Meet the team:
Reuben Abtar- Landscaping Director
Reuben Abtar was born to be an entrepreneur. Coming from a relatively poor background, it encouraged him to formulate money thus making ideas and techniques from a very young age. At the tender age of 13, he decided to walk five miles to school in the hot Caribbean sun of Barbados and back for a week in order to save his bus fare and purchased a bulk bag of sweets to start a confectionery selling to his schoolmates. Returning to London years later Reuben studied accountancy at University and worked in the field for a few years before quickly realising that his passion and love lay in the great outdoors and so he founded the high-end landscaping company-Distinctly Different Landscape. Leaning on his childhood experience of growing up on a farm in the tropical island of Barbados has helped him to develop and grow his landscaping company from a small landscaping company in London to now operating from two locations, London and Walton-on-Thames.
Meet the team:
Jamie- Lee Abtar - Director of Marketing
Jamie Lee’s background and accolades lie in the marketing and travel industry so it was quite an exciting change when she took on the challenge of developing and growing the Distinctly Different Landscapes brand under her travel and lifestyle PR and marketing agency Be Distinctly Different. She has combined her love for stunning landscape designs, marketing know-how and a desire to offer clients a seamless outdoor experience. Recently named as one of the 2016 – 2017 TTG Future Leaders, Jamie-Lee is a marketing professional with over a decade’s experience. She spearheads the marketing and business development function of Distinctly Different Landscapes and also enjoys being a part of the landscape re-design process. As for her future plans, she says: “There is never an end goal for me. My businesses are constantly evolving and I couldn’t imagine my life without the satisfaction and adventure that they bring”.