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The Streetscape Team


We achieve the standards we do by working as a team. Read the profiles of our team members below – mugshots included! If you are interested in hiring a Streetscape apprentice either for work experience or employment, call 0203 542 3464, or email info@streetscape.org.uk. You can also find more information here.

 
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Luke Woodcock – Streetscape Apprentice

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Themi Neza – Streetscape Apprentice

Hi, I’m Themi and I am 26 years old. I’ve been at Streetscape around 10 months now. I joined because I really wanted to be in Horticulture and I love being outdoors. I find it to be therapeutic and it is my passion, which I would love to pursue as a career! Before Streetscape, I was a chef for a couple of years – I do love cooking but as an actual job, it wasn’t for me and I really wanted to work outside. Since joining, Streetscape has really helped me immensely with my personal confidence – to know that I can go out and actually have the skills to do a horticultural job means a lot to me. Even simple things like speaking to strangers, asking for directions, I find myself to be more confident in now. I’ve definitely become more sociable and made new friends. Since I’ve been here, my career ambitions have changed slightly too – I would love to have a career in horticulture but it has also become apparant that I would love to help other people too, especially those going through any sort of mental health disabilities, e.g. depression. I would love to work with them to spark whatever their passions are. I know through this, that marrying my two career goals together is now possible. This is what Streetscape has helped me to realise and others ; it is something I have got a new found desire to achieve. 

Jack Bennett – Streetscape Apprentice

My name is Jack Bennett and I joined Streetscape in February 2016. Before Streetscape, I already had a Level 1 qualification in Garden and Park Maintenance and I saw that Streetscape offer a Level 2 in Horticulture and Landscaping so this really appealed to me because I knew that if I could develop my Hard Landscape skills, this would change my game in the gardening world. Since I’ve joined, I’ve worked on some amazing projects, for example Hampton Court and the Chelsea Flower Show. The apprenticeship has really helped me personally too – I feel that I can now communicate with others better, including colleagues, clients and general public. After my apprenticeship, I would like to join the team as either a Team Leader, or move elsewhere to go into a Garden Design and Architecture role. The best thing about this field is that you can move into so many different fields. The team and other apprentices here are great – they are really nice and welcoming and I would recommend the apprenticeship to other young people interested in a career in Landscaping or Horticulture.

Ylyn Crowstaff – Streetscape Apprentice

Hello my name is Ylyn and I heard about Streetscape through my local job centre. They advertise a lot of desk jobs so this one stood out for me as I love working outdoors. Since I was young, my mum and dad were always out gardening so I helped out on the flower beds a lot. It’s always been an interest of mine and I really like want to develop my skills in Soft Landscaping. This apprenticeship will really help me to get myself into a routine, and allow me to work outdoors. 

Fior Crowstaff – Streetscape Apprentice

Hello, I am Theore. I joined Streetscape in March 2017. I wanted this apprenticeship because what it offered resonated well with my past experience and passions. Growing up, I was always in the family garden, and I did a lot of volunteering on farms in my gap year as a way of exploring England. I applied also because I love working outdoors and what’s better than getting paid to do what you love! I also know being able to obtain the Level 2 qualification, alongside all else that Streetscape offer, will be really helpful for my future.

Brent White – Landscape Gardener

Hi I’m Brent and I started Streetscape in July 2015. For me landscaping and gardening has always been a dream; it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was young. I’ve tried so many different ways of getting into the trade but none have ever really paid off. I received my NVQ Level 1 in 2010 but then I hit a dead end. Then I found Streetscape and was over the moon. Since being accepted on to the apprenticeship, I have felt nothing but accepted by the team. They’ve helped build my confidence and my skills and I’m more then grateful to have been given the chance to show what I’m made of.

Edward Beattie – Landscape Gardener

Hey, I’m Ed and I started my apprenticeship with Streetscape in January 2016. I’ve always loved working outside and being in nature. For the last few years I’ve worked for a couple of different soft landscaping companies including working on and off with my dad where I found my passion to work along side nature! I joined Streetscape because I really want to hone my skills and get the knowledge I need to move forward with my horticultural career and end up running my own business. Streetscape offer everything I need and more. Over the next year I’m looking forward to gaining confidence in life and in work, plant knowledge and the skills I need to be successful in the horticultural world.

Martin Pooley – Hard Landscape Team Leader & Trainer

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Matthew Fiddes – Hard Landscape Team Leader & Trainer

My name is Matt, I am Streetscape’s Hard Landscape Team Leader & Trainer, and I joined Streetscape at the start of February 2017. Before Streetscape, I was employed at a landscape design firm in Australia as a Project Manager. I, myself, started as an apprentice there and became the first apprentice that my company took on as a permanent staff member after my 6 year course. Therefore, I joined Streetscape because I wanted to work with young people wanting to join the landscaping industry. I personally know how amazing apprenticeships can be for people and what real difference they can make. I also know I can do this all whilst being able to develop my own career. I enjoy being able to pass on the skills I’ve learnt to young people so that they can prosper. 

Rossana Porta – Maintenance Team Leader & Trainer

My name is Rossana Porta and I’ve been at Streetscape for almost two years now. I look after the Soft Landscape Team and am a trainer for the apprentices. My background has always been in Horticulture, including Soft Landscaping and Project Management for private and commercial sites – from Chelsea Flower Show, billionaire estates to small residential gardens. I trained myself at Kew Gardens as a Garden Designer. I am passionate about working with young people and love being able to teach them what I know. 


 
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We couldn’t do what we do without the support and guidance of our trustees.

They are:

Joanna Hand – The Chair of trustees.
Stephen Fishbourne – our very own big-hitting City lawyer.
Judy Oliver – the best when it comes to managing people.
Nigel Watts – the silver fox who keeps us firmly on our toes.
Angus Cunningham – Managing Director of Scotscape.

Nor would we be here without the valuable work and dedication of many others who have volunteered their time and expertise to make Streetscape a success. Read on about volunteering and our partners.

“We are delighted to be able to sponsor the Streetscape team in this ambitious and worthwhile venture. Offering disadvantaged individuals an opportunity to realise their own potential is something we are more than happy to support.”

William Salter, Managing Director, Paragon