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The BIG Little Interview – Phil Jones

Currently working at ESL Landscape Contractors as the chief executive officer, Phil Jones has an impressive 35-year background that was founded on landscape construction and maintenance.

ESL have been involved with commercial soft landscaping to both public and private sectors for almost three decades.


Name and job title: Phil Jones, chief executive officer

Company name: ESL Landscape Contractors

Company website: www.esl-ltd.co.uk


If you weren’t in the horticulture industry, what would you be doing? Sports coach.


Other than the UK, which country’s landscape inspires you the most? Patagonia.


What would you blow your budget on? Travelling.

The one person in the industry you’d love to meet? Anyone who is buying the lunch.


One thing that you think would make the industry better? More young people joining as a vocation.


Who would play you in a movie of your life? I would. If you want something done properly…

What three things would you take to a desert island? Running shoes, water and Jammie Dodgers.


Your favourite joke? Brexit.


Karaoke song of choice? ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra.

Favourite chocolate bar? Lindt Excellence, A Touch of Sea Salt.


Favourite flower/plant? Gentiana.


Your favourite part of bonfire night?  6 November.

Best firework display you’ve been to? 

New Year in Vienna.

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