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.


Ben Wynn-Jones
Assistant Manager/Senior Climber

Ben has recently joined us from a large national firm. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture. We are delighted to have him with us!

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.


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.

Colin Heath
Senior Groundsman

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.


Dan Snook
Senior Groundsman

Dan is the newest member of our team having recently joined us from a large national firm. He has a very broad skillset and we are delighted to have him on board.


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.

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

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.