idverde has been working in partnership with Horsham District Council since January 2014 after being awarded a 14-year contract with a 7-year breakaway following a tendering process against stiff competition.
At commencement of the initial contract idverde (then trading as The Landscape Group) new staff were recruited and trained with the aim of improving productivity, achieving excellent service delivery and increasing customer care, with the objective being for all resident queries to be dealt with directly by idverde.
The grounds maintenance services idverde delivers across the Horsham District is wide ranging and includes:
- Grass Cutting
- Planted area maintenance
- Tree Planting
- Shrub and Hedge maintenance
- Hard surface maintenance including weed treatment
- Hedge Maintenance
- Hanging baskets and planters maintenance and planting.
- Football pitch maintenance.
- Ad-hoc works
idverde Horsham organises its green waste to reduce its carbon footprint by recycling waste both locally on site and through our Licenced green waste supplier.
idverde Horsham runs a fully operational depot throughout the year within Horsham and the surrounding area. Our office is ideally placed on the outskirts of Horsham within quick and easy reach of the town centre and the surrounding parishes. The office is staffed by a local management team that has many years’ experience working with local councils, schools and housing associations in the South East region. We also have experience of landscape construction and are happy to quote for one-off projects and specialist requirements, including construction, equipment supply and grounds maintenance, sports pitches, wildlife and biodiversity areas and arboriculture works and inspections. Our office team have dedicated email accounts and is staffed 07.00am-16.00pm Monday – Friday.
All our teams are headed by permanent members of staff who have a number of years’ experience of the areas they cover, and by keeping staff rotation to a minimum our teams are encouraged to take ownership of their rounds. All staff are appropriately trained within their specialist disciplines, are DBS checked where this is a requirement of their role, and undergo annual development reviews which gives the opportunity for feedback from both sides and ensures that our programme of staff training is tailored correctly.
Due to the seasonal nature of the grounds maintenance industry idverde Horsham employs a number of seasonal staff throughout the peak period to ensure that all contract specification is met. All potential candidates go through a thorough interview and induction process to ensure that only quality staff are employed. This is borne out by the fact that a high proportion of our seasonal staff return to us year after year safe in the knowledge of a secure work contract usually lasting up to 8 – 9 months.