Meet the Team
The team at Prenplants Sussex Limited have a vast amount of experience under our belts and we’re dedicated to providing the very best peat-free herbaceous perennials. Get to know us a little better:
Chris Corke – Managing Director
Chris has worked in the horticulture industry for over 19 years. He ran a retail nursery before the opportunity to own and run Prenplants. Chris oversees the day to day running of the nursery and you may even see him out delivering in the Prenplants lorry or van.
Ellen Corke – Director
Ellen is currently taking a break from the corporate life she is used to, to help run Prenplants. She is working alongside Chris to help with the day to day running of the business as well as looking for business development opportunities. She is responsible for HR and finance at the moment. In her spare time Ellen is a keen baker and loves the opportunity to try out new things at the monthly potting days.
Vanessa has been at Prenplants for 26 years so has seen her fair amount of change over the years. She oversees despatch, labels and Landscape orders. In her spare time she runs the Petworth darts league and plays in a band.
Jane has worked at Prenplants for 14 years. She works on despatching plant orders, potting plants and general care of the plants on the nursery. She spends her spare time with friends and family and walking her dog Buddy.
Katy is our Saturday girl. She has studied horticulture at Brinsbury college but at weekends she comes to pot plants and lead the potting days. She is an avid Harry Potter fan.
Sally joined the team at Prenplants in 2017 and came to us with 14 years of experience, having worked for large garden centre groups. She will be helping us grow and develop the nursery bringing her wealth of knowledge and helping us reach out to new customers. In her spare time she enjoys walking her 3 dogs and competing in dog agility.
Harry is our Saturday boy. He also studied Horticulture at Brinsbury College but at weekends pots plants and does general jobs around the nursery. He enjoys canoeing and watching rugby.
Duncan is our main delivery driver so you may well see him out and about in the vans. He likes a cup of tea, milk, 1 sugar!! He also helps out on the nursery with potting and getting all the plants ready for delivery. He enjoys furniture making when he is not working.
Jo is responsible for all our propagation on the nursery. She likes to ensure ‘her babies’ are germinating and rooting. Outside of work she enjoys drawing and painting.
Tony is our second delivery driver. He can currently be found in our new van!