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Award-Winning Ground Control Showcased in 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe Report

Award-Winning Ground Control Showcased in 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe Report

London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire EuropeLondon Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe places Ground Control on list for first time as impressive growth rate continues

The UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, Ground Control, is one of 170 companies across the UK to be recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe report. A landmark document highlighting the fastest growing and most inspiring small and medium-sized companies across Europe. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers. This achievement follows on from numerous awards in the last 12 months including the coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Ground Control, which operates throughout the UK, has been expanding at an industry record-breaking 20% a year putting the company ahead of the majority of its competition. This achievement specifically recognises the high growth, alongside the company’s overall commitment to providing customers with the best possible services, including grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, tree works and vegetation management, soft and hard landscaping, roofing, ecology, design and build, pest control and fencing.

Commenting on the announcement, Simon Morrish, CEO for Ground Control, said: “We are extremely honoured to be recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the companies to inspire Europe. Across 45,000 sites throughout the UK, our people work hard to deliver consistent, high-quality services to our customers. It is this commitment to outstanding customer service that has driven our unparalleled customer retention rate and consistently strong growth.

“The progress we have made as a business is down to the calibre of people we are able to attract, develop and retain. It’s been an exciting journey of innovation, continuous improvement and diversification into core services that our customers require. Our ambition is to continue to enrich and improve our offering, fortifying our position as the undisputed partner of choice for external facility servicers across the private and public sectors.”

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of London Stock Exchange Group said:

“If Europe is to have a sustainable economic future, it must back its engines of economic growth and only real source of potential job-creation: its 23million SMEs. It is critical that we continue improving access and cutting the cost of finance for fast growing companies, giving them access to long-term patient equity capital to fund their enormous potential. This is an ambition we share with the EU Commission and applaud its initiative to develop deeper and more connected capital markets across the continent through the Capital Markets Union project.

“LSEG has long been committed to supporting high growth companies. Together our 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe reports, international growth market, AIM, and business support and capital raising programme, ELITE, shine a light on the fastest growing companies across the continent and their critical importance to innovation, job creation and Europe’s future economic resilience.”

The 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the British and European economies.

To find out more about the report, please click here: https://www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire/2017-report-1000-companies-europe.

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