Nationwide landscaping and ground maintenance contractors, Greenfingers Landscape Limited has recently acquired the contracts of former P&W Maintenance Contracting, significantly increasing its client base and almost doubling its turnover.
Greenfingers Landscape Limited is well known for its extensive work around the country with local authorities and housing associations. It has acquired the struggling P&W including its contracts and assets, which has secured 45 jobs and will lead to an increase in group turnover from £5.5 million to £10million
As part of the deal, market leading Greenfingers will take over all ongoing contracts, including Oswestry Town Council, Shropshire Council, Flintshire County Council, Isle of Angelsey Council and others.
This acquisition has come at an exciting time for Greenfingers, who recently won a four year contract with Powys County Council to provide grounds maintenance countrywide, a contract worth up between £3 and £4 million over 4 years.
Steve Higginbottom, managing director, commented: “This is a very significant step for Greenfingers. The acquisition of the P&W contracts has enabled us to expand into a new geographical area and open another depot at Llandrindod Wells to service the work in addition to the Powys contract. This means that not only can we provide employment for the P&W staff, but we can also open up possibilities to create further employment opportunities in the area. We will be further investing in the business including the addition of a complete fleet of vehicles and new landscaping equipment.”
Greenfingers’ established client base already includes many local authorities, almost 80% of the housing associations in Greater Manchester as well many private sector sites. The new contract base has also meant that Greenfingers can extend its service offering to include cemetery, parks and highways maintenance as well as increasing its geographical spread to cover Shropshire and Wales.
The company prides itself on its employee training and its corporate social responsibility activity. Steve said: “Our employees are incredibly important to us, they are our shop window, so we invest a lot of time and money into training, IT and equipment. We believe in providing people with the opportunity to shine and the chance of long term career progression, evidenced by the fact that 3 out of our 8 managers started with us as apprentices at the age of 16.” Greenfingers also supports several charitable causes, including a community garden project and maintenance and landscaping for a Community Special School for primary aged children with severe and complex learning needs.”
He continued: “We are immensely pleased to be moving forward with these new contracts and maximising the opportunities this will provide for both the business and our employees. We pride ourselves on our high contract retention, so we are confident we will provide our new customers with exceptional service levels enabling us to provide staff with exciting ongoing career prospects. We have significant further expansion plans for the company, including tendering for additional contracts, potential plans to acquire further businesses and the creation of new jobs, which are already being advertised on our website. We are looking forward to exploring these new opportunities.”
Greenfingers has been established for 25 years and now employs over 240 people across 11 regional depots. Services include the full range of grounds maintenance services, including road verges, open spaces and residential developments, as well as specialist tree work and soft and hard landscaping.