MEET THE TEAM Personal Service
H.A. Trim is owned by Hans and Julie Alexandersen who started growing trees over 25 years ago. They bought Santa Fir Christmas Tree Farm, Shamley Green, Surrey in 2005 and have greatly expanded both the wholesale and retail businesses.
H.A. Trim is very much a family business, our success hinges on this, we are passionate about our trees and deliver a personal service. We tailor make all orders to your individual requirements and our team are very experienced in choosing, handling and packing your trees.
Our Team Whenever you contact us, by phone or email you will always be dealing with a member of our team below. We are here to deliver a personal service to our customers.
Hans and Julie
Hans arrived from Denmark in 1987 and never left. He is regarded as one of the best Christmas tree growers in the industry and was the Chairman of the BCTGA 'British Christmas Tree Growers Association' from 2019-2022. He was also President of the CTGCE ' Christmas Tree Grower Council Europe' from 2019-2022. He is responsible for trees and transplants. He is mentor to Paul, Kristien and the growing team and adviser to other growers.
Julie runs the office. She knows everything you need to know about Christmas trees and oversees ordering, delivering, invoicing, problem solving and is the main point of contact for customers. She runs a tight ship and ensures every delivery is fulfilled and our customers are satisfied.
Kristien is the son of Hans and Julie, when he left school, he went to college in the USA to develop his skills in film making, but his time there was brought to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic.
He saw first-hand how challenging it was to keep the business going on limited staff and the restrictions that were in place at that time and focussed on helping the family. He quickly realised that this was what he wanted to do with his future and his role within the business became very clear. Over the past few years Kristien has developed some of his many ideas and this has already made a significant impact on our business.
Karen is the sister of and right hand woman to Julie. Her passion is our retail side of the business, helping families choose their tree and organising Santa's Grotto.
Jan is a family friend and our accountant. She oversees the finances and is fast becoming as knowledgeable about Christmas trees as the family. She is our back up in the office and is there to help in the absence of Julie or Karen.
Our Growing Team
Our ''boys'' are responsible for the day to day growing of our trees, including plantation preparation, planting, nurturing, harvesting netting and palletising. Over the years and with the guidance of Hans they too have become experts.
John came to us in 2020 with many years experience in the Christmas tree industry. John runs the Kent end of our operation. He has created a new retail area which we have plans to expand soon, and is taking care of our plantations there.
Kim has worked with us in the retail for a number of years, but in 2023 joined the team full time as Social Media and Digital Manager. We wanted to really start to highlight our growing processes and sustainability practices and Kim has been instrumental in building our social media prescence and helping to educate people about the benefits of home grown Christmas Trees. Kims background is in Radio and Voiceover and so she also voices many of our videos.