Back in 1985, a young and very entrepreneurial Tim Glover, set off on his adventure to provide grass cutting services to the local community here in West Norfolk. He sold his personal vehicle to purchase a brand-new VW Caddy, and bought his first ride on lawn mower, his brother fabricated and made his first trailer.
He was up and running, and quickly gained some loyal clients, initially tending church yards and cemeteries on behalf of local Parish Councils. The business became established and Tim created his first strap line to promote it which was a very catchy ‘Need a trim- Phone Tim’!!
In 1989 Tim had a major breakthrough, when he was awarded the contract to provide Grounds Maintenance Services to The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk (Southern Area). At this time, he created a new company name and look, and traded as Country Grounds Maintenance.
During this period he struck up a very professional and commercial relationship with the Technical Services Officer of the Council at the time – Alfie Reed, and that enduring relationship was recognised when in 2015 the business moved into its current Head Office, just outside Downham Market, and Tim and Julie both showed their recognition naming the building Reed House and Alfie was invited to officially open it.
Since those halcyon days Country Grounds Maintenance has grown into CGM Group and has evolved to create a range of specialist services.
Tim, as Managing Director of this family business and his wife Julie, as Company Secretary understand that we have the unique ability to make an impact on our region. This also bestows us with the responsibility to make sure we do right by the many communities where we work and live.
CGM Group is, and always has been, a principles-led business. While we are proud of our past, we have our sights on the future. Everything we do is with a vision to contribute positively to the people and places that our business touches.
We have undoubtedly come a long way since 1985 when Tim started off with just one vehicle as a pure and simple grass cutting service. Over the years strong and courageous leadership has led CGM Group to become a premium provider across a wide range of horticultural, arboricultural and facilities services throughout the east of the country.
Today, we are trusted by some of the biggest and well-known businesses in the country to offer a broad range of green contracting services, however, we still look after the needs of our smaller and domestic customers too, maintaining the long-term relationship that first developed all those years ago.
Our focus today is epitomised by a drive to deliver the most efficient, high quality solutions to our customers, with long term benefits for both parties.
We aim to carry out our operations sustainably and that’s not just in minimising our environmental impacts, but by examining efficiencies across the business and fully embracing development opportunities.
We recognise that our work is centred around improving the environment that local people enjoy. We believe that by engaging with our local communities we can help people appreciate both the practical and therapeutic benefits of their local environment, this in turn can facilitate economic, social and environmental well-being and deliver successful social impact.