Meet The Team
Meet The Team
The Browns Tree Solutions Team
I have been a tree surgeon for 25+ years and I started my own business over 20 years ago. I love climbing trees and the thrill of the job. Sadly, I have had to retire from climbing full time due to a number of injuries, however I do still help out when and where I can! I have replaced the thrill of climbing with my love of running and swimming.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work in Germany alongside a world class climber who then went on to be a Welsh and UK climbing champion, which was very inspirational.
I spend my time quoting and can often be seen helping the guys out on site (drinking tea and chatting).
Our tree works take us all over the region and we have completed work for the 2012 Olympics in London, we also felled the trees at the Big Brother House and more recently we carried out tree operations to enable the new car Park at John Lewis in CMK to be built.
In my spare time aside from my running and swimming, I enjoy playing Bass and listening to music. I love being outdoors and love to climb mountains. I have climbed the 3 peaks and would love to climb Mount Blanc. I also enjoy watching Rugby and taking my youngest son to Olney and Northampton Saints rugby clubs reguarly.
My name is Suzanne Brown and I am Ray's Wife. I have been part of the tree business for about 6 years now. My role within the business is helping Jazmine (step daughter) with all aspects of administration, invoicing, HR, processes, business development, advertising, marketing and general management of the office.
This past year I have been stepping back a bit from the business to promote my Charity Als Pals which I have started in memory of my dad Alan who I lost to Cancer. Als Pals is a cancer buddy scheme based in Milton Keynes University Hospital and to find out more please click here...www.alspalsmk.co.uk. I am also proud to be a Charity Ambassador of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity as well.
Aside from this, in my spare time I love to take on personal fundraising challenges and so far I have completed 2 Skydives, a wing walk, hot coal walk, Half Marathon, 10K challenge and last year participated in my hardest challenge yet Ultra White Collar Boxing.
My proudest achievement aside from my 3 beautiful children was completing a part time Law degree and this certainly helps me in Business. I love going to the Gym reguarly and socialising. I have also been brave enough to start singing at open Mic nights and recently have managed to get a few small gigs.
My name is Jaz Brown, I am fairly new to the business. I started working with Browns Tree Solutions Ltd last year (2019), I work full time in the office alongside Suzanne. I have always been interested in becoming part of the family business which has been going since 1998; before I was born! Although I am not on site with the lads every day, I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and help when necessary!
I’ve always loved nature and being outdoors. Over the years I have climbed all 3 peaks (Snowden, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis) , completed a half marathon and a midnight moo. Myself, Suzanne and others have also taken part in a skydive this year (2020) to raise money for her new charity Als Pals, in memory of her father Alan William Dumbell.
I am currrently doing online courses to increase my knowledge of trees and aboriculture in general. I am hoping one day I will be able to join my dad, Ray Brown, in running the business and keep it going through the family.
My name is Frank, I am 7yrs old and work at home in the office alongside Suzanne and Jaz. My duties include annoying Jaz until she takes me out for a walk, saying hi to everyone who walks past the window and relaxing on my bean bag because being a dog is hard work. I love playing with toys; tennis balls are my favourite, though I do miss annoying my sister Lucy!
Unfortnately it is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our beautiful Lucy. She lived a long and adventurous life, passing at the ripe old age of 70; in dog years that is :) ! She loved being at home in the office with Jaz, Suzanne and Frank and protecting them from great dangers (the postman, neighbors and anyone who came in 2m of the house :D)! She will be greatly missed by all, rest in peace Lucy.
After the passing of our lovely Lucy we decided Frank needed another friend... Introducing the newest member of the Brown family: Betty the Bulldog!
Hii I am Betty!
I am almost 5 months old, I love my new big brother Frank, we play and cuddle all day. My favourite thing to do is go on walks together and explore outside! I don't help out in the office just yet, I am still learning how to be a dog, so far I have mastered snoring as loud as possible and doing the smelliest farts :D