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
Multi award-winning external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, Ground Control, has acquired winter and exterior maintenance specialist Litter Boss in a move that will not only add hundreds of customers to its portfolio, but also bring the combined skills and experience of over 500 staff into the business. The joining of these two organisations cements Ground Control as the largest specialist gritting and winter maintenance provider in the UK.
Litter Boss, which has its HQ in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, was established over 30 years ago, and has a long history of growth thanks to its renowned excellent service delivery. Primarily focused on winter and exterior maintenance alongside a standalone internal cleaning business, the company has great synergies with Ground Control’s existing client base, not only adding approximately 3,500 sites but also significantly enhancing density across the UK.
Richard Johnson, Winter Maintenance Director of Litter Boss, who will now be Director of Winter Maintenance for the combined business, adds:
As Ground Control heads into the second half of 2017, the company is expecting further growth to all core areas of the business, including maintenance, landscaping, design, arboriculture, pest control as well as winter maintenance.
Simon Morrish concludes: