Phil Birtwhistle (Managing Director) and Roger Birtwhistle (Co-Founder)
Managing Director of PGS, Phil has been part of the team since he was 14. Fully qualified in horticulture, Phil is continually bringing new ideas and developing PGS to make it the best it can be. Roger retired from the field in 2010 but acts as consultant and helps with the ongoing apprenticeship scheme that Priestgate continues to run.
Mary Birtwhistle (Co-Founder) and Phil Birtwhistle (Managing Director)
Mary and Roger set the company up from scratch, helping the company to grow to what it is now. She has run the accounts and answered the phones for Priestgate Ltd. Since day dot! Your journey with us will most likely start with a chat on the phone with Mary, who is always only too happy to help.
Jake completed his apprenticeship with us in May 2021 and has become a key team player for PGS. We are very pleased with how much Jake has progressed in the last couple of years and look forward to seeing which path he takes with us for the future.
Danny Jewkes – Head of Grounds Maintenance
Danny joined us right before the COVID-19 lockdown and has since been given a great deal of responsibility along with his team mate James. His knowledge and working methods hold a lot of promise for the future of PGS. A very welcome addition to the team.
James joined just before the COVID-19 lockdown. He offers a great deal of experience and friendlyness to his work. James now helps to manage the maintenance side of the business and is a very welcome addition to the team.
Jay Hutchinson – Head Of Landscaping
Jay joined us in 2019, with his practical background as a mechanic, he has picked up the job very quickly. He is now our key landscaper, with an ever growing number of beautiful gardens that he has helped to build. We feel very fortunate to have him as part of PGS.
Alec Waite – Head of Lawn Care
Alec has rejoined the team after leaving us back in 2004. With his years of experience and knowledge in the field, he is a great asset to the PGS team, and has fitted right in.
Richard joined the team with a background of working in an adventure activity and education centre. Keen to learn and full of energy, Richard has brought a great addition to the team, offering his input in tasks as he goes, making him an already valuable member of the team.