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 is the Chairman of the BCTGA 'British Christmas Tree Growers Association'. He is also President of the CTGCE ' Christmas Tree Grower Council Europe'. He is responsible for trees and transplants. He is mentor to Paul 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.
Paul is the son in law of Hans and Julie, and is the Farm Manager and right-hand man to Hans. He is responsible for the smooth running of the farm and is particularly busy during the Christmas season overseeing deliveries and collections from the yard. Paul is always cheerful and always there to help.
Karen is the sister of and right hand woman to Julie. She oversees media, advertising and general office duties. Her passion is our retail side of the business, helping families choose their tree, organising Santa's Grotto and our local produce market.
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 is the newest member of the team. He comes to us with many years experience in the Christmas tree industry. John will be running the Kent end of our operation. He has created a new retail area and is taking care of our plantations there.