Nurture Landscapes is a national contractor founded ten years ago to provide “landscape maintenance for the corporate and private sector” which distinguishes itself by offering “best in class customer service delivered by permanent staff who invest time to understand our clients’ business” and “champion care for the environment”.
The Company has grown through a number of acquisitions, and in 2016, added Truegrit Ltd. With this purchase, the Company added a nationwide gritting service to its books – but what was the best way to integrate and manage this business? Through Clockwork’s industry-leading software solution!
In partnership with Nurture we created a bespoke piece of software that connects to the Met Office data and relays their daily winter forecasts directly into Nurture’s software system. It then automatically schedules staff to get out and start gritting. Using their handheld devices, gritting staff can easily see their schedule for the night/day and capture vital information whilst on site. This includes photos and the provision of a standard risk assessment process.
Nurture are rightly proud of the system, and describe it on their website: “Information management is critical and staff are equipped with tablets featuring the latest Ice Master software that tracks and reports on each gritting visit then reports directly back to the office in real time. All information is live and accessible by our customers through the Ice Master web portal and mobile app.”