Ground Control wins Sustainable Company of the Year at the 2024 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

The awards ceremony also saw success being highly commended for ‘Design Studio of the Year’

Ground Control returns to the Chelsea Flower Show

Showcasing that ‘Diversity is Queen’ in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Ground Control awarded a 14th consecutive RoSPA President’s Gold Award 2024

The prestigious global health and safety award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Certified to the Information Security Standard

We are pleased to share that Ground Control has been certified to ISO 27001:2022

Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024: Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announce and share that Ground Control has been shortlisted for two awards at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards.

Skyports Drone Services and Ground Control launch drone survey project with Network Rail

Using drones to capture mission-critical environmental data and identify dangerous vegetation to limit the risk of downtime or damage to infrastructure

Giving back to communities along the East Coast Main Line

Network Rail and Ground Control volunteer with Scottish community garden initiative, while vegetation management works continue on the mainline between Lamberton and Reston.

Ground Control’s ambitious net-zero targets approved

The companies near and long-term targets accepted by the Science Based Targets initiative

Green Apples and Gilt Awards for JLL and Ground Control

Our partnership with JLL sees prestigious award wins for environmental best practices and added value.

Reverified as a Carbon Neutral organisation

Ground Control has successfully been reverified with the Carbon Trust

DIY SOS, the big build revealed

Ground Control donates plants and labour to Harlow-based wellbeing charity; as featured on BBC 1

More than a Million

Surpassing our tree planting target, two years ahead of schedule

Planting a tree for everyone at Ground Control

Celebrating our 50th year at the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery

Ground Control receives 5 BALI awards including the coveted Principal Award

The National Landscape Awards by the British Association of Landscape Industries

Introducing Westbridge Park to the community 

Sharing new play facilities with the community, right in time for half term 

Emma Hindle announced in Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30

The winners for Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation have been revealed

Winter is coming (for some its already here)

Our tips for avoiding slips, trips, and falls at facilities this winter

Rail to Road Vehicle (RRV) service is open for business

Ground Control advances its portfolio with a new RRV business for rail and road infrastructure.

Building a biodiverse woodland walk at Shepperton Studios

Enhancing amenity value and maximising the wildlife and biodiversity potential along the River Ash Corridor

A record year for BALI Awards at Ground Control

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) recognises excellence across Ground Control with five BALI awards

Roy Candlin, Ground Control's Unsung Hero

We're excited to share the news that Roy Candlin, Senior Account Manager, has been shortlisted for the Pro Landscaper 'Unsung Heroes Award'.

Ground Control refinancing announcement

New funding from Pricoa Private Capital to support continued growth plans.

Green Gains Live wraps up with action for nature

Ground Control’s environmental summit dedicated to nature recovery calls a wrap on its exciting annual cross-industry event held Thursday 7th July 2023.

The Devana Centre for Environmental Recovery

Building back UK’s natural recovery in Cambridgeshire, whilst providing jobs and greater access to nature

Every veggie helps; a new addition at Tesco Headquarters

Creating a new vegetable plot to provide fresh produce for the product development team

Openreach names Ground Control provider of EV charging points for its Electric Vehicle fleet

Thousands of charging points for the UK’s largest wholesale broadband network provider are set to be installed nationwide

Joe Gibbons, EV Project Manager, appointed a Project RECCE ambassador

Joe shares his involvement and his future with the charity

Our Bee the Change Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Ground Control and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust collaborate to deliver the “Bee the Change” Garden at the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Green Gains Live returns for 2023

Showcasing nature-positive solutions with industry experts

Ground Control wins Employer of the Year at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

The Pro Landscaper Business Awards aim to ‘recognise and celebrate the greatest companies’ across 17 award categories.

Highways biodiversity scheme gives back to the community

Ground Control highways team donates resources from the A12 biodiversity tree planting scheme to local wilderness charity

New Community Garden created at Tesco Thornbury

Renovating green spaces for shoppers and pollinators

100 trees planted at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Celebrating 50 Years of Ground Control with Equans volunteers

RoSPA President’s (13 consecutive Golds) Award 2023

Ground Control receives the RoSPA President’s Gold Award for the 13th consecutive year running

Out with ash dieback, in with biodiversity

Restoring an Anglian Water site back to a biodiverse nature reserve

Pro Landscaper Business Awards: Shortlist Announced

We are proud to share the news and announce that Ground Control has been shortlisted for Employer of the Year at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2023.

On-site at Waterbeach Barracks with Eco10Li Welfare Unit

A look at the environmentally conscious Welfare Unit

Partner planting day with the Environment Agency

Environment Agency joins volunteer tree planting at Ground Control’s Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Catching up with five Ground Control apprentices on their experience

'World-class' Ground Control recognised in Best Companies awards

UK external maintenance business certified with three-star accreditation rating in Best Companies annual awards, representing ‘world-class’ levels of employee engagement

Ground Control wins BALI award for Community and Schools Development

British Association of Landscape Industries recognises Ground Control for community tree planting partnership with Severn Trent.

A perfect score at Waterbeach Barracks

A perfect 45/45 score in the Considerate Constructors audit showcasing good practice with Urban&Civic

A local laptop recycling scheme from our Grounds Maintenance division

Giving back to the community is part of what makes Ground Control tick

Pro Landscaper award win for Ground Control rising star

Andrea Ellinas, Client Relationship Manager, wins The Pro Landscaper '30 under 30: The Next Generation Initiative'

London in Bloom – a double win for Ground Control

Two Grounds Maintenance Gold Awards in the ‘Heritage Park/Garden of the Year’ category

Reducing anti-social behaviour to allow nature to thrive

Supporting the ‘Citizens Involved Problem Solving’ project to reduce anti-social behaviour in Skelton

Ground Control's ‘Cycle to Work’ benefit - An employee perspective

We spoke with employee Pete Wogan about how the scheme helped fueled his mountain bike passion.

Her Majesty the Queen 1926-2022

It is with great sadness that we join the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Introducing the first auto-mower on-site with Severn Trent

Another successful and exciting step with the introduction of the first automower on site in Derbyshire.

Embracing change with new Ford E-Transit

Our innovations and investments continue with delivery of new EV vans

Planting a legacy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

To celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we are excited to share our planting partnership with Severn Trent.

Grounds Maintenance innovation continues with the Maritime Museum

Adding the ‘Husqvarna EPOS’ automower to our award winning site

We are onboard the Railway Mental Health Charter

Ground Control signs the RMHC to support the mental health and wellbeing of rail workers

Ground Control unveils Green Jobs and Decarbonisation Skills Webinar

Expert panel will explore strategies to address the green skills gap

 The housing link to transport decarbonisation

Reviewing the on-stage discussion from the Unlock Net Zero stage

Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day with JLL and partners

Ground Control partnered with JLL and local businesses in Cambridge to celebrate and raise awareness of World Nature Conservation Day.

Detecting and protecting rail side badger habitats

Ground Control arb rail team works with ecologists and leading surveillance technology to detect and protect badger habitats around Tring, Hertfordshire.

The future of UK Biodiversity championed at Green Gains Live

Leading experts came together to drive the biodiversity agenda

Bonding through biodiversity at the National Maritime Museum

JLL and Ground Control host biodiversity workshop for partners in the prestigious grounds of the National Maritime Museum

Ground Control recertifies as a carbon neutral organisation

We are very proud to to have officially recertified as a carbon-neutral company and reduced our direct carbon footprint by 691 tCO2e since 2021

Arb Awareness training leads the way in professional excellence

Ground Control takes staff training to a new level, with industry-leading Arboricultural Awareness training

How the sector is adapting to the extremes of climate change

Sam Jones (Housing Sector Lead) joined an esteemed panel on the Unlock Net Zero Stage to discuss ‘How the sector is adapting to the extremes of climate change’

Considerate Constructors Scheme showcases good practice in action at Waterbeach Barracks

Excellent scores in all areas as we uphold our high standard

Sovereign Residents Reconnect with Nature

Abingdon’s ambitious green space enhancement programme benefits the community and local wildlife

Good news, for great people

Wayne Gorman is Human Nature: At its Best

Clean Air Day

Our work for a clean air future

GSAB unveils Green Space Model Discovery Programme

Six interactive workshops will cover each stage of the roadmap

Join us at Housing 2022 Conference

Discover how external space can be used to help meet your net zero targets

Green Gains Live to return in July

Ground Control’s flagship biodiversity event set for second summit

Scattering wildflower for World Bee Day

Celebrating bees and biodiversity with JLL

Clarion’s Alex Willey Joins Green Spaces Advisory Board

Chair of the Green Spaces Advisory Board Ria Bailes welcomes new Board member Alex Willey

How to Fund Green Space Projects

Discover how to fund green space projects at pace, at scale and right first time

The self-employment model – exploring its impact in social housing

Will the UK Shared Prosperity Fund provide new opportunities for green business start-ups in the social housing sector?

Pro Landscaper 'Sustainable Company of the Year' 2022

Ground Control received the fantastic accolade of “Sustainable Company of the Year”

RoSPA President’s (12 consecutive Golds) Award 2022

Ground Control receives the RoSPA President’s (12 consecutive Golds) Award 2022

Ground Control certifies as a B Corporation

B Corp status reflects company’s commitment to biodiversity net gain

Preparing the ground for a Commonwealth Games legacy

Ground Control supports Severn Trent with the planting of 2022 acres of Commonwealth Forest across the Midlands  

We are part of a climate action powerhouse

Ground Control is one of over 300 signatories to The Climate Pledge, supporting a global commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040

We are shortlisted for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2022

Ground Control is shortlisted in two categories at 2022 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

IRATA arb teams clear grade 2 listed rail tunnels

IRATA rope access specialists complete complex vegetation clearance at Liverpool Lime Street’s historic tunnel portals

'First Avenue' tree dedicated to Essex eco champion

Ground Control dedicates ‘First Avenue’ tree to Essex eco-champion at showcase nature recovery project

Carbon neutral businesses advocate sustainable tree planting pledges

Forklift truck distributor Briggs Equipment has teamed up with Ground Control on a sustainable tree planting initiative in Braintree, Essex

SEN apprenticeship scheme expanded across more sites

UK first – training pathway expanded to help young people with learning difficulties

Planting a legacy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Ground Control and Severn Trent plant 10,000 trees across the West Midlands ready for the Commonwealth Games

Clearing public bridleways for National Grid

Ground Control supports National Grid to reinstate an overgrown bridleway in a Somerset village

Supporting workplace wellbeing with London Fire Brigade

Grounds maintenance team works with London Fire Brigade to advocate healthy lifestyles and wellbeing

Celebrating National Tree Week with EQUANS

Celebrating national tree week with sustainable native planting at EQUANS facilities

Ground Control wins BALI Principal Award for Employer Excellence

British Association of Landscape Industries recognises Ground Control for outstanding staff development

Ground Control plants trees dedicated to the UK’s eco-champions

Ground Control has planted a ‘First Avenue’ of native trees to recognise twenty-six of the UK’s environmental heroes

Arb rail field team sets the benchmark

Health and safety best practice from arb rail field team, EA Formby Ltd

A pioneering partnership to cultivate greener communities

Celebrating the launch of our Green Spaces Advisory Board

Recycling timber for a National Highways community initiative

Recycled timber, community benches unveiled, as part of the National Highways, Chowns Mill roundabout redevelopment

We see the need for ditching

Added value ditching services provided to railway vegetation management contract

Leading the way in pledge to get nature positive by 2030

Ground Control is amongst leading British businesses working towards halting and reversing the decline of nature by 2030

A meaner and greener winter season

Ground Control moves into winter season greener and bigger than before

Timpson Group PLC partners with Ground Control’s FleetFix

Collaborating to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the Timpson Group fleet

Rising star wins Pro Landscaper 30 under 30 initiative

Sophie Childs, Ground Control Relationship Manager, is a winner of the Pro Landscaper 30 under 30: The Next Generation 2021

Another double win for London In Bloom Awards

For the 5th year running, Ground Control wins Gold at the London in Bloom contest

Protecting badger habitats and railways

Ground Control and Network Rail protect badger habitats whilst keeping the railway safe

BALI National Landscape Awards 2021

Ground Control receives multiple wins

Ground Control invests in the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery

A 296-acre site, dedicated to helping landowners unlock the potential of their under-used land for nature’s recovery

Recognition for our commitment to the Armed Forces community

Ground Control receives MoD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for commitment to Armed Forces

Ground Control wins Pro Landscaper Sustainable Company of the Year

We win the award for Sustainable Company of the Year at the 2021 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

Supporting Co-op campaign to clean up local towns and villages

Ground Control supports East of England 'in it to bin it'

Ground Control and JLL Supports Making Edinburgh A Swift Sanctuary

Ground Control Supports Making Edinburgh A Swift Sanctuary

RosPA President Award won for health and safety

Ground Control celebrates after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards, RoSPA President’s (11 consecutive Golds) Award

Plug in

first automated and managed EV installation & management system launch

Boris Johnson unveils new Carbis Bay station sign

Designed and installed by Ground Control

Biodiversity and wellbeing at Longbridge

Ground Control enhances biodiversity and wellbeing at Longbridge by creating healthy green space

Reptiles have made the Cumbrian rail line their home

Ground Control works with Network Rail to protect the reptiles clearing trackside vegetation to create the perfect sunbathing spot

Hinkley Connection Project team receive a National Grid Recognition Award

Ground Control’s Hinkley Connection Project Team were proud to receive a National Grid Recognition Award for becoming Carbon Neutral earlier this year.

Essex Wildlife Trust counts bugs squashed on registration plates

Ground Control partners with Essex Wildlife Trust to count bugs squashed on registration plates after a journey

Ground Control named as one of the UK’s best companies to work for

We’re delighted to announce that Ground Control’s achievements were acknowledged in the respected, Best Companies List.

We are winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation

Ground Control wins one of the country’s most prestigious and respected business honours for the second time in five years

Raising awareness for mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the International Workers Memorial Day

Ground Control becomes a member of Safer Highways

We are pleased to confirm that Ground Control has officially become a member of Safer Highways

Ground Control awarded Thames Estuary Visionary status

We are thrilled to announce that Ground Control has been recognised as an outstanding sustainability leader

Ground Control and Forestry England Plant 2,000 Trees at West Wood, Farley Mount

Ground Control is supporting Forestry England in the restoration of local woodland by planting oak, hornbeam and cherry

Helping to rewild the UK

Ground Control are passionate about restoring nature and are actively rewilding large parts of Britain

The Evergreen Fund and Make-it-Wild join forces

Ground Control’s Evergreen Fund and Make-it-Wild join forces to plant 5,700 trees at Dowgill Grange, Nidderdale

Ground Control achieves Carbon-Neutral certification four years ahead of schedule

We are very proud to say Ground Control is now officially a carbon-neutral company

Ground Control CEO wins LDC Entrepreneur of the Year

Simon Morrish, Ground Control CEO is recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Lloyds Bank Business Excellence Awards

We are thrilled to welcome our new Managing Director - Jason Knights

Ground Control has announced the appointment of a new managing director, with Marcus Watson handing over to Jason Knights

Ground Control Sign Rail Industry EDI Charter

The joint ‘Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter’ is a commitment to work together to build a more balanced higher performing sector and has been backed by over 100 organisations

How can I prepare my business for the winter weather ahead?

Ian Morehouse, Director of Winter Maintenance, Ground Control and Griffiths and Armour discuss how businesses can better prepare for winter

Ground Control and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Win Landscape Institute Partnership and Collaboration Award

The Children’s Garden at Kew is an award winning example of client, designer and contractor collaboration

Ground Control marks National Tree Week by funding planting projects  

Evergreen Fund, supports planting of 15,000 trees near Chelmsford

Ground Control wins IiP Social Responsibility Award

Our approach to responsible business in the fight against climate change is celebrated

Ground Control installs tranquility garden for new armed services veterans centre

Revitalised outdoor space transformed for staff and residents

Gritting kicks off with a record breaker

The 2020-21 gritting season had the busiest first night ever

The Science Behind Winter Gritting

How salt works to keep drivers and pedestrians safe in frosty conditions

The Evergreen Fund supports planting of 1,100 trees in just two months

Ground Control’s Evergreen Fund has begun to bear fruit, with an army of green-fingered volunteers planting 1,100 trees over the last two months.

Ground Control are Finalists for the Landscape Institute Awards

Ground Control, alongside our client RBG Kew, are finalists in the 2020 Landscape Institute Awards for Children’s Garden design and build project at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Ground Control Features in Sunday Times Top Track 250

The 16th annual Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

Winter is Coming

Don’t be left out in the cold

London In Bloom Awards

Ground Control wins double gold

Ground Control goes digital

Introducing Haystack Business Cards

Ground Control are BALI Award Winners

Ground Control is celebrating success in this years BALI Awards

Ground Control’s Winter Maintenance Team Supporting Lake Meadows

A great opportunity to cement a relationship between our local green space at Lake Meadows and Ground Control

Taking the environmental lead at Ground Control

Ground Control is very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bawtree as Environmental Lead

Apprenticeship Success

We are very pleased to share the news that one of our young apprentices with special educational needs has recently passed all of his exams

Tree removed for safety reasons has found a new home

Ground Control and Highways England Set a Benchmark With Community Artworks

Meet our newest apprentice, Charlie

Ground Control has recently hired Charlie Nash to join our ICT team working in App Support.

Ground Control are Finalists For The Flood And Coast Excellence Awards

Ground Control is delighted to be a finalist for the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2020 in the category “Towards Net Zero”.

Royal Mail grounds maintenance returns

After several years’ absence, the Royal Mail grounds maintenance contract is back with Ground Control! 

Ground Control Are Already Preparing for Winter

The combined forces of the Ground Control Winter Maintenance team and The Gritting Company are already working hard to prepare for the coming season

Tranquility gardens at Newham Hospital

Ground Control transforms gardens at one of England’s largest NHS trusts, to thank staff and remember those lost to Covid-19

Ground Control launches £5m sustainability impact venture fund

A new £5m investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives has been launched by Ground Control

Ground Control has been awarded with ‘We invest in people’

Ground Control is celebrating after been awarded with, the Gold Accreditation

A UK First

Ground Control rail teams using ‘game changing’ high tech helmets

Ground Control Heroes

Lewis Williams delivers NHS Care Packages to staff living in the South East

Ground Control acquires JW Crowther & Son to consolidate its position as the UK’s largest private gritting operator

Acquisition cements Ground Control’s position as the UK’s biggest private gritting company

Ground Control Strengthens Winter Maintenance Capabilities Through Strategic Acquisition of Litter Boss

Acquisition of premier winter maintenance business increases nationwide economies of scale and operational efficiencies

Construction works undertaken by Ground Control to transform the Manchester Metrolink

Ground Control is currently undertaking construction works in an exciting project transforming the Manchester Metrolink’s Deansgate-Castlefield stop.

Ground Control become corporate members of the Royal Meteorological Society

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is a registered charity that serves academics, professional meteorologists and those whose work is affected in some way by the weather or climate, including those who have an interest in the weather

Healthcare Provider Sponsors New Woodland Grove at the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery

Provide Community Interest Company (CIC), has recently sponsored 570 trees to be planted at the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery in Wethersfield, Essex.

CSX Carbon supported by The Evergreen Fund in closing £2.5 million in seed funding

Seed funding closed to develop innovative measurement and audit systems for carbon, biodiversity and Natural Capital trading.

Gearing up for the planting season at the National Grid Hinkley Point Connection Project

Ground Control gets everything in place to tackle our biggest winter season of works yet on National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project

Protecting Endangered Species - The Childing Pink

Rare plant habitat protected during flood defense works