Whilst It’s been pretty much business as usual for the workforce at Gristwood & Toms throughout the past nine months, the last couple of weeks have been frustrating. A number of our staff have been forced to isolate due to COVID-19. Thankfully, at the time of writing, no one in the company has been directly infected although people they know – family and friends – have, so they have been following government advice and staying at home.

Traditionally we’d have sufficient numbers of staff to meet all of our contract work and to take on new business but because numbers are temporarily down we’re focussing on our existing local authority contracts to ensure the work is completed on schedule. All hands to the deck, as they say!

For our tree planting division this is a busy time of year and with the recent launch of this website we’ve received a good number of new enquiries. Naturally, we don’t want to turn away new business so, as from next week, we’ll be recruiting for tree planting jobs and arb jobs in London and the south.

It would be great to think that we could fill these posts quickly and get a couple of new teams up and running.