We have been working with Groundtel for many years now and we have always been very impressed with the service that they provide for us. They are very well run and the staff are always very courteous and know how to work on a school premises. The work produced means that our grounds look lovely all year around. Having them for a consistent period of time means that we can develop longer term plans to ensure that we always look good. I like the fact that they are always accessible, and they work very flexibly around us which is vital for schools. The cost is always reasonable and compares well to other companies. We have built a relationship that allows for easy discussion and the development of longer term ideas that enhance the aesthetics of our school grounds. They are very aware of the safeguarding procedures used in schools and all of the relevant documents are provided for our single central record. I can recommend them very highly.
David O'Farrell (Headteacher at St Bernadette's Catholic Nursery and Primary School)
Throughout our thirteen years with Groundtel, not only have they provided an exceptional grounds maintenance service to the school, but they have consistently gone above and beyond to accommodate our needs. It is always a pleasure to deal with Chris and his exceptional workforce and we cannot recommend them highly enough.
Denise O`Shea, Business Manager, Northview Primary School, Neasden, LONDON
An efficient and reliable service that ensures our clients premises are extremely well presented from the outside in, ensuring the exterior presentation matches the internal cleanliness. A polite and helpful crew always in attendance and a very knowledgeable management team to ensure all requirements are considered and taken care of.
Jonathan Styles MBICSc, MIWFM, Managing Director, 1st Choice Facilities Services Ltd
I would recommend Groundtel to any establishment who require their sports area’s and grounds to be maintained efficiently to a high standard. Bishop Ramsey School have a very good collaboration with Groundtel over a long period and we have always been impressed by the quality of the work carried out by the representatives who attend the site, who show a real interest in the maintenance of the grounds and sports field and are very approachable. Groundtel respond well to changing requirements and provide valuable support and advice from the back office with regular contact opportunities. Groundtel are committed to ensuring they work in a considerate and safe way, the quality of supporting documentation they provide with regards to methods of work, risk assessment, safeguarding and Health & Safety is exemplary.
Martyn Luscombe, Facilities Manager, Bishop Ramsey C of E School, Ruislip, Middlesex
I have used Groundtel for over 10years now and have always been extremely happy with their service. Their rates are good value for money, the team are efficient, knowledgeable, proactive, and reliable. Chris is always available to talk through additional requirements and I can rely on his honesty and fair pricing. This is one contract that is a pleasure to manage.
Tamara Ashley, Business Manager, Cannons Lane School, Pinner, Middlesex.
Our grounds maintenance contract has been handled by Groundtel for several years now. The staff are punctual, polite, and professional. Under the directorship of Chris Perkins, the service has been excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending Groundtel for your grounds maintenance.
Steve Andrews, Premises Manager, The Chalfonts Community College, Narcot Lane, Bucks
Groundtel have provided grounds maintenance and services for us for over two years now. The work carried out has always been to a high standard and staff and parental feedback reflects that their work has improved the appearance of the grounds and the school. Chris and his team are flexible and all additonal works have been completed as we required them and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Groundtel and will continue to use their services.
Nicola Kelly, Headteacher, Charville Academy, Hayes, Middlesex.
We continue to be impressed with Chris and all the Groundtel team. Work is always completed on time and to a high standard
Claire Faulkner, Office Manager, Dr Triplet`s C E Primary School, Hayes, Middlesex.
I have worked in various schools in Hillingdon and Buckinghamshire over the last 12 years and Groundtel have proven to be an asset to each and every school. They always work around the timings of the School day to ensure that the school site is immaculate. The staff are extremely polite and professional, and nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend their services.
Mrs C Langley, School Business Manager, Highfield Primary School, Hillingdon, Middlesex.
Groundtel have provided an excellent service maintaining the grounds and gardens for the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at both our sites at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon over the past 20 years. Their staff offer a consistently high standard of work and are very dependable and responsive to our requirements while being sensitive to the needs of the hospitals. The Trust grounds have improved so much that PLACE scores have increased consistently making a welcoming environment for all patients, staff, and visitors. I have no hesitation in recommending them as a grounds maintenance company.
Anish Haria, Estates Officer, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chris Perkins and his team, Groundtel Limited, have been our maintenance company for over 7 years. They have provided a high quality service to the school, operating in a flexible and responsible way. In addition to the normal grounds maintenance Chris has helped us achieve our vision of increasing playground space whilst still preserving the natural ecological environment of the school grounds. This has included detailed planning, managing the clearing up of areas and closely liaising with staff to meet pupils’ needs. The Groundtel team are knowledgeable, work with excellent customer care using modern and efficient plant and machinery. We would highly recommend them.
Ms Parmjeet K Sehmi, headteacher, Khalsa Primary School, UB2 4LA
My school has been using Groundtel for over 15 years and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They provide an excellent, reasonably priced service, where nothing is too much trouble. I wouldn't trust my school grounds to anybody else!
Belinda Graham, Business Manager, Newnham Junior School, Eastcote, Middlesex.
I have worked with Groundtel over several years now and have always found their services to be highly competent and professional. They are keen to work with the school to gain the best results possible and the staff are always helpful and polite. I would highly recommend Groundtel to any prospective client that requires a quality service.
David Patterson, School Business Manager, Queensmead School, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Groundtel have serviced The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust campuses for many years now. We have received nothing but outstanding service from them in terms of our grounds maintenance programme. Their professionalism is evident not just in terms of grounds maintenance but also administratively.
Sue Galloway, Principal Officer, The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust, Hayes, Middx.
We have worked with Groundtel for almost 2 years and found them fantastic! The service they provide is outstanding. They are hardworking, caring, reliable and very professional. The school has never looked so lovely. Chris and team, we can’t thank you enough for your excellent service!
Vida Amofi, business manager, St Raphael’s School, Northolt, Middx
Groundtel Ltd are a reliable, professional, trustworthy contractor I have worked with for over a decade and I highly recommend them. If you are looking for a company that can be trusted and depended upon, you will not be disappointed with Groundtel Ltd. If you are looking for a professional, safety conscious high performing company then look no further than Groundtel Ltd.
Francis Saunders, School Business Leader The Breakspear School, Ickenham, Middx
Groundtel has been a great company to work with. Their friendly approach and excellent service has been really welcomed at our school. The groundwork is impeccable; with no request too much and no work too great. We are glad they are part of our wider family at the school.
Jeremy Hannay, Headteacher, Three Bridges School, Melbury Avenue, Southall
Uxbridge High School has worked with Groundtel Limited for many years. The services they provide are consistently competitive and of a high standard. The staff are professional, reliable, and hard working. The company has made a significant contribution to our school environment.
Lesley Carroll, Business & Events Director, Uxbridge High School, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
Groundtel Ltd have been carrying out our grounds maintenance for a number of years now and have been successful in obtaining the contract here on several occasions and I look forward to working with them in the future. All staff that work for Groundtel are highly trained and are very competent in the task set and produce a very high standard of work, we often have visiting rugby teams from Canada and Groundtel always make sure the pitches are in a very good condition as well as the rest of the site. I have to say that Chris Perkins, director of the company has a very hands on approach which works really well for me as we have a very good working relationship. I would highly recommend Groundtel Ltd for your grounds requirements.
Laurence Seabridge, Facilities manager, Vyners School, Ickenham, Middx
We have now been using Groundtel for our grounds maintenance company for 5 years. In this time they have been a joy to work with and always keep the school grounds looking amazing. This has been commented on by staff and visitors to our school over the years. I have found that their staff always go above and beyond the call of duty and nothing is too much trouble for them.
Michael Leach, Facilities Manager, Wexham School, Norway Close, Slough, Bucks.
Whiteheath Infant School have worked with Groundtel since 2002 which we consider an outstanding achievement and is testimony to the exemplary service they extend to us. They provide a first class maintenance programme dedicated to the specifics of our individual schools grounds, with requests dealt with efficiently, often instantly and they always go the extra mile to keep our school in first class appearance.
Pamela Hanley, Business Manager, Whiteheath Infant School, Ruislip, Middlesex.
Having worked with Groundtel for a number of years in different schools, I have always found Groundtel to be approachable and professional. The whole team are always friendly and helpful. The service provided has always been first class. They work with schools to meet their needs and regularly review these when required.
Tracey Begley, School Business Manager, Willow Tree Primary School, Northolt, Middx.
The team at Groundtel have been doing our grounds maintenance for many years now. They are always timely, polite and helpful, and their work is always to a high standard. Chris is very knowledgeable and often advises us on things that are outside of their contracted duties, which is a great help.
Claire Light, School Business Manager, Manor Farm Community Junior School, Bucks
We have used Groundtel for all our gardening services for many years. The staff work to a very high standard and we have a set day for them to attend. Chris Perkins is always available if we need any additional works or projects and can always manage to fit us in at short notice. The management of staff DBS’s and the delivery of all the Health & Safety documents are punctual and concise. All their staff know how to act in a school, and we are very happy with the service that Groundtel provide.
Denise Clark, Business Manager, Frithwood School, Northwood, Middlesex.
We are delighted with the consistently high quality service we have received from Groundtel over the years. The company provides excellent support with highly motivated and conscientious staff who genuinely care about the quality and standard of their work. Our school grounds have never looked better as a result. Thank you Groundtel!
Sian Davies, Headteacher, Malorees Junior & Infant Schools, Willesden, London.
We have been using Groundtel for many years, we would highly recommend their services. They are prompt, professional and their work is outstanding.
Tony Meridith, Premises Manager, William Byrd Primary Academy, Harlington, Middlesex.
Coteford Junior School have extensive grounds and Groundtel have been our gardeners for many years. They are always professional and understand the needs of the school as well as the environment. We are very pleased to be associated with them.
Christine Edwards, Business Manager, Coteford Junior School, Pinner, Middlesex.
We have been working with Chris and his team for many years- All maintenance works are carried out professionally and to a high standard- our school grounds look immaculate all year round. Chris is always helpful and proactive in making suggestions to improve the school grounds. We would highly recommend Groundtel.
Bindu Sillars, Business Manager, Kingsbury Green Primary School, London, NW9
I have always found Chris and the team at Groundtel professional and genuinely willing to go the extra mile to ensure the grounds are well kept for our young people, staff and visitors coming onto the site. Groundtel take pride in the work they do and understand that the outdoor environment is just as important to our young people as the indoor spaces.
Laurie Cornwell, Executive Principal / Deputy CEO, Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust
''Groundtel have been with us for a few years now. It’s not uncommon to get our guests stopping me to ask who looks after our grounds as they are always looking immaculate. No job is too big or too much trouble. They really are the best grounds maintenance contractor we have had in my 6 years of being with Champneys.
Jason Smirtoff, Estate Manager, Champneys Health Spa, Forest Mere.
Since Groundtel have taken over the grounds maintenance contract at Sir William Ramsay School, they have provided a fantastic service and have often gone the extra mile with the finer details making the site look amazing. The entire staff are friendly and polite and they all have a fantastic understanding of Safeguarding in schools and are always touching base to ensure everything is OK. Thank you all for your hard work.
Hannah Dell, Business Manager, Sir William Ramsey School, Hazlemere, Bucks
I have used Chris and the team for over 14 years across 3 schools. The standard of work is second to none and the commitment of Chris and his team goes above and beyond anything else I have worked with. The knowledge of Chris and his team enable me to plan and review my outside spaces to maximise their use and also make them somewhere special for my children to use. Working with Chris we have created a bespoke offer of support with outstanding quality. The biggest tribute I can pay to Groundtel is the energy and enthusiasm of their workforce. They are a pleasure to work with and are always willing to go the extra mile. At Allenby in just 18 months the grounds are now something we can be proud of thanks to Groundtel.
Daniel Bishop, Headteacher, Allenby Primary School, Southall, Middlesex
Our school has used Groundtel for several years and have always been happy with the service provided. Chris has every reason to be proud of his company - it is efficiently run, with a friendly and professional face and, although our grounds are relatively small, I feel we get treated with the same respect as much larger organisations. I would definitely recommend Groundtel for good, clean grounds maintenance.
Rose Hawes, Business Manager, Grange Park Infant School, Hayes, Middlesex.
Groundtel have provided grounds maintenance to Pinner High School for a number of years, during which time we have found them to be as reliable, friendly and professional in their routine fortnightly visits as they have been responsive and helpful to our ad hoc requests for advice and assistance with special projects. We are often complimented on how well kept our grounds are - Thank you, Groundtel.
Hilary Ford, Head of Operations, Pinner High School, Pinner, Middlesex.
Groundtel have been maintaining our grounds at Meadow High School since before I started in 2008. Come rain or shine they are here at the allotted time cutting, lining, pruning and anything else to keep the grounds looking great. As a school the building footprint is constantly changing through expansion but whatever new areas of 'garden' are created Groundtel just instantly move in and maintain that area without discussion. They evolve with us. They are very approachable and flexible and will always do a little extra if asked. We are very happy with their service.
Alan Manning, Facilities Manager, Meadow High School, Hillingdon, Middx.
Groundtel have provided school grounds maintenance services to Bishopshalt School for over 20 years. We have always found their service to be of an excellent quality. Their staff are approachable, professional, polite and conscientious at all times and no request is too much trouble. Our playing fields, arboretum and formal gardens look outstanding whatever the season.
Zena Bermingham, Headteacher`s PA/Office Manager, Bishopshalt School, Hillingdon.
Groundtel have worked across both Laurel Lane and St Martin’s School sites for a few years. We have always found Chris and his team to be polite and courteous. They arrive on time and provide an excellent service and have been willing to go above and beyond what has been required at times when asked. A very professional company who we would highly recommend.
Jo Moran, Office Manager, Laurel Lane Primary School, West Drayton, Middlesex
Groundtel are a very professional and well run company. Their employees are always on time and do a fantastic job in looking after our school grounds. I would have no hesitation in recommending them
Mr. C Briggs, Headteacher, St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Harrow, Middlesex
Gerrards Cross CE School have worked with Groundtel for a number of years. They provide an excellent service and work closely with us to meet our grounds maintenance and sports field requirements. They are extremely professional, providing full health and safety documentation at the start of every contract year (without being prompted) and the team are always polite and courteous when on site. They respect the timings of our school day and are quick to respond to any last minute requests we might have. During the recent lockdown Chris was proactive in proposing safe working practices to ensure the school site remained tidy. We would not hesitate in recommending Groundtel to others.
Jane Scott, Premises Manager, The Gerrards Cross CE School, Gerrards Cross, Bucks
Groundtel Ltd have maintained our substantial school grounds for more than 12 years. We are always extremely happy with the service Chris and his team provide. They are polite, extremely professional and are a pleasure to have on site. Furthermore, communication is very good, DBS details are always provided annually in addition to comprehensive health and safety, insurance, method statements and COSHH documentation. Visitors frequently complement us on the appearance of our school grounds, we truly get a first class service.
Catherine Franchi, Business Manager, Selborne Primary School, Perivale
We have been very impressed with the outstanding service we’ve received from Groundtel. Our grounds have been transformed thanks to the care and attention given by the Groundtel team, who are reliable, polite and hardworking. Chris Perkins is very knowledgeable and has helped us develop areas that required new planting which has rejuvenated the site. Chris and his team are pro-active with suggestions for improvements and give a very professional service. We highly recommend them.
Suzanne Fenn, Finance & Operations Manager, Hatch End High School, Harrow, Middlesex.
We have used Groundtel for our grounds maintenance for a number of years. The service is reliable and efficient. Safeguarding checks are in place for all staff and the Director knows his responsibilities when placing workforce within a school environment.
Rachel Nash, Business Manager, Ruislip Gardens Primary School, Ruislip, Middlesex
'Chris and his team at Groundtel have for the past 15 plus years provided consistently reliable grounds maintenance to the school. The team are friendly and approachable, having respect for the working environment. We receive information on operatives and have good lines of communication with the Groundtel management. We see Groundtel as not just a provider of a service but part of our team working with us to provide a nice working environment for both staff and student.
Guy Clayton AHT Harlington School, Hayes, Middlesex.
It is always a delight to see our site once the gardeners have visited. We have used Groundtel for many years now and they consistently make every effort to ensure that our grounds look pristine every visit. The gardening team are friendly and tackle everything, from lawn, hedge and shrub maintenance, weed control, leaf clearance and sports field marking with great professionalism. We are very pleased with the high level of customer support and service we receive from the company, especially in those times when gardening services are required outside of the contract at short notice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Groundtel and the services they provide.
Helen Manwaring, Business Manager/Company Secretary, Swakeleys School for Girls
Over the past 15 years and even during these challenging times, Groundtel has continued, without fail, to deliver a high quality service. It is a very well organised business led by a proactive and hands on director who checks in on his staff and customers to make sure that standards remain high and that the service is tweaked if need be, to suit the needs of customers. Staff are well instructed and know exactly what they have to do. DBS checks on new staff and annual policy documents are provided in a timely manner for safeguarding purposes. Overall an excellent service provider who we would not hesitate to recommend
Shibani Patel (ACA), Federation Business Manager, The Mount Stewart Schools, Kenton.
QED, a multi academy Trust, has worked with Groundtel for over a decade and has always found the company to be thoroughly professional offering a high quality service that meets the particular needs of its school at competitive prices.
Paul Holliday, Business Manager, Northwood School, Northwood, Middlesex.
Groundtel offer a professional, courteous, and efficient service with all our grounds maintenance needs. The staff are reliable and experienced and provide a discreet delivery which fits in well with our daily routines. They understand the needs of a high school and they have the expertise to provide the appropriate guidance at the right time. They provide a quality service that is prompt, polite and informative at a cost that achieves best value for the school. Staff are always considerate and friendly, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other schools.
Jacqui Wright, Director of Business, Rooks Heath College, Harrow, Middlesex
I have been working with Groundtel for over 7 years, they are an extremely professional and friendly team. They work with us during exam season to minimise disruption to our children and ensures our field on Sports Day looks professional. Nothing is too much trouble!
Dee O`Shea, Business Manager, Wembley Primary School, Wembley, Middlesex
Groundtel have been looking after our site for two years and we are more than happy with their service and quality of work. In this time we have found them to be both reliable and professional. They are always willing to provide additional advice if needed and their Health & Safety and Safeguarding information is comprehensive and updated frequently.