Former soldier and postman pulling up trees with new business venture

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Mar 2018

After two years as a Scunthorpe postman, Andy Goldie decided to put his feet to better use - by climbing trees!

And the 34-year-old ex-soldier says his feet have not touched the ground since he set up up Goldie Tree Services last September.

A trained arborist, his love for working for in the field was rekindled by an invitation from his partner Hayley Clissold.

Hayley, who by coincidence runs a pre-school play group call Little Saplings, said: "I asked him to cut some low hanging branches from a number of trees on the premises."

Andy’s first break came when he gained a contract with Winteringham Parish Council and since then, the work has been flooding in.

He said of his success: "I hope to continue the run of success by gaining more local authority contracts and adding more people to my current customer base.

"I look forward to being able to employ local people to grow the business and continue to provide the best service possible to customers old and new, keeping close to our company ethos in which we pride ourselves in our honesty and integrity, ensuring we grow and move forward in mutual trust and respect with the people we serve.

"By using the correct equipment and following closely to the training I have undergone, my customers have been completely satisfied, which will no doubt create repeat custom year by year."

Prior to cutting down trees and hedges and delivering the Royal Mail, Andy served with the 2 Royal Anglian Regiment for five years.

"He then moved to 4 Royal Irish Home service. He saw out his service until the regiment disbanded and he used his re-settlement pay to fund his training as an arborist.

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