Vary sadly, Alan passed away after illness in April 2018.
As a fruit, Veg and potato merchant Alan imported his first load of Christmas Trees in 1984. Straight away the Christmas Trees took off and before too long the company concentrated solely on these. Until his death Alan remained at the helm. Although he had passed the day to day running of the business onto his two sons previously, his business principles have always remained.
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Pete is the eldest of Alans 2 sons and has been involved with the company since the first load of Christmas trees came in back in 1986. Himself and Jamie now oversee the day to day affairs of the company. Pete has a large, regular customer base that has built up over the years. He visits the plantations many times throughout the year to inspect the trees and check the tagging is satisfactory. During the season Pete is outside, overseeing the yard, to make sure that some eighty thousand trees are successfully unloaded, re-palletised and reloaded for individual orders before delivery.
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Jamie is Alans youngest son who joined the company in 1999 after college and a brief spell in motor vehicle engineering. He started at Jakins Trees by working in the yard for a couple of years before moving into the office. He is now working alongside his brother overseeing everything. He also goes to inspect the trees regularly and has a good relationship with all the growers. During the season Jamie oversees the running of all operations, although concentrates more on planning packing and deliveries.
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Adele is Peters wife and has been working at Jakins since. Prior to joining the family business, she worked at a large local accounts company. Since coming on board Adele has built a good customer base that increases year upon year. She enjoys going with Pete a number of times during the year to visit plantations. Throughout the year Adele is in charge of purchase ledger and during the season she is also on the front line to welcome customers that come to collect trees.
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Andy only joined us in 2017 but is already making great headway, not only with customers but also, during his first season, was involved in arranging deliveries and assisting customers that came to our depot and needed showing around. Over 20 years’ experience in the field and very knowledgeable on all things Christmas trees, he has already become invaluable when it comes to visiting the fields and inspecting for quality.
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Hayley has been involved with the company since 1991 when she was a young girl not long out of school. For many years she was Alans PA. Hayley not only oversees the accounts department but is also responsible for arranging all direct deliveries, from the field to the customer. As such, she a very close relationship with the hauliers and the suppliers loading in the fields. Hayley is also part of the sales team and is gaining more customers each year.
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Sally is Alans daughter, although she has been in and out of the company for many years its only recently that she has got more involved. Sally worked for the company when she was younger before moving to Spain for 10 years. Sally is working in the accounts department throughout the year.
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Sarah is Jamie’s wife and only joined the company towards the end of last year. Previously Sarah has worked in accounts before becoming a full-time mum and then going back to university, she qualified last year and now works in our accounts department.