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June 19, 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ecoscape

Success for Green-tech’s apprentices

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Green-tech’s first apprentices have passed their course with flying colours and have been offered contracts within the business.

Green-tech’s first two apprentices, Kate Farrer who joined the marketing department and Sam Styan who joined the sales department in 2017 both undertook a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

Managing director Rachel Kay said: “Both Kate and Sam have integrated incredibly well into Green-tech and have worked hard to finish their coursework and be officially signed off in one year.  I am delighted to say that we have offered both apprentices a full-time contract with Green-tech. The apprenticeship scheme has worked really well for our business and our commitment has been rewarded with two very capable, confident young people who are already proving to be asset to the company. We currently have another apprentice in our dispatch department and we will certainly take on more as the business continues to grow.”

Apprenticeships are government funded work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. They combine practical training in a job alongside studying for a nationally recognised qualification. They can be tailored to specific job roles, making them flexible to the needs of a business.

Now a marketing assistant, former business administration apprentice Kate Farrer said: “The last year has gone really quickly and I can’t believe how much I have learnt. I’ve been involved in everything that our marketing department does and have become so much more confident. I now have my own responsibilities within the team; for me it was the best route I could have chosen.”

Sam Styan is now a sales advisor and said: “Right from the start I just felt ‘one of the team’; the year has passed really quickly and now I have a formal qualification and a permanent employment contract. Best decision I ever made!  My on-the-job training still continues but I have my own database of contacts, my own sales targets and I’m really enjoying my job.”

Rachel Kay concluded: “Green-tech is a fast-paced business that is continuing to grow. We are always on the lookout for good people to join us and Apprenticeships are a great way of attracting young talent with fresh ideas. We have been pleasantly surprised at how easy the apprenticeship’s have been to administer and manage; there has been a lot of support to guide our business along this path. Our experience has been really positive and one we would recommend to any other business seeking to expand.”

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