East Sussex County Council Contract awarded to John O’Conner
East Sussex County Council has awarded John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd a contract for grounds maintenance at sites throughout the County. The Company submitted a tender for the grounds maintenance contract in July and were subsequently awarded the contract having demonstrated a comprehensive service offer and value for money against strong competition from other bidders.
The contract is for the provision of grounds maintenance services to sites in and around Hastings, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Bexhill and Lewes including thirteen Secondary Schools and more than one hundred Primary Schools. Central to the John O’Conner offer is the provision of high levels of quality monitoring and reporting and an investment into employee training and development.
John O’Conner Fun Day Raises Money for Sue Ryder Neurological Centre (Stagenhoe)
John O’Conner presented a cheque to Sue Ryder in support of Stagenhoe, the charity’s Neurological Centre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, which provides care to people with long-term, progressive neurological conditions. Most of the 44 beds are for long stay residents, but respite care is also provided, to give families much needed breaks from care giving. The funds were raised from the John O’Conner Family Fun Day, which took place in September and included clay pigeons, face painting, a fun fair, a tug of war and a raffle.
Paul Osborne, Care Centre Manager, said: “We rely heavily upon support from the local community,
Garden Makeover at Sue Ryder Hospice
A team of willing John O’Conner staff volunteers from our North Hertfordshire Contract, were joined by Directors and Head Office support staff, to help transform a neglected Sue Ryder wasteland into a functional outdoor space. Once the project is completed, residents, staff and visitors of the Sue Ryder hospice in Stagenhoe near Hitchin, will have a peaceful outdoor garden and seating area in which to simply relax or meet with family and friends.
The garden makeover team from John O’Conner, including Managing Director Matt O’Conner, local Contract Manager Gareth Towson, work experience candidate Stephen Bennett from Oaklands College and many others gave their time freely to clear,
Work taster placements to help disadvantaged people in Hertfordshire
John O’Conner is to offer work taster placements in Hertfordshire, helping people with disabilities to find work commensurate with their skills and abilities. The placements, run in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council’s Work Solutions team, aim to embed work experience and employment for vulnerable people from vulnerable groups, and especially those with learning difficulties.
The pilot taster is to be hosted at John O’Conner’s St. Albans City and District Council Contract. Managing Director, Matthew O’Conner, who is championing the scheme said, “John O’Conner is 100% behind the work being carried out by Hertfordshire County Council to give people, who may be less able to compete for jobs,
John O’Conner Awarded Investors in People
John O’Conner (GM) Limited is the first organisation to be awarded Investors in People accreditation by Lantra Sector Skills Council, the land-based and environmental Investors in People Centre.
Park staff act on St Albans troublemakers
Park rangers in St Albans have been given powers to help combat anti-social behaviour.
The four John O’Conner employees were accredited by police during a ceremony on May 25th at Hertfordshire Constabulary headquarters in Welwyn Garden City. They will now have the power to demand the name and address of anyone they see involved in anti-social behaviour. They can then pass this information on to police to help them further drive down these kinds of offences.
John O’Conner awarded 4 new contracts in Buckinghamshire
Wycombe District Council has collaborated with Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils to appoint John O’Conner to a new deal maintaining parks and open spaces in the area. The contract began on 1 April and involves staff transferring from contractors including ISS Waterers and Verdant Group. We extend a very warm welcome to all those who have joined us. In addition, Buckinghamshire County Council has selected John O’Conner for a contract to maintain picnic sites and countryside walks that began on 1st April. These contracts represent further significant strategic growth for John O’Conner, now providing grounds maintenance services to fifteen local authorities in the UK,
MD Matt O’Conner joins the ‘Pillocks on the Hillocks’
John O’Conner MD Matthew O’Conner, is part of a group of sixteen intrepid explorers, preparing to embark on a gruelling challenge in a bid to raise £10,000 for our chosen charity, Greenfingers. Matt will undertake the Three Peaks Challenge in July — climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours. To find out more about the event, or to sponsor the ‘pillocks on the hillocks’ visit their Just Giving page and if you can, please support the team.
Leicestershire County Council choose John O’Conner
We are delighted to announce that Leicestershire CC have once again selected JOC to deliver the county wide schools grounds maintenance contract. The contract builds upon the existing relationship with the customer and demonstrates a clear commitment to successful partnership working and consistently adding value for our clients over the longer term.
John O’Conner offers extended Work Experience for young people
John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd is the first company in Herts and Beds to sign up to the government’s new extended work experience scheme working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus.