Gavin Jones announces 25% rise in grounds care business

Success in 2004 makes company one of the country's leading landscaping firms

Landscape firm the Gavin Jones Group has reported a 25 per cent increase in the business of its grounds care division in 2004. The business is now one of the country’s leading landscaping, fencing and grounds maintenance companies. One of its major contracts is at the Bluewater shopping complex at Greenhithe in Kent, where its staff look after more than 21ha of parkland, waterways and lakes. The work includes maintaining soft landscaping schemes, which contain more than a million trees and shrubs. The group also maintains the area around an aquifer system that supplies drinking water to south-east London. Other contracts the division is handling include Winnersh Triangle for Slough Estates, Newbury Business Park for Knight Frank, a number of National Grid Transco sites and most recently it won a three-year contract to maintain 10 sites on behalf of Kingston University. A divisional representative said: “We aim to make the business worth £3.5 million this year.” The company was founded in Hertfordshire by World War One veteran Colonel Gavin Jones in 1919.

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