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About Us2018-08-13T14:59:32+00:00


CDTS has provided hydroseeding services and conventional seeding services to the construction and landscaping industries for more than thirty years.  We have invested in a range of specialist equipment to apply seed of all types to surfaces ranging from the flat to the sheer vertical using hydroseeding and conventional techniques. We are very proud of our qualified and widely skilled hydroseeding contractor team most of whom have been with CDTS for at least six years.

Our philosophy at CDTS is to provide a comprehensive and unrivalled specialist hydroseeding and conventional seeding service from initial site appraisal through to successful project completion.  Much of our work comes from repeat business and referrals, which we like to think is a result of the efficiency and professionalism of the service we offer.

Please contact Ian Christison in the Cambridge office or James Thomson in the Cheshire office.

James Thomson
James ThomsonDirector

Born in 1963, James Thomson studied Arboriculture and Horticulture at Merrist Wood Agricultural College iin Surrey. He has worked in the landscape industry ever since, initially in Australia as an arborist, moving on to Tilhill to work as Contracts Manager and Estimator before taking a job with Comtec Hydroseeding as Works Manager.

In 1994, he established CDTS in the North West in partnership with Iain Christison in Cambridge. During the last eighteen years, he has expanded the North West branch of CDTS, carrying out a wide range of projects in and around the Midlands, North West of England, Wales, and Scotland. The company’s development has enabled James and Iain to take on some very large contracts. However, the ethos of the business has always been to ensure that the quality of the service remains personal and to a high standard.

Iain Christison
Iain ChristisonDirector

Born in 1958, Iain Christison attended college in Cambridge, gaining a BSc and an MSc before pursuing a career in geological consultancy.

A desire for a change in career in the mid-1980s led to a position with CDTS and ultimately the purchase of the company in 1991.

Continued expansion of the company led to the opening of the Cheshire office, run by James Thomson and the team is working hard towards building the country’s leading hydroseeding company.