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    Ground Control Awarded New WPD Contracts

    Ground Control, the UK’s leading commercial landscaping company has secured three new contracts with Western Power Distribution (WPD) estimated to be valued in excess of £50m. The five year contracts are set to cover “Vegetation Management – Storm Resilience First Cycle”, “Vegetation Management – EHV/HV/LV and Storm Resilience Maintenance” and “Vegetation Management (132kv)” works in the Midlands.

    Ground Control has been working in partnership with WPD since 2012, following an acquisition from UPM Tilhill, and as well as retaining a significant amount of work in existing areas, Ground Control are expanding coverage across the whole of the East and West Midlands.  This ensures ongoing stability for existing staff and also creates a need to recruit Surveyors, Project Managers and Utility Arb cutting teams. The company is actively recruiting more staff to continue to deliver the outstanding level of service that has resulted in these exciting contract wins.

    Recognised as an Approved Contractor by the Arboricultural Association, Ground Control are proud to showcase an outstanding service delivery. Director of Arboriculture, Peter Allen, was delighted with the award of the contracts:

    This is a fantastic achievement from all involved. Over the years we have strived to maintain a consistently high level of service and this has been reflected by the award of these new contracts. We have to thank those people behind the scenes that work extremely hard as well as those on the frontline that continue to provide the highest levels of customer service. We are proud to extend our partnership with WPD.”

    The news caps a fantastic 12 months for the company which began with its inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s list of the top “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. This was swiftly followed by two BALI Awards, three London in Bloom awards and becoming the first company to be awarded the prestigious Met Office Winter Gritting Gold Quality Mark.

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