manager. Irving worked at Walberton Nursery from 2007-08 before spending 10 years gaining greater levels of Supervisory experience at Fleurie Nursery. Irving now manages all daily allocation of staff and agency, as well as having overall responsibility for monitoring productivity and quality.

Louise CornwellLouise Cornwell

Louise Cornwell
Assistant Stock Control & Sales Support Manager – Fleurie

Louise joined the cultural team at Fleurie in November 2014, having retrained in horticulture after a career in professional services in London, Paris and Brussels. She took on the position of senior cultural at Springfield in February 2017. Louise was promoted to her current role in February 2019, bringing together both her cultural experience and previous systems skills.

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Mike TristramMike Tristram

Mike Tristram
Proprietor – Walberton, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries; Chairman, Farplants Group Ltd

Mike joined his parents, who had founded the businesses, in 1989. Whilst developing the business he has also served on various trade bodies, and has complementary land-based business interests as Managing Trustee for Sompting Estate. Mike chairs the Tristram Plants Board meetings for Walberton, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries and leads on overall strategy and finance. Mike also chairs Farplants Group Limited.

Marc JonesMarc Jones

Marc Joness
Managing Director – Walberton, Binsted & Fleurie Nurseries

Marc joined Walberton in 1997 as Assistant Manager (Despatch), tasked with making improvements and efficiencies in the department. Soon after, Marc became responsible for growing Hellebores and Citrus, and tasked himself with closely monitoring sales budgets. In time, managing potting operations became another part of Marc’s role, as did further crop growing responsibilities. Marc became General Manager of Walberton Nursery in 2012, and following a merger with Binsted Nursery in 2016, and the acquisition of Fleurie Nursery in 2017, became joint Managing Director of all three Tristram Plants nurseries.

Martin EmmettMartin Emmett

Martin Emmett
Director of Business Development – Walberton, Binsted & Fleurie Nurseries

Martin joined the businesses in 1997, starting as the Technical Manager at Binsted Nursery. His main responsibilities are business development and strategic planning. Martin is widely known for representing both our businesses and the whole garden plant sector on bodies such as the NFU Board for Horticulture and the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group. Martin is current Chairman of the HTA Ornamentals Management Committee.. Alongside his nursery responsibilities; Martin also runs a horticultural training consultancy and lectures at RBG Kew and RHS Wisley.

Camilla PennCamilla Penn

Camilla Penn
Office Manager – Walberton

Camilla joined Walberton Nursery in the summer of 2007 as a Nursery Worker. Soon after that Camilla moved into a Supervisory role before becoming Office Manager in 2010. Camilla is now responsible for much of the office and production admin, as well as human resources and payroll. Camilla also represents the nurseries at Farplants Marketing meetings, and is a member of the Farplants Compliance Committee, helping to deliver compliance schemes across the group.

Graham RabeyGraham Rabey

Graham Rabey
Assistant General Manager – Binsted

Graham joined Binsted Nursery as Assistant General Manager in spring 2005 after a 34 year career in cotton research and extension in Zimbabwe. His responsibilities include budgets, purchasing and financial control, payroll, human resources, office management and managing the maintenance team.

Simon GreenSimon Green

Simon Green
Production Operations Manager – Walberton

Simon joined Walberton in 2013 as a Trainee Manager, bringing with him 18 years of experience in local horticulture. Having started predominantly with the remit of organising and allocating work on a daily basis for up to 50 staff, Simon, in his capacity of Production Operations Manager is now also responsible for all potting operations, direct management of seven staff, and the growing of several crops.

Daria PawlikDaria Pawlik

Daria Pawlik
Operations and Despatch Manager – Binsted

Daria joined the Binsted Management Team in 2010 as Assistant Manager. In 2011 Daria was promoted to Despatch Manager and again in 2013 to her current position of Operations and Despatch Manager. Daria’s role includes running operations for five sites; allocating up to 80 staff for each day; recruiting seasonal staff; and improving efficiency by organising lean academy training for staff. Daria is currently studying for an MBA at Brighton University part-time.

John PolmanJohn Polman

John Polman
Production & Grower Manager – Binsted

John re-joined Binsted Nursery in September 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience in local horticulture. John’s role is to oversee the production and growing of all crops.

Gracie BarrettGracie Barrett

Gracie Barrett
Technical Manager (Trials & NPD) – Walberton & Binsted Nurseries

Gracie joined in April 2017 as Technical Manager (Trials & NPD). Gracie manages Walberton and Binsted’s plant trialling programmes, in a continual drive to bring new products to market. Gracie also offers technical support in the areas of plant health, plant nutrition, substrates and environmental monitoring. Gracie previously trained as a plant scientist, joining Tristram Plants from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), where she had been working on a jointly funded RHS-AHDB fellowship project.

Tracey BarnesTracey Barnes

Tracey Barnes
Assistant Operations Manager – Fleurie

Tracey Barnes joined Fleurie Nursery as a seasonal worker in March 1999 and was taken on full time in August that year. Since then Tracey has had a variety of roles within Fleurie covering despatch, production and site management. She was promoted to her current role of Assistant Operations Manager in 2011.

Moira ShepherdMoira Shepherd

Moira Shepherd
Operations Manager – Fleurie

Moira joined Fleurie Nursery as Operations Manager in 2007, having worked in similar roles in horticulture since 1995. Moira is responsible for all day to day operational matters for the five Fleurie sites including work planning, maintenance, training and recruitment of staff. The operational team is made up of 35 permanent staff, 20 seasonal staff, and then in season, up to 25 extra agency per day.

Stephen CarterStephen Carter

Stephen Carter
General Manager – Fleurie; Director – Tristram Plants

Stephen joined Fleurie Nursery as Technical Manager in 2004 and became a Director of Fleurie Nursery in 2007. He then took over the active Management of Fleurie in 2015, and is also a Director of each of the Tristram Plants nurseries, and of Farplants Group and Farplants Sales. Stephen still plays an active role in the technical aspects of the Fleurie business, but also contributes to the Farplants Group through his wealth of knowledge and experience from other areas of the industry, including involvement in AHDB and DEFRA projects.

Clare MorumClare Morum

Clare Morum
Assistant Technical Manager – Fleurie

Clare joined Fleurie Nursery in January 2017. Clare has been with the Farplants Group since joining Star Plants in 2004 as a seasonal worker. She has progressed through the companies from production and site supervision to Assistant Technical Manager. With support and training over the years Clare has obtained an NVQ level 2 in Production Horticulture, and BASIS and FACTS qualifications.

Sara WalkerSara Walker

Sara Walker
Finance Manager – Fleurie

Sara joined the Fleurie Management Team in December 2007 as Finance Manager, covering all aspects of accounting and payroll for the business. Sara brought with her over 30 years of experience in finance, including life assurance investment funds and pensions.

Dalila BurnstoneDalila Burnstone

Dalila Burnstone
Assistant Technical Manager – Fleurie

Dalila joined Fleurie Nursery in September 2009 as Assistant Technical Manager. Dalila is responsible for the growing of crops, advice on nutrition, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Dalila is also responsible for New Product Development, and chairs the Farplants Group Compliance Committee.

James BardgettJames Bardgett

James Bardgett
Assistant Operations Manager – Fleurie

James joined Fleurie Nursery in October 2019 as an Assistant Operations Manager. James brings with him a wealth of managerial and leadership experience. James most recently worked for a major retailer and prior to that served in the Armed Forces for 10 years.

Agnieszka BednarskaAgnieszka Bednarska

Agnieszka Bednarska
Assistant Technical Manager – Walberton

Agnieszka joined Walberton Nursery in 2015 as a Laboratory Technician. She was involved in producing elite in vitro material in Walberton’s Micropropagation Laboratory. After the closure of the laboratory Agnieszka became an Assistant Technical Manager. Agnieszka is now responsible for production planning, sourcing plants and compliance.

Paul DyerPaul Dyer

Paul Dyer
Technical Manager (Propagation & Crop Protection) – Walberton & Binsted Nurseries

Paul joined Tristram Plants in 2018, bringing with him an enormous amount of horticultural knowledge. Paul has been working in Hardy Nursery Stock since finishing college in 1981. His experiences include working for a variety of nurseries across the country, including 21 years at another Farplants Nursery. Paul is a skilled propagator, and now runs both Propagation and Crop Protection departments for Walberton and Binsted.

Stephen CarrStephen Carr

Stephen Carr
Assistant Technical Manager – Walberton

Stephen joined Walberton Nursery in 2018 as an Assistant Technical Manager. Stephen’s role is primarily focused on planning and implementing the Integrated Pest Management programme at Walberton. Stephen also manages the growing of many of a range of crops, as well as site-wide irrigation.

Irving De La MoraIrving De La Mora

Irving De La Mora
Assistant Operations Manager – Walberton

Irving re-joined Walberton Nursery in 2019 as Assistant Operations Manager. Irving worked at Walberton Nursery from 2007-08 before spending 10 years gaining greater levels of Supervisory experience at Fleurie Nursery. Irving now manages all daily allocation of staff and agency, as well as having overall responsibility for monitoring productivity and quality.

Louise CornwellLouise Cornwell

Louise Cornwell
Assistant Stock Control & Sales Support Manager – Fleurie

Louise joined the cultural team at Fleurie in November 2014, having retrained in horticulture after a career in professional services in London, Paris and Brussels. She took on the position of senior cultural at Springfield in February 2017. Louise was promoted to her current role in February 2019, bringing together both her cultural experience and previous systems skills.