Guy Manning, the proprietor of the business, is a graduate who has spent eight years working as a civil servant andGuy Manning local authority officer in the fields of conservation, countryside management and public access management. GPM Countryside Services Ltd is therefore able to provide the following expertise:

  • An understanding of the legislation and management principles associated with the natural environment and countryside access.
  • Practical experience of managing the natural environment and public access to it.
  • Expertise in the use of vehicles, machinery and tools in a variety of practical tasks.
  • Experience of managing projects and people.
  • Experience of liaising with landowners and organisations.

Practical Work

Practical work is completed to a high standard in an efficient and sensitive manner and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client and the site:

  • We can provide materials or use those provided by the client.
  • Work is carried out in accordance with British Standards where applicable.
  • Digital photos are taken before and after each job.
  • Work can either be priced individually or by job type.

Consultancy Work

Guy Manning is able to provide freelance consultancy in the following areas:

  • Surveying, evaluation, reporting.
  • Project management.
  • Staff cover.
  • Safety and emergency work


  • The business has a workshop and store where a range of professional machinery and equipment are kept.
  • The business uses a modern IT system with broadband internet access.

Health & Safety

  • Staff have the necessary training and qualifications for all equipment and machinery which is used.
  • Risk Assessments are completed for all work that is carried out.
  • The business is fully insured for the work it carries out.

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