After leaving school Terry Banyard decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in Arboriculture. He was filtered into the system as a grounds man for a year, and then took a place at Merrist Wood College where he would study to achieve a NCH ARB. At college Terry also gained the basic NPTC units, this full year of training left Terry well prepared to start his working career, at college
After college the next step for Terry was out in the real world of arboriculture where along the way he worked with many great people learning a lot in a short space of time.
By the age of 20 Terry was running his own team and not long after that he became the head climber for the company of around 30 tree surgeons.
After this Terry had the opportunity to become self employed and work for many people in forestry and arb. A lot of the people Terry was working with weren’t fortunate to have the experience that he had acquired and so he often provided onsite training to make the job run smoothly and more efficiently.
This led to Terry becoming a NPTC assessor which then developed into him running bespoke training courses and arranging assessments; he also runs short courses to suit different clients like workshop days and refresher training.