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BLOGS

Read our blogs, featuring interesting, informative and illuminating articles created by our team.

Five Minutes with…Dan Kemp

Five Minutes with… Dan Kemp – Arboricultural Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? Arboricultural and horticultural, particularly plant based projects and mycology and their plant associations. Jon Cocking, the Managing Director of JCA Ltd offered me a job having been working in the South East of […]

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Five Minutes with…Phil Humeniuk

Five Minutes with… Phil Humeniuk – Arboricultural Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I was in heavy engineering since 16 using lathes, milling machines/cranes, welding and machine maintenance. When I was 35 I had a vision of a future I didn’t like, so before I got […]

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Five Minutes with…Toby Thwaites

Five Minutes with… Toby Thwaites – Technical Director   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I undertook a degree in Ecology and then a work placement at JCA Limited and never left! Whilst working at JCA, I obtained a HND/Foundation degree in Arboriculture. 2) What do you enjoy […]

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Five Minutes with…Adam West

Five Minutes with… Adam West – Senior Ecologist   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I’ve been an ecologist for about 7 years, starting out as a freelancer just helping various companies collect survey data. I’ve worked my way up from there. One of our arbs, Andrew, is […]

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Five Minutes with…Francesca Sykes

Five Minutes with… Francesca Sykes – Ecological Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I studied wildlife biology & conservation biology and was a seasonal ecologist at Mott Macdonald & Thompsons before joining JCA in 2020. 2) What do you enjoy most about working at JCA Ltd? […]

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Five Minutes with…Joe Earnshaw

Five Minutes with… Joe Earnshaw – Ecological Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I undertook ecology based courses for my BSc & MSc and then I joined JCA in 2018 via the student placement programme as a graduate ecologist. 2) What do you enjoy most about […]

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Five Minutes with…Charles Cocking

Five Minutes with… Charles Cocking – Operations Director & Arboricultural Consultant.   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I came straight to working at JCA Limited after leaving college at 18. I am also the son of Jon Cocking, Managing Director. 2) What do you enjoy most about […]

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Five Minutes with…Amanda Beck

Five Minutes with… Amanda Beck – Ecological Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I originally volunteered for North Wales Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation Trust & Clwyd Bat Group. I did a training placement at Just Mammals Consultancy up in Brecon, worked for Enfys Ecology as a […]

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Five Minutes with…Andrew Bussey

Five Minutes with… Andrew Bussey – Arboricultural Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you join JCA Limited? I came to JCA following a career in arboricultural contractor work in 2006. I was introduced to JCA by my friend who worked for the company as a consultant at the time. 2) […]

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Five Minutes with…Jonathan Cocking

Five Minutes with… Jonathan Cocking – Managing Director & Principal Arboricultural Consultant   1) What is your work background and when did you first decide to start JCA Ltd? I started my working life as a tree surgeon and forester after which I became a Tree Officer. I started JCA in May 1997 on the […]

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