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Meet Mike Martin

Heading up our production team is Nursery Manager Mike Martin often seen zipping around the 12-acre Earley site on his mountain bike.

How did you get started in the industry?

On leaving school I studied horticulture, which included forestry and golf course maintenance – this gave me a solid career foundation to build on.

Where did you work and what did you do before joining Earley Ornamentals?

Before joining Earley I worked at a wholesale nursery where I was site foreman. I started at Earley in 1997 as a bedding grower quickly moving to seed raised production and working my way up to senior grower. I then became nursery manager.

 What does your typical day involve?

It can involve anything from organising staff and workloads, glasshouse and crop management, site maintenance, health and safety and planning production, to managing both the biomass and oil heating systems, environmental controls and ordering of inputs to carry out production. My days are never dull!

What is the best aspect of your job?

I enjoy planning and solving problems, ensuring we operate to our schedule and delivering high quality products. I also appreciate the trust Simon has in me to let me just get on with the job.

What has been your biggest achievement at work?

Achieving my goal to become nursery manager.

What is the best thing about working at Earley?

I am very proud to be nursery manager here at Earley. The team and I work hard to ensure the site is maintained to an exceptionally high standard, producing some of the best quality plants in the UK.

How do you unwind after a hard day at work?

Walking the dog, swimming, motorcycling (in fact I’m interested in anything on two wheels), DIY, and keeping koi carp.

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