MOD / Air Force
Since 2008, and on behalf of Aspire Defence Services Limited (ADSL), Gavin Jones undertakes extensive grounds maintenance services at Aldershot and the Salisbury plains Garrisons. After an initially successful 5 year deal, ADSL and Gavin Jones agreed a horticultural industry first; a 29 year evergreen contract.
The partnership stretches over the 5 main Southern Army Garrisons and work includes communal Garrison areas, residential and Officers’ Mess areas, Soldiers’ living accommodation, natural sports turf surfaces maintained to FA and RFU standards, 3G sports pitches, ECB County standard cricket wickets, athletics stadia, along with cemeteries which are to be kept in accordance with War Graves Commission standards.
During mobilisation of the initial contract, Gavin Jones transferred 60 staff from two different incumbent contractors, many of whom were 2nd and 3rd generation transfers.
With an £1.8m investment in the latest machinery for the team, who are now working in partnership with Aspire and the MOD, they are supported by a permanent Arboriculture Team, an admin assistant, two dedicated Contracts Managers and an Area Manager.