Still Growing - The Directory Group

Still growing

Every month, The Directory Group shines the spotlight on a different business at the heart of local life. This month, we met Richard Helyer of The Helyers Group, a family-owned firm with more than 20 years’ experience of design, construction and landscaping services…

Based in Fareham, Helyers serves customers across the south, offering a range of solutions for everything from domestic gardens to commercial landscaping.

What inspired you to launch the business and how has the industry changed over the last two decades?

“I have always loved the outdoors and gardening, my first real job after school was for a small local gardener in the village I grew up in; mowing lawns and garden tidies, by the time I was 19 he wanted to retire so with a payment plan in place I set about buying his business... My brother shortly joined me and we haven’t looked back - we are as committed today as we were back then.  

“We have enjoyed growing with the business from the small garden tidies in the early days to creating and developing beautiful outdoor spaces for our customers today, we love what we do and are excited for the future!”

What do you believe sets Helyers apart from the competition and why?

“We pride ourselves on the great care and attention to detail we bring to your project, however large or small.

“Our qualified landscapers, designers and arborists will work with you, using their expertise to draw out the full potential of your garden, however large or small, giving you an outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come.

“With everything we do, the emphasis is on high quality, skilled workmanship and attention to detail.”

What are your main aims for the business in the future?

“Our aim for the future is to keep growing and learning with the business; developing and creating beautiful gardens for our customers and keeping a strong and happy work force - Helyers is a team and quite simply we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our customers and our awesome work force!”

The Helyers Group, 6a Fort Fareham Industrial Estate, PO14 1AH. Call 01329 221955 or 01489 619141 or visit

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