How investing in local communities is helping reduce the skills gap and shoring up the future for Countrywide Grounds Maintenance


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"Our aim to have an apprentice on every contract that we maintain", says Countrywide Grounds Maintenance managing director Paul McKeown.

Having worked in horticulture his entire working life, a desire to give back to the 46 local communities where the firm has a presence led to 'community first' - an initiative which aims to train and recruit local talent.

McKeown also discusses the firms's journey so far, how the business fared through Covid-19 and goals for the future - as well his love of geraniums and Sunderland FC!

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