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Meet the team

  • Andrew Wands
  • Angela Gualde-Llopis
  • Ayrton Silcock
  • Dainius Rakauskas
  • Adam Dorey
  • Deimantas Brokas
  • Fiona Walsh
  • Francisco DaSilva
  • Helena Steina
  • Jakub Jaruga
  • Mindaugas Ladyga
  • Bartlomiej Woznica
  • Richard Silcock
  • Scott Anderson
  • Slava Zarubin
  • Steve McIntyre
  • Lee McMahon
  • Aldona Matuliokiene
  • Dani Turner
  • Nimisha Desai
  • Marius Vitauskaus
  • Rorke Silcock
  • Sue Clarke
  • Orkney Anderson
  • Laine Priekule
  • Inna Lurchenko
  • Gennadii Yurchenko
  • Cody Porterfield
  • Niall McEvoy
  • Michael Redfern
  • Aaron Brocklehurst
  • Alexandrs Homickis
  • Philip Land
  • Ritvars Priekulis
  • Rob Delves
  • Sandra Easterbrook
  • Kelly Williamson

Kelly Williamson

Financial Controller

Our newest starter, Kelly, may be new to Viritopia, but she certainly isn't new to numbers and calculations! A key part to the ever-growing Viritopian team.

A look into the process.

For an insight into where we've come from, how we work with our clients and what's been achieved so far, take a look at our new online storybook.

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Our clients

Trusted by some of the biggest brands around the world

Working on some high-profile projects where failure was not an option, we were the preferred partners for multiple well-known brands, some of which we've worked with multiple times.

Marks & Spencer

How we became global leaders in green roof and living wall design

June 1996

Our original plant wholesale business began trading on Aldingbourne Nurseries.

The birth of ANS Group Europe
March 2005

We began supplying, and installing green roofs, experimenting with various green roof systems.

August 2008

Initial demand from architects for living wall systems, a new niche provision in the market. We began extensive research and development into a broad spectrum of living wall systems.

Research and development
September 2010

First major living wall project completed in the UK at Westfield Shopping Centre, this was heavily promoted in the press and lead to massive interest in living walls and the ANS Living Wall system in particular.

First major Living Wall project
October 2010

New branding for 'ANS Group Europe' as we were first known, this changed to 'ANS Global' following rapid expansion abroad.

ANS Global
April 2011

First interior living wall installed at XL Catlin office in London

First Interior Living Wall
May 2011

ANS Living Screen developed as a mobile living wall unit for homes, offices and hotels.

Living Screens
May 2012

Company trip to Holland to meet with a large network of plant suppliers.

Networking with plant suppliers
March 2013

New modular green roof system developed following years of experience with living roofs. Initially branded as 'InstaGrufe'.

InstaGrufe (now GrufeKit) was born
February 2014

First ANS MossArt preserved moss wall installed at Deloitte in Edinburgh.

First Moss Art
September 2015

We further improved our green roof offering into a DIY green roof kit and rebranded it as 'GrufeKit'

DIY green roof kit rebranded as GrufeKit
June 2016

ANS office refurbishment, transforming our head office.

Office refurbishment
January 2017

ANS Global celebrate the ten year anniversary of the ANS Living Wall system.

Ten year anniversary
January 2018

1st ANS Living Wall installed in Australia at Gosford Private Hospital.

ANS first Living Wall in Australia
February 2018

1st ANS Living Wall installed in Qatar.

ANS first living Wall in Qatar
January 2020

World's largest living wall project is completed in Qatar

ANS living wall, the largest in the world
March 2020

We moved all our CPDs and meetings online, saving 600-1000 travel miles for just one of the sales team per week.

ANS move all CPDs and meetings online, saving hundreds of travel miles per week.
November 2020

Tallest living wall in Europe installed in Woking

ANS install Europe's tallest living wall in Woking.
January 2021

Our feasibility and design consultancy is launched, with our first key project based in Dartford.

ANS launch their green infrastructure feasibility and design consultancy, with first key project in Dartford.
November 2021

Now with expertise in landscape architecture, project management, design, operations and horticulture. Our team has grown and our combined experience with it.

The team grows at ANS, now with expertise in landscape architecture, project management, design, operations and horticulture.
January 2022

We commit to donate 10,000 trees by the end of the year through our partner, Ecologi.

ANS commit to the planting of 10,000 trees around the world by the end of the year.
March 2022

Planting begins for the largest living wall in Europe, Eden New Bailey in Salford.

Planting begins for Europe's largest green wall in Salford, Manchester.
January 2024

ANS transforms to Viritopia!

ANS transforms to Viritopia

Award Winning, Accredited Biodiversity Experts

Contributed to several Gold and Silver award winning projects.

Contributed to several Gold and Silver award winning projects.

Best of Customer Service on Houzz

Best of Customer Service on Houzz

Constructionline Gold Member

Constructionline Gold Member

In line with CSCS

In line with CSCS

SMAS Worksafe Contractor

SMAS Worksafe Contractor

Compliant with SSIP

Compliant with SSIP

Trained under Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme

Trained under Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme

First class classification for BS 476: Part 7: 1997

First class classification for BS 476: Part 7: 1997

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