About us

About us

About us

About Us

ProHort Ltd - About us and our horticultural, arboricultural and landscape development expertise.

At ProHort Ltd, we have a wealth of experience within the horticultural, arboricultural and landscape development industries – providing landscape plans, arboricultural surveys and soil testing and analysis.

Providing services throughout the UK, we work closely with architects, developers and solicitors to provide them with the detailed documentation they require – whether it is required for a planning application, to assess the causes of damage to property or to present to a court. We also offer a comprehensive landscape design service, offering our clients the opportunity to take a virtual three dimensional walk through the design before the work on site has even started.

ProHort Ltd want to make a real difference to our clients and our colleagues. Putting our clients at the forefront of everything that we do, we offer a fantastic customer experience, expert knowledge and a speedy turnaround – ensuring your documents are sent over to you in time for any deadlines. We offer around the clock support, with emails monitored and responded to seven days a week, between 6am and 9pm. As we know that our clients requirements can differ depending upon the project, we work closely with our clients to provide a service that is bespoke to them, ensuring that their needs and requirements are met completely.

Our experts have a range of qualifications and experience, meaning that you can be assured that the documentation or advice you receive is of the highest standard. Find out more about our Qualifications and Accreditations here.


ProHort Ltd is proudly represented by our parent company Planterra Ltd. The Planterra group provides a range of services within the land maintenance and development industry including landscape schemes and strategies, the removal of Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds and Part 35 Compliant Expert Witness reports. To find out more please click the link below…https://www.planterra.co.uk/

As a company, we offer our clients three key promises:
A Professional Service with Expert Knowledge
A Professional Service with Expert Knowledge

Our staff are fully qualified and experienced within their fields, meaning they can provide you with advice and guidance on any queries you may have. It is important to us that we invest in our staff, and we work hard to help them develop and grow within the company.

Fantastic Customer Service
Fantastic Customer Service

Our clients are at the forefront of everything that we do and we want them to have a fantastic experience when dealing with us. As such, emails are answered between 6am and 9pm throughout the week and telephone calls are answered within 2 rings – helping you feel reassured that we are there when you need us.

Bespoke Solutions
Bespoke Solutions

All of our designs and report are tailored to each individual client, depending upon their needs and preferences. We will work closely with our clients to ensure that we know exactly what these needs and preferences are, touching base with them regularly to make sure they are completely happy.

For any enquiries please get in touch with us on

01782 479479

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Meet the team

Emma Candlin – Co-Founder & Director

Emma is the Co-Founder & Director of ProHort.

As the Director of the company, Emma is responsible for the daily operation and works hard to ensure everything is running smoothly. Emma brings a focused, strategic vision to the company and is committed to operational efficiency, execution and excellence.

Prior to becoming Director of ProHort, Emma played a key role in Operations at JHPS Gardens Limited and in, 2017 was appointed Director.  Since then, she has gone on to achieve the Staffordshire Chambers Business Award 2018 for Employee of the Year.

Emma has over 5 years experience in the Horticultural Industry and is currently studying her Masters in Business Administration. She also holds a Diploma in Business Improvement techniques and has completed the IOSH Managing Safety Course.

In her spare time, Emma spends a lot of time with her three children and can often be found buried under a mountain of coursework as she completes her MBA.

Jason Harker – Co-Founder and Specialist Consultant

Jason is the Co-Founder and a Horticultural & Arboricultural Consultant at ProHort. With over 20 years experience, Jason has worked in every corner of the Horticultural field. He attended the RHS Diploma in Horticulture at Reaseheath College. Since then, he has gone on to become the Director of two companies, all within this field. Jason has completed a variety of courses, such as IOSH Managing safely, Health and Safety, Fire Marshall Training, PA1, PA6 and PA6AW, Tree Surveying and he is a Certified Surveyor of Japanese Knotweed.

He is able to advise our clients on the best course of action for any enquiries they have. As an expert in his field, he always stays up to date on the latest relevant legislation and regulations and works closely with our clients to ensure any reports he completes meet their requirements fully.

Jason spends his spare time relaxing and having fun with his wife and two sons. He enjoys visiting culturally interesting destinations and enjoying fine food and drink. He is also an expert gardener for BBC Radio Stoke which he features on a Sunday slot bi-monthly.


Jessica Mann – Landscape Designer

With a qualification in Product design and Art, Jess is the first point of contact for all Landscape designs. She has a creative flair which allows her to create beautiful designs for our clients. Jess produces all of the documentation we provide alongside Jason and they both ensure our client’s needs are met.

Prior to joining ProHort, Jess worked as a decorator at a local pottery company, which involved adding intricate designs onto crockery. These skills are a valuable asset to the company as the small details are important to our clients when it comes to Planting Schemes and Landscaping plans.

In her spare time, Jess can be found baking cakes and painting portraits. She is also currently renovating her house which takes up a lot of her spare time!

Marianne Gibson – HR Manager

Marianne joined the team in 2018, having worked mostly in the area of retail for a large company,  she is very familiar with recruitment and staff training. She is particularly experienced in the areas of absence management, recruitment and compliance. Marianne holds a BA Honours in Business Administration and also has a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies.

One of Marianne’s main roles is to ensure we are compliant with all Health and Safety related legislation and regulations. She deals with all of our employees, their training, our recruitment requirements and most importantly ensures were compliant with all HR and HSE regulations.

Marianne loves all things active and has recently completed an indoor rock climbing course, which will allow her to teach children. She also completed the Berlin half marathon back in April 2018.


Louise Williams – Finance Manager

Louise is the Finance Manager and is the first point of contact for any queries regarding payments. She also deals with any outstanding invoices or payments. She is highly involved with the management accounts which looks at areas to develop within the company and works closely with the Directors to meet financial targets that the company needs to achieve. Louise qualified with AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and also a Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills and has acquired over 10 years of experience in this field.

Louise can also be found baking a tasty morsel in her spare time and often brings them in for the rest of the staff to enjoy.


The Client Focus
The Client Focus
  • We ensure that the client’s needs are at the forefront of what we do.
  • We aim to exceed the client’s expectations and requirements.
  • We are attentive to detail, reliable and demonstrate expert knowledge.
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect
  • We are aware that our actions have consequences.
  • We make small changes to positively impact the overall.
  • We think before we act and we make a difference.
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
  • We treat our colleagues and clients as we would wish to be treated.
  • We are honest and open with colleagues and clients.
  • We treat everyone with loyalty and know that loyalty is a two-way street.

Current vacancies

Please find details of our vacancies below.

We currently have no vacancies.

If you are interested in any of the vacancies listed above, or feel that you would be an asset to our company, please get in contact with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

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