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Groundwork and Leisure Services Ltd.
The Offices
Oak Villa
Horsemans Green
SY13 3DZ
T: 01978 715777
F: 08082 800 697
VAT # 929400034
Company registration # 06493062
About Us

Playground is a trading style of Groundwork and Leisure Services Ltd (GLS).

GLS was formed in April 2008 and is run by Andrew Aird and James Mackie.

The two met whilst working together and they developed a long standing friendship based on their strong work ethic and passion for cars and motorbikes!  This friendship continued long after they parted company in a professional capacity and two years later, after leaving Groundwork Services North Wales Ltd, Andrew started GLS and offered James the role of second in command as manager of the firm.


Andrew Aird is the youngest member of the team, whilst also being the managing director of the firm.  He studied for a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science at the University of Chester.  He then worked at the charitable trust Groundwork Wrexham and Flintshire where he met James Mackie.  Andrew progressed from project officer to director of the trading arm, Groundwork Services N.W. Ltd.  This is where he developed his knowledge of the landscaping and civil engineering industry.

James Mackie is the manager of the firm.  He attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Studies before running a successful courier business prior to taking a gap year travelling.  On his return he commenced work at Groundwork Wrexham and Flintshire in Andrews old position as project officer.  He rose to a management position, before leaving to undertake his own personal projects both online and in property development.

Mission Statement
The primary goal of GLS is to provide a choice of quality safety surfaces to clients throughout the UK.  GLS strive to be the most competitive playground surface installer in the UK, but with a keen interest in carrying out quality installs in order that they retain clients and provide safe playgrounds for children to enjoy.

GLS aims to do this by expanding the business in a controlled manner and keeping everything ‘in house’ so the quality of installs can be closely monitored and maintained.  Andrew and/or James are always at hand on site and liaise personally with clients to ensure projects proceed to fulfil clients’ expectations.

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