Our People

We are committed to maintaining and developing a strong, responsive and well trained team of professionals, who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in our Practice and who will carry the business forward into the future. We have a team of highly skilled designers and managers with a range of skills and expertise to assist our clients in the creation of sustainable, high quality, robust landscapes.

Dick Longdin


Dick is an expert in residential masterplanning and green infrastructure planning for complex schemes. He was elected Fellow of the Landscape Institute in 2012 in recognition of his contributions to the profession as a designer, lecturer, and Pathway to Chartership examiner and was made a Landscape Institute Ambassador in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the title 'Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design' by the Urban Design Group. He oversees the practice masterplanning and urban design work.
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Lindsay Cordall


Lindsay is meticulous in his approach to detailed design and high quality workmanship, which has ensured the smooth delivery of many landscape schemes. He leads project teams on detailed design for planning and construction and oversees the practice landscape implementation work. He is a Supervisor and Examiner for the Pathway to Chartership.
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Nicola Jacob


Nicola’s area of expertise is masterplanning and landscape assessment for sites ranging from single buildings to new settlements. Her holistic design approach balances planning constraints, place-making principles, and the commercial needs of clients. She guides the team on projects at feasibility and planning stages, and provides landscape expert witness services.
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Pauline Randall


Founding partner Pauline Randall FLI is now happily retired from management. She continues to practice across a range of projects drawing upon her 30 + years experience as landscape assessor, expert witness, and designer of naturalistic landscapes.
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Steve Butcher

Junior Partner

Steve specialises in residential masterplanning and strategic landscape design, with a keen focus on creating characterful places for people to live, work and play. He is a mentor for other staff on the Pathway to Chartership and is currently masterplanning several new settlements for a range of clients.
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Danielle Bentley

Junior Partner

Danielle has expertise in technical detailed design for planning, design coordination and contract administration. She manages the delivery of large-scale strategic infrastructure and landscape schemes, including implementation on site. Danielle is also a Supervisor for Pathway to Chartership candidates.
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Joanne Folland

Senior Associate

Joanne has extensive experience in preparing Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments which can withstand close scrutiny at planning appeals in addition to a broader range of design skills, all of which benefit from her careful and considered approach to landscape design. She focuses on the planning stages of projects and oversees Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment services.
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Laurie Sangwin

Senior Associate

Laurie is a talented landscape architect who specialises in urban design, residential layout and planting design and is also a skilled designer of natural play spaces. He currently manages a number of projects through the early planning stages for established clients. He is also a Mentor for Pathway to Chartership candidates.
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Cassandra Wheadon

Senior Associate

Cassandra has a wealth of experience working in practice for over 10 years in the north west. Her particular areas of expertise are landscape masterplanning and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment services for planning applications and site promotion material. She also mentors candidates through the Pathway to Chartership process.
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Chloe Greenwood

Landscape Architect / Senior Graphic Designer

Chloe has joined us with a background in all things creative. She was awarded an Art Foundation Distinction from The Manchester School of Art, before graduating with a BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield in 2017. Since leaving University, Chloe has gained further experience in graphic design and digital illustration, and now assists with graphics across a variety of projects.

Harry Silcock

Assistant Landscape Architect

Harry joined us with a First Class BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture and is currently studying his MA (Hons) at Birmingham City University on a part-time basis. He specialises on technical design work with a key focus on planning and construction detailing. Whilst at university he also achieved the Landscape Institute Midlands Branch John Knight Prize for creating proposals that focused on sustainability and social engagement.”

Kamran Iqbal

Student Landscape Architect

Kamran joins the Randall Thorp team for his Year in Practice as part of his MLA in Landscape Architecture with Ecology at the University of Sheffield, where he recently won the ARCUS Consultancy Sustainable Landscape Award for his final project.

Daniel Asha

Apprentice Landscape Technician

Dan joined the team as our first ever Apprentice Landscape Technician. He is the youngest and keenest member of the team (his words!). He is very excited to learn about all aspects of the profession and the variety of techniques and skills needed to succeed in the landscape industry.

Alison Forsythe

Practice Manager

Alison has a background in illustration and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1986 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. She joined Randall Thorp as Practice Manager in 2003 and looks after the office IT, finance and business operations.

Dog Friendly Office

Woody, Scruff, Roobarb, Paddy & Jack

Our office dogs, Roobarb, Paddy, Jack and Woody & Scruff are friendly dogs that often visit the Randall Thorp studio.

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