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Meet The Team

James Braid
Company Founder
James started MCS Landscaping over ten years ago following an opportunity to take redundancy from his management position working in the construction sector. James had skills and experience gained in construction and he went back to college to study before launching MCS. James is known for his open and honest approach, and he has invested in bringing together a talented team, all highly skilled and talented and who share his passion and commitment to delivering a great result and service to our customers
Phil Holmes
Senior Landscaper
Phil has been in the Landscaping industry for over 20 years. He gained a first-class degree in Landscape Construction following a 2-year HND in Horticulture. He progressed from working on contracts to building his own successful Landscaping business in Essex, until his move to Warwickshire when he joined MCS. We are incredibly happy he chose us. Phil has amassed a wealth of knowledge about plants and landscape construction in both the domestic and commercial setting and during his career. He has won BALI (British Institute of Landscape Industries) Gold Construction Award and bronze and silver awards for the construction of show gardens at RHS Hampton Court.
Karel Povolny
Senior Landscaper & Pond Designer
Karel has been in the Garden Landscaping industry for over 17 years. During this time, he developed as an expert in hard landscaping and the construction of natural, organic wildlife ponds, streams, waterfalls, and swimming ponds. Karel has a wealth of plant knowledge. Early in his career he spent two years working with Gartenart in London who specialise in natural swimming ponds. His knowledge of ponds and creative vision is inspiring to see when he is working on a pond project on site. Karel has showed at RHS Hampton Court and has also worked alongside Charlie Dimock and the Rich Brothers on the BBC programme Garden Rescue. Karel supervises and builds many of our garden designs and he is our resident pond expert, an area that he loves to let his creativity to truly flourish.
Jason Turner
Garden Designer
Jason is an incredibly talented garden designer. He joined us straight from of Pershore College where he successfully gained a Level 4 Diploma in Garden Design with Distinction. Like many successful garden designers Jason transitioned from working in a corporate office environment to do what he was really passionate about, Garden Design. His creative flair and passion for it is clear when you meet him. His former career was where he developed his expertise in developing processes to improve customer service. This has proven to be invaluable to our business and we are always looking for ways to refine how we interact with clients, from the first enquiry to enjoying their new garden. As you might imagine Jason is a keen gardener himself. He takes part in Open Gardens as part of a Nationwide scheme to raise money for charity. We are thrilled he is part of our growing team. Check out our ‘Ask Jason’ section for hints and tips about plant and design challenges.