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About

As one of the UK's leading specialists in stewardship of public open spaces, our primary responsibility is to ensure these are secure, sustainable and allowed to flourish - all in accordance with the Local Authority and Nationally approved standards.

Greenbelt employs a dynamic workforce that varies from landscape professionals and trained horticulturists to chartered surveyors and legal experts - all supported by our specialised customer-facing teams.

Utilising our in-house knowledge and network of ecological consultants we place conservation and horticultural best practice at the forefront of our service allowing us to make an important contribution to the environment.

Recognised for providing a professional open space management and maintenance service and ensuring the best value for public open spaces on residential developments we compliment this with custom-built industry leading technology.

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 to work with helping to shape policy and drive the business forward. Greenbelt has all the key industry, horticultural and environmental knowledge to deliver an industry leading service and value to all our customers and clients.”

Colin Thomson Signature

Colin Thomson, Managing Director

60,000+ households under management.

15,000 tonnes+ CO2 absorbed Annually.

400+ years of experts horticultural knowledge.

20+ years of Greenbelt leading the industry.

Meet the Directors

Greenbelt is a family of professionals, who bring with them vast experience and expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of open space maintenance, forestry, management and finance.

Gerry More - Chairman

Gerry More

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."

Alex Middleton - Vice-Chairman and Founder

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."

Andrew Duthie - CEO

Andrew Duthie

Chief Executive 

"I am delighted to have recently joined the management team at Greenbelt and look forward to helping the company to grow and develop in the years to come. I have a background in finance from early career in major multi-national financial institutions, to small and medium-sized businesses driving innovation, growth and at the same time managing risks and seeking to optimise outcomes."

Colin Thomson - Managing Director

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."

Janet McQuillan - Director of Services

Janet McQuillan

Director of Services

"Starting out as Glasgow City Council's first ever female apprentice gardener in 1977, I bring more than 30 years' experience in strategic management to my role as Greenbelt's Director of Services. I have been with Greenbelt since 2001:  land management, technology and the law have changed considerably over the years, but at Greenbelt we have always evolved with the times."

Glen Murray - Finance Director

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." 

Some of our Experts

Our in house expertise covers a wide range of disciplines, displaying our breadth of knowledge and understanding across a variety of specialist skill sets and applied horticultural best practices: 

Robin Waddell - Development Director

Robin Waddell

Development Director

Alex Garrett - Head of Greenspace Development

Alex Garrett

Head of Greenspace Development

Adam Ralph - Development Manager

Adam Ralph

Development Manager

Duncan Park - Regional Operations Manager

Duncan Park

Regional Operations Manager

Tariq Saeed - U.K. Operations Manager

Tariq Saeed

UK Operations Manager

Gordon Millar - Environments Manager

Gordon Millar

Environment Manager

Sarah Peilow - Regional Operations Manager

Sarah Peilow

Regional Operations Manager

Nick Upton - Customer Liaison Officer

Nick Upton

Community Liaison Officer