COVID-19

We don’t just cut grass!

Thanks to our multi skilled workforce, we undertake many projects for our clients alongside regular grounds maintenance. Over the last couple of months we have seen our service teams construct raised flower beds, fencing, returfing and planting projects to name just a few.

Another win!

MWGM have been successful in winning the ground maintenance contract for Hightown Housing for another 5 years commencing March 2020.
MWGM has worked for Hightown Housing since 2016 and during the previous contract term the number of sites has increased by approximately 35%. We now provide ground maintenance services for 94 of their residential sites across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire with the potential of more sites as Hightown Housing works towards their aim of increasing their site stock by another 30% over the coming contract term.

A great start to the new year!

Following a competitive tendering exercise at the end of 2019, MWGM have been successful in winning a grounds maintenance contract with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

MWGM has worked for the Trust since 2014 and over the years the number of sites we maintain has steadily increased. The new contract is to maintain all 73 EEAST sites across Herts, Beds, Cambs, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex for 5 years commencing March 2020.

Shrub removal made easy!

Our telehandler has already proven it’s worth at our main depot since taking delivery of it several months ago. Yesterday, it had its first outing to assist our operatives who were clearing an overgrown shrub at a local residential site. And it didn’t disappoint!

The Jasmine had not been maintained and was so out of control it had become a site hazard. By putting the telehandler to work it reduced the man hours by a day and eliminated our operatives working at height.

Our client was delighted with the work carried out…another satisfied customer!

New year, new van!

This week we have welcomed a new addition to our fleet. We took delivery of a brand new tipper van. It is a little bigger than our existing tippers and has front and rear cameras. Once sign written and kitted out it will then be put to work delivering our services to our clients and meeting the demands of our busy schedules.

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.