Our Team

Meet the team who work tirelessly to produce our high quality Golf, Landscape and Wildflower Turf and provide exceptional customer service throughout the UK and Europe.

Turf Production

Simon Hutton - Managing Director
Managing Director

Simon Hutton

With extensive experience in the sports turf industry, Simon’s businesses encompass turf production, golf course and sports pitch construction, specialist earthworks and shaping and groundcare machinery sales. Leading by example, he’s hard working, motivated and his hands-on nature and enthusiasm helps to drive our unique and innovative approach to turf production. With a friendly and approachable manner he sets high customer service standards from initial quotation to after sales care.

Alan Whiteley - Farm Manager
Farm Manager

Alan Whiteley

During his 20 years at Tillers, Alan has amassed an extensive knowledge of our farm land. Vastly experienced, he organises seed bed preparation, chemical and fertiliser applications, mowing, irrigation and still finds time for daily field checks. Away from turf production he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and grandchildren.

Charlie Applewhite - Production Manager
Production Manager

Charlie Applewhite

With an agricultural upbringing, and a degree in mechanical engineering to go with it, Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our operations at Tillers. Having previously worked with diesel engines worldwide, he is certainly well placed to ensure the efficient and smooth running of our extensive fleet of Tractors, Harvesters and Mowers, as well as adapting bespoke design solutions to, well, pretty much anything.

Away from work Charlie enjoys spending time with his fiancé Emma, and their dog Geoffrey, as well as working on his home and cars. Despite partaking in most sports, Charlie has a real passion for skiing, so if you’re out on the slopes…..look out.

Ant Darker - Production Manager
Production Manager

Ant Darker

Ant oversees the production of our entire product range from initial sowing to quality control of harvest. Hard working and extremely motivated, he leads a dedicated greens team who ensure our golf products are produced to the highest standard. He also has two impressive awards to his name, Operation Pollinator 2015 and Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year 2016. Work life is busy but he still finds time for his three daughters and wife Sarah.


Jenny Hitchens - Orders and Logistics Administrator
Orders and Logistics Administrator

Jenny Hitchens

Jenny, part of the busy sales team at Tillers, takes phone enquiries, provides quotations and processes orders. As the day progresses she carefully plans our domestic haulage to ensure your turf is delivered on time. Another animal lover, she brings her two dogs Lulu and Bramble to work each day.

Danielle Thomas - Orders and Logistics Administrator
Orders and Logistics Administrator

Danielle Thomas

Danielle has a range of experience across the transport industry from customer service to planning to compliance. Part of our sales team, she’s meticulous, organised and helps ensure your turf delivery is on time. Her beloved dog Reggie lies next to her desk each day, Tillers’ fourth Red Labrador and she also has a cat called Blue. Recently, her weekends have been spent trying her hand at clay pigeon shooting.

Richard Owens - Golf and Technical Manager
Golf and Technical Manager

Richard Owens

Richard joined us after 20 years as Course Manager at Boston West Golf Club, and with over 35 years experience in the golf and turf industry he is well placed to offer advice and technical support for our highly specialised golf and wildflower turf products. He’s passionate about biodiversity on the golf course and is a former Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year and winner of the Lincolnshire Environmental Award. In his spare time you’ll most likely find him down at the waters edge pursuing his passion for angling.

Richard is also currently Chairman of the Turfgrass Growers Association.

Craig Lees - Depot Manager, Bagshot
Depot Manager, Bagshot

Craig Lees

Craig manages our Bagshot depot and provides an outstanding service to his landscape and domestic customers. Following his time in the army he spent a number of years managing the grounds of a large private estate in Surrey. His spare time is spent with his wife and two children, often clambering over toys strewn around the house.


Becky Watson - Group Finance Director
Group Finance Director

Becky Watson

Becky is responsible for the accounting operations across the group. With both practice and commercial experience she is well equipped to manage the finances of our four companies. Away from the numbers and when not looking after her beloved cats Coco and Maya, she enjoys hiking, gardening and visiting RHS shows.


Craig Ramsay - Group Digital Director
Group Digital Director

Craig Ramsay

Craig develops and maintains our digital products including our website, company applications and IT systems. He also provides IT support for our employees. Working alongside Pete he manages the marketing and promotion of our companies across all social media channels.

Away from the computer Craig spends time with his family and enjoys all year round outdoor cooking and BBQ'ing.

Pete Taylor - Digital Photographer and Videographer
Digital Photographer and Videographer

Pete Taylor

Pete produces photography and video content for our website and social media channels. A highly accomplished photographer, Pete possesses a natural ability to capture and document the processes and workmanship throughout a sports pitch construction project.

Outside of work Pete pursues personal photography projects including film, football, live music and festivals.

Dogs of Tillers

Riley - Chorkie


Twiglet - Border Terrier
Border Terrier


Willow - Red Labrador
Red Labrador


Buddy - Chocolate Labrador
Chocolate Labrador


Seb - Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel


Lulu - Jack Russell
Jack Russell


Jess - Collie Cross Whippet
Collie Cross Whippet


Bramble - Labrador


Reggie - Fox Red Labrador
Fox Red Labrador