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Ground Control names new MD

External maintenance and commercial landscaping company, Ground Control, has appointed Jason Knights as its new Managing Director. Knights takes over the reins from Marcus Watson, who during his tenure has seen Ground Control win a range of prestigious awards including ...

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Ground Control included as one of the UK’s fastest growing & dynamic SMEs

Ground Control, one of the UK’s largest private outdoors maintenance companies, has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020. The report recognises the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized ...

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Mitie launches Plan Zero City Landscaping Service

Mitie has launched a Plan Zero City Landscaping Service designed to deliver sustainable services for customers with net zero carbon ambitions, by helping reduce emissions in high-pollution areas such as cities and urban environments. The service uses only electric vehicles ...

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Ground Control thanks the NHS with tranquility garden

Gardens and outdoor spaces have been transformed at one of England’s largest NHS trusts as a way of thanking staff and commemorating all those who tragically lost their lives to Covid-19. The week-long project at Newham Hospital, which was managed ...

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Ground Control launches £5m sustainability impact venture fund

Landscaping and maintenance services company, Ground Control has launched a new £5 million investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives. Financed by five per cent of Ground Control’s annual profits, the Evergreen Fund will specialise in providing seed and ...

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Interior landscaping industry calls for rescue package

Plants@work has joined the likes of the HTA (Horticultural Trade Association) and BALI (British Association Of Landscape Industries) in sending a letter to the government requesting consideration for financial support. The letter is asking for additional funds to be put ...

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Research reveals UK cleaning industry makes up 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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Mitie stays in top gear at BMW Group

Mitie has expanded its service offering for BMW Group with a new five-year engineering and energy contract as well as securing a five-year extension of its cleaning and landscaping contract with the premium car manufacturer. Mitie’s Engineering division will provide ...

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Artic renovate Darent Valley’s Pine Therapy Ward garden

Artic have recently renovated the Pine Therapy Ward’s Garden at Darent Valley Hospital in collaboration with the Hospital’s charity. Following the Ride to Amsterdam to raise money for the Small Baby Unit and new Breast Cancer software, when the charity ...

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Ground Control acquires JW Crowther & Son

External maintenance and commercial landscaping provider Ground Control has acquired JW Crowther & Son, known as The Gritting Company. Over the past 160 years, the company has gained a reputation for outstanding customer service by developing its capabilities and people ...

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