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"Award winning commercial landscapers since 1973"

Our History

Ground Control was established in 1973 as a Grounds Maintenance company, becoming incorporated as a limited company in 1984. Ground Control’s first commercial contract was to provide grounds maintenance to three Tesco stores. Over a period of 25 years of outstanding service delivery at best value prices, this contract grew to some 600 Tesco stores and a National Partnering Contract for landscape design and build. The company won its first national contract for 1,600 Royal Mail sites in 2003, which created the platform for significant growth.

Through a buy-in, management buy-out in 2004, four Directors re-mortgaged their homes to invest with Simon and Kim Morrish to purchase the company from the founder. During the same year, all employees were issued with employee stock options, creating a much more democratic and participatory ownership structure. The new management team took a conscious decision to diversify into different sectors and services, as well as widening the client base to provide predictable income streams and long term employment opportunities.

In 2005, we acquired Moray Landscapes in Scotland to provide in house expertise in winter maintenance, along with a strong management team in Scotland, building on their exceptionally good name in the industry. In 2010, we acquired Vale Contract Services as a strategic acquisition into the public sector domain, serving councils, housing associations, education and emergency services.

Outstanding service delivery has been the linchpin of our business, producing over 99.2% annual client site retention and some 20% growth per year.

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I have today had 10 poplar trees removed…I would like to say how impressed I was by the efficiency, attitude and helpfulness of the men….they were polite and considerate. They went the extra mile by cutting up the larger size logs to a size that I could easily use for firewood....They left the place clean...In addition they took down an extra tree for which they would not accept payment...very helpful throughout the process...easy to communicate with...prompt in responding....I am delighted with the job they did.
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Award Winning
The Queen's Awards For Enterprise: Innovation 2016
Multi BALI Award Winners for Maintenance and Landscape Construction
Gold Supplier Award 2010 (silver since 2001)
Gold Medal Award Winners for 6 consecutive golds