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Simon Crispin Oakley. (Principal - Crispin Creatives)
A brief biography.
I have live and grown up locally, schooled at Homefield independent.. After leaving school I worked at Robin Hill Landscapes whilst attending Kingston Maurward College to gain a City & Guilds Phase II Adv. in ‘Farm & Estate Management’
Continuing to work for Robin Hill thus gaining hands on experience from the wide range of projects. With skills gained at college I often worked as part of a two man team designated for decking and other timber based projects, including a very large deck in the grounds of Birmingham Midshires HQ at Wolverhampton and Show Decks at Hampton Court & Ebbw Vale.
To further my education I attended Bournemouth College 1992-94 gaining my Nation Diploma in Business & Finance. On completion I returned to my former employer for a further two years. This enabled me to hone my landscaping skills,
I then changed career and moved into Machinery Sales and Demo's from 1998-2000. Although I enjoyed meeting people and getting to see some lovely estates, it was at the end of the day a Sales Job with sales targets as the driving force. Not for me.
My next move was IT support for a large Bank. Although it was then a secure 9-5 job, it wasn’t for me. I would always be dreaming of being outside working with nature. I knew I had the background and skill set to start up my own Landscaping business, so plans for my escape were drawn up.
January 1st 2005 came and ‘Crispin Creatives’ was born. I now run my own small, but successful landscaping business. I am proud of my work and business and put my name to it. I can honestly say that the fulfilment of working with clients from the initial meeting and planning through to the finished dream garden, is a job that would be hard to beat. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
I hope you can see some of the passion I have for landscaping in the photos threaded on this website. I am also passionate about my business and the customer service given to all my clients no matter how large or small the project. This is why I believe that ‘Crispin Creatives’ is thriving with a full order book in these difficult times.