I’m Mike Clough, CEO of Japanese Knotweed Solutions and an established authority on invasive weeds.
I speak regularly to many diverse groups about the problems of invasive weeds and different approaches to eradication and am available for consultancy, speaking engagements and media comment. Previous appearances have included Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show, BBC News and presentations to groups including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Mike Clough on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
Click below to listen to Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed and the UK Government's "white flag" in the war against invasive weeds.
Alien Invaders - Mike Clough on ITV Tonight Show
Click the thumbnail below to see Mike Clough on ITV's Tonight program in an extended sequence discussing Japanese Knotweed the "Alien Invader!"
ITV Tonight Show – 11th June, 15
Mike Clough on BBC Radio 4
Click below to listen to Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed on the BBC Radio 4 Breakfast Show.
Mike Clough Chats with Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire
Click below to listen to Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed with Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire.
Mike Clough on BBC Radio 5Live Breakfast Show
Click below to listen to Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed on the BBC Radio 5Live Breakfast Show.
Mike Clough on the Jeremy Vine Show
Click below to listen to Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed on Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show.
Mike Clough on Countryfile
Click the thumbnail below to see Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed on the BBC's Countryfile.
BBC Countryfile – 29th Sept, 13
Mike Clough on Inside Out
Click below to see Mike Clough discussing Japanese Knotweed on the BBC's Inside Out programme.
BBC Inside Out – 7th Oct, 13
Mike Clough appears live on Sky News
On the 16th April 2014 Mike Clough appeared live on Sky News discussing Japanese Knotweed with Sky reporter Becky Johnson. Mike provided his expert knowledge of Japanese Knotweed, explaining how fast the invasive weed grows and the effects it can have on Homeowners and Businesses.
I would just like to thank you for the fantastic seminar you presented on Tuesday evening. The feedback I received was terrific due to the relevant information you put across and the tongue in cheek humour in which you delivered it. It was a real eye opener for all of us who attended and by far my favourite CPD to date!!!
Who the hell does Mike Clough think he is?
Let me start by telling you who I’m not. I’m not a landscaper, I don’t do maintenance, I’m not part of an environmental group and I don’t run a construction company. I’m often referred to as, ‘the Japanese Knotweed bloke’ and my goals can be described as education and eradication of anything to do with Japanese Knotweed and invasive species in general.
Japanese Knotweed Solutions Limited was formed in 2002 and the rest, as they say, is history.
I spend much of my time travelling around the UK educating groups as diverse as local authorities, construction companies and environmental associations about the scale of the Japanese Knotweed problem, how it spreads and how it can be stopped.
Aside from education, my other passion is eradication. I have built JKSL to be the number one service provider within the Invasive Weeds market. Alongside my excellent team, we provide identification and in-house eradication of non-native species, with all works covered by a ten-year insurance backed warranty, which is unique to the market.
It never fails to amaze me that there is little or no organised strategy in place to protect our native species from the onslaught of Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species. It is my aim to raise public awareness over the issues of invasive species and to be seen as a trusted public figure, challenging the current attitudes and strategies of invasive weed management.