From professionals

Meet the H-Team

What do a former world champion, world logging championship representative and FCA board member and a City & Guilds Assessor and Lantra instructor all have in common? They are all members of the newly formed Husqvarna H-Team. A dedicated, highly skilled and industry respected group of individuals who have been tasked to help make Husqvarna even greater! Continue reading to discover who they are.

Josephine Hedger

Multiple World Tree Climbing Champion, Jo Hedger, already runs a successful arborist business, Arbor-Venture Tree Care with her partner, employing 10 people as well as an arb training school which trains around 300 students per year. Passionate about arb and climbing she is extremely well respected within the industry and will provide the brand with further exposure to this area and will also work alongside Husqvarna through her training school.
Jo Hedger

Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell has spent most of his working life in the forest. He is chairman of the UK Loggers, who send a team to represent the UK in the World Logging Championships (WLC). Andy has competed in all four European Logging Championships since they started in 2009 and achieved 3rd place in the tree felling in 2013. He has also attended as team leader for the UK at many WLC's. Based in East Anglia, he has worked with Husqvarna on numerous occasions in the past at events such as the APF. Passionate about the company, Andy comes on board as a forestry expert but will also cover commercial landscape and ground care.
Andy Campbell

Tim Bendle

Tim is self-employed with 30 years experience working as a professional contractor in the Forestry & Arboricultural Industry. Tim’s extensive experience stretches to 21 years as a City & Guilds NPTC Assessor in Forestry & Arboriculture and 21 years as a Lantra Instructor in Forestry and Arboriculture. He also performs independent training and also is contracted to Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester in the Rural Skills department covering all chainsaw activities (Forestry and Tree surgery), Brush cutting, Wood Chippers, Stump Grinding and Aerial platforms. With 13 years as a Technical Standards Verifier and latterly Lead Verifier for City & Guilds NPTC and Lantra for Forestry and Arboriculture.
Tim Bendle

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