Posted on 31st May 2022

Giving Back to Nature


TrustMgt is one of the leading open space management companies in the UK, founded on the principle
of giving back to nature. Caring about the environment in which it works, it strives to create welcoming
habitats that support local wildlife and encourage nature back into areas impacted by construction. In
recognition of its dedication to the cause, BUILD magazine has awarded the company Most Outstanding
Open Space Management and Maintenance Company 2021.

TrustMgt provides a dedicated and sustainable approach to the long-term management, maintenance and monitoring (MMM) of public open spaces and their associated features on either existing legacy sites or new developments, supporting a large number of the top 25 PLC residential house builders together with many independent developers. It also works closely with a number of partnerships, joint venture and consortiums to aid delivery of larger strategic sites. These are often mixed tenure developments with Open Market, Private Rental Sector and RSL represented together with Homes England.

TrustMgt aims to offer bespoke services that meet the individual requirements of clients during the development stage, and then its residential customers’ needs and expectations throughout the lifecycle of the project. This is achieved via either the company’s Resident Funded Scheme (RFS), whereby each plot contributes toward the MMM of the public open space associated with their development, or via its Private Transfer (PT) which allows areas of the developer’s legacy land and ongoing liability to be privately adopted by TrustMgt via a commuted sum, allowing it to take on all future liabilities in perpetuity.

At the foundation of TrustMgt’s work, success and continued growth are its key principles of continually reviewing, monitoring and improving the way it cares for the open spaces it manages; being committed to improving the habitats within its managed areas, for the benefit of the local community and the wildlife it supports; and implementing a sustainable long-term approach to the financing of public open space maintenance in perpetuity. These principles are common throughout the business, from the board of directors and minor team to its trainees, graduates and apprentices, all of whom are at the heart of everything it does as a business. This is all with the ultimate vision of enhancing the local community by living through its devoted and masterful approach to the management and maintenance of public open spaces.

TrustMgt is always striving for continuous improvement as the business continues to grow and it recognises the need to be flexible to meet clients’ specific needs and expectations. The company has been able to adapt to changes in the industry with Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) being a key focus, an approach to development that preserves biodiversity, resulting in a thriving and improved environment.

The company aims to provide a positive gain throughout the developments that it manages, by conserving and enhancing nature and embracing sustainable practices across all its open spaces for the long-term benefit of local residents and the wildlife it supports. Its grounds maintenance teams are actively encouraged to embrace sustainable practices, whilst being flexible and adaptable to new legislations for initiatives.

TrustMgt has recently launched a business initiative where it can support clients with their BNG on both new and existing legacy sites. Through its pilot test of established public open space, it is able to identify further gains on existing developments that can add additional units to its clients’ Habitat Banks for offsetting on future sites.

TrustMgt believes that by doing the right thing on the open spaces it manages, understanding its customer and proving an ear for any issues or concerns they may have regarding the POS, it is able to achieve a 97% customer satisfaction. Its long-term strategy is to provide a sustainable, cost-effective solution not only for the day-to-day managing of green spaces but providing essential customer care support to new and existing residents. With in-depth knowledge and expertise across the business, TrustMgt’s people are able to effectively support and manage all the diverse habitats commonly found on new and existing residential developments, including Great Crested Newt and Ecological Habitats. It is ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) accredited to undertake inspections of play equipment and SUDS features, allowing for these key tasks to be undertaken inhouse.

The TrustMgt team is fundamental to the continued success of the business. Its people are handpicked according to passion for the environment, management and enhancement of habitats. The company strongly believes that the long-term future of the business can be secured by strategic recruiting. To that end, as it grows, TrustMgt is not only recruiting individuals at management and director level, but it is also investing in future talent through its apprentice and graduate scheme.

TrustMgt’s company culture comes from the top and is shared throughout the business, from the board of directors and senior managers, to its trainees, graduates and apprentices. It believes in what it does: that dedicated year-round maintenance of open public spaces can enhance the local communities it supports. As part of onboarding, all new starters learn and adopt the company’s principles and understand the foundations of what it represents.

The business continues to go from strength to strength and 2021 is seeing the establishment of 5 regional teams. To support the current and future growth of the business, it moved into a larger office space in September, doubling the size of its head office in Tarporley, Cheshire. Also, due to it being able to forecast the number of live sites that it will be maintaining in 2025 and beyond, TrustMgt can accurately forward plan to ensure it has adequate and suitably trained resource onboarded. Its commitment is to continue to grow organically, and at a pace that ensures it maintains the high standards its clients have come to expect.

Ultimately, TrustMgt’s ambition is to be a market leader in open space management. It believes it is the only wildlife supporting open space management company that has a devoted focus on taking the utmost care with community surroundings, continuously liaising with residents and supporting a multitude of charities.

Its team is extremely passionate about the environment and the habitats it manages, and this is reflected in the company’s approach, delivering high-quality services for clients and residents, now and in the future.


Company: TrustMgt
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