idverde (trading as Quadron Services) commenced its eight-year Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance Contract with Wandsworth Borough Council in February 2013.

Working in partnership with the Council, idverde is responsible for horticultural and other related maintenance of the Borough’s parks and open spaces, including the prestigious Battersea Park, as well as cemetery maintenance and grave digging.  The company also manages and maintains Wandsworth’s sports pitches, including taking bookings from the public and utilises the Gladstone leisure management software system to efficiently manage this. You can book a pitch in Wandsworth online via this link.

The contract involved the TUPE transfer of approximately 75 staff from the previous contractor and consultation was unbdertaken with the transferring workforce to address potential issues and make this process as smooth as possible.  Members of our Human Resources and Senior Management teams also spent a week on site carrying out full induction, health and safety and small plant training to ensure that the new teams understood our quality culture and ethos of partnership working, as well as becoming familiar with the new plant and equipment.

On commencement of the contract Jerry Birtles, Chief Parks Officer (Operations) for Wandsworth Borough Council, commented, “In Wandsworth, we are proud of the quality of our parks and open spaces and we are looking forward to working closely with Quadron to make them even better in the coming years.”

WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

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