Hillier shifts focus onto regions

Landscape company aims to expand regional reach and focus on domestic design and build work.

Hillier Landscapes is to open a series of regional offices in a drive to expand its domestic landscaping services.

The firm will develop a stronger presence in the Cotswolds and explore areas along the M3, M4 and A34 corridors to identify other potential sites for new offices. Its existing Bristol office will also expand its reach.

Managing director Richard Barnard told HW the firm was returning to its "core values and roots" by leaving behind much of its commercial work to focus on big domestic design and build projects and to work more closely with designers.

He added that the firm would continue to do some commercial work for the big business parks because it was of a high standard.

"The mundane day-to-day commercial work we won't be doing any more because it is price driven rather than quality driven," he explained.

"I can't put my staff on projects like that because they simply don't enjoy it or get any satisfaction out of it."

Barnard added that he felt the time was right for the firm to expand: "For the past three years our turnover has remained the same with no growth, but this period has given us a good opportunity to re-evaluate the whole industry and the company. We now know where we are headed."

KeyStat

£3m - Total annual turnover reported by Hillier Landscapes.


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