Our Story

A1 Lawn was established in 2010, an independent grass seed merchant located in Carlisle supplying high quality lawn products and grass seed to customers across the UK. In 2020 the business was acquired by employee-owned Cumbrian business WCF and re-located to Scotland.

In 2023, the collective decision was made to relocate A1 Lawn, down to Orton Southgate, Peterborough sharing a warehouse with their sister company ProGreen Weed Control. This reflected the product and customer overlap between the two businesses and allowed both businesses to better serve the expertise required across the main sectors.

The modern despatch warehouse on the outskirts of Peterborough is also ideally located as a main UK transport hub. This facilitates prompt and efficient delivery to our customers and allows us to stock a wider range of products.

UK Products

Using a dedicated group of loyal supply partners, our grass seed and lawn care products are made right here in the UK. They contain only quality mixes and sell through our website and online marketplaces to thousands of loyal domestic customers and professionals. We stock an extensive range of products aimed at satisfying the requirements of those who aspire to own and enjoy a beautiful garden.

Our sister company Progreen delivers a full range of professional landscaping and land management products through high quality technical advice and trusted expertise.

Our Aims

  • Provide the highest quality grass seed and lawn care products available on the market
  • Offer these products at superb prices with no hidden costs
  • Make the choices clear and easy to understand for our customers
  • Provide products that are designed and proven to do exactly what they say they will do
  • Provide exceptional customer service and technical expertise and advice

Investment in Our Own Team

We believe in the importance of product training & legislative knowledge as a form of continuous professional development for our own team. A1 Lawn is a member of professional trade bodies and many of our team are BASIS and FACTS qualified.  This ensures that we always understand industry changes and how they may affect us and you, as well as keeping on top of required and desired product developments. 

Customer Focussed

As an employee-owned business, A1 Lawn places our customers at the heart of everything we do. Customer retention is critical and we aim to develop long-lasting relationships with our customers to encourage them to order from us again and recommend us to their friends and family. Whilst our website offers a knowledge database and the convenience of on-line ordering, our Technical Advisers are available at our UK base in Peterborough to talk to if required.

Community Minded

We are delighted to be able to provide local people with diverse and interesting roles. We support local communities by providing charitable donations of both cash and product to a range of charities. We also encourage our teams to take part in volunteering and fund-raising.

Our People

Through our passion for continuous learning and personal development we provide the team at A1 Lawn with the freedom to contribute positively to the continuation of our legacy and heritage. We invest in the continued growth of talent and ensure that our teams are challenged to take on new roles. Our structure facilitates the divestment of responsibility and autonomy, allowing our team to make prompt and effective decisions on behalf of our customers. We are proud to enjoy high levels of employee engagement resulting in the retention of key talent. Our people are our most important stakeholders.

Our Structure

The structure of employee ownership at WCF means that all our people have a personal interest in the continued and sustained success of A1 Lawn. Not only does this provide the business with long-term direction, it allows our teams to have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to our performance and to develop themselves. This shared sense of purpose allows us to all share financially in our success through our annual Employee Ownership Dividend and the issue of free shares. This creates a lasting bond between colleagues. More importantly we are all encouraged to use our Employee Voice to promote improvements in productivity, efficiency, engagement and innovation with Curiosity being one of our key Guiding Principles.

Find Out More About Working For A1 Lawn

To listen to our team talking about what it’s like to work for A1 Lawn or Progreen take a look at our video HERE.

If you want to know more about our vision, mission, purpose and values visit https://www.wcf.co.uk/our-businesses to learn more.   

If you are interested in joining our family, please check our current vacancies at https://www.wcf.co.uk/recruitment-wcf

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