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Ground Control hold third annual Environmental Awareness Day

Ground Control hold third annual Environmental Awareness Day

Tuesday 16th October saw Ground Control’s third annual Environmental Awareness Day, held at Studley Wood Golf Club in Oxfordshire. Ground Control invited a select number of key clients to join 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 associated pests, with Ground Control’s 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, Andy Gray (Electric Vehicles – The future), Alison Rogers (Caring for our Environment) and Sales & Marketing Director Andrew Hollyer. Key Account Managers Danielle Makepeace and Laura Borchard did an outstanding job making arrangements leading up to the event accompanying Alison Rogers and Amanda Manning, working to the theme of “Caring for our Environment” and “managing your environment for your benefit”.

Andrew Hollyer added; “It was our third year running our Environmental Awareness Day, which was a great success with some really positive feedback from everyone in attendance. This year’s event was focussed on high profile housing association clients, consisting of classroom learning, and an afternoon enjoyed by all zooming around the golf course on golf buggies looking at biodiversity and wildlife. Our experts in the field demonstrated how we mitigate our environmental impact and how implementing sustainability initiatives from increased awareness can start small and can be rolled in to any business. A massive thanks to all involved; Amanda, Alan, Alison, Danielle, Gavin, Laura, Neil, Andy, Minhaj and Sophie for helping make this event a great success.”

Joyce Hatchard, Contract Manager for Sovereign Housing commented; “I really enjoyed the day as it showed how we should all be concerned about how we look after our grounds around our properties to ensure that bio diversity is encouraged which benefits our environment. Better insect life means plants and a better view of the natural life around us.  It’s everyone’s responsibility.”


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