Nature's Architects

#6 From the Roots Up with Jonathan Cocking of JCA

March 01, 2021 Jonathan Cocking Season 1 Episode 6
Nature's Architects
#6 From the Roots Up with Jonathan Cocking of JCA
Show Notes

Now this is a fascinating chat, with a good friend and director. We cover so many topics in such a short amount of time and I hope you all enjoy this one. I learnt a lot. So grab a #Yorkshire tea and enjoy this.
This week we chat to Jonathan Cocking Director of JCA and President of the European Arboricultural Council (EAC) . We spoke to technical director Charles a couple of weeks back. Jonathan has successfully steered JCA to huge growth over the years and also has an inherent passion for arboriculture and the wider industry.  Jonathan is a Registered Consultant with the Arboricultural Association, expert witness, Chartered Biologist and Chartered Forester. It's fair to say he knows his stuff.

This discussion goes in a great direction and if you are in a family run business, want to understand how people start in the industry, or simply want to understand more about business management, this is the podcast for you. Clearly arboriculture and running businesses is so intertwined in his life and seeing the success of the business. 

We  try to cover a wide topic base including:

  • what their plans are;
  • where it all started;
  • culture;
  • willingness and motivation;
  • work streams;
  • travelling the world;
  • what is the future for the industry.

We will end with:

  • what do they look for in new team members
  • what is the biggest challenge for the industry

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