Our company vision
Here at Ponds by Michael Wheat, we aren’t just about “digging holes”.
Our company vision is to:
- create a community;
- grow our business so we are recognised as a national company;
- be a centre of excellence for our culture and team; and
- be known as a training organisation as well as installers.
By the end of 2021, every team member will be paid more than any like-for-like Job in the country.
Our 12 Company Values
Attitude: Having a good positive attitude is infectious. We expect everyone to arrive at work with the right attitude.
Quality: Everything the company delivers should ooze high end. Everything from emails, to client interaction, to dealing with snagging should be an enjoyable experience for our clients.
Support & Mentoring: Helping each other is not just the right thing to do for the business, it’s the right thing to do as human beings!
Learning: Learning every day is the cornerstone of good mental stimulus. If we can keep learning, we can keep growing. The more we divulge in knowledge about our jobs the more efficient we can be.
Fun: Yes, we’re at work, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. This should never slow down the productivity but aide it by being an enjoyable experience for us the team and for the client.
Respect: Respecting each other’s personal boundaries is essential in a healthy environment. We want to have fun but let’s make sure we are respectful!
Productivity: Delivering tasks efficiently on time is always our goal. When this happens, everyone benefits. Clients are happy, the team feel accomplished. More jobs finished on time – more staff treats!
Family: Family is everything. Making sure you take all your holiday is important; we want you to spend time with your family. The reason we are all doing this is to support our families and have more fulfilment in our lives.
Appearance: Dressing smartly and clean shows the clients we care about every detail. Clean self, clean mind equals maximum efficiency.
Progression: Our goal is to get every member of the team to the highest earning position that can be achieved as quickly as possible.
Ambition: We have many visions that we want to live up to. To achieve these goals, they come hand in hand. To do one the other will happen. Focusing on the company being productive and achieving its short-term goals will help us achieve our long-term ambition.
Time keeping: They say the way you do anything is the way you do everything. Starting the day arriving to work early sets the day off right! It also shows respect for everyone in the business by showing them you value their time!
Meet the Team
Client Response, Pricing & Design Team
Tori Magee, Head of Sales & Marketing
Tori helps with the general running of the office and works closely with clients, consulting on design and practicalities, to help them realise their dream project. Tori also works closely with Tim and Russell, our pond consultants, on communicating with clients throughout their journey. A keen animal lover, Tori has spent a lot of time travelling, trekking and scuba diving – visiting places like India, Nepal, South East Asia and living in a campervan in Europe. She even got married in Indonesia. Tori loves keeping fit, running and zumba, she is also a qualified Yoga Teacher.
Sarah Allan, Office Manager and Aftercare Co-ordinator
Sarah runs a tight ship at head office, she looks after both clients and staff and does it all with a smile on her face. She works with Tori booking in consultations. She is also a great sounding board when enquiry calls come into the company, helping clients get their dream end project. Sarah is a keen roller derby competitor and LOVES to win. She also has a degree in Contemporary Performance. Having 4 children means Sarah is without doubt the most organised person in the company! She will always go above and beyond to answer your questions in lightning fast time.
Sheetal Mehta, Finance Manager
Sheetal helps to make invoicing and payments as simple as possible. She helps Michael in setting budgets so the company can continue to grow. She monitors cashflow, manages payroll and develops strategies that work to minimise financial risk. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves cooking, baking and swimming.
Samantha Coy, Project Co-ordinator
Sam works alongside Mark, our Project Manager. She organises all logistics, deliveries, the on-site team and Mark himself! Sam enjoys doing endurance events and is also a keen reader. Sam is the person making sure that our site teams have everything they need to deliver a project on time and to spec.
Tim Cutting, Senior Pond Design Consultant
Tim ran his own design and landscaping company for over 12 years and has a vast knowledge base when it comes to landscape design. Before setting up his landscaping business, Tim worked as a consultant for an international IT company. He has a lot of hands-on experience and loves being on a digger. He is details orientated, so if you like detail you’ll be in good hands with Tim. Tim is a huge Leicester Tigers rugby fan and loves to go on very long walks stopping on route for a real ale.
Russell King, Pond Design Consultant
Russell ran his own garden design company for over 20 years and has a vast knowledge base when it comes to technical and aesthetic design. He has worked with blue-chip companies in strategic roles so is great on our commercial and public sector sites. Russell, just like Tim, is a huge rugby fan and trains budding rugby stars. Russell loves to cycle and to go scrambling at the weekends.
Lindsay Noyes, General Manager
Part of Lindsay’s role involves costing all the projects to ensure consistency. She has over 10 years experience in building and designing ponds. She also puts together the work packs, ensuring we deliver our projects to the same high standard every single time. Lindsay has been with Michael since the company’s inception, a great person in the office that everyone goes to for technical advise on plants and filters. Lindsay loves to attend live music events and is a key parent at her son’s football club.
Leah Assimacopoulos, CAD Designer
Leah brings all our ideas to life with 3D drawings so clients can see exactly what they are going to get. She also has her own artistry business and is one creative individual. Leah loves spending time with her dog, Barney.
Divita Hussain, Lead Designer
Divita is our inhouse designer, working on 2D and 3D renderings. She works very closely with the sales team, pricing team and on-site team. She’s originally from Coventry, she’s a henna artist and she has two house cats who would love to come to work with us too!
Mark Stevenson, Project Manager
Mark’s worked all his life in landscaping and has a degree in Horticulture. He supports all the company team leaders in creating our amazing projects. Mark visits site before and during installations, checking in with both clients and staff to iron out any kinks, and ensure the finishing touches are just right.
Michael Wheat, Creative Director
Michael is the founder and proud owner of Ponds by Michael Wheat. He spends his time creating processes and supporting his team to deliver the high-end service he expects. He’s also a huge LCFC fan.
Gemma Wheat, Team Liason
Gemma, Michael’s wife and business partner, helps behind the scenes. She supports the team thoroughly, ensuring perfection every step of the way! She is also a qualified beautician so appreciates the beauty in everything!
World-class Installation, Aftercare and Maintenance Team
Andy King, Team Leader
Andy has shown hardwork, dedication and promise! He’s been promoted to a team leader and is doing brilliantly at the role! As a former member of the Royal Navy, he knows how to lead a team! You can be sure everyone will arrive on time and the garden will be left tidy.
Gavin Bates, Team Leader
Gavin (or Gav as he’s affectionally known) is a product of the company’s policy to train and promote promising site staff from within. Landscaper by trade, Gav delivers work to a high standard, he is really hard working and has the ingenuity to problem solve any issues on site.
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