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Nurture Group boosts arboriculture services with its biggest acquisition this year

by | 07 Jun 24 | Commercial Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance, News | 0 comments

Horticultural and green workplace service provider, the Nurture Group, completes its “most substantial” deal of 2024 with the acquisition of Hertfordshire-based Gristwood and Toms.

Marking the Group’s expansion into the arboriculture market, Gristwood and Toms will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nurture Landscapes Holdings Ltd, and will retain its existing brand.

Former group head of major bids for the Group, Andrew Brightman, has been appointed new managing director of Gristwood and Tom

Andrew Brightman, former group head of major bids for the Nurture Group, has been appointed new managing director of Gristwood and Toms. He brings with him “extensive knowledge”, says the Group.

Gristwood and Toms, primarily known for its work in the public sector, marks Nurture’s 47th acquisition to date.

Marking Nurture’s 47th acquisition to date, Gristwood and Toms is an “excellent fit” for the Group, says executive chairman, Peter Fan.

He goes on to say: “Both companies share a dedication to health and safety, environmental stewardship, and recruiting top talent. This acquisition allows us to enhance our service offering to clients.”

With an annual turnover exceeding £20 million and employing a workforce of 153 across 13 depots, Gristwood and Toms will also remain a member of the Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Scheme.

This latest move also marks the Nurture Group’s third acquisition this year, after it acquired Midland Pest Control Ltd at the start of February, and Roy Cowie Ltd at the end.

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