Gareth Clarke and Richard Marks
The company was established in 1996 by Gareth Clarke, the Managing Director. Prior to forming the company Gareth had completed his studies at the Lancashire College of Agriculture & Horticulture before gaining experience as a groundsman at Cardiff Arms Park. He also spent periods working in the wholesale nursery trade and passed on some of his knowledge lecturing Amenity Horticulture and Countryside Skills at a local college.
In 1997 Richard Marks joined the company as a trainee following successful completion of his college course. Richard has worked his way through the company infrastructure and is now Works Manager and a shareholder with specific responsibility for project delivery.
The company has enjoyed year-on-year growth and currently employs ten full time staff in addition to numerous seasonal staff. We also work closely with other local companies and suppliers.
Attention to detail and delivering a quality finish product have been the cornerstone of our success. Any specialist sub-contractors used work under the direct supervision of the GCL Project Manager ensuring it is the GCL work ethic and quality standard which is delivered.
Our work with large commercial clients requires us to maintain industry accreditation and we are proud to be Associate Members of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture as well as certified members of both the SafeContractor and CHAS schemes. We are currently working towards all of our staff holding the relevant CSCS and CPCS cards.
We have extensive employee, public liability and contractors insurance.