Paul Coombe & Alan Sharpe founded the company in 1985 and went limited in 1997. The working partnership developed more than 25 years ago as a result of working together as sub-contractors on local forestry operations. Paul’s background is in the building industry whilst Alan’s is in forestry and farming.

This winning team decided to set up a business together to take advantage of some pretty big gaps in the market for everything from garden landscaping to building-site ground works, and our success speaks for itself.

Since its early days the Coombe & Sharpe business has grown successfully and has broadened out into other areas. Today we are a multi stranded company that is always professional, taking pride in our workmanship. We employ a dedicated team who are well trained and operate safely. Our focus on training our workforce and expanding each individual’s skills-set ensure that together we can adapt to changes in the industry and bring new skills required onboard quickly.

Domestic Landscaping Services – we deliver expert workmanship in block paving, fencing, decking, drainage and arboriculture. We believe in using quality products and delivering excellent service to suit all budgets and design ideas.

Commercial Property Maintenance – currently we provide comprehensive site and buildings maintenance for housing developments within the Housing Association and Council ownership. We are also happy to consider smaller maintenance contracts for privately owned residential flats and business premises.

As a company we pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and customer service. We aim to deliver the best landscaping service whatever the customer’s design and budget needs.

Take a look at our corporate environmental policy and our health and safety policy.
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

ERDF Funding – Stages 1, 2 and 3

In 2018, we were pleased to be awarded a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. allow us to improve the storage of materials and recycling materials in the yard and enable us to create an improved workshop for the Coombe & Sharpe team to make fencing panels and gates,  all of which will permit us to employ additional staff.

As of December, stage 1 of this funding has been delivered and a fleet of new machinery for the yard has arrived. Alan and Paul are, we gather, like kids in the sweetshop with all the new toys!

Update 2020: Stage 2 and 3 of the project are now complete. The upgrades to the workshop are finished and we have taken possession of the new woodworking equipment which will enable us to grow our business further

Industry Qualifications & Certifications

Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board
Waste Management Industry Training & Advisor Board (WAMITAB) Cert No: CCC18936
Certification that ensures that employees are safe, competent, skilled and equipped in waste management. Recently renewed and runs to 2020.
Environment Agency
Registered Waste carrier Cert no: CB-ZE5034UH
Certification from the Environment agency
CHAS Accredited Contractor
Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS ) Approved
CITB Construction Skills
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) – Communication skills member

Construction Plant Competence Scheme certification for Site Safety & Plant Operation


City & Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council

City & Guilds -Pesticides and Pest Control Spraying
City & Guilds -Land Based Wood Chipper
National Provisional Test -Chain Saw Operative
street works
Street Works – Qualified and registered to carry out:
Excavation in Road Highway
Excavation, Backfilling & Reinstatement
Hot & Cold bitumen materials
Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces & Concrete highways

Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Licensed driver

All employees qualified in the operation of large and small machinery
Dumpers, telescopic land excavators, 10 Tonnes & Above plus 10 Tonnes & Below

Additional qualification in operation of large machinery
Excavations 1/2 – 30 Tonnes

If you have any questions please give us a call or you can email us via our Contact Us page.