Gavin Jones scoops contract to look after the best sports pitches in Wales

Gavin Jones Group has notched up a three-year grounds and sports pitch upkeep contract for Cardiff Metropolitan University worth £265,000.

The university has won high-acclaim for its sport in recent years and is home to the National Athletics Centre, which hosts international rugby and football teams practising for matches at the nearby Millennium Stadium.

Gavin Jones said its experience of high-level sports-pitch maintenance and renovation helped swing the deal. Landscape crews will tackle grounds upkeep at four campuses and halls of residence across the city.

They will look after natural and artificial facilities and take a lead on sustainability projects such as perennial planting to beef up ecological and sustainable herbaceous borders across the estate.

Managing director Will Clark said: "We are delighted with such a prestigious contract and will improve the university’s landscape and sports facilities. We will also work in partnership to achieve joint sustainability policies."

University estate manager Glen Roberts said: "Gavin Jones’ reputation for delivering excellent service and staff development is second to none. We want to establish a good working relationship to enhance both the facilities and the team."

The Gavin Jones’ team includes area manager Dylan Lewis, contracts manager Gareth Bull and staff new to Gavin Jones, Greg Brown, Paul Guerra, Anthony Newton, Andrew Buckley & Liam Brown.

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