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Meet the Team

Here at Garsons we are proud of our committed and highly experienced team. Many staff have been working at Garsons for many years and continuously share their wealth of knowledge to other team members and customers.

Here are some of our Managers that you would meet at Garsons.

 

Nikki Macey

Assistant Manager, Garden Centre, Esher

Nikki has been with Garsons since 2015 and as well as overseeing the day to day running of the Garden Centre she manages the Gifts, Clothing, Customer Service and Seasonal Departments. “Garsons is such a unique environment to work in, with the amazing landscape and the dedicated staff it’s a pleasure to be a part of it.”

Nikki is also responsible for the training and recruitment of the weekend members of staff and enjoys developing the young members of her team “I get a great deal of satisfaction when our ‘weekenders’ more forward in their future studies or career path knowing that the time spent developing them will help them in their futures, and some even stay with us as a permanent member of the Garsons family.”

 

Chris Brown

Assistant Manager, Garden Centre, Esher

Chris has seen many changes at Garsons over the years as he has been here since 1995. As well as overseeing the day to day running of the Garden Centre and teams in various departments, one of his duties is interviewing new staff.  Chris is also responsible for ensuring Garsons meet their recycling objectives, of which he is pleased to report that Garsons  do not send  paper or metal to land fill. Chris’s most enjoyable part of his day is ‘When the sun is out, we are busy and everything is running smoothly’.

 

Nick Ruddle

Nicholas Ruddle

Assistant Manager, Farm Shop, Esher

Nick has been with us since the early 2000's. As an Assistant Manager, Nick is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the store including sales, staff and stock management. “My favourite season is the summer when we have fresh produce coming in from the Pick Your Own Farm. We start with stocking Garsons asparagus at the end of April and continue throughout the summer with more than 20 different fruit and vegetables picked that very morning on the farm!”

 

Steve Gallimore

Farm Manager, Pick Your Own Farm, Esher

Steve has been our Farm Manager since 2007. Work on the farm is all year round, with additional responsibilities including, crop and budget planning for the upcoming year. "My favourite part of my job is planning the crops for the coming season". Depending on the time of year dictates how busy Steve’s day will be. "Early Spring marks the start for preparing the farm ready for Pick Your Own and our British weather can make a big impact making no two days the same".

 

Lauren Bennett

Assistant Manager, Garden Centre, Titchfield

Lauren joined us in the summer of 2016. Lauren’s busy role includes overseeing the Gifts department, the Farm Shop, and the Seasonal department. Additionally, Lauren is responsible for recruiting new team members which she loves “This is an aspect of my role that I thoroughly enjoy. I love finding great people to add to an already fantastic team”.

 

Damion Barrows

Assistant Manager, Garden Centre, Titchfield

Damion oversees the day to day running of the garden centre as well as looking after department teams including Planteria and Garden Care. Damion started his journey with Garsons in 2016 “My favourite part of the role is that no two days are the same, working with a great team and seeing happy customers.”