For 25+ years we have been the UK’s leading specialist in the stewardship of public open spaces, providing long-term, high-quality management solutions for outdoor areas and amenities on new residential developments.

Industry-leading in many ways

Our dynamic, in-house workforce ranges from horticulturists and environmental managers to landscape architects and solicitors – all supported by our specialised customer-facing teams.

We place biodiversity, conservation and horticultural best practice at the forefront of our service, allowing us to make an important contribution to protecting and enhancing the environment.

Our custom-built and truly innovative technology assists and complements our on-the-ground work and elevates the quality above all others.

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Colin Thomson, Managing Director

A message from our Managing Director

"As Managing Director of Greenbelt Group, it is hugely beneficial to have such an experienced and knowledgeable Board of Directors and employees to work with, helping to shape policy and drive the business forward. Greenbelt have all the key industry, horticultural and environmental knowledge to deliver an industry-leading service and value to all our customers and clients."
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Colin Thomson, Managing Director

How we lead the way

  • We have a proven track record of successfully assisting with the delivery of the public open spaces and facilities on all sized developments
  • We offer the best value for money service in the UK using in-house experts to keep prices low without compromising on quality
  • We have in-house specialists in Horticulture, Arboriculture, Biodiversity, Environmental Management, Landscape Management, SuDS and much more…
  • We care about our customers and their experience by regularly creating and supporting initiatives, charity events and fundraisers
  • We provide the most experienced, reliable and trusted public open spaces management solutions for new build residential developments
  • We are committed to delivering a fair, transparent and high-quality service that benefits the local community and residents
  • We use bespoke year-round maintenance programmes designed to nurture the aesthetic value, ecological integrity and recreational potential of our open spaces
  • We offer a delivery pathway providing housebuilders with access to our in-house expertise helping to save both time and money

Meet the Directors

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Andrew Duthie

Chief Executive

"I am honoured to be part of the leadership team at Greenbelt, helping to form and deliver our exciting growth plans for the coming years. I have a background in finance from an early career in major multinational financial institutions, and small and medium-sized businesses – driving innovation, growth and at the same time managing risks and seeking to optimise outcomes."

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Colin Thomson

Managing Director

"I joined Greenbelt in 2000 holding various roles in the Billing and Financial teams, including processing the billing of our first Greenspace development. Over the past 20 years, I’ve gained extensive knowledge and understanding of this industry and, in my role as Managing Director of Greenbelt, I place strong focus on delivering the best quality of product to our customers."

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Gerry More

Non-Executive Chairman

"I am an experienced property professional, with strong corporate management, turnaround and restructuring skills, able to deliver optimal solutions to challenging situations. Following an early career in finance, followed by successful management and leadership roles, I have developed a keen eye for detail and strong people skills, augmented by a first-class network."

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Alex Middleton

Executive Vice-Chairman – Founder of modern-day Greenbelt

"I began my working life in forestry: with a family history in plantation and tree harvesting, you could say stewardship of the land is in my blood. Tackling these legal, operational and administrative challenges provided a strong foundation upon which to build Greenbelt. It’s my mission to ensure we consistently offer a high-quality management and maintenance service."

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Janet McQuillan

Director of Services

"I began my career as Glasgow City Council’s first ever female apprentice gardener in 1977, and bring more than 35 years’ experience in strategic management to my role as Greenbelt’s Director of Services. Since I joined in 2001, land management, technology and the regulatory law have changed considerably, but my role remains to ensure we keep evolving and remain at the forefront of quality service delivery."

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Glen Murray

Finance Director

"I am a qualified accountant and experienced financier with over 30 years’ experience in both the accounting profession and industry. Joining Greenbelt in 2018 I bring experience in corporate governance and management, financial controls and reporting, business plan modelling and reporting against plan."

Meet some of our Experts

Robin Waddell - Business Development Director

Robin Waddell
Business Development Director

"I've been with Greenbelt since 2002, and I am responsible for our business development across the UK. As an experienced chartered landscape architect, I've also used my knowledge and experience to help developers create open spaces on new developments."

Alex Garrett - Green Space Development Director (UK)

Alex Garrett
Green Space Development Director (UK)

"With 35 years' experience in the industry, I've worked in a variety of horticultural positions within the public and private sectors. I joined Greenbelt in 2004, consolidating an in-depth knowledge of our services which is invaluable to my role as Head of Greenspace Development."

Donald Ferguson - Services Manager (UK)

Donald Ferguson
Services Manager (UK)

"With a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture and a background in grounds maintenance supervision, I oversee our Operations and Customer Care teams to ensure a high-quality service. I presented research at the 2017 Landscape Institute International Conference, and was once voted Student Horticulturist of the Year by the the Chartered Institute of Horticulture."

Duncan Park -  Regional Operations Manager

Duncan Park
Regional Operations Manager

"With more than 30 years of experience, almost half of it with Greenbelt, I oversee management, maintenance and monitoring of dozens of developments in Scotland. As a chartered surveyor and chartered forester, I also head up Greenbelt's woodland reclassification scheme."

Tariq Saeed - UK Operations Manager

Tariq Saeed
UK Operations Manager

"Having qualified with an MSc (Hons) in horticulture, I've enjoyed over 10 years of working in this specialist area of open space management, and have been with Greenbelt since 2015. My primary tasks include monitoring and maintaining a high standard of service delivery to all of our customers across the whole of the U.K."

Adam Ralph - Biodiversity and Strategic Project Director

Adam Ralph
Biodiversity and Strategic Project Director

"My role is varied and I’m often first point of contact for developers in pre-planning and legal instruction for an acquisition. With an FDSc in Environmental Conservation and MA in Landscape Management, I’ve a strong interest in community cohesion and enhanced biodiversity in housing environments."

Sarah Peilow - Regional Operations Manager

Sarah Peilow
Regional Operations Manager

"My primary role is managing our public open spaces on Greenbelt developments across Northern Ireland. I also work with developers to facilitate the adoption of new developments. Additionally, I’m the liaison for new home developers interested in our maintenance and management."

Nick Upton - Community Liaison Officer

Nick Upton
Community Liaison Officer

"I’ve worked for Greenbelt since 2007, and my job as Community Liaison Officer is to arrange meetings with new homeowners in their local area to explain Greenbelt’s role and services. I’m also a point of contact for community and residents’ groups, helping resolve queries or assist with the creation of formally-recognised Residents’ Associations."

Graeme Golding - Arboricultural Manager

Graeme Golding
Arboricultural Manager

"I’ve been with Greenbelt since February 2020, having worked in the arboricultural industry for many years. I predominantly manage trees and woodlands, undertake tree surveys and provide expert advice to colleagues. This post creates many challenges, but at Greenbelt we thrive on achieving results."

Adam Cooper - Group Legal Director

Adam Cooper
Group Legal Director

"Having joined Greenbelt in 2007, I now head our growing legal team based in Leeds. I have a unique understanding of the legal complexities surrounding open space arrangements and pride myself on providing our housebuilder and homeowner Clients with a first-class service."

Lee Carter - National Sales Director

Lee Carter
National Sales Director

"I joined Greenbelt in 2020 and bring a wealth of experience from the commercial construction sector. I have a passion for implementing strategy, growing business and helping sales teams develop whilst providing the best possible solutions and service to our valued client base."