Defending ourselves against Cybercrime

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved accreditation for Cyber Essentials.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

The accreditation confirms that our ICT defences have been assessed as satisfactory against a commodity based cyber-attack and also demonstrates our commitment to data protection and cyber security.

With Cyber Crime on the increase this is reassuring to know that we are protected from the most common attacks.

Seasons Greetings!

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. With best wishes from everyone at Mark Walker Grounds Maintenance Ltd.

This Christmas we will be donating £1000 to Mind. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Living Green Walls

This week we undertook the bi annual maintenance of five living green walls at one of our clients sites.

With space often being limited in built up environments, the installation of green walls on existing buildings has become a popular and innovative solution to urban greening whilst providing natural insulation to the building.

Plants have numerous benefits to the urban environment. They improve air quality and reduce levels of harmful air pollutants and help capture, store and recycle rain water.

RAISING MONEY…A PIECE OF CAKE!

OUR STAFF WERE TEMPTED WITH HOMEMADE CAKES, BISCUITS AND SWEET TREATS IN RETURN FOR THEIR LOOSE CHANGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT. OUR GENEROUS OPERATIVES HAD BUILT UP QUITE AN APPETITE AFTER A DAY ON THE TOOLS AND WE RAISED A VERY HEALTHY £162.24.

Staff development

A successful week of training here at MWGM covering The Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides and the safe operation of our Telehandler, further ensuring we can maintain technical expertise on all of our services 100% of the time.

An afternoon of celebrations!

On a gloriously sunny Friday afternoon, we raised a glass to celebrate the successful move to our new premises and to 35 years of grounds maintenance. It was a pleasure to bring the whole team together to enjoy such a special occasion.

We’ve moved!!

We have great pleasure in announcing our relocation to our new premises in Welwyn Garden City. We are incredibly excited to be in our new home and the start of another chapter in the Mark Walker Grounds Maintenance history.

A right Royal visit!

Some images of our successful planting project at the new School of Medicine building, Anglia Ruskin University which was recently opened by HRH The Duke of Kent.

Our fantastic grounds maintenance team at ARU will continue to nurture this area with the rest of the site and we look forward to seeing how the area develops.

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Out with the old and in with the new

We’ve had a busy couple of months updating and replacing two key pieces of machinery here at Mark Walker (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd. Our trusty tractor was the first to go. The brand new replacement will continue with sports field renovations/maintenance and boundary hedge maintenance works which is in great demand during the summer months. It will also be working hard in the winter months with gritting/snow ploughing and hedge reduction works.

Today we welcomed the arrival of our shiny new Telehandler. This fantastic little machine is tasked with many jobs in and around our yard. It’s a priority to keep our fleet of vehicles and machines current and in excellent working order to meet the demands of our busy schedules.