For those who are newt to it...

We explore why the Great Crested Newt (GCN) are protected and how Ground Control ecologists can support in keeping your project moving forward

Buying a better future: Procurement leads the way on our carbon net zero journey

Javier Roig, Senior Procurement Manager on how Ground Control aims to achieve ambitious, net-zero targets through effective supply chain management

Celebrating our apprentices

Meet Isabel Reed, Level Three Apprentice for Ground Control Highways and Infrastructure

Setting the scene for frost-free festivities

Protecting your grounds and car parks during the coldest months of the year

Working Together for Good

Daniel Grix, Landscape, Design & Energy Director, looks back at his first three months.

National Tree Week – Its time to grow a tree in '23!

The unseen benefits that trees bring us, as part of our National Tree Week 2023 celebrations

National Tree Week: A view from Wildfell

Chris Bawtree, Nature Recovery Director, updates us on woodland creation at Wildfell for National Tree Week

Introducing the GC weatherman

As a nation that loves talking about the weather, we are pleased introduce weekly weather updates from our in-house meteorological expert.

Mission possible: Ground Control’s quest for net zero

Sophie Stephens, Head of Environment & Sustainability introduces our new net zero target and plans to achieve it.

Blake Grounds Services - A transition to electric tools

We spoke with the Ground Control field team to hear about their transition to electric tools.

Why decarbonise?

Ross Wilkinson explores what decarbonisation means and the key reasons for your business to begin this process

Keeping customer experience hot, when the weather is not

Winter Maintenance Head of Client Services, Ana Mantovani on how an outside-in approach that listens, adapts, and continuously improves, is what keeps our customers coming back for more.

Introducing Zero Emission Gardening

London's Sustainable Gardening Specialists and Ground Control Field Team

National Badger Day at Wildfell

Our ecology team share a badger update from our Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery, and why badgers are important for a healthy ecosystem.

The EV Rally of Scotland

A 600-mile, two-day journey to test and showcase EV infrastructure

The Essex Climate Focus Area

A ground-breaking initiative led by Essex County Council to improve the county’s resilience to climate change.

Fields of Dreams: Understanding Meadows

Plantlife's #NationalMeadowsDay this year celebrates the value of our local biodiverse grasslands, including meadows

Matt Goddard, Head of Design at Ground Control, takes to the NetZero stage at Utility Week Live

Joining an expert panel debate on “Creating more opportunities for nature-based solutions”

Taking action with EV for cleaner air

We spoke with Tom Goodman, Technical Director, Energy & Decarbonisation, to find out why are Electric Vehicles part of the solution to cleaner air

Cold snaps test our mettle

Reflecting on winter resilience and upping our game when the temperature drops

UK Pollinators: The Butterflies and the Bees

The issues faced by pollinators and what can be achieved on-site to support them.

Invasive Weeds: A growing concern

We caught up with Contract Manager, Chris May to understand the issues that Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed can cause

Seeing the wood for the trees: The importance of forests

We explore forests, why people should care, and their importance for #InternationalDayOfForests

Making the world inclusive for people suffering from post-natal depression

Tamae Isomura explores the impact of landscape design on those suffering from post-natal depression in ‘Landscape’

Take it or leave it: Understanding leaf litter

We spoke with National Operations Director, Marc Wilkinson to understand how Ground Control can help and support the issue of leaf litter.

World Wetlands Day 2023

How our friends at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust are marking World Wetlands Day 2023

The restoration of Wetlands

We explore wetlands, their risks and their importance for #WorldWetlandsDay

Community and Connectivity at Wildfell

At Wildfell, we are collaborating with a diverse group of partners to test land management practices that boost biodiversity, increase habitat diversity, and increase nature recovery network connectivity.

Nature Recovery in Action

At Wildfell we follow a comprehensive, highly disciplined nature-recovery process, stay up to date with key milestones at the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery

Ground Control at Wildfell

We want to create a world-class Biodiversity Net Gain and Carbon Sequestration showcase

The Story of Wildfell

Looking back at the history of the Wildfell Centre for Enviornmental Recovery

Simple changes to enhance biodiversity

Examples of biodiversity net gain advised and actioned by our in-house experts

The importance of ‘Green Spaces’ on human, nature, and health

The positive impact of green spaces and how they can boost productivity

Keeping up our clearances

Our Winter Maintenance Operations Director, Jay Hicks, explores what resilience means to us in winter

Breaking the ice

Our Winter Maintenance Renewals and Mobilisation Manager, Jennie Brown, shares some secrets to her successful mobilisation process

Boots on the ground in your local area

Keeping you going in winter, with local know-how. By Lauren Matthew, Winter Maintenance Regional Manager, North Scotland

Fixed pricing in a climate of uncertainty

As a facilities manager or managing agent, the decision about whether to fix your winter maintenance costs could be one of the most important budgeting decisions you make this year.

Meet the new Menzi Muck

Our latest addition to the Ground Control mechanised vegetation management fleet is taking the world of arboriculture by storm.

Is the Education Sector leading the way on Biodiversity?

Scott reflects on our company ethos and "what the education sector is doing for biodiversity education".

Biodiversity enhancement in action

At Ground Control we believe in integrating sustainability into our projects and have been working with clients for years to create and maintain biodiversity net gain

Rising to the ESG challenge

Blog by Tom Coulson, Sector Lead, Facilities Management and Managing Agents

A wildly extraordinary day

A visit to Knepp Wildland

5 aspects of sustainability at Waterbeach Barracks

A short review of our Phase 1 works, creating sustainable green spaces with Urban&Civic

Clearing the way for a successful winter

Enabling a successful winter season by investing and encouraging growth

Over 3,000 Trees planted to create ‘OpenWood’

Marking #NationalTreeWeek, Openreach and Ground Control have partnered created ‘OpenWood’ at Old Bolingbroke in Lincolnshire

Planting a tree, building a legacy

Tree planting blog at Severn Trent's Legacy Planting

Human Nature: At Its Best

Managing Director, Jason Knights, talks about the launch of Human Nature: At Its Best

We are more prepared than ever for a colder than average winter

Ian Morehouse, Winter Maintenance Director, talks action plans for the 2020 harsh weather forecast

Not caring is not an option

Ground Control Director, Kim Morrish explains how caring for our environment is in our company's DNA

We've got you covered

Geoff Lewis, Winter Maintenance Regional Contracts Manager on how we reassure customers during unpredictable weather

Electric Vehicles: Price, confidence and availability are key to success

Insights from Andy Gray, Electric Vehicle Charging Specialist, and what makes our service work

Keeping the country moving during the winter season

Ian Morehouse, Winter Maintenance Director, reflects on the winter gritting season 2020/2021

Mitigating havoc caused by floods

Ian Cooper, Senior Contract Manager, asks should we keep building flood defences or consider low-carbon alternatives?

Securing salt supplies

Jay Hicks, Winter Maintenance Operations Director, on maintaining emergency salt supplies

Powering up - our move to battery hand tools

Graham Bird Supply Chain Director speaks on leading the way battery powered tools

Fleet Fix, the total EV charging solution

Andy Gray shares the secret to a smooth transition to electric vehicles

The frost report

Ian Morehouse, Winter Maintenance Director discusses how preparations for next winter are underway

Gamekeeper turned poacher

Karl Cunningham, Ground Control Senior Account Manager for JLL, shares insights from both customer and supplier perspectives

Every day is winter

Peter Brown, Commercial Operations Manager, tells talkRADIO how the HGV driver shortage is not a problem for Ground Control

Snow Patrol

Dan Beaumont, Weatherhill Contractors Ltd, shares a typical day in the life of a Ground Control winter maintenance operative

Mobilising for the winter

Jennie Brown, Mobilisation Manager on exceeding new clients' expectations from their winter services contracts

More than a pinch of salt

Lyndsey Burns, Winter Maintenance Key Account Manager, on how we always have enough salt, whatever the weather

Ploughing through it

George Bell, Snow Clearance Account and Process Manager is always ready for the snow


Graham Bird, Supply Chain Director, explains why auto-mowers keep us at the cutting edge