Meet the Team
ProGrass is a lawn care company with a difference
Meet the ProGrass team and discover what makes us different to our competitors. We are proud to be independent in a sector where most of our rivals are franchises. With ProGrass, you are dealing with people who know what they are talking about and your lawn will be treated by operators who are expertly qualified to do it properly. We will never recommend a treatment that we feel is not necessary which means most importantly that ProGrass are a company you can trust.
Director, lawn technician and customer service.
With over 25 years experience in business and customer service as former Company Director of Grices of Ruddington Tony formed Prograss in 2012. Tony deals with the business and customer service side of things as well as administering the treatments. He holds a PA1 Safe use of Pesticides and a PA6 Safe use of hand-held applicators qualifications. Tony’s interests include golf, reading and for his sins is a Nottingham Forest supporter for who he has a season ticket.
The key difference between ProGrass and their competitors is the Prograss are overlooked by Joe Kinder who is the Technical manager at Agrovista Uk Ltd (Sherrif Amenity). Joe’s qualifications include a BSC (Hons) in Applied Environmental Science and a BTSC Diploma in Amenity Horticulture. Joe’s interests include flying (holds CAA private pilots license), running and football
Director and Company Secretary
Rachael is the wife and business partner of Tony and is responsible for all the admin and organisation of Prograss. She also helps out in the field when needed especially on the big jobs when all hands are needed on deck. Rachael has a BSC (Hons) in Animal Biology and her interests include photography, reading and spending time at the gym and swimming at Ragdale Hall.
Rachael and Tony's nephew Shaun is a fully qualified lawn operator and he holds a PA1 and PA6 qualification in spraying and pesticides and passed his City and guilds
Lawn Technician work place diploma level 2 sports/groundsman qualification in 2015. Shaun has recently taken up golf and is also a keen Nottingham Forest supporter. His other interests include Gym classes keeping fit. Shaun has just become a Dad to his first son Jack Stanley.
Oliver is a qualified lawn technician who also holds both a PA1 and PA6 qualification in spraying and pesticides. He is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing ice hockey and football and is a keen Arsenal supporter. Ollie previously worked in administration but fancied a career change working outdoors and jumped at the opportunity when a position became available at Prograss. Oliver is happily married to his wife Francesca and lives in Gedling.
Sarah joined the team in September 2019, she will be in the office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term times. Sarah joins us from a career in Education and Family Liaison which is where Rachael and Sarah first met and worked for several years together. Flexibility for life/work balance with time to look after her young daughter is important to Sarah. Her organisational and people skills will ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Mark is Tony and Rachael's Brother-in-law and joined us in August 2019 after taking early retirement from a successful career with BCA (British Car Auctions). Mark will be using his extensive knowledge and experience in business to assist Tony with customer service and new business plus helping with treatments when necessary. Mark is a keen Chelsea Fan and enjoys walking especially with his dog Suki. He also enjoys renovating classic cars and photography.
Part Time Lawn Technician
Joe owns EPC (External Property Cleaning) and joined us on a part time basis from August 2019. Joe is already used to handling machinery etc and will be used both on mechanical work and chemical treatments as well as doing any drive/gutter cleaning etc through Prograss. Joe is a keen amateur footballer and is the player/manager of local Radcliffe side Radcliffe Olympic.
Joe is also a Liverpool supporter.