Woodcraft Tree Services from Stamford win award
A small team of tree specialists from Stamford have had their hard work recognised with a countywide award.
Woodcraft Tree Services, which was established by Brett Redshaw, won the Tree Specialist of the Year title in the Corporate Live Wire Prestige Awards.
Brett’s team was pitched against 150 other businesses in Lincolnshire, but clinched the top spot thanks to a glowing nomination from Alfresco Landscaping of Helpston, which often refers customers to Woodcraft if they are in need of specialist tree surgery.
Brett said they felt honoured that someone took the time to put them forward for the award, adding: “We are lucky to have many long-standing clients, and being nominated felt like the result of the strength of our client relationships.
“Winning the title of ‘Best Tree Specialist’ in Lincolnshire was brilliant as it is recognition of the incredible team here at Woodcraft.
“As the owner of a small business, I know that the heart of the company is the employees.
“We started out eight years ago with just two of us, and have slowly grown the team to five.
“Each new person has been carefully chosen and the team is unified in their passion for the job and their thirst to expand their knowledge and skill set.
“It has been my pleasure to help them develop as individuals and support their training.
“Staff retention is key to our success; when people hire Woodcraft they know they are getting skilled and knowledgeable staff and will see the same faces year after year.”
Brett added that there is a lot more to being an arborist than simply picking up a chainsaw. Each tree species has its own physiology and responses to pruning and wounding, which need to be considered to achieve the desired result.
“It is a point of professional pride at Woodcraft that all advice we give is with the long-term physical and aesthetic impact in mind.”
Brett’s team now includes Dom Jones, Iain Clark, Grace Lane and Ross Ayres.
Corporate Live Wire runs the competition to help small and medium size businesses gain recognition for putting in great effort.