Country Grounds Maintenance Ltd (CGM) was founded in 1985 by Tim Glover, the son of a farmer. Tim continues to lead the company and inspire it’s development today.
Since those early days, investment in equipment, people, skills and training has made us a perfect provider for clients looking for the best possible landscaping, grounds maintenance, arboriculture and cleaning services for their land or property.
Starting with a single mower on a trailer as his only equipment, Tim’s first contract was the maintenance of a church yard for a local parish council – and this same contract remains in place to this day. Other parish council contracts quickly followed and led to another person joining the business – that person is still a valued member of the CGM team.
Tim’s wife Julie took on the mantle of Company Secretary in 1989, the same year their first contract with a local authority was won. Tim and Julie are dedicated to making the business an ideal source of services for every customer, whatever the size of the project.
We are a family run business which is managed to high standards. With a commitment to continuous improvement, CGM has expanded over the years since that first parish council contract, with investment in machinery and skilled staff ensuring every department delivers exceptional services and goes from strength to strength.
More turning points came with the acquisition of a Norwich based competitor in 2006, followed in 2009 by the opening of a new branch in Cambridge. As expansion has taken place, Tim has continued his commitment to high standards and environmental care, achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations in 2008 providing assurance of service quality for customers everywhere.
Tim employs over 180 local people across all our sites and holds a wide variety of contracts across East Anglia and the surrounding areas. Customers include government organisations, local authorities, parish councils and highway agencies. We are a firm favorite with commercial, retail, industrial and domestic customers, too. This is the key to CGM’s success story – the company’s ability to deliver exactly what a customer requires, regardless of size of contract or the nature of the project.
Tim and Julie, aided by their expert managers and skilled staff, bring knowledge and expertise to every project, every time, for every customer.