Graeme Farrer (UK)

T/A Morpheus - 2001
Employment History
Feb 2017 - Present
Merchandiser

SUTTONS SEEDS

Paignton, UK

Responsible for the inspection and maintenance of permenant and seasonal seed displays in multiple stores within Darlington and district, including the completion of daily reports to head office and managing stock reorders where process is not automated.

Apr 2016 - Present
Gardener

DARLINGTON HOMES & GARDENS

Darlington, County Durham, UK

Employed on a flexible basis as a gardener, providing an exceptionally high standard of routine maintenance and restorative work, for a varied range of clients and gardens, located within Darlington and neighbouring villages.

Dec 2014 - Present
Interior Plant technician

DEEDMAN PLANTS

Manchester, UK

Providing regular routine maintenance of interior plant displays within 6 large office around the North East.

Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
Gardener

PARKMORE HOTEL

Eaglescliffe, Yarm, UK

General maintenance of hotel garden areas and grounds, including lawn maintenance, turf laying, redevelopment and planting of shrub areas, production of bedding and baskets for displays, plus winter gritting as required.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Gardener

DARLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

Darlington, County Durham, UK

Working as part of a new team of dedicated gardeners, specifically responsible for the delivery of a wide range of Horticultural Services around the borough of Darlington, including plant production and sales to local authorities.

Jan 2006 - Feb 2006
Team Supervisor & Driver

UK RECYCLING ASSISTANCE

Darlington, County Durham, UK

Responsible for vehicle driving and the daily supervision of a small team, distributing leaflets & collecting bags.

Jul 2003 - Present
Self Employed

GRAEME FARRER T/A MORPHEUS

Various Areas, UK

Arrangement and delivery of horticultural services to a small established client base, together with website design, including online sales and dropshipping of a range of inkjet and laser printers as an approved reseller for Brother UK.

Jul 2000 - Sept 2003
Horticultural Training Officer

TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, STOCKTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Responsible for the coordination and delivery of Horticultural NVQ training and assessment & daily management of training centre, together with the review of candidates progress. Partnered with Stockton Borough Council, operating from a fully working plant nursery, and on location at relevant work placements around the borough.

Aug 1999 - Jul 2000
Self Employed

GRAEME FARRER (INTERNAL VERIFICATION)

Various Areas, UK

Responsible for internal verification of a variety of Horticultural awards at Seaham & District Adult Training Trust, Archon 2000 and Stockton Borough Council, T&ES. Operating on a self-employed basis as required.

Jan 1999 - Aug 1999
Horticultural Trainer & Internal verifier

ARCHON 2000

Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Coordination and delivery of pre-vocational training for New Deal trainees working towards RSA National Skills Profile & internal verification of 2 Horticultural NVQ’s at Nature's World Botanic Centre, Middlesbrough.

Oct 1994 - Jan 1999
Horticultural Assessor & Internal Verifier

SEAHAM & DISTRICT ADULT TRAINING TRUST

Seaham, County Durham, UK

Coordination and delivery of Horticultural training and assessment for 7 NVQ awards, together with the daily management of training centre, production of bedding plants for Local Authorities, with food crops for sale.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Garden Centre Manager

FOCUS DIY

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK

Daily management of an indoor/outdoor garden centre within a large retail store. Responsible for monitoring and pricing of stock using EPOS system. Presentation of stock and floor displays, pest management and re-ordering.

Sep 1992 - Sep 1993
Gardener

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Wisley, Surrey, UK

Working within 4 departments at the Wisley RHS garden. Duties also included working at the infamous Chelsea, and Hampton Court flower shows and including the Westminster Hall shows on floral committee meetings.

Aug 1992 - Sept 1992
Gardener

TRESCO ABBEY GARDENS

Tresco Island, Scily Isles, UK

General maintenance of a 17 acre sub tropical garden including reconstruction of storm damaged areas, with general clearing work, restoration of features areas, pathways, dry stone walling, earthmoving and replanting.

Dec 1990 - Sept 1991
Assistant Greenkeeper

COPT HILL GOLF CLUB

Copt Hill, Tyne & Wear, UK

General maintenance of golf club grounds, cutting greens, tees, fairways and rough. Fence, path, ditch and bridge construction projects. Machinery maintenance work carried out in house whenever possible on a regular basis.

Oct 1989 - Oct 1990
Horticultural Site Supervisor - Eslington

NATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVALS LIMITED - GATESHEAD 1990

Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, UK

Daily supervision of 10 operatives, responsible for maintenance of 30 acre site, whilst providing accredited training opportunities and completion of paperwork/reports for this National Garden Festival event.

Jul 1988 - Sept 1988
Garden Centre Assistant

MONKS GARDEN CENTER

Easington, County Durham, UK

Involved with general garden centre operations and assisting with deliveries to customers.

Sept 1987 - Jul 1988
Assistant Groundsman

DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL - PLAYING FIELDS (HOWLETCH)

Peterlee, County Durham, UK

General garden and grounds maintenance, including diverse range of sports and track area management.