fox arboricultural rail

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fox arboricultural rail

Fox arboricultural group are an arboricultural & vegetation clearance contracting start up. I formed this company at the end of last...

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On 20th Feb 2016 we successfully raised £50 with 1 supporter in 28 days

 Fox arboricultural group are an arboricultural & vegetation clearance contracting start up. I formed this company at the end of last year to allow me to expand my current client base into new sectors namely the railway and utility de-vegetation market.

Arboriculture or tree surgery is a fast growing trade in the south east that operates in many commercial markets as well as serving domestic clients.

As a sole trader i have developed a solid base of domestic clients and commercial clients alike with my team and i working on behalf of charities, public schools, large grounds maintenance contractors, property developers and management firms and chartered surveyors to name just a few.

Every year the likes of network rail, the london underground and uk power networks pay tens of millions of pounds to insure all trees on or near their land and equipment are safe distances from the live electrical equipment and not likely to break or fall. this money is paid to a small pool of primary contractors who have to contend with an enormous and endless mountain of red tape and ever changing certifications in health and safety as well as enviromental policies.

In order to deliver the services they are contracted they in turn recruit subcontracing companies who have to meet high levels of professional standing and certification to carry out the work.

I am proposing to rapidly expand our current operation into these markets to capitalise on the huge demand for trained , certified arborists and operators on the rail and power networks across the country. It is a relativly safe market, as while budgets may get cut the need to carry out this work is essential and will always be included in the tightest of budgets.

We are seeking seed capital to help fund the recruiting and training of an expanding workforce of such operatives and toward the costs of gaining accreditations such as ISO9001 ISO14001 safecontractor and arboricultural association approved contractor in addition to CHAS accredited contractor status and constructionline that we currently hold. These accreditations will allow us to meet and exceed required standards of our clients who in turn can show us as professional partners to their clients e.g. network rail etc.

We will use this capital to recruit new operatives including a mix of experienced and newly qualified, to train all staff and develop their skill sets & recruit further administration staff to help manage the increased workload.

In return for the investment we will pay 15% of our first years profits back to investors , projected to be worth a total of £26,400 meaning a return on the total investment of over £6000 in an 18 month period!!

Your investment will lead to a more enviromentally compliant and friendly company working in the green services sector. 

Your investment will allow us as a small surrey company to grow, bring new jobs into our area including those for young people /college leavers and help us to develop the companies enviromental policies while helping us to deliver essential services to all those who have power in the homes or work and use the underground or trains in general to travel.

thank you for taking the time to read through my proposal and if you do decide to invest in us, we look forward to earning you a return and doing our bit to help keep the lights on and the trains running on time ( well , that isnt entirely within our control, but we will certainly do our bit!)


James fox

Managing Director

Fox Arboricultural Group ltd.

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