Weed control specialist set to add new jobs after series of lucrative contract wins

Keith Gallacher, Complete Weed Control director

A CARLUKE-based ground maintenance and weed control specialist is hoping to increase its number of employees by 50% in the next year.

The company has invested £80,000 in four more Weed-IT computer-controlled spot-weeding machines, taking its fleet to seven.

It has also won five recent local authority contracts giving the technology-driven company a long-term work stream worth six figures over the period and to hopefully take the total workforce from 12 to 18.

Its turnover was just under £1 million in the year to May 31, which included the lockdown period, and it is confidently predicting in excess of £1 million this year.

Keith Gallacher, Complete Weed Control operations director in the south-east and south-west of Scotland, said: “Winning our tenders with local authorities so comprehensively will have a major impact on the business.

“Whereas many councils work on a year-to-year basis because of their own uncertainties, these deals are for up to four years with provision for extensions in several of them. We are also winning increasing amounts of work from highways agencies and private companies.”

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