A Gold Star for Friday afternoon!

Here at Envirocare, our teams work really hard to look after our clients - we know how important keeping your grounds looking great is. Whether the aim is attracting customers, keeping tenants or residents happy, or enhancing quality of life for those who enjoy your...

Manchester to Blackpool Cycle – Challenge completed

Yesterday, Sunday 9 July, a team of 4 from our Head Office and Preston Depot completed the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. There are a few sore legs in the office this morning, but we were blessed with perfect weather which made for...

Royal recognition for our commitment to safety!

Dave and Jan Yates (our Managing Director and Financial Controller) were extremely proud to be invited to a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last Friday. The Garden Party was organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and recognised...

The Great British Pub! Getting ready for a summer weekend.

After a week of changeable weather, it's great to see the Envirocare Lancaster and Morecambe team out and about early this morning on a maintenance visit at the grounds of a local pub. The forecast looks a little better for the weekend so let's hope our client and...

Spring Clean your Grounds

With growing evidence to suggest that exposure to natural environments can be associated with lower levels of stress and anxiety, its little wonder that often the finer details of deals and sticky negotiating points are discussed and resolved informally on the way...

Approved Avetta Validation and Membership!

Envirocare Grounds Maintenance Ltd have successfully completed the annual Avetta supplier pre-qualification criteria and regulatory compliance validation audit. This has further resulted in issue of membership certification to Envirocare and the authorised use of the...

New Depot Manager – Leicester

We are delighted to announce that Ryan Starbuck (previously an operational supervisor) has decided to make the step up and will be taking over as our new Depot Manager for Leicester! It is a good job Ryan is firing on all cylinders, as his team are about to head into...

New Ellesmere Port Depot!

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Ellesmere Port Depot! Located on a new business park near the M53, the new base is ideally located for serving clients across Cheshire, Wales and the Wirral. The new facility sees the Envirocare network expand to 15...

Preston Depot & Head Office Team Building Day

Envirocare operatives and staff (42 in total) took part in a water-based and land-based outdoor activity team building day at the Anderton Centre, Bolton on the 3rd February 2017. The events of the day were kept as a surprise, and upon arrival everyone was filled...

Congratulations to Ben Grose!

We hope you will join us in wishing our Essex Depot Manager, Ben Grose and his new “fiancé”, Ruth, a big “Congratulations”! Ben took the plunge and popped the question to his girlfriend whilst skiing in Bulgaria! Romance is not dead – on the last day he hired some...

Envirocare Welcomes Dave Gallagher

We would like to give a very warm welcome to Dave Gallagher, who is the newest member of staff to join our team. Dave joins us as our Commercial Director – a new role responsible for developing our business, ensuring that we continue to grow whilst looking after our...

What to Look for in a Grounds Maintenance and Snow Contractor

Hiring good contractors is often an uphill battle for any Facility Manager. Knowing what to look for in advance when hiring Grounds Maintenance and winter contractors can save time and money. Sub-standard contractors can leave your grassed areas looking shabby and...

Employee of the Year – Josh Shepherd

Josh Shepherd is the first winner of Envirocare Grounds Maintenance “Employee of the Year” award. Josh started working for Matt & Michelle Astley at the Lancaster/Morecambe depot back in March 2013 when they had only had the business a couple of months. Josh was...

First Impressions!

Have you noticed that the outside of your facility/property is starting to look a little sub-standard? Here are some quick tips to help Facility Managers gain control of their commercial property’s curb appeal: 1. Work on key areas A good place to start is with the...

ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?

Here in the UK we tend to escape most extreme types of weather but our winters occasionally show their teeth with severe cold snaps, snow and ice. This can bring hazards not just to public roads and footpaths, but to pathways, walkways and the other outside areas of...

RoSPA Recommended Inspection & Maintenance Regime of Playgrounds

We provide maintenance services for a number of playgrounds on behalf of Property Management Companies and thought it would be useful to take a look at the RoSPA advice & information on this topic. According to RoSPA, whilst there is no legal requirement to...

5 Important Grounds Maintenance Tasks for Autumn

With the summer holidays safely behind us, we are now looking at the important grounds maintenance tasks for autumn – the messiest time of year. Here are our top five tasks we recommend to our clients: Leaves, leaves and more leaves. It’s been a growing season like no...

Envirocare Celebrates RoSPA Gold Medal Award Press Release

Envirocare is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Gold Medal by RoSPA to celebrate six consecutive years of Gold Awards.  Rubbing shoulders with multinationals like Veolia, DHL, CBRE, Petronas and Siemens, Envirocare has scooped the Gold Medal award in...

Keeping Cool with Great Grounds Maintenance

This week we’ve got one of those rare occurrences in Britain – a summer heatwave.  Whilst this is great if you’re in an air conditioned office or better still near a pool or the sea, for a lot of people keeping cool can become a bit of a challenge. Using smart...

WE’RE RECRUITING with immediate starts available!

Great opportunity for grounds maintenance staff in Leyland, Lancashire at a growing grounds maintenance business. Envirocare has a £-multi-million turnover and is a fast growing business working for many well-known commercial clients. We have a number of new grounds...

We’re Recruiting! Looking for a Contracts Manager in Lancashire

Great opportunity to apply for a Contracts Manager position in Lancashire at a growing grounds maintenance business. Envirocare has a £-multi-million turnover and is a fast growing business. We are looking for someone with contract management experience to work with...

What the property managers say…

This week we’ve been talking to a couple of our property management clients to find out more about the headaches they face in their jobs and how working with trusted contractors like Envirocare help ease burden.  Here’s a quick round up of our conversations: Have a...

First Impressions Count

Everyone knows that first impressions count. The grounds around your business or property need to hit the mark all year round.  Your grounds need to be as clean cut and professional as your business.   That’s why we’ve put together a guide to avoiding five frequent...

Ready, Steady, Mow

It’s that time of year again when lawn mowers get dusted off and that wonderful smell of freshly cut grass floats on the breeze evoking happy memories. What better way to boost the mood of your clients, colleagues or customers than sparking this feeling when they walk...

Investing in our Staff

We take pride in what we do and the great staff we have at Envirocare – in this blog Dave Yates our Managing Director explains why training staff is a good business decision! We’re an operational service based business so for us it’s all about having the right people,...

Annual Staff team building day

Envirocare operatives and staff (22 in total) took part in an eventful team building exercise at Manchester indoor paint balling arena on the 12th February 2016. Upon arrival at the above mentioned warehouse, everyone was  filled with trepidation at what was awaiting...

Support Your Local Football Club

Attendees from Head Office and Envirocare GM Preston Depot sat down to a jolly good dinner of English roast beef and Yorkshire pud at the CFC (Chorley Football Club) Victory Park Social Club. The Sportsman’s Dinner gave everyone a chance to catch up with friends and...

Envirocare raises £1500 for Children In Need

Press Release November 2015 KIND-HEARTED staff from one of the UK’s fastest growing grounds maintenance businesses raised £1500 for Children In Need – thanks to a helping hand from Britain’s Got Talent stars Stavros Flatley. Envirocare, which is based in Leyland,...

Are you ready for winter?

Here in the UK we tend to escape most extreme types of weather but our winters occasionally show their teeth with severe cold snaps, snow and ice. This can bring hazards not just to public roads and footpaths, but to pathways, walkways and the other outside areas of...

Join the Envirocare team!

We have an exciting opportunity for someone enthusiastic and charismatic to join our expanding team at Head Office. We’re looking for a receptionist/ administrator to provide a professional, efficient and welcoming reception service which will include: • Answering...

Envirocare Welcomes Paul Hatton

We would like to give a very warm welcome to Paul Hatton, who is the newest member of staff to join our team. Health and Safety is of paramount importance to Envirocare and we are delighted that Paul has joined us as QPSI Health and Safety Co-ordinator/Advisor. Paul...

James runs the Manchester 10k

On Sunday 10th May, Accounts Manager James Nelson joined thousands of enthusiastic runners to complete the Greater Manchester 10k run.   The 10km race is the biggest of its kind in Europe.  In 2014 the Great Manchester Run attracted 40,000 to take part and run through...

Magpies conjure up a Superb Victory

Envirocare supporters of Chorley FC travelled to Boston on Saturday to witness one of the most nerve wrecking games of their lifetime. The play off semi-final second leg was held at the Jakemans Stadium, in front of a fierce crowd of 3,174. After going 2-0 down in the...

NEBOSH Fire Certificate – Congratulations!

Congratulations to Angie Grime, our QSPI Health & Safety Co-Ordinator, who has passed her NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health) National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management with a credit – “CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE”. The...

Play it Safe with Envirocare

With spring right around the corner, playgrounds will soon be buzzing again with the sounds of happy, active children.   With that in mind, now’s the perfect time to assess the safety of playgrounds, how they fared over the winter, and what may be needed to prepare...

Maintenance Matters!

You should have noticed those first smells of freshly mown grass by now, as everything comes out of hibernation and starts to grow. With our busy summer maintenance season looming it’s vital that all our Equipment and Machinery is in tip top working condition for the...

Andy has gone Smart

Residents of Chester will soon abe able to see their local Envirocare depot manager, Andy Dewhurst, zipping around in his latest vehicle. You may be forgiven for thinking he had simply put a roof over his lawn mower to keep him dry, but Andy is very proud of his new...

Chorley FC Claim the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy

Envirocare supporters of Chorley FC were delighted on the 16th March when Andy Teague lifted the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy for Chorley, after setting the Magpies on their way to a 3-0 win over neighbours Clitheroe. The captain broke the deadlock in the fourth...

Adding another string to their bow…

Envirocare's Southampton depot were recently tasked to reinstate a fire break around a site perimeter and reduce the tree height. Non of the staff there had ever used or worked on a MEWP (a Mobile Elevating Work Platform - a powered machine that offers a temporary...

New Depot Opens – Reading

We are delighted to announce that Envirocare has just opened a new depot servicing the centre of the UK from its base in Reading. As an expansion of the Envirocare brand, we are thrilled to be able to offer commercial garden services to businesses in and around...

First Cut of the Year

It was all hands on deck last week as Envirocare teams across the UK carried out their first official cuts of the year on sites up and down the country. Even Poppy, our new chocolate brown lab, was keen to get in on the act as she 'helped' the teams bring in the green...

All ready for Spring

Mower blades sharp...check Hedge Cutters Repaired...check Strimmers at the ready...check Operatives ready... As we approach the end of February, we are just a few days away from the start of the 2015 season, with operatives across the country 'chomping at the bit' for...

Its CSI…Leyland

A passerby may be forgiven for thinking that someone had been up to no good at the Envirocare headquarters today, as half a dozen men dressed in white forensic suits took over part of the depot grounds. In fact there was no foul play - Envirocare operatives were...