The answer to this question is categorically yes! We are currently serving 18 local authority groundworks contracts that range in value from £50,000 per annum to £250,000. So far this season we have planted nearly 6,000 trees and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with fresh enquiries for new trees, stump removals and even instant hedges. We are receiving a growing number of calls regarding the supply of instant hedges, especially instant evergreen hedges. It’s hardly surprising that we would receive those enquiries at this time of year. As hedge suppliers we know that potential customers feel most exposed during the winter when the leaves of their hedges have fallen and they are no longer such an effective screen.

We’ve also been very busy developing our new tree nursery and offices. We expect to move our admin team into the new offices within a month. It could feasibly be sooner but we don’t want any hitches with the move – in view of the current volume of work we’ll need to be able to hit the ground running. This means everything in the office needs to be tried and tested and working perfectly before we move in.