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, Managing Director
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.
"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."
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."
"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."
"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."
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."
"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: