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Your local pond & garden design specialists, creating ponds and gardens that are visually stunning, architectural, artistic and full of colour!

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Meet the Team

We enjoy a fantastic reputation as Leicestershire's No.1 Garden Pond Design Specialist. Of course, none of this would be possible without our wonderful clients! But neither would we have achieved our success without our fantastic team.

Allow me to Introduce...

Hover over each member of our team to find out more about them:
Our Operations Manager Lindsay has been with us for over four years. But, glutton for punishment that she is, Lindsay and Michael have worked together for nearly 20 years! Lindsay’s experience and knowledge of horticulture are unrivalled. From the day she left school, Lindsay has dedicated herself to the world of plants and gardens. Since renewing her association with Michael, Lindsay has immersed herself in garden ponds! Suffice to say; she has become a true expert. She has studied their intricacies with a passion – a passion matched only by her love of gardens. Lindsay has two children and lives in the centre of Leicester. She likes nothing more than spending her time with family and friends and indulging her unlikely passion for Swindon Town Football Club!
Lindsay Noyes
Operations Manager
Tim has proved to be an exciting addition to the Michael Wheat family. He’s a qualified joiner who fancied a change of career. Tim has thrown himself into the world of pond design and construction! A keen DIY-er, cyclist, snowboarder AND fisherman, Tim is popular with the whole team!  Tim worked for his previous employer for 25 years. We plan to keep him for 26 years – at least! 
Tim Mills
Team Leader
Paul joins the team, bringing a wealth of landscaping expertise to everything he does. Well-travelled Paul is massively popular with the team and clients alike. Keeping with the theme of "family", Paul joins the team of one half of the Magees, alongside Tori who works in the office.
Paul Magee
Team Leader
We are very happy to have Adam part of our team again after taking a break between 2017/2018. Adam has re-joined Ponds by Michael Wheat as our Senior Pond Technician. He has a love for ponds having one of his owe with pet fish. He brings with him his extensive knowledge of ponds and fish. He is a real family man spending as much time as he can with his family. Adam is a real fisherman at heart.
Adam Parnaby
Team Leader
Kyle has brought an excitement and enthusiasm to the team. He is eager to learn and is a team player. Kyle loves camping, football, being outdoors, singing and music. He is a huge animal lover too. Kyle brings great value to the team and we are very happy to have him on board.    
Kyle Smith
General Technician
Johny has joined us all the way from Venezuela. He is a real family man and has moved to the UK with his wife and children. Johny comes from a football family and when still in Venezuela he taught football at the  International School in Caracas. Johny has not lost his Latino culture and loves to cook traditional food. He has been teaching the team some Spanish and dance during their breaks and time off.    
Johny Hernandez
General Technician
Keeping with the theme of “family”, which Ponds by Michael Wheat is proud of, Matt has joined team Parnaby. Matt enjoys spending time out doors and watching UFC/boxing, a man after Michaels heart. When Matt isn’t working onsite or enjoying his time outdoors he is spending his time indoors cuddling with his Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, Bugs.  
Matt Parnaby
General Technician
Dale is an experienced ground worker who has been working in civil engineering. He has two daughters who he loves taking out for adventures. He is a very active person who enjoys cycling, hiking and free running.
Dale Morris
General Technician
Leah has taken on the role of Senior Designer. South African born, Leah is a determined, organised, creative and hugely likeable individual. She is our go-to systems expert. It’s Leah who has made us stunningly efficient in every aspect of the design, build and aftercare process. Leah handles our customer enquiries – superbly, we may add! Back at home, Leah’s first love is her gorgeous rescue dog; her husband is a close second. Apparently, he understands!
Leah Assimacopoulos
Senior Designer and Marketing Assistant
Mike, our Project Manager and Senior Designer, has worked across Europe. He has a formidable skill-set and is an astute and sensitive Landscaper, as well as being a bonsai plant expert! Mike has worked with Michael for over four years, and clients and colleagues alike hold him in the highest regard and are always in awe of his beautiful, sympathetic design work. Mike (affectionately known as “Miko”) lives with his wife Stella and their two daughters. What many people don’t know about Miko is that he’s a qualified chef. Some ten years ago, he used to run the catering at Leicester City Football Club – with a young Michael Wheat as one of his underlings!
Mike Konig
Project Design Manager
Tori is our Office Administrator – Tori is one of our Administrators as well as Michael’s PA. Tori helps with the general running of the office and works closely with Leah on everything office related. She also works closely with Lindsay, our operations manager, on booking in jobs, communicating with clients, order materials and keeping the site team happy. A keen animal lover, Tori has spent a lot of time travelling – visiting India, the south of France, Nepal and Spain. She even got married in Indonesia!
Tori Magee
Executive PA
Our office is growing rapidly with an additional office administrator, Imogen. Imogen has joined the office team and works alongside her sister Tori on all office administrative duties from the initial conversation with clients to making sure the office is running smoothly. She is a mum of three and loves to spend  time going on family outings . Imogen has worked for the National Space Centre handling all customers enquires. When Imogen isn’t working or spending time with her family her creative flare for upcycling furniture comes out.
Imogen Wood
Office Administrator
Sheetal has over 10 years’ experience in the finance sector. She keeps all our accounts in order and organises our ever-growing payroll. Outside of work Sheetal is a busy mum of two young boys who enjoys swimming regularly with her family. She also loves to cook with her favourite dish to create being a vegetarian lasagne.
Sheetal Mehta
Finance Administrator
Gemma, Michael’s wife and business partner, helps behind the scenes. She works increasingly on enhancing our processes and system, making us ever more professional in everything we do. She's a key person in making sure we have a happy and productive team! Gemma’s interests are also with the family, cinema, and shoes (same as Michael!) She is also a qualified hairdresser and beautician, meaning that Gemma appreciates beauty in all things!
Gemma Wheat
Team Liaison
Michael is the founder and proud owner of Ponds by Michael Wheat. With a lifetime in horticulture and customer service, Michael is passionate about all things “garden”. His goals are unashamedly ambitious – ambitious for clients and his team. His focus and drive are solely to make Ponds by Michael Wheat the very best it can be. “I’m blessed to be supported by an awesome bunch of people. Together we share the dream of great gardens for everyone.” On the rare occasions that Michael enjoys “downtime”, he’ll be found with his family. Other loves include the cinema, his beloved Leicester City Football Club, not forgetting his unbelievable collection of shoes
Michael Wheat
Creative Director

Our Partners in Business

When we undertook our rebrand we knew we needed a company that would be able share the same creative vision that we did. Mark and Creative 62 were the perfect fit. Mark and his team were instrumental in the re-launch of the company and the fantastic logo that has made it on everything from promotional material, right through to signage and uniforms. Superb!

Creative 62

Jacqui Elmore is the company’s business coach – vastly experienced and a true business visionary. Between them, Michael and Jacqui set the aims, the direction, and the strategy for the business. Jacqui is instrumental in guiding us towards our ultimate goal: to bring the best gardens and the best service to our clients. In short, to be the UK’s Number 1 company for Garden and Pond Design.

Business Coach

Health and Safety are essential in the running and maintaining of any business. Sam Green of Greens Consultancy is committed to making sure we perform our work in a safe manner; whether at our Heanor Road premises or the clients’ properties.

Health and Safety

We care about our staff and want to make sure we look after their needs. Happy staff equals happier customers, after all. Alison Fletcher, Director of APM HR, supports us in this. Specifically, Alison has helped us massively improve our new employee induction.


Mike Waterfield of renowned Leicester accountants Torr Waterfield, looks after our accounts –  providing the superb service that has enabled us to grow so strongly in recent years.

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