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Posted on August 21, 2018 by  & 
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Ground Control appoint Andy Gray, launch new EV charging service

Ground Control, a UK leading external maintenance and commercial landscaping provider has partnered with the world's largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure 'ChargePoint™' to provide an aesthetically minded approach to electric vehicle charging installations. For more information see the IDTechEx report on electric vehicles.
With caring for the environment already high on Ground Control's agenda, their latest offering of supplying and installing charging solutions for electric vehicles is one step of many to help reduce fuel emissions for a more sustainable future.
To lead the launch of the new value-added service, Ground Control has appointed Andy Gray as Business Development Manager. By adopting the same energy-conscious approach and technologically driven solutions, Andy will support the transition to electric transportation, so that corridors, workplaces and cities everywhere can thrive with less air and noise pollution.
The electric vehicle market is growing at a rapid rate, supported by many government initiatives including 'The Road to Zero' as well as financial incentives for businesses and homes through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Ground Control wants to help businesses, no matter how big or small, become 'green leaders' and attract new visitors and retain customers and staff by building an alternative fueling network for the future. The change in refueling habits of EV drivers means that Ground Control's premium charging solutions will provide customers, employees and visitors with a convenient way to charge their cars and go about their daily business, all whilst caring for the environment.
Andy has built up an impressive career spanning over 30 years, with a broad spectrum of experience including both indirect and direct sales in business-to-consumer and business-to-business, divisional management, sales leadership, training and development. He has worked in large and small organisations, hosting experience that will help Ground Control's customers to find the right solution to match their needs every time.
Andy commented on his new appointment: "Joining Ground Control is a very exciting move for me. I'm delighted that we are now delivering a smart-charging, eco-friendly infrastructure for our clients, so that their customers can charge their electric vehicles on site at their convenience. By working with ChargePoint, the world's largest electrical vehicle charging network, we will help to increase access to EV charging points in the UK and drive the change from fossil fueled vehicles by creating infrastructure for the future that delivers benefits for the driver and our environment.''
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Ground Control was established in 1973 as a Grounds Maintenance company, becoming incorporated as a limited company in 1984. Privately-owned Ground Control is the UK's fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company. A truly national service that includes grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, tree works and vegetation management, soft and hard landscaping, ecology, design and build, pest control and fencing. Ground Control is the contractor of choice for many well-known private and public organisations, including Network Rail, Tesco, Severn Trent Water, Sainsbury's, Arqiva, Tower of London, BP Oil, London Boroughs, Birmingham City Council, Salford Council, Glasgow City Council, United Utilities, Anglian Water, WPD, Galliford Try, Bam, Kier, Vinci, Laing O'Rourke and more.
As a multi-award winning company, Ground Control now holds 27 BALI National Landscape Awards for a range of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance projects, a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, and a total of8 RoSPA Gold Awards for Occupational Health & Safety. In 2016, they were awarded at the UK Employee Experience Awards and also short-listed as a finalist at the UK Business Awards. For many years they have won London in Bloom awards for their Grounds Maintenance works at the Tower of London and National Maritime Museum which also became this year the first museum in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag for its grounds maintenance. Also in 2015, Ground Control were announced as Essex Business of the Year, Best Growing Business and awarded for Excellent Customer Service at the Essex Business Awards. In the same month, they were also announced as finalists in the UK Customer Experience Awards amongst some of the country's biggest names. In 2014, they were announced as one of London Stock Exchange's 'Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' and 'Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe' in 2017.
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