Meet the Team

Corker is a family business, and we owe our success to working together as a close-knit team where everyone is passionate about providing our customers with the best products and an exceptional service.

We share our community’s family friendly values and love creating a fun, relaxing, and inspirational environment for having a truly enjoyable time outdoors.

We delight in making our customers happy – from the instant they enter our show gardens and experience outdoor living by Corker, to the moment their goods are dropped off by our friendly and professional drivers on time, in perfect condition, and exactly where they are wanted.

Michael Corkery

Founder and Managing Director

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Michael Corkery

Founder and Managing Director

Michael founded Small Loads and is the driving force behind managing and growing the business, as well as re-branding it to reflect the new exciting future vision for Corker as a company supplying everything you need for your dream garden – from aggregates to soil, artificial grass, and beautiful outdoor accessories and furniture.

Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his mountain bike, and a glass of good red wine. Corker is Michael’s passion, and he would spend every day at work if his wife let him. When he manages to squeeze in a bit of travelling, he loves taking Alice and their daughter Elizabeth on a weekend away in Europe.

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Alice Corkery

Co-Founder and Sales Director

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Alice Corkery

Co-Founder and Sales Director

Alice is Michael’s wife and leads the team to provide outstanding end-to-end service to our customers, giving them the tour around our show garden, helping them choose the right products, and ensuring the sale and delivery go smoothly. We call Alice our Concierge Team Manager, as she is an absolute expert at making make sure our customers get a truly personalised, attentive, and welcoming service. Alice’s warm smile and laughter make sure the weather’s always great at Corker.

Alice enjoys relaxing with family and friends and loves taking our dogs Boris and Wallace on walks. Her favourite treats are a glass of bubbly prosecco and a slice of delicious cake.

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Harry Corkery

Operations Director

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Harry Corkery

Operations Director

Harry is Michael’s and Alice’s eldest son and joined the family business to take care of logistics, such as product supply and dispatch. Harry is a product expert and takes care of sales as well as contributing to brand and business development.

Enjoying great food runs in the family and Harry is no exception. He balances his love of food with the passion for keeping fit by going to the gym and boxing. Harry loves his job and enjoys travelling when he gets time off.

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Oliver Corkery

Creative Director

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Oliver Corkery

Creative Director

Oliver, Michael’s and Alice’s younger son, joined the company right after school. Oliver is responsible for business and brand development, concentrating on making the new website a great place for our customers to shop as well as find useful information and inspiration. Oliver also manages online and offline sales.

Oliver loves spending time with his family, whether it’s at work or during their outings together. He enjoys staying active by walking Corker dogs Boris and Wallace, boxing, and Thai boxing.

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Lizy Harris

Administration Manager

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Lizy Harris

Administration Manager

Lizy is Alice’s and Michael’s daughter-in-law and takes care of all the administrative aspects of the Corker business, as well as managing the accounts and processing sales. Lizy’s love of shopping and a knack for finding the best deals on beautiful things for the home and garden enable her to deliver spot-on insights on what Corker customers want and value the most.

Lizy joins the family in their favourite pastimes: spending time together at and outside of work, enjoying a glass of bubbly, dining out, and going on long walks with Boris and Wallace.

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Alfie

Stock and Distribution Manager/ Lorry Driver

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Alfie

Stock and Distribution Manager/ Lorry Driver

Alfie oversees our stock levels, warehousing, and the flow of goods, so the products are available when the customers need them. He also makes sure the right products are delivered to the right location, on time.

Alfie enjoys letting off steam by going to the gym, playing football, and boxing.

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Michael S

Yard Foreman

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Michael S

Yard Foreman

Michael is in charge of everything that goes on in our yard: from helping the customers collect their orders, to preparing the orders for delivery and loading the lorries.

Michael loves relaxing with his family and enjoys the odd bit of gardening.

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Terry O

Lorry Driver

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Terry O

Lorry Driver

Terry is part of our lorry drivers’ team and is the friendly guy who delivers orders to our customers’ addresses, making sure they are happy with the goods they received.

Terry is passionate about the Army, enjoys playing golf and gaming.

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Deb

Sales

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Deb

Sales

Deb is part of our Concierge Team, happily taking care of the customers, sharing her expert knowledge about gardening, landscaping, and outdoor living, as well as taking sales and processing orders.

Deb is a food lover and enjoys cooking delicious and beautiful meals. Her signature dish is a flavoursome homemade curry.

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Grant

Yardman/ Lorry Driver

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Grant

Yardman/ Lorry Driver

Grant works in the yard, getting orders ready for dispatch. He also delivers the goods to our customers’ addresses, always ready to lend a helping hand and share a smile.

When Grant’s isn’t spending time with his family, he enjoys shooting at a range and hunting.

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About Us

Corker Outdoor Living & Landscapes Supplies is a family run business set up in 2001. We believe in old values of treating people how we would like to be treated ourselves.

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Garden Showcases

Thirteen uniquely designed show gardens by various local and trusted landscapers will be open to the public to view on 14th April Good Friday.

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Come and visit us

Corker Outdoor Living & Landscapes Supplies is a family run business set up in 2001.

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