Ground Control presented with Queen's Award for Innovation

Ground Control staff were presented with their Queen's Award for Innovation at the company headquarters in in Billericay, Essex yesterday.

Ground Control chief executive Simon Morrish with Queen's representative Lord Lieutenant of Essex
Ground Control chief executive Simon Morrish with Queen's representative Lord Lieutenant of Essex

Lord Lieutenant of Essex John Patrick Lionel Petre, presented the award, which recognised the significant contribution Ground Control’s application of technology has had on servicing its customers, including live reporting systems that enable the company to respond rapidly to evolving demands.

Managing director Marcus Watson said: "We are extremely honoured to receive such a prestigious endorsement for our innovation and service to our customers.

"Across 45,000 sites throughout the UK, our upwards of 3,000 people working hard to deliver to our customers, are justifiably proud of their personal contribution to this fantastic achievement. This event is for each and every one of our staff to say thank you for their commitment and hard work."

Ground Control delivers grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, arboriculture, vegetation management, landscape construction and design, ecology and biodiversity, fencing, roofing, invasive weed management, pest control, specialist external cleaning services and commercial window cleaning for clients including Tesco, Toys R Us, B&Q, Severn Trent Water and the NHS.

Garden metal storage building manufacturer Trimetals and garden plastics manufacturer Strata Products also won Queen's Awards for success in international trade. They collected their awards on 14 July. 

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