Meet the Team

Out There Trees Ltd. is a hard-working, dedicated team of arborists, groundsmen, mechanics and office staff.

All our tree surgeons have been trained and qualified to a high level and many of our staff have been with us for years. We are very proud of all our staff; we would like you to meet them below:

Peter Goddard

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.

Timothy Bracken

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.

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.


Rory Kaufman
Senior Climber

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.

Jason Nelson
Senior Groundsman

Jason started out as a landscaper (he worked for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at his estate!) before moving into the world of tree surgery. He has been with us since 2018.

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.

Toby Bunce
Senior Climber

A vastly experienced climber Toby trained in forestry at Sparsholt College and at The Royal Agricultural College in climbing. He has worked for some of the country’s largest Arb firms before joining us in 2017.

Lewis Ryan

Lewis started with us as an apprentice is 2019 and has now fully qualified and is learning more and more as he works with the team on site full time.

Max Hillier

Max trained at Merrist Wood in 2011 and joined us in 2020 following a career dealing with London’s huge plane trees.


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.

Steve Sellers

Steve originally hails from Texas by way of Japan! His background is in IT but he can pretty much turn his hand to most things really!

Charlie Marchment-Nelson

Charlie joined us recently following a total career change – he’s a trained chef! He is now an integral part of the team and becoming a real whizz at hedge trimming.

Connor Galpin

Connor also took a dramatic change of career when he joined us recently following several years as a personal trainer. A very fast learner, he has shown he is competent and versatile.

Nick Hurley

Nick is the newest member of our team. He has a very interesting background including service in the Royal Green Jackets and a career as a pro cycle mechanic and ski technician. Welcome to the team Nick!

Bruce Walsh

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


Celia 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 Griffin
Office Administrator

Linda is one of the voices you will hear on the end of the phone if you call. Super organised and friendly, also known as ‘Joe’s Mum’ (see ‘Àgi and Joe’).

Jane Clarke
Office Administrator

Originally from a farming background (she milked cows!), Jane is also a dab hand at accounts and bookkeeping and joined us early 2021.

Àgi & Joe
Office Dogs

Ági and Joe are our resident office dogs. They can often be seen ‘helping’ in the office and ‘guarding’ the yard!