On April fool’s day 2008, in the leafy surroundings of Windlesham, Surrey, Peter Fane, Managing Director, opened the doors of Nurture for business with just three other members of the team.
The strategy was simple:
Focus on landscape maintenance for the corporate and private sector to build long-term income streams and security;
Offer best in class customer service delivered by permanent staff who invest time to understand clients’ business;
Champion care for the environment.
The team hit the phones and knocked on doors, using their extensive network of contacts built over the previous years.
Less than ten years later and Nurture has blossomed into a national contractor. The company has expanded through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions of family owned companies, widening its geographical footprint across the UK.
The acquisitions of Blackburn-based Parkview Landscapes Ltd in 2012, and JMK Groundcare Ltd based near Kilmarnock two years later in 2014, extended its reach into the north of England and Scotland, adding six new depots to the network.
As a sign of its increasing status in the market, Nurture acquired the staff and assets of Integritas Landscapes from Securitas UK Ltd in 2015, with more than 100 staff joining the company, swelling employee numbers to more than 400.
In 2016, the addition of Truegrit Ltd, strengthened Nurture’s gritting and snow clearance operations, making Nurture not only one of the UK’s best national landscape maintenance providers, but also one of the UK’s key providers of winter gritting.
More recently in 2017, the acquisitions of Botanical Landscapes Ltd and Frosts Landscape has secured Nurture Landscapes as a major player in both the exterior and interior landscaping sector, with over 500 permanent staff working out of 6 regions across the UK generating sales of £35m per annum.
Nurture has come a long way since 2008, going from a four-person team to a national contractor. Clients benefit from a consistent local team committed to a quality service and are able to draw upon the skills and expertise across a National company.
We combine the best of both worlds and have adhered to our founding principles. We have the dynamism of a young company with the heritage of a family business. We invest in our staff at all levels so our staff retention is excellent. Clients respect the expertise and knowledge our staff possess of their business, and they value that continuity so continue to work with us. Above all, we have remained true to our name, nurturing the environment: pioneering environmental innovation in many areas, including tools, vehicles and recycling.
The future looks exciting as our journey continues......