Meet the Team

Out There Trees Ltd. is a hard-working, dedicated team of arborists, groundsmen and office staff. All our tree surgeons have been trained and qualified at nearby Merrist Wood College, part of the Guildford College Group. Meet our team below…



Peter Goddard
Managing Director

Peter started Out There Trees in 2003 after qualifying at Merrist Wood with an NPTC and a City and Guilds Certificate in Tree Surgery. He carries out most of our site visits and quotations and is the main contact for our customers.


Tim Bracken
Director & Manager

Tim qualified as a tree surgeon at Merrist Wood in 2001 and joined Out There Trees in 2010. He fast became an integral role in the business. Tim deftly manages our teams whilst still very much hands-on himself.

Jim Bainbridge
Site Supervisor

Jim has worked as an arborist for 20 years since first training on the job and has worked for some of the UK’s larger firms as well as more local businesses like ours. He started working with Out There Trees in 2017.

Colin Heath
Site Supervisor

A trained climber, Colin is great at whatever he turns his hand to! He is often our clients’ main contact on site and is great at managing the team and chatting things through with our customers.

Max Springall

Max has been with us since 2015 having qualified at Merrist Wood in 2010 and since went on to gain plenty of experience with several local firms. He  is highly experienced in all aspects of tree work.

Jack Foster

Jack brought his wealth of experience to us in 2018. A fantastic climber with superb knowledge and a great all-round team member.

Rory Kaufman

Rory joined us in 2018 with an impressive CV following his training at Merrist Wood in 2012. He is already proving himself to be very good up the tree! A great asset to OTT and to our clients.

George Bizub

If you have a hedge that needs trimming, George is your man! He has a great eye for detail and is very good at what he does.

BruceBruce Walsh

Bruce is our mechanic and general ‘machine genius’. If Bruce can’t fix it, we need a new one!

Celia2Celia Goddard
Director & Office Manager

Celia studied Arboricultural Science at Merrist Wood and is often the first point of contact for our customers. You may see her on site if you require a report or survey

Linda GriffinLinda Griffin
Office Administrator

Linda is the newest member of our office team – she’s the friendly voice you will hear on the phone if you call us!

Agi 2Àgi
Hungarian Vizsla

Àgi generally spends most of her time in the office, ‘helping’, but can be seen out and about with Pete regularly. She has made best friends with a lot of our customers.