About Us

Would you like to know more about Apex Environmental?  If so, read below about our team and where we work.

Where we work

We cover many areas across the UK.  This includes:

  • Staffordshire
  • West Midlands, including Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Walsall
  • Worcestershire
  • Warwickshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Sheffield
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • London
  • The South East

Our team

Reuben Hayes (MArborA, CMgr MCMI)

Managing Director

Reuben Hayes Apex Environmental

With almost 20 years within the tree care industry, Reuben began his career in 1996, working for the National Trust in Worcestershire, followed by a one-year training programme with the Forestry Commission in rural Wales.  Here he gained practical skills in forestry management and tree care.

Reuben then completed a HND in Arboriculture at Warwickshire College while working as an arborist for national companies such as Glendale. He has worked in tree-related roles for local authorities such as Three Rivers Council in London, the London Borough of Camden & Cannock Chase District Council.

The experience gained through these roles developed his knowledge of planning issues and legal matters, including:

  • dealing with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOS)
  • root damage investigations
  • dealing with subsidence claims
  • writing & assessing tree reports for planning applications

Working in London gave Reuben first-hand experience of the pressure that trees face in built-up areas.  Consequently, he learned a lot about how to mitigate these pressures.

Reuben is very experienced in carrying out tree inspections.  He is also competent in overseeing tree contracts and tendering for new ones, and in leading teams of people.

In addition, he is:

  • a tree expert for the Consulting Arborist Society (CAS).
  • a professional member of the Arboricultural Association.
  • a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).
  • a fully accredited Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
  • undertaking his Charter with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).
Julie Shires Apex Environmental

Julie Shires

Administration and Marketing Manager

Julie joined Apex Environmental in October 2017.  She brings nearly 20 years’ experience of providing administrative support for business and the public sector.  This includes working in External Relations at Birmingham Business School.

Her organisational and planning skills and her experience in marketing is an asset to the company.  She is already putting her expertise into practice to improve the way we work and help us flourish.

“Apex Environmental is a successful, growing business and we are proud of how we work together as a team to achieve our goals. We pool our skills, knowledge and experience in both tree consultancy and, more broadly, in working with a wide range of clients and associates, to ensure our customers are happy with the service we provide.”

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