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Your local pond & garden design specialists, creating ponds and gardens that are visually stunning, architectural, artistic and full of colour!

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Meet the Team

We enjoy a fantastic reputation as Leicestershire's No.1 Garden Pond Design Specialist. Of course, none of this would be possible without our wonderful clients! But neither would we have achieved our success without our fantastic team.

Allow me to Introduce...

Hover over each member of our team to find out more about them:
Our Operations Manager Lindsay has been with us for over four years. But, glutton for punishment that she is, Lindsay and Michael have worked together for nearly 20 years! Lindsay’s experience and knowledge of horticulture are unrivalled. From the day she left school, Lindsay has dedicated herself to the world of plants and gardens. Since renewing her association with Michael, Lindsay has immersed herself in garden ponds! Suffice to say; she has become a true expert. She has studied their intricacies with a passion – a passion matched only by her love of gardens. Lindsay has two children and lives in the centre of Leicester. She likes nothing more than spending her time with family and friends and indulging her unlikely passion for Swindon Town Football Club!
Lindsay Noyes
Operations Manager
Mike, our Project Manager and Senior Designer, has worked across Europe. He has a formidable skill-set and is an astute and sensitive Landscaper, as well as being a bonsai plant expert! Mike has worked with Michael for over three years, and clients and colleagues alike hold him in the highest regard and are always in awe of his beautiful, sympathetic design work. Mike (affectionately known as “Miko”) lives with his wife Stella and their two daughters. What many people don’t know about Miko is that he’s a qualified chef. Some ten years ago, he used to run the catering at Leicester City Football Club – with a young Michael Wheat as one of his underlings!
Mike Konig
Project Design Manager
Tim has proved to be an exciting addition to the Michael Wheat family. He’s a qualified joiner who fancied a change of career. Tim has thrown himself into the world of pond design and construction! A keen DIY-er, cyclist, snowboarder AND fisherman, Tim is popular with the whole team!  Tim worked for his previous employer for 25 years. We plan to keep him for 26 years – at least! 
Tim Mills
Job Supervisor
Henry has joined our team as one of our dedicated General Technicians – and is a super-fit fanatic; up at 5 o’clock every morning for a jog! He’s also a very talented member of the team who has a vast landscaping experience, especially for somebody at such a young age. When he’s not jogging or landscaping, he loves nothing more than a good, old-fashioned, cup of tea!
Henry Mills
General Technician
Shaun is our newest member of the team!
Shaun Piggins
General Technitian
Josh Smith
General Technician
The newest member of our team of General Technicians, Paul joins the team, bringing a wealth of landscaping expertise to everything he does. Well-travelled Paul is massively popular with the team and clients alike. Keeping with the theme of "family", Paul joins the team of one half of the Magees, alongside Tori who works in the office.
Paul Magee
General Technician
Leah is our Customer Relations and Office Manager. South African born, Leah is a determined, organised, creative and hugely likeable individual. She is our go-to systems expert. It’s Leah who has made us stunningly efficient in every aspect of the design, build and aftercare process. Leah handles our customer enquiries – superbly, we may add! Back at home, Leah’s first love is her gorgeous rescue dog; her husband is a close second. Apparently, he understands!
Leah Assimacopoulos
Client Relationship and Office Manager
Tori is our Administrator – as well as Michael’s PA. Tori helps with general admin around the office and works closely with Leah on everything from booking in clients for consultations, to discussing with clients any queries about the service received by the Ponds by Michael Wheat team. A keen animal lover, Tori has spent a lot of time travelling – visiting India, the south of France, Nepal and Spain. She even got married in Indonesia!
Tori Magee
PA and Administrator
Vivien, Michael’s mother, has had a variety of roles within the business over the years. Vivien brings her wealth of bookkeeping services to the business (and does it very well, we may add). When she’s not in the office working with Leah, Tori and the accounting department, or sharing her time between Michael and Leicester City Football Club, Vivien enjoys spending time with all her grandchildren.    
Vivien Wheat
Bookkeeping
Gemma, Michael’s wife and business partner, helps behind the scenes. She works increasingly on enhancing our processes and system, making us ever more professional in everything we do. She's a key person in making sure we have a happy and productive team! Gemma’s interests are also with the family, cinema, and shoes (same as Michael!) She is also a qualified hairdresser and beautician, meaning that Gemma appreciates beauty in all things!
Gemma Wheat
Team Liaison
Michael is the founder and proud owner of Ponds by Michael Wheat. With a lifetime in horticulture and customer service, Michael is passionate about all things “garden”. His goals are unashamedly ambitious – ambitious for clients and his team. His focus and drive are solely to make Michael Wheat Pond and Garden Design the very best it can be. “I’m blessed to be supported by an awesome bunch of people. Together we share the dream of great gardens for everyone.” On the rare occasions that Michael enjoys “downtime”, he’ll be found with his family. Other loves include the cinema, his beloved Leicester City Football Club, not forgetting his unbelievable collection of shoes
Michael Wheat
Creative Director

Our Partners in Business

When we undertook our rebrand we knew we needed a company that would be able share the same creative vision that we did. Mark and Creative 62 were the perfect fit. Mark and his team were instrumental in the re-launch of the company and the fantastic logo that has made it on everything from promotional material, right through to signage and uniforms. Superb!

Creative 62

Jacqui Elmore is the company’s business coach – vastly experienced and a true business visionary. Between them, Michael and Jacqui set the aims, the direction, and the strategy for the business. Jacqui is instrumental in guiding us towards our ultimate goal: to bring the best gardens and the best service to our clients. In short, to be the UK’s Number 1 company for Garden and Pond Design.

Business Coach

Health and Safety are essential in the running and maintaining of any business. Sam Green of Greens Consultancy is committed to making sure we perform our work in a safe manner; whether at our Heanor Road premises or the clients’ properties.

Health and Safety

We care about our staff and want to make sure we look after their needs. Happy staff equals happier customers, after all. Alison Fletcher, Director of APM HR, supports us in this. Specifically, Alison has helped us massively improve our new employee induction.

HR

Mike Waterfield of renowned Leicester accountants Torr Waterfield, looks after our accounts –  providing the superb service that has enabled us to grow so strongly in recent years.

Accounts
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