About Us - Welcome to RFP

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About RFP

RFP is an established company with the ambition to provide a service in the countryside that combines traditional rural skills with the latest and most up to date land management techniques.

Our passion is to manage each habitat we are placed in to its full potential. Whether it is a woodland coppice system or a collection of ornamental trees in a private arboretum.

 

At RFP we believe that the rural skills of the past can teach us a lot about effective and relevant management practices in our woodlands and the surrounding rural areas. We believe that it is important to learn and understand the rural skills of the past, and that these are important to bear in mind when making a decision in the management of any type of habitat.

When under-taking private work, such as hedge cutting or tree pruning, we pride our selves in leaving our clients gardens clean and tidy. I always think that you should know when a tree surgeon has been working in somebody's garden because something is different and not because there is a mess.

We like to think of our selves as a well rounded company of skilled workers. Between is we specialise in many aspects of countryside, Woodland ant tree management. I like to think this gives us an edge over other companies in the same industry.

  • Staff are qualified NPTC (National Profficiency Test Council), with an onus on continuing professional development.
  • Staff work to guidelines set out in ‘a Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ (Arboricultural Association)
  • Climbing and lowering equipment regularly LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment operations 1998) inspected to ensure safety compliance.
  • We use Bio Chain Oil in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Equipment and its use complies with PUWER (Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998).
  • Fully insured public and products liability £5 million and employers liability to £10 million
  • Risk assessments for all work undertaken.
  • All work carried out to British Standard 3998.

Our Team

Rory Proctor: Managing Director
I have qualifications in countryside & woodland management and arboriculture and have been an enthusiastic countryside manager for all of my working life. Starting RFP has allowed me to expand my knowledge on our relationship with the countryside, and how it is forever changing and evolving.

Ashe Lollover: Climbing Arborist & Forester
I have been an arborist for the last 6 years now and I am constantly trying to better myself. Since completing my level 2 Diploma in Arboriculture I have been lucky enough to gain a lot of experience within a relatively short space of time, and have undertaken most jobs within the industry, from forestry and woodland management to delicate crown reductions and garden hedges.
 
Jon Cullinane: Team leader
I have over 17 years' experience in tree work and forestry. I started doing tree surgery after I left school and I have never looked back. I take a lot of pride in my work, as every skilled tradesman should do.
 
Jamie Bateson: Team leader and Controller of site safety
I started for RFP in 2013 and have been given the opportunity to expand my knowledge and gain more qualifications over the last few months. I am currently running a team that conducts vegetation clearance on the side of the railways. We have been working on contracts such as the Great Western Electrification Project and the Southern Geo Slots Project. As you can imagine there are many rules and regulations on the railways, however I enjoy the challenge and find the job anything but mundane. From strimming and clearing vegetation to climbing trees with rope and harness, it beats working in an office!
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Our Pledge

We are a young and enthusiastic group of people with a wealth of knowledge and a real passion for tree care that shows in our work. For us there is no job too big or too small.

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Our Skills

We have a range of different skills and qualifications from being countryside wardens to forestry contractors and woodsmen.

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Our Mission

  • Transparency in what we do
  • Commitment to all our clients
  • Professionalism in our approach