An update from Graham Reade – Operations Manager – Grounds Maintenance

Grounds Mulgrave – Putting out best foot forward.

The grounds south east division has experienced some key changes over the last 12 months and is already looking at late 2018 and into 2019 as an exciting new era for us and Super Gardens.

With the recent acquisition of GreenMakers and their principal David Cole coming aboard, the grounds south east division now boasts experts from all fields of horticulture specialty.
Along with David, we have recently welcomed Joshua Boyle to the management team here. Josh comes to us with a solid background in turf and horticulture, having completed his apprenticeship at Kingswood Golf Club and working several years in the turf industry following this before branching into private horticulture maintenance and management.

With my appointment to the role of Grounds Operations Manager a year ago, I have been working hard on improving the already impressive skills of our grounds teams. This increase in training and sharing of knowledge will enable my existing teams to operate at a higher level and help create new opportunities for my staff as David Collard continues to open doors for Super Gardens.
Along with this increase in training, we are preparing for our next intake of apprentices. These apprentices will help to make up the future of the grounds division and Super Gardens and we aim to provide them the best possible training from leaders in their industry.

Through a strong partnership with LaTrobe University, Super Gardens has undertaken the management of the gardens at both the Bundoora and Bendigo campuses. Our campus managers Jarrod Grace (Bundoora) and Laura Thompson (Bendigo) have done a fantastic job along with their teams in taking these sites on as their own and working incredibly hard to lift the standard of presentation. Both campuses are showing marked improvement thanks to the skills and dedication of the teams on the ground and we look forward to a long lasting relationship where we can continue to offer this high level of service.

We look forward to a busy and exciting next 12 months

 

Graham Reade – Operations Manager – South East

Grounds Maintenance