Jobs fuel Beechwood expansion

Contracts secured in Coventry and Wolverhampton see Beechwood seek to take on further staff.

Beechwood: recruitment plans
Beechwood: recruitment plans

An arboriculture and grounds-maintenance firm run by two brothers is rapidly expanding after securing a number of contracts.

Coventry-based Beechwood Trees & Landscapes employed 25 staff a year ago and now has 35. It is currently recruiting three-to-six arborists and grounds-maintenance workers.

The company was appointed to a framework agreement by Coventry City Council in March but another contractor was given most of the work. However, that relationship broke down and Beechwood, Glendale and Midland Forestry were appointed after re-tendering.

Director Simon Rotheram said: "It's great for us. It's the first time in 10 years that it's been a local contractor doing the contract."

Other upcoming projects include a £10,000 contract with Bromford Housing in Wolverhampton to be completed by the end of January.

Company growth New premises secured

Beechwood Trees & Landscapes offers arboriculture design-and-build of hard and soft landscapes as well as all types of fencing. It recently moved to larger premises just outside Coventry and bought three new custom vehicles and two woodchippers.

Simon Rotheram said: "Our company ethos is that we're quite a close-knit community.

A lot of people come in a subcontractor or as an apprentice and we employ 90 per cent local people. We deliver good-quality work."

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