Who we are and what we do

Meet The Team

Meet the Newman Landscapes team

Newman Landscapes is nothing without its team. At the heart of every project are the hard-working men and women that give their all to help you.

Read more about our amazing team below.

David Newman

Managing Director

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David Newman founded Newman Landscapes Ltd in 2007 after being involved in the horticultural industry since leaving school in 1998.

From a young age David always had a keen interest in horticulture. David could often be found in the garden creating spaces to attract wildlife or on the allotment. One of David’s earliest projects was the creation of wildlife area with a pond at his school for which he received a Special Commendation from the local MP.

After leaving school David attended the highly acclaimed Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire, where he studied all aspects of the Horticulture Industry and sharpened his skills. As a student David was involved in a lot of prestigious projects including designing award-winning gardens for BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC and The Chelsea Flower Show.

Since launching Newman Landscapes Ltd, David has not stood still. Besides maintaining a successful business, David has also designed sensory gardens and wildlife gardens for local schools. Recently, David designed a Dementia Garden for a Local Nursing Home to the delight of the staff and residents. David was also the proud recipient of a Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for his show garden at Gardeners World Live at the NEC in 2014.

Walter De Schutter

Business Advisor

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Walter joined Newman Landscapes Ltd in 2020, following his retirement from a large international blue-chip company. His prior senior responsibilities included the involvement in Sales & Marketing and International Growth across the Americas, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Walter has a proven track record of strengthening leadership capabilities, building organization capability and effectiveness, as well as supporting large scale change initiatives within an externally competitive environment.

Walter’s role within Newman Landscapes Ltd is to facilitate forward planning and provide effective control for a business plan to improve performance and results. Walter’s motivational attitude enables his co-workers to achieve the best results, and is a firm believer that goals are the key in leading and motivating a successful workforce.

Walter: “I am proud to be associated with Newman Landscapes Ltd because the business has a heart which is recognised by both the employees and the customer and will result in good things for the business.”

Michael Frappell

Maintenance Manager

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Michael began his horticulture career on the golf course. Beginning at Cottesmore Country Club for ten years he left to become Deputy Head Green Keeper at Lamerwood Country Club. After being in the position for two years he was promoted to Course Manager and remained there in that position for a further ten years. He then became Course Manager at Crosby Golf Club but was made redundant after eight years of service. Following redundancy, Michael made the move over to grounds maintenance.

After working as an operative for a year for another Grounds Maintenance company, Michael joined Newman Landscapes Ltd in 2015, as a Team Leader. Michael’s abilities valued experience were recognised which soon progressed him to his current role as Maintenance Manager.

Lucy Newman

Contracts Manager

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Lucy has been involved with Newman Landscapes Ltd since the very beginning and joined the team officially in November 2021. Prior to working for Newman Landscapes Ltd Lucy worked in the Public Sector for over 12 years, which including working for Warwickshire County Council for almost 10 years.

Lucy’s role began as Business Administration and Social Media Support here at Newman Landscapes. She is now the Contracts Manager and is a welcome asset to the business.

Hayley Eaves

Accounts Manager

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Hayley Eaves started working life doing basic admin work for a small engineering company. She then furthered her career to work for a large Steel Stockholding Company where she was promoted from within to the Accounts Department. After a small work hiatus following the start of her family, Hayley returned to work to join Newman Landscapes 15 years ago. Her role covers the accounting, payroll and administrative functions and has seen the company grow from its origins to where it is now. Hayley is very organised and has a favourite saying is ‘A place for everything and everything in it’s place’ and tries to apply this practice to her role. Hayley’s educational background includes AAT.

Michelle Lockley

Office Administrator & PA to the Director

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Michelle joined Newman Landscapes in March 2024 as Office Administrator. 

Prior to this Michelle worked within the public sector for over 20 years, including admin support to Warwickshire County Council for 10 years, and as a Senior Care Assistant managing teams and completing admin within various sectors in this role for 10 years. Michelle also provided admin and some accounts support to Sunderland Marine Insurance Company for 7 years.

Landscaping frequently asked questions

What’s the best product I can use to clean my patio and that will not kill the grass?
Are you going to take all the rubbish away?
Are you coming back tomorrow? I need you to help me with planting my flower bed
What are your payment options?
Are you health & safety qualified?
Do you offer grounds maintenance contracts?
Do you bring your own equipment?
How do you reduce your environmental impact?
How often should a tree survey be carried out?
What sort of commercial clients do you work with?
Do you offer sports grounds maintenance services?


Our aim is to plant at least 100 trees a year free of charge. We are working hard with communities to encourage and teach environmentally sustainable practices.

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