SafeContractor accreditation helps Well Grounded increase turnover by 12% in less than year

“The customer is always at the forefront of our work, each grounds or garden are treated with the highest standards, as if they are our own. However, getting this message out to potential clients was difficult, even with my NPTC Licenses. I needed a recognisable unique selling point that would make me stand out against the competition, that’s when I found SafeContractor” said Simon Hopkin, Director of Well Grounded.

Well Grounded Garden and Grounds Maintenance has been serving Congleton, Sandbach, Macclesfield and North Staffordshire for the past four and half years. From commercial grounds to domestic gardens, Well Grounded offer year-round care – including grounds management, weeding, pruning, shrubs and hedge cutting, grass cutting, lawn care, pesticide treatment and even the felling of small trees.

“I understand that to win more commercial contracts I needed to enhance my reputation for health and safety. I had the basic method statements in place, but I needed guidance from a company like SafeContractor to give me the edge over my competitors. The knowledge and guidance that the SafeContractor auditor team provided was very informative.”

“The accreditation has given me the confidence to bid for more work, knowing that my practices are up to the highest standards that my clients expect. When it comes to tendering for new contracts, I no longer have to complete time consuming PQQ’s, I can simply show my certificate, saving me both time and money.”

“The market is still competitive, and having accreditation is no guarantee of work, but I have seen a notable increase in new clients since becoming SafeContractor approved. I expect to grow my turnover by 12% since becoming a member” continued Simon.

For contractors that want to enhance their reputation, Alcumus SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation, verifies your compliance and connects contractors to leading organisations through our online portal.

This builds a business profile and showcases you to hundreds of companies that only work with SafeContractor members, saves time and money when bidding on new tenders, and provides peace of mind that your health and safety practices are compliant with the law.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"We’re thrilled that Well Grounded has joined our community of 33,000 contractors. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”