September News

Here at PGE HQ we have had a fantastic month with new clients added to our portfolio. We cannot wait to start work on our first Piper Homes and Redrow sites in the coming weeks and forging a lasting relationship with both fantastic house builders.

PGE Landscaping new contract awards

One of the sites we maintain has been successful and won first place in the Stratford in Bloom Hotel category. Hotel Indigo is in the heart of Stratford upon Avon where you’ll find a boutique hotel surrounded by a wealth of culture and parts of the hotel date back to the 15th century. A huge congratulation to the hotel and PGE team that have contributed to winning the award against stiff competition.

We have started implementing the construction of the Public Open Space at a stunning site called Priors Crescent is just starting in Salford Priors for CALA Homes (midlands. This site will be stunning once the landscaping is implemented and offers a unique opportunity to future homeowners to have a house in a rural setting.

We found September was an extremely busy month for turf laying where we supplied, prepared and laid over 8000m2 of turf. We do like making areas ‘green’

We are always committed to keeping our staffs training up to date and this month is no different. We held a Cat & Genny refresher course over a weekend in September to ensure we could get as many refreshers completed without affecting our typical working week and appreciated our staff taking time away from their families or commitments to attend.

Charity Golf Tournament TrophyWe always like supporting our clients and local charities and September was no different. We attended The CALA Midlands Golf day that managed to raise a huge £10,000 for Solihull Children’s Special Needs Association where we put a strong effort in on the day to come second overall. The second charity event was also a golf day hosted by Workforce Recruitment & Training held at Redditch Golf Club and managed to raise £3,500 for Targeting Testicular Cancer. Again a strong team performance meant we came 2nd out of a field of 26 teams. Well done to all for raising such vital funds.

We have seen two promotions recently and a new Contract Management structure. We are pleased to appoint Lee Cross who has been with the company over 11 years as Assistant Contract Manager. Lee’s primary role is to support our Team Leaders whilst they are on site, sense checking the quality of our materials and workmanship, training, Toolbox talks and spend time with the Site Management teams to ensure we meet the schedules and expectations. We feel this will be a pivotal move for PGE to increase our client relations and driving the business forward.

We also wish to introduce Mauro Nappolini who has been with the company for 4 months. Mauro has moved from ‘on the tools’ to manage our yard which includes stock levels and the range of materials and also assisting with our Grounds Maintenance department.

June News

June see’s us hit the middle of the year, where has the first 6 months gone!

With it been half and full year ends for many of our clients June is always a busy month for PGE Landscaping. With the additional pressures we successfully met all our clients targets and many homes are now occupied.

Our recruitment drive has gone well with the successfully appointment of Andrew Reed. Andrew joins us as a Contract Manager with years of experience within contract management Andy will be an asset to the team.

We have also appointment new Team Leaders and Senior Landscapers to help strengthen the team.

We have had our first ever site with Taylor Wimpey awarded in June for their lovely site in Shipston on Stour. Within our package is all the site soft landscaping which also includes 11,500m2 of Open Space work and the planting of 182 trees and 10,297 shrubs.

Our Customer Care department goes from strength to strength with continued positive feedback from homeowners and clients. A sample of the testimonials we receive on a weekly basis is:

PGE re-laid our back garden turf for 2 days in which they have totally transformed it and made our new house feel complete. We are very pleased with the final result. 

We have no hesitation in recommending their work.  Special thanks to Andrew. He is a true craftsman.”

Hayfield Homes, whom we work closely with on their projects had the delight of handing over a Community Hall to Great Bourton Parish Council recently. The Community Hall sits within their development, Hayfield Views and includes an independent car park and full facilities. It was a pleasure to attend the opening and to see all the hard work they have put into the project become a reality.

May News

May has been another fantastic month here at PGE headquarters. The weather has been ideal for our industry with high temperatures and good rainfall helping turf establish and plants to settle in well.

  • We continue to push our new recruitment campaign to strengthen and increase our staffing resources, ensuring we can meet our clients demands. Due to a successful 2019 2nd quarter, with new sites been awarded and further phases added to existing contracts, we have employed a further 12 staff across the business.
  • We have has a successful month with our training programme with 2 team leaders passing their Level 2 Diplomas in Fencing, 3 Team Leaders passing their Working at Height refreshers and several CSCS renewals.
  • Following a consultation with CALA Homes it was agreed to increase the specification on the fencing for their site in Cheltenham to assist in the aesthetics.
  • We completed 2 Sales Arenas on behalf of Bellway Homes that launched at the start of May in time for the bank holiday weekends. Both were received well by the clients with positive feedback.
  • Several Grounds Maintenance contracts have been awarded or renewed in May where we our clients continue to put there trust in PGE to ensure their sites are always looking to the best of their potential.

April News

April was a very busy month for PGE Landscaping, with plenty of Project, Staff and business news.

Congratulations to Dan Berrisford  and Matt Waldron for passing their SMSTS training this month. At PGE Landscaping we are committed to ensuring we meet our own and clients SHE policies and practises. Well done both!!!

Several of our Team Leaders have passed their trailer training and test which allows more flexibility through the business when we need to get additional equipment or materials to site.

We are always running on-line or in-house training on a monthly basis and this month has been no different. We have conducted Working at Height and Asbestos Awareness training with some of our staff that had not completed this training in the past 12 months or refresher training where required.

Other PGE Landscaping News

We have had a fantastic month with several new sites and contracts been awarded which include:

  • We have appointed Steve Abbotts as our Customer Care Manager who will drive this department forward ensuring our clients’ needs and requirements are fulfilled throughout the process. If you have any enquiries please contact Steve direct at steve@pgelandscaping.com.
  • The prestigious site currently under construction by CALA Homes in Cheltenham has been awarded to ourselves to implement the Fencing and Landscaping.
  • We have worked at the Bovis Homes site in Moreton in Marsh for the past 18 months and will continue to strengthen this relationship with the successful award of the next phase of this site which includes a further 117 plots and a large area of Public Open Spaces.
  • Hayfield Homes award the fencing and landscaping to PGE Landscaping for their new development in Southam
  • Two Show Home/Sales Arenas have been accepted by Bellway Homes for their site Evelyn Gardens and CALA Homes site set in the rural location of Burton Green. Both will be completed at the start of May.

Maintenance Contract News

  • Bellway Homes select to undertake their site Grounds Maintenance at their new site in North Solihull.
  • Hayfield Homes appoint us to maintain their site in Southmoor, Oxfordshire due to our continued quality at three of their other sites.
  • Lorus Hospice contacted us following a referral and awarded us the maintenance contract for their hospice in Leicester. We look forward to showing them the PGE standard!
  • Renewal of our contract for a KFC franchise was placed this month following discussions on how we can work closer with our client to ensure their restaurants are always looking their best as first impressions count.
  • A month of new clients continues with Hotel Indigo in Stratford upon Avon awarding PGE Landscaping the contract to maintain the grounds of this lovely hotel.

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March News

March was a very busy month for PGE Landscaping.  We have been successfully being awarded two new fencing contracts for Bovis Homes and look forward to starting these sites in the coming weeks.

CALA Homes awarded us their latest Sales Arena to include all soft landscaping and feature installation in Burton Green on a former plant nursery.

Bellway award us a new site in Ashbourne to implement their soft landscaping and Open space works. We are also constructing the Sales Arena which is due to open on 30th April.

New maintenance contract awarded at Bellway Homes site, Branston Leas in near Burton on Trent.

L&Q appoint us to remove an existing hedge ready for one of their new site due to launch later this year. Working alongside an ecologist to ensure there are no nesting birds within the hedge or invasive weeds. As each section of hedge is removed we are installing Heras fencing to ensure the site is kept secure

Persimmon Homes retain the confidence in us and award us our contract renewal for 2 of their sites. Sanctuary Housing appoint us to undertake vegetation clearance on a newly acquired site in Worcester prior to construction starting on site

Additional work is been undertaken for Hayfield Homes on a site we are not the fencing and landscape contractor due to our reaction times and quality of work we implement. GO PGE!!!

February News

March has been a busy month for PGE Landscaping.

Bellway Homes

We are very pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a new site by Bellway Homes. Branston Leas comprises of 113 plots plus a large Public Open Space along with the Sales Arena.

We have successfully completed the Sales Arena for Hayfield Homes at their new site in Southam, Warwickshire. This was completed on time, to budget and resulted in a delighted client.

The third Sales Arena for February was completed for Bellway Homes at their Royal Park site in Nuneaton. With only 5 days to get the area ready it went to the wire.

Customer Care Manager

We are currently looking to appoint a Customer Care Manager to oversee and manage this new role within our expanding business. If you have the industry experience and want a new challenge of managing a department visit our website and apply through the careers page.

Other News

We’re very excited to announce that Persimmon Homes have awarded us the Grounds Maintenance contract for their Meadow View site in Redditch.

McCarthy & Stone renew their Grounds Maintenance contracts for two of their flagship developments showing our commitment to quality and service. As we will always strive to assist our clients where ever possible. This was prevalent at a site in Hagley for McCarthy and Stone where they required additional work to match the existing. We had to source and have fabricated bespoke metal railings to match existing railings along with 60+m of V Mesh security fencing along a public footpath that wrapped around the development.

We have also sent two of our Contract Managers on their SSSTS training this month of which they passes with flying colours.

September Contract News

We’ve had a fantastic September at PGE, with a variety of new contracts being awarded to us, across a wide range of projects, from both new and existing clients.

Crest Nicholson – Coleshill

We are pleased to announce the award of this project, from a new client to PGE Landscaping. The award will initially involves the erection of boundary fencing and site preparation of our clients’ project in the heart of Coleshill.

Bellway – Barley Fields

Bellway have awarded PGE Landscaping the contract to supply and install all of their requirement for open space trees, street trees, waste bins and benches throughout the project.

E Manton – Lordswood Girls School & Sharmans Cross Junior School

We are pleased to announce the award of these projects, from a new client to PGE Landscaping. The award requires us to provide the landscaping services for two school project, that our client has provided building works for.

CALA Homes – Chiltern

PGE Landscaping was approached and requested to assist in completing a project where the original contractor had failed to meet the high standards expected and subsequently removed. Although the project was outside the boundary of our usual area of coverage, PGE understood our clients’ predicament and appreciates being called on to assist by completing the works to the high standard CALA are familiar with from ourselves.

CALA Homes – Lansdowne Road

A lovely new development in the heart of Cheltenham. Our fencing tender was awarded and we have commenced works in September.

William Davies – Copcut Rise

Having initially been appointed for Phase 1, following the original landscaping contractors failing to meet the clients’ high standards, William Davies has now awarded a further three phases to PGE Landscaping.

Bovis Homes – The Avenue

Our client has renewed their Grounds Maintenance contract for the third year running for this location

Engie – Warwick Gate

Working closely with the appointed landscape architect and our client, 12 trees will be ‘uplifted’ from 20-25 litre capacity to 30-35 litre capacity, thus adding a real WOW factor to their project.

Jonathan Sproule Builders

We are pleased to announce the award of this project, from a new client to PGE Landscaping. The award will initially involve a private and bespoke 2 plot development that we hope will kick start our working relationship

PGE enters its 10th year

In February 2019 PGE Landscaping will be 10 years old. We have had a fantastic decade in business and have built up a wonderful client base. We also have a fantastic team behind the scenes at PGE with a wide range of skills.

To celebrate this we will be undertaking some small community projects in the surrounding areas. Look out for this in early 2019!

New Website goes live

The brand new PGE Landscaping website is now live. We are very pleased with the new site and it enables us to showcase our full range of services along with a wide range of previous projects for our current and new clients to view.

The site is now mobile friendly which is a great move forward from our old site, so it will work well on your mobile devices. It also features a range of information about the business and our clients.