Environmental Awareness Day
Friday 15th September saw Ground Control’s second annual Environmental Awareness Day, held at Studley Wood Golf Club. We invited a select number of clients to join us for an insightful day covering a range of different topic areas to support with the daily maintenance of their estates.
Topics included sustainability, biodiversity, invasive species, tree management and pest control, with our very own industry experts on hand to deliver informative talks and practical demonstrations throughout the day, including ‘live’ Picus testing and building a bug hotel.
Speakers included Senior Ecologist Gavin Mullan, National Training Manager (and invasive weeds expert) Neil Huck, Arboricultural Consultant Alan Richardson, Principal of Design Matt Nokes, and Sales & Marketing Director Andrew Hollyer. Key Account Managers Alison Rogers and Suki Gohel did an outstanding job making arrangements leading up to the event, working to the theme of “Caring for our Environment” and “managing your environment for your benefit”.
Suki commented on the day; “This was a client-focussed event, designed to demonstrate the ‘beyond compliance’ services we can provide. We wanted to show that at GC we blend market-leading expertise with innovative services to deliver to a high standard – and that, from conception to delivery, the customer experience is at the heart of what we do. What we also wanted to communicate was that there are things we do as a company to mitigate our environmental impact and that implementing sustainability initiatives from increased awareness can start small and can be rolled in to any growing business.”
Andrew Hollyer added; “Off the back of a very successful event last year, there was always a worry that this event wouldn’t live up to the same standards. How wrong could we have been! We had a fantastic turn out with a number of very high profile clients in attendance, including Network Rail, Pets at Home, Electricity North West, Four Seasons Healthcare, Colas Rail and Salisbury FM. Feedback from the day was exceptional. Last year’s event allowed us to win new business, including Electricity North West, as well as additional training to Network Rail. This year we have already had additional works orders and a pricing request for Pest Control across the estate from Four Seasons Healthcare, as well as Electricity North West for forest mulching which could turn out to be a significant sum of money. I would like to personally thank all parties involved who helped make this a great and a very successful day. Special thanks to Suki, Alison, Vanessa, Neil, Matt, Gavin and Alan. Here is to an even bigger and better 2018 event!”