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Lorraine Hicks BEd (Hons)

Managing Director

Favorite Part of Your Job – There is nothing more satisfying than coming off the phone to a customer, who, at the beginning of the call was distressed and inconsolable about Japanese Knotweed on their property, but by the end of the call is completely reassured and confident that Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd will deal with it and take the burden off their shoulders.

Property owners are understandably concerned about Japanese Knotweed and navigating the buying or selling process and the problems associated with having Japanese Knotweed. I have personally helped thousands of customers and I will never tire of the satisfaction it brings me to help people.

Personal Life – I am happily married and have been with my husband, Alan, for nearly 20 years. I am a full time working mother of 4 beautiful children (3 boys, 1 girl). My family & my business are my pride and joy and whilst juggling work and being a mom/wife can be tricky, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’m grateful for everything I have, and my kids make me so proud.

I love watching my boys play football and most weekends you’ll find me cheering from the side lines watching them play a club match. As a family we love to go out exploring and often take part in my husband’s hobbies -fishing and golf.

I have a wonderful circle of friends and we love to meet up (not nearly as often as I’d like) and put the world to rights over a well-deserved glass of wine..

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Clare Peach

Accounts Manager

Favorite Part of Your Job – The satisfaction it brings to me on a daily basis with the help and advice I can give to customers who call and need help and reassuring they have come through to someone who can actually help them.

Most enquiries just need that friendly person who they can talk to and vent off all their worries regarding the situation they are in.

Moving home or re-mortgaging is a nightmare without the added stress of your mortgage being refused due to having JKW at your property.

I especially look forward to the reviews at the end of the process from customers who I have helped from start to finish and have been more than happy with our services….it makes it all worthwhile.

Personal Life – I am happily married and have 5 grandchildren who keep me and my husband very busy. I enjoy socializing with a nice glass of wine and meals out with the hubby.

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Elle Walton

Sales and Accounts Manager

Role at Knotweed Services – I’ve recently started as an Administrative Assistant, with a varied role. I left college not knowing where to go or what to do. Becoming part of Knotweed Services has been the highlight of my year.

Favorite Part of Your Job – No day is the same, just when you think you’ve seen it all something new happens. I enjoy the challenges and different jobs I get asked to do daily. I am an organiser and I like things set in stone. If something needs to be done, it has to be done there and then. My job here excels my skills and brings out the best of me.

Personal Life – I love shopping (what girl doesn’t?) and visiting new restaurants in different areas and getting a taste of different foods. My family are my favourite people, they inspire me every day. I believe that the more quality activities I participate in, the more unforgettable memories i’ll have. Weekends with my friends, organising events for us to go to and arranging weekends away is something I thrive on doing. I look forward to my vibrant future here.

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Tom Hicks BSc (Hons)


Favorite Part of Your Job – Personally, my favourite aspect of the job is devising creative management plans. Every project has its own unique set of challenges.

Successful management plans require creative thinking coupled with assertive action. I take great pride and joy in delivering these solutions to our customers.

Personal Life – I have a strong affinity for all things associated with the natural world. This is exemplified by my sporting interests, which include: skiing, surfing and scuba diving.

I am definitely at my most content when I’m in the mountains or near the ocean. For this reason, I am often the first to volunteer for projects near the coast!

D. Lannie Clarke BSc (Hons)

Senior Surveyor/Technician

Favorite Part of Your Job – I enjoy the variety of work involved and the satisfaction of being able to deliver solutions for clients. I really do not like being defeated by a plant which is what keeps me so motivated at my job. Each job I do I thoroughly like to complete to perfection. The feeling after going back for following treatment and seeing how the Knotweed has shrunk/disappeared makes it all worth it.

Personal Life – I spend my weekends enjoying my hobbies, for example fishing, watching football, visiting different places and spending time with family and close friends.

Daniel Pellowe


Role at Knotweed Services –Being a Technician, every job is totally different. An infestation you see on one property is totally different in shape and size to another property. The key to my job is to identify and treat the infestation for up to 3 years. I build a good relationship with all customers and enjoy meeting every new customer I have throughout the year. I also enjoy driving to various sites around the country to reach our customers.

Personal Life – Having recently become a dad, I love nothing more than spending quality time with my family. As a family we love visiting different places and occasionally cycling and doing outdoor activities. I love spending time with friends and watching the football. Eating out at various places and going skiing once a year to the Alpes is something else I really enjoy doing outside of work.

Richard Peach


Favorite Part of Your Job – My favourite part of any job is to reassure the client and to make them feel at ease. Japanese knotweed is a very invasive plant and can cause a lot of stress. There is nothing more fulfilling than reassuring our client’s that it is treatable, and we will act quickly to deal with the problem.

Personal Life – On a personal note I enjoy travelling as much as I can, exploring different countries and cities with lots of history. I also have an interest in different sports including football and formula 1 and ride outs on my motorbike whenever I get the chance.

Gareth Tucker


Favorite Part of Your Job – For me, my favourite part of my role is traveling to different places around the nation, meeting different people from all walks of life and finding no job the same.

I enjoy delivering a professional approach/attitude and thoroughly enjoy my variety of shifts and places I go.

Interests – My family mean the world to me, my wife and my two children. We enjoy the great outdoors.

The British 3 Peak for charities.

Being a proud Welshman. Snowdon is a top fave!

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  • This company is outstanding. The personal and attentive service we received was wonderful. . The team quickly inspected the property and prepared a de... Read More
  • Great Experience with this company! They were extremely knowledgeable and made everything very easy to understand. Would highly recommend.
  • Very thorough and quick response to my queries! Luckily I didn't have knotweed, this was confirmed for free with no hassle! Many thanks.
  • In my capacity as a sales and lettings agent in Birmingham, I have encountered Japanese Knotweed on several occasions and I use Knotweed Services on b... Read More


Knotweed Services UK Limited are specialists in the treatment of invasive weeds, invasive weed control, Japanese Knotweed eradication and Japanese Knotweed control and management solutions.

We offer comprehensive site surveys in which specific invasive weed species and ecological issues will be identified on site and practical solutions provided to your Japanese Knotweed problem. The issues will be mapped and detailed with a cost effective strategy put in place.

Knotweed Services (UK) Limited employ experienced and fully qualified in house operatives who will carry out site visits throughout the treatment period with continued monitoring to ensure eradication.

All our advice is based on Best Practice and the Knotweed Code of Practice, as authorised by the Environmental Agency. This can be viewed here.



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