Explore the latest news from Ground Control
Sharing new play facilities with the community, right in time for half term
The winners for Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation have been revealed
Our tips for avoiding slips, trips, and falls at facilities this winter
Ground Control advances its portfolio with a new RRV business for rail and road infrastructure.
Enhancing amenity value and maximising the wildlife and biodiversity potential along the River Ash Corridor
The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) recognises excellence across Ground Control with five BALI awards
We're excited to share the news that Roy Candlin, Senior Account Manager, has been shortlisted for the Pro Landscaper 'Unsung Heroes Award'.
New funding from Pricoa Private Capital to support continued growth plans.
Ground Control’s environmental summit dedicated to nature recovery calls a wrap on its exciting annual cross-industry event held Thursday 7th July 2023.
Building back UK’s natural recovery in Cambridgeshire, whilst providing jobs and greater access to nature
Creating a new vegetable plot to provide fresh produce for the product development team
Thousands of charging points for the UK’s largest wholesale broadband network provider are set to be installed nationwide
Joe shares his involvement and his future with the charity
Ground Control and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust collaborate to deliver the “Bee the Change” Garden at the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Showcasing nature-positive solutions with industry experts
The Pro Landscaper Business Awards aim to ‘recognise and celebrate the greatest companies’ across 17 award categories.
Ground Control highways team donates resources from the A12 biodiversity tree planting scheme to local wilderness charity
Renovating green spaces for shoppers and pollinators
Celebrating 50 Years of Ground Control with Equans volunteers
Ground Control receives the RoSPA President’s Gold Award for the 13th consecutive year running
Restoring an Anglian Water site back to a biodiverse nature reserve
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.
A look at the environmentally conscious Welfare Unit
Environment Agency joins volunteer tree planting at Ground Control’s Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery
Catching up with five Ground Control apprentices on their experience
UK external maintenance business certified with three-star accreditation rating in Best Companies annual awards, representing ‘world-class’ levels of employee engagement
British Association of Landscape Industries recognises Ground Control for community tree planting partnership with Severn Trent.
A perfect 45/45 score in the Considerate Constructors audit showcasing good practice with Urban&Civic
Giving back to the community is part of what makes Ground Control tick
Andrea Ellinas, Client Relationship Manager, wins The Pro Landscaper '30 under 30: The Next Generation Initiative'
Two Grounds Maintenance Gold Awards in the ‘Heritage Park/Garden of the Year’ category
Supporting the ‘Citizens Involved Problem Solving’ project to reduce anti-social behaviour in Skelton
We spoke with employee Pete Wogan about how the scheme helped fueled his mountain bike passion.
It is with great sadness that we join the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen
Another successful and exciting step with the introduction of the first automower on site in Derbyshire.
Our innovations and investments continue with delivery of new EV vans
To celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we are excited to share our planting partnership with Severn Trent.
Adding the ‘Husqvarna EPOS’ automower to our award winning site
Ground Control signs the RMHC to support the mental health and wellbeing of rail workers
Expert panel will explore strategies to address the green skills gap
Reviewing the on-stage discussion from the Unlock Net Zero stage
Ground Control partnered with JLL and local businesses in Cambridge to celebrate and raise awareness of World Nature Conservation Day.
Ground Control arb rail team works with ecologists and leading surveillance technology to detect and protect badger habitats around Tring, Hertfordshire.
Leading experts came together to drive the biodiversity agenda
JLL and Ground Control host biodiversity workshop for partners in the prestigious grounds of the National Maritime Museum
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
Ground Control takes staff training to a new level, with industry-leading Arboricultural Awareness training
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’
Excellent scores in all areas as we uphold our high standard
Abingdon’s ambitious green space enhancement programme benefits the community and local wildlife
Wayne Gorman is Human Nature: At its Best
Our work for a clean air future
Six interactive workshops will cover each stage of the roadmap
Discover how external space can be used to help meet your net zero targets
Ground Control’s flagship biodiversity event set for second summit
Celebrating bees and biodiversity with JLL
Chair of the Green Spaces Advisory Board Ria Bailes welcomes new Board member Alex Willey
Discover how to fund green space projects at pace, at scale and right first time
Will the UK Shared Prosperity Fund provide new opportunities for green business start-ups in the social housing sector?
Ground Control received the fantastic accolade of “Sustainable Company of the Year”
Ground Control receives the RoSPA President’s (12 consecutive Golds) Award 2022
B Corp status reflects company’s commitment to biodiversity net gain
Ground Control supports Severn Trent with the planting of 2022 acres of Commonwealth Forest across the Midlands
Ground Control is one of over 300 signatories to The Climate Pledge, supporting a global commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040
Ground Control is shortlisted in two categories at 2022 Pro Landscaper Business Awards
IRATA rope access specialists complete complex vegetation clearance at Liverpool Lime Street’s historic tunnel portals
Ground Control dedicates ‘First Avenue’ tree to Essex eco-champion at showcase nature recovery project
Forklift truck distributor Briggs Equipment has teamed up with Ground Control on a sustainable tree planting initiative in Braintree, Essex
UK first – training pathway expanded to help young people with learning difficulties
Ground Control and Severn Trent plant 10,000 trees across the West Midlands ready for the Commonwealth Games
Ground Control supports National Grid to reinstate an overgrown bridleway in a Somerset village
Grounds maintenance team works with London Fire Brigade to advocate healthy lifestyles and wellbeing
Celebrating national tree week with sustainable native planting at EQUANS facilities
British Association of Landscape Industries recognises Ground Control for outstanding staff development
Ground Control has planted a ‘First Avenue’ of native trees to recognise twenty-six of the UK’s environmental heroes
Health and safety best practice from arb rail field team, EA Formby Ltd
Celebrating the launch of our Green Spaces Advisory Board
Recycled timber, community benches unveiled, as part of the National Highways, Chowns Mill roundabout redevelopment
Added value ditching services provided to railway vegetation management contract
Ground Control is amongst leading British businesses working towards halting and reversing the decline of nature by 2030
Ground Control moves into winter season greener and bigger than before
Collaborating to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the Timpson Group fleet
Sophie Childs, Ground Control Relationship Manager, is a winner of the Pro Landscaper 30 under 30: The Next Generation 2021
For the 5th year running, Ground Control wins Gold at the London in Bloom contest
Ground Control and Network Rail protect badger habitats whilst keeping the railway safe
Ground Control receives multiple wins
A 296-acre site, dedicated to helping landowners unlock the potential of their under-used land for nature’s recovery
Ground Control receives MoD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for commitment to Armed Forces
We win the award for Sustainable Company of the Year at the 2021 Pro Landscaper Business Awards
Ground Control supports East of England 'in it to bin it'
Ground Control Supports Making Edinburgh A Swift Sanctuary
Ground Control celebrates after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards, RoSPA President’s (11 consecutive Golds) Award
first automated and managed EV installation & management system launch
Designed and installed by Ground Control
Ground Control enhances biodiversity and wellbeing at Longbridge by creating healthy green space
Ground Control works with Network Rail to protect the reptiles clearing trackside vegetation to create the perfect sunbathing spot
Orchids are more than just pretty flowers
Ground Control’s Hinkley Connection Project Team were proud to receive a National Grid Recognition Award for becoming Carbon Neutral earlier this year.
Ground Control partners with Essex Wildlife Trust to count bugs squashed on registration plates after a journey
We’re delighted to announce that Ground Control’s achievements were acknowledged in the respected, Best Companies List.
Ground Control wins one of the country’s most prestigious and respected business honours for the second time in five years
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the International Workers Memorial Day
We are pleased to confirm that Ground Control has officially become a member of Safer Highways
We are thrilled to announce that Ground Control has been recognised as an outstanding sustainability leader
Ground Control is supporting Forestry England in the restoration of local woodland by planting oak, hornbeam and cherry
Ground Control are passionate about restoring nature and are actively rewilding large parts of Britain
Ground Control’s Evergreen Fund and Make-it-Wild join forces to plant 5,700 trees at Dowgill Grange, Nidderdale
We are very proud to say Ground Control is now officially a carbon-neutral company
Simon Morrish, Ground Control CEO is recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Lloyds Bank Business Excellence Awards
Ground Control has announced the appointment of a new managing director, with Marcus Watson handing over to Jason Knights
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
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
Evergreen Fund, supports planting of 15,000 trees near Chelmsford
Our approach to responsible business in the fight against climate change is celebrated
Revitalised outdoor space transformed for staff and residents
The 2020-21 gritting season had the busiest first night ever
The seventh edition report
How salt works to keep drivers and pedestrians safe in frosty conditions
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, 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
The 16th annual Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.
Don’t be left out in the cold
Ground Control wins double gold
Introducing Haystack Business Cards
Ground Control is celebrating success in this years BALI Awards
A great opportunity to cement a relationship between our local green space at Lake Meadows and Ground Control
Ground Control is very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bawtree as Environmental Lead
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
Ground Control and Highways England Set a Benchmark With Community Artworks
Ground Control has recently hired Charlie Nash to join our ICT team working in App Support.
Ground Control is delighted to be a finalist for the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2020 in the category “Towards Net Zero”.
After several years’ absence, the Royal Mail grounds maintenance contract is back with Ground Control!
The combined forces of the Ground Control Winter Maintenance team and The Gritting Company are already working hard to prepare for the coming season
Ground Control transforms gardens at one of England’s largest NHS trusts, to thank staff and remember those lost to Covid-19
A new £5m investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives has been launched by Ground Control
Ground Control is celebrating after been awarded with, the Gold Accreditation
Ground Control rail teams using ‘game changing’ high tech helmets
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
Ground Control is currently undertaking construction works in an exciting project transforming the Manchester Metrolink’s Deansgate-Castlefield stop.
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
Provide Community Interest Company (CIC), has recently sponsored 570 trees to be planted at the Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery in Wethersfield, Essex.
Seed funding closed to develop innovative measurement and audit systems for carbon, biodiversity and Natural Capital trading.
Ground Control gets everything in place to tackle our biggest winter season of works yet on National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project
Rare plant habitat protected during flood defense works