Ground Control, a UK supplier of landscaping and maintenance services, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, with Marcus Watson handing over to Jason Knights in January 2021.
Marcus’ tenure has seen Ground Control win a range of awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2016. He continues to be a significant shareholder and Non-Exec Director, helping to steer Ground Control in the future.
Jason Knights joins Ground Control from SES Engineering Services where he was MD for the last 4 years. SES Engineering Services were acquired by the Wates Group in November 2016 and Jason was part of the Wates Construction Board during the acquisition and the also the newly formed Wates Construction Group Board from 2016 to his eventual departure in September 2020.
Jason joined Ground Control in September and has spent the time gaining an understanding of the company’s operations, customers and processes. Jason has now formally taken over the Managing Director role and will continue to work closely with his predecessor to ensure a smooth transition.
“Going forward we will continue to heavily invest in our people and innovation whilst following a clear and simple plan to achieve growth and a business returning long term shareholder value. I am really passionate that we remain true to our values and vision, learning the lessons of the past and embracing the opportunities of the future,” said Jason Knights.