Meet the team

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 Osgood

Vanessa had been at Prenplants for 23 and a half years so has seen her fair amount of change over the years. She oversees despatch, labels and Landscaper orders. In her spare time she runs the Petworth darts league and plays in a band.

Rachael Smith

Rachael has been at Prenplants for 13 years after studying ND Horticulture at Brinsbury College. She is responsible for all propagation and is our resident pest controller. In her spare time she is a renowned beer blogger traveling far and wide to festivals.

Jane Wort

Jane has worked at Prenplants for 12 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 Skinner

Katy is our Saturday girl. She is currently studying horticulture at Brinsbury college but at weekends she comes to pot plants and lead the potting days. She is an avid Harry Potter fan.

Linda Elliot

Linda is our accounts assistant, she is semi-retired, working with us 2 days a week. Linda is also an animal lover who has her own cat, Tabatha and loves meeting with friends and ex-work colleagues for coffee & lunch and enjoys walking, including her last walk of 12 miles around Leith Hill Surrey.

Sally Coldwell

Sally joins the team at Prenplants for 2017 and comes 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 also runs Dog training courses.

 

 

 

 

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