Phil Birtwhistle and Roger Birtwhistle
Co-owner 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.
Co-owner, Gavin has been part of the PGS family for over 20 years. His knowledge of plants, gardens and horticulture make him a crucial part of the team. Fully qualified in horticulture, Gavin is continually improving how the company operates, making sure PGS maintains a very high standard.
From left to right; Founders Roger and Mary Birtwhistle, along with Business Owners Phil Birtwhistle and Gavin Smallwood.
Paul runs his own company called Angelus Gardening Services, but also works as a long term Sub-Contractor for PGS. He has come a long way since the beginning of his career in 2014, and has a fantastic eye for detail.
Jay joined us in 2019, with his practical background as a mechanic, he is able to pick up the job very quickly, and very eager to learn the trade. We feel very fortunate to have him as part of PGS.
Our latest addition to the team. Jake is currently on an apprenticeship with us, and seems to be getting a good handle on what is required to be a key team player for PGS. We look forward to seeing him develop as part of our team over the next few years.