‘World-class’ Ground Control recognised in Best Companies awards

Ground Control, the biodiversity and external maintenance business, has been awarded ‘world-class’ status for employee engagement in the 2022 Best Companies results.

The award – which surveyed Ground Control’s 400+ staff found that 91% of employees felt proud to work for the company, with 92% agreeing the organisation is run on strong values and principles.

Nine in ten employees believe Ground Control makes a positive difference to the world it operates in, and ‘86% said they were excited about the direction the company is heading’.


The award was underscored at Best Companies’ live ceremony on February 2nd, where it was announced that Ground Control was ranked #16 in the ‘Top 100 Large Companies to Work For’ league table.

The Best Companies results noted that Ground Control, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, had recorded significant improvement in the ‘Wellbeing’ category, with 92% of staff saying Ground Control supported their mental well-being.

Employees at the Essex-based business are allocated three volunteer days annually, which are typically used to work on community-based projects like tree planting. This year, Ground Control’s well-being programme also included a one-off well-being payment to help staff to manage the increased cost of living.

Ground Control enables businesses and developers to contribute to building back biodiversity through initiatives like the Wildfell Centre project, a 296-acre site that builds habitat banks and creates woodland.

Jason Knights, Managing Director at Ground Control, said: “We are incredibly proud that Ground Control has been recognised as a ‘world-class’ business to work for by Best Companies. We pride ourselves on putting our people and our planet at the heart of everything we do, and this award recognises that this is a commitment shared by those at every level of the business. But we think there’s even more room to improve, and we plan to use these results to keep learning and focus on the right areas to help our people continue to excel at work.”

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