Gavin Jones, (1) the award-winning landscape construction and grounds management company, today announced the purchase of the entire share capital of Sofnol Ltd, the parent company of Turfsoil Ltd(2), a long-established Kent-based grounds maintenance contractor.
Will Clark, MD, Gavin Jones Ltd said “We are delighted to confirm this, our latest acquisition. Turfsoil has forward orders of £20m to the end of 2025 comprising significant grounds maintenance contracts. With the added benefit of some exceptional people working within the business, we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Gavin Jones’ team.”
John Newton, grandson of Turfsoil’s founder commented: “It is always a wrench to sell a family- owned company, especially one with such a proud record of public service for over 70 years. However, with no family member to succeed, I am very happy to see the Company pass into the safe hands of Gavin Jones Ltd, an organisation with very similar values and standards of service to our own. I am confident that those employees that have served me so well for so long are going to a good home, where their career prospects will be positively enhanced.”
*1. Gavin Jones Ltd, established 1919, design, build and maintain private and commercial landscapes across the UK from their Surrey headquarters based at The Plantation Nursery near Weybridge. Gavin Jones has an enviable reputation for excellence and for work on numerous prestigious projects. They have been awarded several gold medals at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows; BALI Grand Awards and Principal Awards; are Royal Warrant holders and are proud IIP Champions.
Gavin Jones Ltd, The Plantation, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2 QG 01932 833833 www.gavinjones.co.uk
*2. About Turfsoil Ltd Turfsoil, a family owned company for over 70 years specialising in high profile grounds maintenance, has over the years won many BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) and other National Awards. Key to this success has been the retention of many long serving staff. www.turfsoil.co.uk