The professional grounds maintenance franchise has boosted its workforce by more than a quarter in the region
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, part of one of the world’s largest franchisor of home maintenance brands, Neighbourly, has over 3,000 sites to maintain, tidy and keep safe for local residents and businesses across South Wales.
And to ensure it delivers a premium service all year round, the franchise has increased its workforce by more than a quarter in a year.
Ian Michael and Richard Ball, regional managers of Countrywide South Wales, said: “When we started the business over 22 years ago, we never imagined growing to the size we are today – hiring our 80th employee and looking after 3,000+ sites. Our employees are our most important asset so it is essential to invest in their development to not only ensure longer tenure but to create a positive work environment and culture.
“We pride ourselves on being a local business and being able to provide a boost to the local economy, as well as minimising our carbon footprint and limiting both transport costs and downtime. The future is really exciting and we are looking forward to continuing to deliver safe, well-maintained and attractive environments for our clients.”
Over 90 per cent of the roles are client-facing, offering services ranging from grass cutting, shrubbery and gutter clearance to landscaping and line marking.
The franchise is also a key supporter of the local economy with all employees living locally and fostering strong community relationships for the improvement of local environments and regular clean-up days, such as litter and plastic collections.
Headquartered at Port Talbot, Countrywide South Wales has 25 teams operating from six different locations, including Baglan Energy Park (the main depot), Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Newport and Merthyr Tydfil.