Meet Our Team

Adrian Paynter

Sales Account Manager
UK Office

Adrian works in the Northern office along with James ensuring Landscape architects and contractors are well-equipped to specify and plant trees successfully in urban environments.  This also involves occasional face to face contact with customers.

Arran Bowie

Operations Assistant
UK Office

We are pleased to welcome Arran Bowie who joins to assist Lloyd Mumford with Procurement and Product Development. His main role objectives will be to process and manage soil and special orders, assist with development projects including product testing and managing stock control.

Bruce Hughes

Warehouse Manager
UK Office

Bruce manages the team responsible for taking care of your goods and making sure they are dispatched to the Correct Address, at the Correct Time, in the Best possible condition!

In his spare time, he is a qualified football referee and manages one of the most successful youth soccer teams in Sussex!

Carol Daly

Administrative Assistant
North America Office

Carol is the main point of contact for processing orders and managing customer service inquiries in North America. She handles incoming telephone inquiries, and follows up proposals and potential projects to ensure that GreenBlue can meet project requirements and deadlines. Carol also works with the accounting team to provide prompt and accurate reports.

Charlotte Markey

Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships
UK Office

Charlotte is very active researching and meeting key policy makers in government and industry, not only in the UK but also in Europe.  She is an academic with BA (Hons) degree in Classics, MA in Social and Political Philosophy and is currently studying for her PhD in Renaissance Literature.  As if all this wasn’t enough, she is also studying for an RTPI accredited MSc in Urban Planning!

Craig Melvin

Operations Manager
North America Office

Craig is responsible for ensuring that the North American office is aware of all relevant projects in our industry, in view of securing an opportunity to provide our world-leading products for long-term urban tree health and sustainable infrastructure. He follows up on projects and proposals in order to serve clients with the best possible support. Craig regularly contacts our customers and potential clients to build profitable relationships regarding ongoing and upcoming projects. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the North American office, including IT.

Daniel Steen

Project Coordinator
North America Office

Daniel coordinates all project management and installation to meet client scheduling, including site visits when necessary. He is responsible for reviewing systems used to maintain efficiency and implementing changes needed.

Dean Bowie

CEO
UK Office

Dean founded GreenBlue Urban Limited as Greenleaf in 1992.  He is passionate about urban trees being given the best possible resources and environment in which to thrive and travels the globe propagating his enthusiasm to governments and local authorities.

More recently, Dean has developed his expertise to integrate Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) technology with optimum Urban Tree Pit design, championing the movement into storm water management utilising urban trees.

Frank Giesbrecht

Purchasing & Warehouse Coordinator
North America Office

Frank is responsible for sourcing and setting up cost effective and stock efficient supply agreements for the North American operation, ensuring the highest level of quality in all our products. He builds strong relationships with our partner suppliers and contract manufacturers. Frank has a keen eye for improving quality and reducing costs in our manufacturing processes.

Georgij Rogolev

Stock Controller
UK Office

Georgij assists the Warehouse Manager and is instrumental in ensuring your goods are in stock as much as possible.  Georgij hails from Latvia and competes in Ju-Jitsu competitions in his spare time.  No messing with Georgij!

Howard Gray

Sales Account Manager
UK Office

Howard spends much of his time travelling.  He carries out CPD presentations and site visits to assist contractors with their tree planting projects ensuring GreenBlue benefits are understood and his enthusiasm for this is legendary.

With nearly 40 years of experience planting trees in urban settings having worked with Dean during his school holidays, and is committed to seeing every tree getting the best possible opportunity to attain its potential.

Ian Markey

Credit Control Manager
UK Office

Ian is our Credit Control Manager – based in Sidmouth Devon,   It is a vital role because if customers don’t pay, other customers have to pay more!  And no one wants that!

Ian is a qualified chef and we wish he worked at head office instead.

James Dalrymple

Sales Account Manager
UK Office

James has been part of GreenBlue Urban Limited since the early days of Greenleaf.

As a director he has seem many changes and developments over the years and shares Dean’s passion of urban tree success.  He splits his time between spreading the understanding of good tree planting practice through CPD presentations and blog posts; and assisting clients and Specifiers with technical issues and questions

Jeff Flood

Warehouse Operative
UK Office

Jeff has a wealth of logistics and warehouse experience always giving his best to ensure customers receive their goods as they would like to find them.  When not working he tours the country on a Custom Motorcycle

 

 

Jeremy Bailey

Consultant
North America Office

Jeremy carries out continuing education seminars to industry professionals including landscape architects, urban designers and planners, civil engineers, and arborists. He spends most of his time out of the office, whether at client offices providing project support and best practice methodology, delivering presentations at industry conferences, or reviewing job sites and assisting contractors with installation support. Jeremy also lectures at universities across North America on various green infrastructure, sustainable development, and urban forestry topics.

Jolene Slaman

Design Assistant
North America Office

Jolene is a CAD Designer in the North American office that works to ensure our clients receive professional drawings and specification assistance for every project. She helps provide detailed schematics and drawings that are utilized in the manufacturing of our products and the assembly of tree pits in even the most custom project applications.

Laura Bowie

HR Manager & Sales Administrator
UK Office

Laura – Sales Executive Assistant

Lloyd Mumford

Purchasing Manager
UK Office

Lloyd looks after company procurement and manages special orders for bespoke customer requirements.  He is a great fan of Lean Management techniques to maximise efficiency which is great because this ensures our customers get the best possible deals.  Lloyd also monitors the ISO systems to ensure efficiency and quality are constantly maintained.

Louise Page

Marketing Manager
UK Office

Louise joins GreenBlue Urban Ltd as Marketing Manager.  Having previously worked for a Scientific Component Manufacturer she brings a wealth of experience in all channels of Marketing.

She is excited by the prospect of a new industry and discovering how GreenBlue Urban assist with establishing the future of the urban landscape.

Luis Gurka

Warehouse Operative
UK Office

Luis takes over when Bruce is away and is an ace of the forklift trucks!

Nigel Botterill

Director - North America
North America Office

Nigel is a Director of the GreenBlue Urban North American operation. He provides backup support for the North American team and oversees all departments of the Woodstock office from a senior management perspective. Nigel also is also responsible for reviewing North American staff performance and chairs weekly staff meetings with the NA team.

Paul Bowie

Managing Director
UK Office

Paul tries to ensure everyone has a clear view of the company values and goals; and are happy in their work.

Richard Isaac

Account Manager
UK Office

Richard is the most recent member of the team to join GreenBlue Urban Ltd.  Highly experienced in Customer Service with his previous role as a Customer Service Manager.

Richard is highly motivated and will go the extra mile to ensure our customer needs are met.  He is excited by the prospect of a new industry and discovering how GreenBlue Urban can make a difference to the world of urban landscaping and the environment we live in.

Roy Bowie

Sales Executive
UK Office

Roy gained his product knowledge in the warehouse picking and packing orders before working his way into the estimating role preparing quotations and proposals for customers.

He is now coordinating projects and liaising with clients within the South of England and also working with overseas distributors and specifiers, advising on products and soil volumes to ensure the longevity of tree life.

Shane Carpani

Program Development Manager
North America Office

Shane is responsible for finding unique ways to attract prospects to GreenBlue Urban. He specializes in content strategy in order to make GreenBlue a valuable resource that resonates with landscape architects, urban designers, civil engineers, arborists, and other industry professionals, so that they are naturally attracted to GreenBlue and the solutions we provide. Shane also works with industry associations to provide GreenBlue Urban’s expertise at green infrastructure conferences across North America.

Shane Frost

Sales Manager
UK Office

Shane ensures the systems and resources of the Sales Team are well managed to ensure it is as easy as possible for customers to place orders by giving them a service that makes them want to actively enthuse about us!  We love recommendation!  His goal is for our Customers to become loyal fans promoting the company to their friends and colleagues!

Tania Dupont

Sales/Marketing Executive Admin
UK Office

Tania works in the Customer Services Team.  She loves helping customers and always goes the extra mile!

Tomas Ekroth-Smith

Estimator
UK Office

Tom has recently joined the company tasked with provision of quotations, working to ensure customers get the prices they need, when they need them.

Zoe Kilbey

Accounting
UK Office

Zoe manages both the company sales and purchase ledgers, along with producing financial management reports.

GreenBlue Urban strive by their Mission, Vision & Values as an employer have a responsibility to the  workforce to ensure a happy and safe place of work.

By promoting a strong work ethic and a positive attitude GreenBlue Urban provide an environment that is based on trust with corporation from all which is fundamental to allow employees to grow personally and professionally.