Talasey Group is proudly celebrating its 15-year anniversary this June (2019). A milestone for the company, the anniversary represents the landscaping supplier’s continued success and ability to exceed customer expectations with a diverse product portfolio and exceptional service.
In 2004, Founder and CEO, Mark Wall established Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd. With his passion for business, customer service excellence, corporate social responsibility and supporting the landscaping industry with high-quality products, expansion was inevitable. In a short space of time, Natural Paving Products had developed five additional product brands (Pavetuf, Vitripiazza, Baksteen, Luxigraze and Resiscape) and with such a diverse product portfolio the company rebranded to Talasey Group in 2018, with Natural Paving continuing as the sub-brand for the company’s stone offer.
The company has grown at a rapid rate and in the past six years has more than tripled its turnover. To support the growth of the business, the company has doubled the size of its Doncaster Distribution Centre, alongside its three other large stocking locations at Tilbury, Grangemouth and Southampton. To help drive the business forward, the workforce has doubled with new additions to all departments.
Founder and CEO Mark has also expanded the business into international waters, launching a sister company in North America – Natural Paving USA. With a high demand for natural stone hardscaping solutions, the company has experienced an impressive growth across the country, with plans to become a well-established brand in the American hardscaping industry.
Committed to offering a holistic landscaping solution, Talasey Group looked for ways it could diversify further, to set itself aside from competitors. The latter, combined with a desire to help address the existing skills gap and recognition of the need for accredited landscaping training, Talasey Group decided to take matters into their own hands and in 2018, Talasey Training Academy (TTA) opened its doors. Offering a range of City & Guilds accredited training courses the TTA offers helps everyone in the landscaping industry, enabling delegates to get hands-on practical experience with a wide range of landscaping products, increasing skills, confidence and product knowledge.
Since its launch, the TTA has received positive feedback from delegates, who’ve thoroughly enjoyed the City & Guilds accredited courses. Jamie Furlong of Norfolk Garden Design and Landscaping Ltd has so far participated in three courses; Resin Bound Aggregates, Porcelain Paving and Artificial Grass. He says:
“The guys at the TTA can’t do enough to help you. The trainers adapt their approach to suit the ability, experience and needs of each delegate, whether you’re a beginner or more seasoned professional. If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well and these courses can provide you with the necessary know-how and practical skills to be able to achieve incredibly high-quality installations.”
Furthermore, Talasey Group is the Official Training Provider for the WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening Team. With TTA’s facilities and support, being used they hope this will give them the best chance of being victorious at the 2019 WorldSkills competition, held this August in Kazan. Through its sponsorship, the company hopes to inspire more young people to consider pursuing a career in landscaping.
When questioned on the reasons for Talasey’s continued success, Mark Wall commented:
“There are probably three main areas that have been key to our growth, a hard-working team of employees; knowing what our customers and their customers’ needs are and delivering on that need; robust supply chain partners.”
Looking forward to the next 15 years, Talasey is certainly not intending to sit back, with exciting strategies and plans for further expansion – be sure to watch this space!
To celebrate its 15-year anniversary, Talasey Group is offering £15 off selected TTA courses and specific merchant only deals. (Full T&C apply). For further details, visit www.talaseytrainingacademy.co.uk or call 0330 353 0208.