Meet the Team

Lee Barge – Managing Director & Projects Manager

Lee Barge – Managing Director & Projects Manager

With over 15 years’ experience in both the domestic and commercial Landscaping and Arboriculture industries, there are few questions that Lee cannot answer. Since leaving school and deciding to start up his own Grounds Maintenance business with just a Citroen Berlingo, and his mum’s shed for storage, Lee built Barge Landscaping into a multi faceted company, now known as Barge Group. Staying true to Lee’s original principles that the business was founded on; quality, value and exceeding customer expectations through innovation and service, Barge Group continues to flourish. 15 years later and Barge Group is now home to numerous divisions including Play Installation & Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Tree Surgery, Traffic Management and Plant Hire, and the vast array of tools and equipment have long left the shed. As well as using his strong leadership skills to inspire, motivate and drive business results, Lee still very much enjoys ‘keeping his hand in’ and loves nothing more than co-ordinating a small or large scale project knowing that the time spent is invaluable in continuing the success of Barge Group.

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Simon Frampton – Commercial Manager

Simon Frampton – Commercial Manager

Simon has been an asset to Barge Group for over 6 years, originally joining us as a Landscape Operative. Having initially worked on site, Simon’s organisational and managerial skills were recognised and his dedication and commitment to the company were, and still are, second to none. As a result Simon became an integral part of the day to day running of Barge Group and successfully co-ordinated our commercial Grounds Maintenance Contracts. However it was noted that Simon’s drive and passion, combined with his enthusiasm and commitment, ensured that Barge Group continued to move forward and develop as a company. Therefore in November 2016, Simon was appointed as our Commercial Manager and we are very excited about the future of Barge Group, and it is clear that with skills in Business Development, that Simon possesses, that future is in safe hands.

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Paul Barge – Fleet & Highways Manager

Paul Barge – Fleet & Highways Manager

Paul is the longest serving member of staff and has been part of the company since day 1. His wealth of knowledge of the Arboriculture and Landscape industry is vast. Having begun as a Landscape Operative, gaining valuable skills in the needs of a variety of clients, Paul is now responsible for working closely with numerous councils, supplying services to their Highways Vegetation Maintenance divisions. Following Storm Katie in March 2016, Paul played a vital part in organising our Emergency Tree Callout Teams across the whole of Kent, liasing with clients such as Amey. As the Barge Group Fleet Manager, Paul is responsible for ensuring that our fleet of vehicles, tools and equipment are in excellent working condition, a key factor in the success of Barge Group. If you need something fixed, you ask Paul! He is a valuable asset to Barge Group and very useful to have around!

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Martin Rogers – Grounds Maintenance Contracts Manager

Martin Rogers – Grounds Maintenance Contracts Manager

Martin joined Barge Group in 2013 as a Grounds Maintenance Operative, undertaking contract maintenance works throughout Kent and London. Having gained management experience in the past, 2017 saw Martin accept a promotion to Grounds Maintenance Contracts manager here at Barge Group Ltd. His day to day role entails planning, overseeing and implementing all Grounds Maintenance contract works and monitoring quality. Martin brings with him a wealth of industry experience and is very excited about his new role. He will forms part of the core management team at Barge Group, who work hard in pushing the company forwards.

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Ros Barge – Finance & Digital Manager

Ros Barge – Finance & Digital Manager

Ros is the latest’recruit’ at Barge Group, joining in August 2016. Ros brings almost 10 years’ experience from Education and Multimedia settings, complementing the Play Installation division of Barge Group, as well as the outward facing digital positioning of the company. Although the only female member of Barge Group, Ros welcomes the opportunity to get her hands dirty, accompanying colleagues on site visits and immersing herself in our Hire Division. Ros has been key in developing and promoting the online Barge Group Customer Experience, thereby ensuring a continued relationship with Barge Groups’ entire customer base, and is eager to see how this role will progress in the future.

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Our Teams of Operatives

We are very proud of our teams of operatives at Barge Group. With over 40 year’s experience spanning across landscape construction and grounds maintenance; it is safe to say our teams are varied and diverse in what they bring to our table! With each new addition, we continue to develop and grow our skill set.

Our teams are passionate about what they do and therefore it comes as no surprise that our client list is diverse – from local authorities, businesses and educational establishments to councils and private gardens.

We are always looking for new and inspiring people to join Barge Group. If you are interested, please email your C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where a member of our team will be in contact should an opportunity arise.

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N13 Europa Trading Estate,
Fraser Road Erith, Kent, DA8 1QL

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