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    Gristwood and Toms awarded Arboricultural Maintenance Contract

    Gristwood and Toms, the UK’s leading arboricultural services provider, has been awarded a prestigious new contract to provide Arboricultural services to Bristol City Council.

    The five-year contract will begin in February 2015, with the option to extend for an additional two years.  The contract will see Gristwood and Toms delivering comprehensive arboricultural maintenance works to more than 100,000 trees across the Council’s estate, encompassing streets, parks and green spaces. The contract is also open to trees in education establishments, and private trees in exercise of statutory local authority tree-related duties.

    The contract was awarded following a rigorous process to ensure value for money with competitive savings being made in the overall contract value.  Through the development of a constructive partnership approach with Bristol City Council, Gristwood and Toms will invest in the community by creating jobs, working with local suppliers and providing training opportunities; all with the aim of providing effective services for Bristol’s residents.

    Speaking about the contract award, Darren Kilby, Head of Sales and Marketing at Gristwood and Toms said: “Securing this contract with Bristol City Council is testament to the tangible benefits that a large, specialist arboricultural company like Gristwood and Toms can deliver.”

    The paybacks from economies of scale allow us to deliver more efficient and cost-effective services to Bristol City Council and we look forward to expanding our commitments into this City.”

    Gus Hoyt, Assistant Mayor with responsibility for parks, said:  “In Bristol we are proud of our rich heritage of trees. The City Council is looking forward to working with our new service provider, Gristwood and Toms, to sustain this highly valuable resource. Through this new contract, we aim to maintain the very highest arboricultural standards and that this will be an efficient and responsive service.”

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