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From Africa to Staffordshire!

  24/03/2018
Last Updated:  24/03/2018
Dak Wiles, the new Contracts Manager at Rob Keyzor Tree Surgeons and Arboricultural Consultants Ltd.

Dak Wiles, the new Contracts Manager at Rob Keyzor Tree Surgeons and Arboricultural Consultants Ltd.

From the sunny plains of Africa to the rolling hills of Staffordshire, Dak Wiles has taken a new role with an ARB Approved Contractor.

David ‘Dak’ Wiles has recently taken on the position of Contracts Manager at Rob Keyzor Tree Surgeons and Arboricultural Consultants Ltd, a long-established Staffordshire-based company. Growing up in Africa, surrounded by beautiful countryside and magnificent forests, Dak was always passionate about trees and nature. He later moved with his family to the UK, where his enthusiasm and love for trees led him to set up Explore Trees, a group for likeminded people who want to explore and climb amazing trees around the world. This adventurous group of climbers have facilitated research in Africa and Brazil by accessing incredibly high canopies to replace nesting boxes for endangered Cape parrots to ensure a healthy breeding programme.

After several years of sub-contracting, Dak started to work for Rob, who was expanding and taking on extra teams of climbers. The company says that when the position of contracts manager became available, Dak’s friendly, approachable, ‘can do’ work ethic and his incredible organisational skills made him the ideal candidate for the role.