Groundwork North Wales (incorporating Refurbs and Wild Ground) Recognised as an Investor in People

Groundwork North Wales (incorporating Refurbs and Wild Ground) works alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and other voluntary sector organisations to support communities in need across North Wales. We help people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

Groundwork North Wales has its head office in Tanyfron, Wrexham and across the various project’s employees over 60 members of staff. We have over twenty-five years’ experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. We focus our activity on communities where we can make the most difference. Last year alone we delivered over 85 projects across North Wales, helping improve the quality of people's lives and the places where they live, work and play.


Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essentials skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said “We’d like to congratulate Groundwork North Wales (incorporating Refurbs and Wild Ground), Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. Groundwork North Wales (incorporating Refurbs and Wild Ground) should be extremely proud of their achievement”

Commenting on the award Karen Balmer, CEO for Groundwork North Wales (incorporating Refurbs and Wild Ground) said “There is no better time to thank our staff for their contribution and dedication as an employee of our group of organisations. This accreditation would not have been possible without them”.