In February 2000, Glendale secured a £28million, ten-year partnership with Lewisham Council, delivering grounds maintenance services in the borough (this became the one-of-a-kind, total care-package for the borough’s green spaces in 2010).
Also in 2001, Andrew Holt succeeded Tony Hewitt as chief executive of the Parkwood Group. Andrew joined the Group in 1995 as general manager of Glendale Leisure, subsequently progressing to the position of managing director. He became divisional managing director of Glendale Managed Services in 1998.
In 2002, Glendale introduced four more specialist companies to its portfolio: Glendale Golf, Glendale Horticulture, Glendale Green Waste Recycling (soon to become Glendale Recycling) and Glendale Environmental. In the same year, Glendale Leisure, now operating over 26 facilities nationwide, was renamed Parkwood Leisure and separated from the Glendale Group.
In 2004, the golf division strengthened its portfolio with the contract to manage London’s prestigious Richmond Park Golf Course. In addition, the green space management division secured a contract with the British Airport Authority.
2005 opened with a series of acquisitions as Glendale diversified into new green markets. The first was green-waste recycling firm Ecological Sciences Ltd (EcoSci), followed by the acquisition of Coblands Nurseries, that firmly established the Glendale Horticulture division. The year also saw Glendale Golf obtain the contract to manage Duxbury Park Golf Course in Chorley; Glendale’s head office subsequently relocated here.
The Parkwood Group celebrated 10-years of service delivery in 2006, and Civic Trees, a specialist tree supply, plant and relocation firm was integrated into the Glendale Countryside business, broadening its portfolio of green service solutions. Later that same year, Glendale and Liverpool City Council signed a joint-venture agreement (Glendale Liverpool) to deliver green services across the city until 2018.
Further acquisitions followed in 2007 as Glendale expanded its influence in the south west of England and Scotland, with Silvanus Services Limited, Landscape Southwest Limited and Landscape Construction (Scotland) Limited. Parkwood Leisure also acquired private health and fitness clubs in Potters Bar and Hitchen.
In late 2008, Glendale underwent a trade demerger forming five autonomous companies: Glendale Grounds Management Limited, Glendale Countryside Limited, Glendale Golf Limited, Glendale Horticulture Limited and Glendale Recycling Limited. Parkwood Project Management and Glendale Environmental merged to form Parkwood Consultancy Services offering specialist project management and environmental consultancy activities.