About Us

The Story of GroundForce 

Groundforce is a unique landscaping business based in North Devon, offering an extensive selection of quality services to both residential and commercial customers across the South West.

As well as teams of skilled landscapers, our workforce includes a management and office team. Working as a unit we ensure that the superior quality of our work and customer service never falters.

Our Story

Humble Beginnings

I founded Groundforce back in March 2015 with a handful of experienced employees. I saw an opportunity in the market for a large landscaping firm that not only offered a high class finish but also a service that had depth and knowledge of the industry.

Since then Groundforce has surpassed my expectations, gaining multiple commercial customers, alongside a very loyal residential client base.

This progression has been achieved by hard working and dedicated employees, from skilled landscapers to a driven management team. It’s their combined efforts that will enable further improvement and development, and allow me to ensure that Groundforce continues to excel in its field.

Michael Brend, Owner

Of Fencing Installed a Year

Of Turf Laid a Year

We build relationships over the long term. We take pride in delivering a great quality of service, over and over again.

Michael Brend, Owner


The Faces Behind the Work

Michael Brend

Michael Brend


Having pursued his dream of farming on leaving school at sixteen, Mike has always paddled his own canoe in business. After making the decision to diversify his family farm, Groundforce was created in 2015. With his farming and landscaping experience it was a natural fit as he could utilise parts of the farm and its machinery. As the demand for Groundforce’s services grew, so did the workforce. As well as a team of landscapers, a management team was also formed to ensure the company continues to grow successfully.

Adam Lloyd

Adam Lloyd

Operations Manager

Adam joined Groundforce in its early days as a skilled landscaper, and is now an integral part of the management team. As Operations Manager his role includes overseeing the company’s commercial contracts and tenders, residential project quoting, and managing our teams of landscapers, while ensuring the all important health and safety standards are being met.

Keri Cook

Keri Cook

Office Manager

Keri has been with the company since day one, having assisted Mike with a similar role in his farming days, it was a natural progression to become part of the Groundforce team. Keri manages the firm’s invoicing, purchasing, HR and payroll, as well assisting with health and safety management and the day to day running of the business.

Skilled Landscapers

Skilled Landscapers


Our skilled workforce is made up of enthusiastic and hard working landscapers ranging from SSSTS qualified Senior Supervisors to ambitious apprentices. They operate in small teams specialising in fencing, turfing, maintenance and general lansdscaping. All of our landscapers are CSCS accredited.

Our values

The reason for our success

Highly Rated

We never leave a job until the customer is 100% satisfied.

Fair Prices

Our projects are priced in a way that is fair to everyone.

Quick Service

We show up on time and finish ahead of schedule.

Trusted Leader

We have a great reputation as leaders in the community.

Friendly Team

Our crew is pleasant and easy to talk to at the job site.

Integrity Driven

We are always honest and open about details and costs.

The complete residential landscaping service for North Devon and beyond, where quality comes first.