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January 22, 2018

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British greenhouse designs attract overseas buyers -

Monday, January 22, 2018

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

efig changes its name to plants@work to reflect main aim -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Green wall panels transform view in West London -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Speakers announced for SGD Spring Conference  -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

UK not-for-profit spearheads movement to green refugee camps in Northern Iraq -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’ -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance

On Friday 1 December at the 41st BALI National Landscape Awards, Ground Control received a coveted Principal Award for works at Lingley Mere Business Park, in the Grounds Maintenance Private category.

The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape Awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries.

The Awards ceremony was hosted by popular BBC journalist and Breakfast business presenter Steph McGovern, who addressed the record-breaking audience of over 1000 BALI members and guests during the luncheon and joined Awards sponsors on stage to present the 29 Principal and Special Awards.

Ground Control has been undertaking grounds maintenance at large commercial estate, Lingley Mere Business Park, United Utilities’ headquarters, since 2015. Working across the 65-acre site, Ground Control’s dedicated team of three maintains grass areas, wild flowers areas and large ponds in addition to general maintenance duties, utilising battery powered equipment to meet specific client requirements and cut carbon emissions. Ground Control works closely with the client and facilities management company EMCOR to offer training opportunities, supporting the local community.

Steve Roberts who judged the site commented: “This business park near Warrington represents a good balance of ecologically friendly areas and areas where more formal grounds maintenance is required adjacent to buildings. Although large areas of water on the site mean that geese present issues for the maintenance team in terms of keeping areas clear of mess, the site is extremely well looked after and a very pleasant working environment for those located in the various offices on the park.”

Ground Control’s managing director, Marcus Watson, commented: “We’re delighted to have achieved a Principal Award at this year’s BALI National Landscape Awards! We are passionate about maintaining outstanding external spaces, and this award gives great recognition of the high quality we deliver to our customers each and every day. It is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of all our teams who work tirelessly to create, manage and maintain our outdoor spaces. Very well done to all.”

Also at the event Ground Control collected award plaques for winning sites; Tower of London, National Maritime Museum and Inverness Campus, which were announced earlier in the year.

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