GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY- Dean Pullen - Christ Church College, Oxford
Today (Thursday 20th January 2022) is 'Get to Know your Customers Day'. We reached out to a number of our Allett customers from the homeowner to the professional groundsmen to find out more about them.
Dean works as an Assistant summer gardener at Christ Church College in Oxford. Christ Church have been converting all their tools to battery power over the last few years. The advantages of these machines are not only reduced carbon and other pollutant emissions, but also hugely decreased noise levels which is important in a college setting. There are no toxic fumes with the battery mowers for the operator and the local environment. There is vastly reduced fuel and servicing costs with these mowers also. Christ Church have both the Allett C34E cylinder mower as well as the Uplift86E rotary mower.
1. Name / Job
Dean Pullen, Assistant summer gardener at Christ Church College in Oxford
2. Family status
3.Where do you live?
4. Where did your passion from lawn-care come from?
My cousin was the assistant summer gardener at Christ Church but got a full time position. He messaged me saying a summer job was going if I fancied going for an interview. I’ve always enjoyed gardening.
5.What's an average day look like at Christ Church?
I manage myself at work. I prioritise what needs doing and get on with it. I seek advice from the head gardener if needed. There are a number of jobs to undertake around the college from the lawns to the flower beds and paths etc.
6.What's your favourite Allett Mower?
My favourite Allett mower is the C34 evolution. It is so easy to use and the results are brilliant.
7.What's your favourite Allett cartridge?
Favourite cartridge is the turf rake.
8. What are the biggest challenges you face in your job?
I guess the biggest challenge for me is learning to pace myself. I have a tendency to try to get too much done in a day.
9. Have you got any hobbies?
Hobbies, Photography, walking, travel, reading and cooking to name but. A few.
10. Favourite food?
11. Dream holiday destination?
Anywhere I can drive my motorhome.
12. If you could have any three people round for dinner who would they be?
My late biological father, my late stepfather and my late stepfather in law
13. What advice would you give to someone wanting to improve their lawn at home?
My lawn-care tips would be to follow the advice given by Allett on their website. It’s seasonal and they know grass.