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New enquiries: 0800 030 9114

Existing customers: 01438 717175


We are the proud recipients of many prestigious awards

We are one of the UK's most successful grounds maintenance companies. Get in touch with us today to see how we could help you!

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John O’Conner is a company committed to ongoing innovation, and over the years we have been immensely privileged to receive many awards for our wide-ranging services.

Please take a moment to browse through this page to see some of the fantastic honors we have been proud to accept.

  • AwardPositionYear
  • BALI 'Employer Excellence' 2020, Principal Award Winner2020
  • BALI 'Grounds Maintenance - Limited Public Access' 2020, National AwardWinner2020
  • BALI 'Grounds Maintenance - Limited Public Access' 2018, Principal AwardWinner 2018
  • biz4Biz Best Apprenticeship ProviderFinalist2018
  • biz4Biz Best Apprenticeship ProgrammeWinner2017
  • Large Employer of the Year, East of England, National Apprenticeship ServiceWinner2016
  • Large Employer of the Year (National)Finalist2016
  • St Albans City Mayors Recognition AwardWinner2015
  • National Apprenticeship Service, Apprenticeship Champion of the Year Winner2015
  • ‘Supporting Young People’ category, Hertfordshire Business AwardsFinalist2014
  • BALI - Employer of the YearWinner 2013
  • Regional Highly Commended Award in the Category of ‘Newcomer Employer of the Year’Winner2013
  • BALI ‘Grounds Maintenance – Free Public Access 2011’, Award Winner2011
  • BALI - Employer of the YearWinner2008

The Hawkhills, Yorkshire

The Hawkhills is sited in that part of the Vale of York which became known as the Forest of Galtres, a Royal Forest from the days of the earliest Norman kings of England.

The site has recorded history dating back to 1630, where the Temple Newsham papers record the plan for clearing the Forest of Galtres, when the King decided on felling the forest.

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