About Us 2018-10-11T16:38:20+00:00

We’re EcoBunker

Specialists, passionate, innovative and dedicated.

The success of our company owes a great deal to our committed core team, who have worked together for over 7 years. After 4 years with our first venture Envirosports Ltd, the entire team of technical, construction and sales staff stayed together to form EcoBunker Ltd in June 2014. Since then  we have grown steadily and recruited high calibre individuals to strengthen further our skills base and range of services.

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Richard Allen
CEO & Inventor

Richard graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. Specialising in highways, infrastructure, drainage and hydraulics, after 26 years working for major international consultancies (including Parsons Brinkerhoff and WSP) Richard had attained a Director level of responsibility, managing the technical output from a regional design team. Golf was, however Richard’s passion. During his civil engineering career, he took every opportunity to undertake golf course design tasks, and during that period he solved several complex land drainage issues (including an award-winning design) and gained planning consent for various golf related planning applications. He also achieved a lifetime ambition by surveying, designing, and negotiating the technical consents for a Par 3 hole which was built and has become a signature hole at that golf club.

Richard’s awareness of golf bunker maintenance issues, and his discovery that there was a need for a viable bunker edging product led to his invention of the patented stacked synthetic turf (or sod) construction method. In 2014 Richard formed EcoBunker Ltd to promote and distribute a range of innovative, sustainable and low maintenance solutions for the golf and landscaping sectors, and since then the company has and continues to experience strong growth. Richard is married with two grown up children, plays a decent standard of golf, when time permits, and enjoys most sports and good food.

Office: +44(0) 2920 397472

Mobile: 07584 495688

richard.allen@ecobunker.co.uk

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Llewellyn Matthews
Construction Manager

Llewellyn is a qualified greenkeeper having learned his trade at Southerndown GC, where he was mentored by Gary Johnstone, now Course Manager at Portmarnock. Llewellyn developed a passion and skill for bunker shaping and construction, however this part of his career was temporarily put on hold after a string of sparkling performances as an amateur golfer launched him into the Walker Cup in 2007 alongside the likes of Rory McIlroy. Now, after a globe-trotting spell as a Touring Professional, Llewellyn has returned to his South Wales roots and and become our Construction Manager at Ecobunker ltd.

Llewellyn has been building bunkers using our patented method for nearly 7 years and he has elevated the art of construction to a new level, impressing clients all over the UK , Europe and the USA with his skill and determination to get the best possible results. Llewellyn explains his initial experience of the Ecobunker construction method: ‘ When I heard my home club was about to start building synthetic bunkers, I was highly sceptical, however, as soon as I saw the first one I was immediately converted. As a greenkeeper I knew how difficult it was to maintain bunkers, and as a golfer I expected neat and consistent bunkers. This construction method achieves all those objectives and I’m delighted to be part of the team promoting this great concept’. Having regained his Amateur Status, Llewellyn continues to play golf at a high level, gaining selection to both County and the Welsh National Team. Llewellyn and his partner Rak are expecting their first child early in 2018.

Office: +44(0) 2920 397472

Mobile: 07972 471193

llewellyn.matthews@ecobunker.co.uk

Huw Morgan MG
Technical Manager

Huw Morgan is one of the highest qualified and most experienced Greenkeepers in the UK, being one of a select group of Master Greenkeepers, the 33rd person to be awarded this honour. Throughout his 32 year career he has been an active member and supporter of BIGGA, continually updating his knowledge (he has qualifications in horticulture, greenkeeping and golf course management) and is always keen to learn and adopt new techniques where he sees a long term benefit.

Huw has made a positive impact at top class clubs including Southerndown, Wilderness, Ashburnham and recently he has risen to the challenge of combining course and club management, and at Pennard GC. He can claim to have not only to have greatly improved the condition of the course, but also by significantly increasing turnover and profitability. These skills have not gone unnoticed, and Huw was appointed as Greenkeeping and Club Services Committee member for Wales Golf, a position he still holds.

The successful introduction of our EcoBunker system into Pennard was spearheaded by Huw, and the project has been warmly embraced by both members and the greenkeeping staff. The product made such an impression on Huw that he has now decided to join EcoBunker Ltd as our Technical Manager. We are extremely pleased to welcome him into our team. Huw will take on a client facing role, providing an advisory and customer care role to any golf club that wants to benefit from his common sense and sustainable approach to golf course management.

Office: +44(0) 2920 397472

huw.morgan@ecobunker.co.uk

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