Jonathan Bourne – Bourne Amenity Sales Director
What would you say is the best thing about your job?
Variety, it keeps you fresh and alert.
What made you want to get into the industry?
The passion of the old man was a driving force in taking me back to my country roots.
Challenges ahead in your work?
Keeping our products competitively priced in the face of increased costs of production. Ensuring that we can satisfy increased levels of diverse soil specifications is also an exciting challenge.
Current trends in the market?
The beautifying of urban areas has resulted in new technologies and techniques for planting in challenging environments.
How do you remain competitive?
Listening to the challenges of our customers and constantly evolving our product range.
Who are you inspired by?
Politicians – anyone who dedicates their life to promoting their ideals of social change has to have thick skin and huge determination.
One thing you want to do before you’re too old?
Compete in an Iron Man…
Countryside or seaside?
British countryside is unrivalled
Spring, summer, autumn or winter?
Winter, love a sub-zero English morning and skiing!
Where’s your favourite holiday destination?
France. Beaches, mountains, food and wine, magnifique!