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The Landscape Group (TLG) is now owned by idverde the largest landscape construction and maintenance business in France, with a turnover of €280 million employing 3000 staff.
The new alliance between idverde and The Landscape Group represents the largest specialist landscaping and grounds maintenance business in Europe, represented on both sides of the channel to serve local authorities and private customers alike. Together, the new international group will employ 4000 staff with a turnover approaching €360 m.
Idverde has been considering a potential acquisition in the UK for some time, and concluded that The Landscape Group provided the strongest management team, the strongest financial performance and the best cultural fit for idverde in the UK.
With 1000 staff, The Landscape Group has a yearly revenue of £50 million and has built-up a forward order book of some £300 million.
The Landscape Group is led by Nick Temple-Heald  ( pictured) and a strong Senior Team, he said, “I cannot think of a better home for the future of TLG and its valued employees.  The cultural and strategic fit is extraordinary. Both companies are green specialists; both companies are passionate about developing their people; and both companies want to improve the value and quality they can offer their customers. We have greatly appreciated Elysian’s support since 2008 and I am extremely proud of what the TLG team has achieved. We are now all enthusiastically preparing for the next stage of TLG’s journey within the idverde
Herve Lancon, President of idverde said: “This acquisition makes the idverde group the number one specialist in landscaping and grounds maintenance in Europe. Entering the UK market doesn’t just allow us to access a complementary territory but to appreciate how our services are deeply rooted in British culture.  This project creates real added value for all our customers.  We can also offer a unique opportunity to meet the needs of Anglo-French organisations by coordinating our services”
Established in 1919, The Landscape Group is one of the largest and longest established green service specialists in the UK. The company delivers a range of grounds maintenance, tree surgery, street cleansing and landscape construction services to local authorities, housing associations, private businesses, schools, hospitals and the construction industry. 
TLG has a history of delivering award-winning services for its clients, with a prestigious BALI Grand Award in 2011 for work at Media City in Salford Quays. TLG’s contracts are diverse, ranging from a multi-service partnership with Mendip District Council, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where TLG is the grounds maintenance legacy partner to care for its blue and green estates until 2024. 
TLG runs a successful Apprenticeship scheme and has been recognised as one of the UK’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. It has set up its own charitable arm, and works with community organisations to provide opportunities, support or work experience to those who may be long-term unemployed or unskilled.
TLG pays close attention to the environmental impact of its operations and is active in supporting biodiversity and nature management schemes.

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