Nurture Landscapes has acquired landscape management provider Gavin Jones to create a £65m group.
Gavin Jones will become part of the Nurture Landscapes group of companies as from February 1 2018. This transaction brings together two leading privately owned companies that together will have sales of £65m, employ 1,000 staff and service over 3,500 clients across the UK.
The company will continue to trade under the name Gavin Jones as a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Nurture Landscapes Holdings.
Nurture Landscapes has expanded considerably since it was founded in 2008, through both organic growth and acquisitions. It has turnover of £35 million with around 550 staff and a national presence across six regions in the UK.
Gavin Jones, which focuses mainly on the south, including London, has a turnover of £30m and employs 450 staff and holds a Royal Warrant.
The two companies are both IIP Gold accredited and share best practice in common areas of business within the landscape maintenance industry.
Nurture Landscapes’ business consists of landscape maintenance, winter gritting, plant displays and design and build construction with the majority of Nurture’s turnover attributed to landscape maintenance to the corporate sector.
Gavin Jones will add significant capacity to the commercial landscaping arm of the business, as well as bringing contracts for three of the Royal Parks: Richmond, Greenwich and Bushy Park which currently trade under the Turfsoil brand.
Gavin Jones, the company that supplied landscaping and maintenance services to London’s Olympic Park for the 2012 Games, will continue to deliver horticultural services to a range of clients including contracts for Mercedes Benz, the MOD, Imperial College, Chatham Maritime and Bluewater Shopping Centre.
Will Clark, MD of Gavin Jones, will be staying on during the transition period, before heading up Clifton Nurseries, said: “Nurture Landscapes have always shared our passion for excellence and our commitment to delivering the highest quality service for our clients.
“I will ensure a smooth transition for both staff and clients and look forward to a bright future for both Gavin Jones and Nurture Landscapes.”