Chance meeting leads to a thriving landscaping business

Barford Landscapes
Barford Landscapes

A landscaping business, which only began trading last April, has already grown to eight employees and is looking to expand further in 2015.

Barford Landscapes based in Barford, near Warwick, came about after a chance meeting between Stephen Leith and Chris Valentini.

Stephen, a graduate of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Pershore College, has almost 30 years experience in designing and implementing dream gardens for the general public.

Stephen said: “After meeting Chris and discovering he shared my passion for garden design, us working together seemed inevitable.”

Chris a former IT project manager, said: “The fact Steve had a silver medal awarded from the Chelsea Flower Show was a huge bonus and demonstrates his dedication to achieving garden perfection.

“I can run the business while Steve concentrates on the landscaping. We complement each other’s skillset really well.”

Chris and Stephen are always looking for passionate and dedicated landscapers and supervisors to join their rapidly expanding company and to share in their business success story.

Chris added: “We are doing very well and have plenty of work but we are struggling to find a suitably skilled workforce which is really hindering our expansion plans.”

If you are interested and have relevant skills contact Chris or Stephen on 01926 356329.