The Woodpecker Team
The Woodpecker Team
Our Company Director, affectionately known as Woody, established Woodpecker Joinery in January 1994. A truly dedicated craftsman, he has designed and developed every aspect of our cedar greenhouses to ensure a fantastic gardening experience for all our customers. A very well travelled Woodpecker, he knows every nook and cranny of the UK, as he’s probably installed a greenhouse there!
His interests include cricket and football- he’s been a Rams (Derby County) fan all his life, much to the disgruntlement of our team, the majority of whom are Stoke City fans. Somehow, they still manage to work in harmony!
Louise is always smiling and friendly and ensures that everyone is motivated and happy and works hard to help all our clients with any problem- big or small. Louise’s main loves are her four Old English sheep dogs, who certainly keep her occupied! She also loves to travel, with Australia being her ‘spiritual home’. Louise is always game for a good party with friends and is currently using her love of interior design to redecorate her new home.
Louis, Chris’s older brother, has been at Woodpecker since the beginning and now works here full time as Head of our painting division, as well as keeping on top of our stock orders and ensuring that everything in the yard is in good working order. Louis regularly goes out to install greenhouses and deliver our accessories, as well as working on finishing greenhouses to a high standard at our workshops in Bramshall. Louis has a lovely family and is a keen cyclist, having biked all round the UK for various charities.
Craig is our Site Foreman and travels all over the country, erecting bespoke greenhouses, as well as managing all of the teams we send out on installations each day. He enjoys all types of sport and can usually be found playing 5-a-side football or golf at the weekend. He is a life-long Port Vale supporter, much to the chagrin of our Stoke supporters! Craig is a real team member and makes all of us Woodpeckers laugh with his cheeky sense of humour. He is also known as the working man’s Orlando Bloom (you will see why when you meet him!)
Joe, our Foreman, is possibly the most organised Joiner we have ever seen! He knows exactly what’s going on all the time and makes sure that the others do too. Having finished his apprenticeship, Joe is a key part of the Woodpecker greenhouse and coldframe production team and a very practical, skilled person. Joe leads our Stoke supporters and can often be found at a football match, egging The Potters on.
Ross completed his degree in Music Technology in 2013 and now works for us full time in the office, as our Import/ Export Manager and IT guru. As well as looking after our expanding timber imports, he also oversees our worldwide greenhouse exports to Europe and Australia. Ross is married to his wife Sarah and also a dad to Oscar, Alice and Rupert. He is also a skilled musician, having built his own guitar and is a member of a local band.
Adam Smallwood started with us while in his gap year and works during holidays when not studying in Liverpool. He has gained a reputation at Woodpecker as being our statistics man. Adam has worked in all areas at woodpecker and is now our general manager and recently become a new dad to Francis.
Matt White is our special operations manager from mending the impossible and helping with our beautiful show stands. He has done a degree in Engineering at University.
Alan is a family man who works on finishing our greenhouses. He is always willing to work long hours and weekends and gets on well with the whole team.
Macca, is one of our top joiners, has been with us for many years and gets on well with everyone in our team. He’s a quiet lad, but we hope to bring him out of his shell.
Tom Vw is another of our workshop joiners. He is renowned for his different coloured flowing locks and is also a bit of a fitness fanatic.
James Cox is a wise Woodpecker who makes all of our cedar coldframes, waterbutts and cedar shingle roof. He is liked and respected by everyone here.
Martin D works in our site department, he is a friendly chap and gets on well with the whole team. He also makes the best cup of tea at Woodpecker not!.
Adam D is a site joiner and works both in our workshops and out on site. He was a chef at local pub but hates Food!.”
Adam N is Ross’s right hand man and makes all of our cedar greenhouses for export. Outside of work, he enjoys playing in a band and talking for England!
Matt is our new design intern from Nottingham Trent University. We are currently getting to know him and so far We haven’t scared him off yet, so watch this space…
Lauren is Louise’s right hand girl and works in the office. Always polite and friendly, her bubbly nature makes her a pleasure to work with! she loves music and cooking.