Local Business Climbing To New Heights
Is been a great 12 months for local business owner Geoff Walsh! After running his business as a climbing arborist and manager and serving the local community since 2009; he joined forces with well-established and widely trusted fellow arborist Mark Swift of Swift Trees Ltd.
With the merging of Acme Tree Surgery and Swift Trees, Acme Arb was born. In the same year they became Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors. This is a huge accolade for any tree surgery company. Becoming an Arb approved contractor is comparable to becoming an Olympic gold medallist! It takes a great deal of knowledge, effort, skill, determination and absolute will to achieve and maintain this accreditation.
What’s the benefit of an Arb Approved contractor?
Using an Arb Association Approved Contractor brings peace of mind that your job will be carried out by a company that has undergone a rigorous examination of everything from quality of work to office procedures, health and safety to continual professional development. For our customers, it means that Acme Arb have been approved by the nation’s largest and most respected, representative arboricultural body, which brings security to tree owners and managers in an industry renowned for more than its fair share of unscrupulous contractors. Along with this and our TrustMark and CHAS accreditations, clients can be safe in the knowledge that a professional and knowledgeable service will always be delivered.
For more information on our qualifications and certification visit our Accreditations page
One of the most common misconception of tree surgeons is that people think they’re solely focussed on cutting down trees. All this training and research allows Acme Arbs tree surgeons to offer the best advice in aid of the trees development. With the current issue of what’s happening for the trees of Sheffield, we’ve launched a poll on our website to gauge public knowledge and feeling. It would be great to know your thoughts.
Meet the team
Following on with the great success story so far, further expansion was necessary. Enter the newest team member; Leone Starr. With a strong family unit, Geoff’s sister Leone, has now taken on the rising workload within the office.
So now, with a team of 6 professional arborists (with over 40 years’ industry specific experience between them) and the new addition of Leone to handle the ever growing enquiries, Acme Arb has hit 2016 running!
Much to most of the teams dismay, there are now staff photos of all of the team on the website for you to view. This way you get to meet Mark, Adam, Davan, Nathan, Jon, Leone & Geoff before we arrive.
The launch of their our website (which you’ve obviously already found!) shows the emphasis of Acme Arb’s green initiative, with all woodchip re-cycled as bio-mass for greener electricity generation and logs processed for firewood to be used locally.
We are rolling out a bike to work scheme in 2016 and most of the staff already use green options for their commute to work in Meersbrook, Leone & Mark even run from Greystones and Hunters Bar!
Acme Arb is committed to protecting the natural environment; trying to have as little impact as possible on the surrounding landscape and minimise disturbance to wildlife and their habitat. Even rescuing cats from trees isn’t out of our remit and is quite often a called upon service! (Please note: they usually come down on their own when they get hungry!)
With all these new elements in place at Acme Arb, they are now 100% focussed on client’s needs, backing this up with the knowledge and ongoing training expected of an arb approved company.
Geoff has achieved all of this within the business, just as his beautiful twin girls (or trainee arborists) mark their second birthday so it’s celebrations all around.
Where does Geoff get all this drive and discipline from? When asked, he attributes a great deal to his training at Sheffield Boxing Centre. With no prior boxing experience, after some intensive training at the centre he won his first match! Does he ever sleep?! (No, he uses bedtime to study for his further education diploma in arboriculture)
Here’s to further wins for the Acme team!