Parkwood Group company announcement: Tony Hewitt FICFor
Tony Hewitt FICFor, the founder of Parkwood Holdings, which owns the Glendale businesses, has recently passed away.
“It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Tony Hewitt, founder and executive chairman of the Parkwood Group. Tony passed away aged 68 on December 31, after being admitted to hospital. He leaves behind his wife Patricia, and three children, Daniel, Amy and Lara.
“Tony was enthusiastic and passionate, with boundless energy, and he will be remembered as both a charismatic business leader and a loving family man.
“As we honour his memory, we thank him for the invaluable contribution he has made to the green space management and horticulture industry over the past 25 years.
“Tony was extremely proud of the Parkwood family of companies he dedicated his time to developing. His strong desire to leave behind a lasting legacy was realised through the creation of strong management teams to lead the businesses he nurtured.
“The businesses will continue to operate as normal, just as Tony wanted. The Parkwood Group remains in the ownership of the Hewitt family who are committed to continuing Tony’s legacy.
“We request that the privacy of Tony’s family is respected at this difficult time, and our thoughts remain with them. “
The Parkwood Group employs over 6,000 people across the UK, and operates the following businesses: Glendale, Glendale Horticulture, Glendale Golf, Parkwood Leisure, Parkwood Healthcare, Parkwood Consultancy Services and Building Property Services (BPS).