News & Views

Tackling the arboricultural skills shortage

Is the current shortage of tree workers a nationwide concern? Not entirely, according to Nick Obern, Gristwood and Toms’ Training and Assessment Manager. “While most of us are struggling to find qualified staff in England, Scotland has the problem in reverse; too many workers for not enough jobs!” Nick was recently invited to talk at […]

Gristwood and Toms Crowned ‘Supreme Winner’ at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

Gristwood and Toms, the UK’s largest and most capable provider of professional arboricultural services, has scooped two industry awards at the inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards Event, held at the exclusive East Wintergarden venue in Canary Wharf, London. Gristwood and Toms, in partnership with Bristol City Council, was selected as the winner of the ‘Industry […]

Tree company to the rescue

Thinking outside the box is exactly what conservation specialists Orbis did when commissioned to oversee the restoration of twelve nineteenth century sailing ship figureheads. First stop, Gristwood and Toms, Britain’s leading tree management contractors. Not the obvious choice, you might think, but Gristwood and Toms use the very latest non-invasive sonic technology to determine decay […]

Gristwood and Toms to support British Forces Resettlement Service, as unemployment remains at a four-decade low.

The British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) National Employment & Careers Fair, returns to Aldershot on the 25th January 2018. Gristwood and Toms, the nation’s leading arboricultural services provider will attend the event along with over 75 other companies, all with one thing in common… to gain access to some of the UKs best talent. According […]

Gristwood and Toms Champions International Accreditation Programme

A pioneering international accreditation programme to standardise vocational training and assessment in the arboriculture industry across the world is being championed by the UK’s largest, specialist arboricultural company, Gristwood and Toms Ltd. The pilot scheme, spearheaded by ABA International and UK vocational training specialists, A1 Arborists, enables chainsaw operators from around the globe to evidence […]

Gristwood and Toms Employee Receives Customer Service Award

On Friday 15th December 2017, Barry Miller, Arboricultural Team Leader at Gristwood and Toms, was chosen to receive the ‘Contractor Colleague Award’ from Optivo; one of the largest housing providers in the UK. This particular award is presented to one contractor each year at the Estate Services Super-Star Awards Ceremony.  Barry was praised for the […]

Storm Aileen leaves trail of destruction

Storm Aileen, Britain’s first named storm this season with gusts of up to 83mph, has battered the country and caused significant travel disruption, power-cuts, and property damage. Across the UK, fallen trees and large branches have come down, blocking highways and causing damage to cars, buildings, and property. Gristwood and Toms, the UK’s largest national […]