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ESL Appoints Phil Jones As CEO

20 Dec 18


ESL Landscape Contractors is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Jones as Chief Executive Officer. Phil started his new role with ESL on 1st December. His appointment to the Board of ESL is the next step on the path to greater success and it brings a wide range of industry knowledge and experience to the company.

Based in Hastings, East Sussex, ESL was established in 1993 and specialises in soft landscape construction mainly for commercial customers in the South East of England.

Phil’s career, which spans in excess of thirty-five years, was founded on landscape construction and landscape maintenance. He was most recently Managing Director of ISS Landscaping (a division of ISS Facility Services Ltd), where he led the team through a period of significant growth, operating mainly in the Local Authority, Defence and Corporate grounds maintenance sectors, as well as landscape construction and winter services.

Phil is also currently Chairman of BALI – NCF the National Contractor’s Forum, which represents those companies working across the UK in the landscape maintenance sector, as well as construction.

Phil said “I am delighted to have joined ESL at such an exciting stage of its development. The business has very sound foundations and a very good team, the members of which have been instrumental in the growth of the company to date. I look forward to leading the business and to contributing to its future success.”

James Mahoney, Chairman of ESL, commented “We are very pleased to have Phil join the team at ESL.  He combines a deep landscaping background with years of senior corporate and industry leadership experience which will be invaluable to ESL.  We look forward to Phil leading the business as we continue our growth and development.”


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