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Meet the Acorn Environmental Management Group.

 

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Kevin O’Rourke - Managing Director

Kevin O’Rourke - Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin O’Rourke - Managing Director

 

Kevin O’Rourke established Acorn Environmental Management Group in 1994 with a clear vision of providing clients with a progressive forward thinking, modern arboricultural service.

 

With over 20 years experience in the commercial and Local Authority arboricultural sectors Kevin feels with continued investment in both staff and equipment the company can provide clients with a multitude of arboricultural, landscape management and tree surgery related operations.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Mobile:
07973 479 538
Fax: 0870 112 3621 
Email:
kevin.orourke@aemg.co.uk

Lisa O’Rourke - Company Secretary

Lisa O’Rourke - Company Secretary

 

 





 

Lisa O’Rourke - Company Secretary

 

Lisa has 8 years experience working with the Inland Revenue as a certificated revenue assistant dealing with personal information regarding accounts and employment history for companies throughout the UK.

In addition Lisa has 4 years experience managing tertiary or leisure based businesses. These roles have allowed Lisa to provide clear/modern business solutions in an ever changing arboricultural sector.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Mobile:
07866 77 36 55
Fax: 0870 112 3621  
Email:
lisa.orourke@aemg.co.uk

Gavin Martin - Business Development Director

Gavin Martin - Sales & Marketing Director

 

BA (Hons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin has 18 years Sales and Marketing experience across a number of different disciplines and market sectors.

 

For the last ten years Gavin has developed considerable experience within the environmental services sector and played a key role in securing significant contracts in the environmental services sector, including Arboricultural Consultancy, Grounds Maintenance, Landscaping and integrated environmental services.

 

The Acorn Environmental Management Group will continue to grow, by offering a broader range of services to existing and new customers.

 

The company is well positioned to embrace the challenges faced by our existing and future Customers. Our role is to consult, manage and deliver a range of sustainable services for landscape management, tree surgery and arboricultural consultancy that surpass our customer’s needs and expectations.

Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Mobile:
07872 130713
Fax: 0870 112 3621  
Email:
gavin.martin@aemg.co.uk

Peter Logan - Operations Manager

Peter Logan - Contracts Manager/LOLER Technician

 

F.d.Sc Arboriculture (Myerscough),
M. Arbor. A

 









 

Peter began his career in January 1994 starting out in Forestry and Woodland Management before switching to Arboriculture in 1995. He gained his Arboricultural degree in 2007.

 

Working predominantly as a commercial contractor Peter has gained a vast amount of experience in both practical and managerial roles. He specialises in Arboriculture and large scale vegetation clearance projects.

 

More recently Peter has developed AEMG’s rope access (IRATA) services creating additional specialist service streams and growth opportunities for AEMG across the UK.

 

Peter has worked for Acorn Environmental Management Group since March 2003; and is now head of AEMG’s Operational Services. He leads a team of six Field Officers and Senior Team leaders based across AEMG’s operating depots in the UK.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Mobile:
07977 272 859
Fax: 0870 112 3621
Email:
peter.logan@aemg.co.uk

Ray Bates - Landscape Manager

Ray Bates - Landscape Manager

 








 

Ray joined AEMG in 2011 in the position of Landscape Supervisor. Ray has fifteen years experience of soft and hard landscaping and garden maintenance He is also a fully qualified Arborist with twelve years experience.


Ray has experience of managing large teams of operatives and has developed strong project and budget management skills. Ray previously worked as a Logistics Coordinator / Analyst at MG Rover Group for sixteen years and has a combined total of twenty five years supervisory experience


Promoted to Landscape Manager in spring 2015, Ray is responsible for bidding on and delivering projects for AEMG’s Landscape Services.
Ray is currently undertaking a qualification in Horticulture with the Royal Horticultural Society.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Christopher Jones - Arboricultural Consultancy Manager

Christopher Jones - Senior Arboricultural Consultant

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Chris Jones is AEMG’s Arboricultural Consultancy Manager. Chris has a BSc Honours degree in Arboriculture and Tree Management and is very passionate about trees with excellent arboricultural knowledge.

 

Chris has a broad range of skills and has experience in many aspects of Arboriculture. Chris is a Professional member of the Arboricultural Association.

 

He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and is in the process of becoming a Chartered Arboriculturalist. As Consultancy Manager Chris is responsible for delivering comprehensive tree management to a wide variety of clients such as; Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, DEFFRA, Highways England, Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Robert Coates - Field Officer

Robert Coates - Field Officer

 




 







 

Robert began his career in September 1985 with Birmingham City Council at Kings Heath Horticultural College. In January 1988 the opportunity arose to transfer to the Councils Arboricultural Division where he spent a further 11 years.

 

He joined AEMG in September 1999 as a senior member of the operational team predominantly overseeing the Wolverhampton City Council tree contract which the company still holds to date.

 

In January 2013 Robert was promoted to the position of Field Officer and now leads four Arboricultural teams which deliver services across several well established contracts from the Midlands depot.

 

In recent times Robert has developed his own new contracts which have allowed him to expand his staff numbers and pass on his wealth of experience not only to AEMG’s apprentices but also his expanding list of satisfied customers.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Shaune Hunter - Field Officer

Shaune Hunter - Field Officer

 




 







 

Shaune has been in the industry since 2003 and has qualifications in Forestry & Countryside Management as well as Arboriculture.

 

Shaune joined AEMG in February 2010 as one of AEMG;s Lead Climbers. His wider potential being spotted early on he has progressed from a climbing arborist to Team Leader and now his current role of Field Officer. His role ensures that AEMG operate safely at all times, delivering our operations within demanding work programmes and exceeding our Customer expectations.


Shaune has developed comprehensive experience in both Urban and Rural Arboriculture operations and many different working environments including highways, housing, MOD and numerous blue chip Clients.


As well as his Arboricultural background Shaune has an advanced Information technology skill set and has been a heavily involved in moving AEMG to a paper free working environment.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Dave Smith - Field Officer

Dave Smith - Field Officer

 








 

Prior to his career in arboriculture, Dave spent 14 years with the British Army which saw him travel worldwide and acquire valuable skills and experience in a number of different disciplines.


Beginning his Arboricultural career in 2010 Dave ran his own small contracting company in south west England delivering high profile Arboricultural and site clearance projects


Dave joined AEMG in 2012 initially as a climbing Arborist before receiving promotion to team leader and heading up the stump grinding and timber extraction teams based from the Sheffield depot.
With his pragmatic approach and strong attention to detail Dave received promotion in spring 2015 to Field Officer and now oversees all Arboricultural operations from the Yorkshire based depot.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Andy Brown - Field Officer

Andy Brown - Field Officer

 




 







 

Andy began his Arboricultural career in 2008 carrying out domestic and commercial tree works. He carried out clearance works along rail track embankments and was heavily involved with the flood defence works in West Yorkshire. He also gained extensive landscaping experience alongside his tree works.


He joined AEMG in October 2012 as a team leader based from the Yorkshire depot. Andy received promotion to the position of Field Officer in early 2013 to head up AEMG’s Highways PFI contract held in Sheffield.


Andy has brought a wealth of practical skills and experience across to AEMG and rapidly became a highly respected member of the management team.

 

Andy holds IRATA certification and has developed his role at AEMG taking on the responsibility for our rope access operations across the North of England.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898
Fax: 0870 112 3621

Bruce Pattinson - Group Compliance Manager

Bruce Pattinson - Group Compliance Manager

 

 

Bruce is the Group Compliance Manager for A.E.M.G. After achieving a National Diploma in Tree Management and Arboriculture, he managed multimillion pound vegetation contracts for a number of large Distribution Network Operators for 10 years. Prior to joining A.E.M.G he formalized the in-depth compliance knowledge and experience he gained working in this industry by gaining a NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety at Distinction level.

 

Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Fax: 0870 112 3621  
Email:
bruce.pattinson@aemg.co.uk

Jade O’Rourke – Ecologist

Jade O’Rourke – Administrator

 

BSc (Hons)

 





 

Jade is AEMG’s in house Ecologist. Jade has a BSc (Hons) in Conservation Ecology from the University of Worcester and is developing AEMG’s Ecological consultancy experience by assisting on surveys with senior ecologists & AEMG management staff.


She now leads on AEMG’s ecological work such as newt & reptile exclusion fencing, hibernaculum construction, hedge-netting & Japanese Knotweed removal. Jade’s specialist field is bat ecology and she is working towards the Natural England Level 2 bat licence.  

 

Jade is also the secretary of the Worcestershire Bat Group, a trainee Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor for Natural England and a bat rehabilitator for the Bat Conservation Trust.


Jade is working towards the Natural England class licences for Dormice, Barn Owls & Great Crested Newt.



Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Fax: 0870 112 3621  
Email:
jade.orourke@aemg.co.uk

Ashleigh O’Rourke - Utility Permit Co-ordinator

Ashleigh O’Rourke - Administrator


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Ashleigh is AEMG’s Permit Coordinator producing Safety Hazard avoidance Risk Control (SHARC) Permits, for all of our Arboricultural contracts. SHARC permits are a permit to work with detailed documents/ maps and for guidance on all cables and services running overhead and underground.

 

These documents are safety critical work instructions within our company for any operations that require AEMG to break ground such tree planting, re-staking/piping, stump grinding etc.

 

Ashleigh is qualified to the following levels:

•  IOSH managing safely

•  Safe digging

•  Manual Handling

•  Cable Avoidance

•  ROLO

•  CSCS


Head office: 0800 093 3898  
Mobile:
07872 130713
Fax: 0870 112 3621  
Email:
ashleigh.orourke@aemg.co.uk