UAG Core

The purpose of the Utility Arboriculture Group (UAG) is to champion the development and maintenance of a safe and sustainable utility arboriculture industry through the establishment of unified and nationally recognised tree care and safety standards accepted by all stakeholders.

The UAG is a sub group of the Arboricultural Association’s Professional Committee. It has various grades of membership: Virtual Member, Full Member and Core Member.

Core Group Members

The Core Group consists of between 4 and 12 members elected by the UAG’s Full Members and are assigned to represent specialist areas on the Core Group as follows:

  • 4 Utility Arboriculture Contractors
  • 4 Utility companies who employ Utility Arboriculture Contractors
  • 1 Consultant to the UA industry
  • 1 Training and Certification provider to the UA industry
  • 1 Supplier to the UA industry
  • 1 Arboricultural Association (staff, Trustee or committee member)

The Core Group adds co-opted members from time to time to undertake specific tasks

For details of the process of election to the Core Group please see the UAG’s Terms of Reference.

Core Group membership is currently as follows:

UAG Chairman

Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner
EOS Contracting Limited

Peter Allen
Ground Control

Andy Gardner

Andrew Gardner
EOS Contracting Limited

Bill Goodall

Bill Goodall
Fountains

Julian Montague

Julian Montague
Glendale

David McAlinden

David McAlinden
Western Power Distribution

Neil Strong

Neil Strong
Network Rail

James Fuller

James Fuller
UAS Limited

Stephen Lowe

Stephen Lowe
Network Rail

Martin Lennon

Martin Lennon
Arboricultural & Forestry Consultancy Services

Andy Dacey

Andy Dacey
Wildtrackers

Toby Harrison

Toby Harrison
AUS Limited

Graeme Decke

Graeme Decke
SP Energy

Steve Toase

Steve Toase
Electricity North-West

Rob Miller

Rob Miller
National Grid

Steve Tierney

Steve Tierney
BT Openreach

Andy Hawkins

Andy Hawkins
Amey