Oliver graduated with a degree in creative writing and performance acting from York University.

After graduating, his mum suggested he volunteered at one of our Social Enterprises, Park House Barns, where he worked closely with the Horticulturalist, Richard. 

"Richard took me under his wing, and I began to enjoy the pace and growth, but most of all I enjoyed being outdoors in the field." Within the same year,  Oliver was given the opportunity to apply for a paid role of Assistant Horticulturalist, an opportunity he eagerly accepted, and was delighted to be successful. 

Since then, Oliver has continued to develop his skills, experience and confidence, and has been promoted to Horticultural Lead in charge of the five acre field at Park House Barns. 

"I enjoy watching the crops in the field grow, and the sense of achievement that accompanies this."

"We attended a Coronation afternoon with our son, what an amazing afternoon we had! I would like to pass on our thanks to the staff concerned for organising the occasion. The food and drinks were delicious and plentiful. We were made to feel very welcome, the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Once again THANK YOU to everyone involved in making the afternoon a success, even the weather was good!"

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