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April 21, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Makita UK marks 45 years in UK with power tool market leadership

Makita

2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the UK sales, training and distribution centre for global power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation. An unbroken record of annual sales growth confirms that today the Makita brand is market leader in the UK’s competitive professional power tool league. Just two years ago Makita worldwide celebrated a century of growth since the Company’s foundation in 1915 at Anjo, Japan. Since 1972 Makita UK has delivered a consistently successful and ever expanding range of power tools for the professional tradesman. Today, there are more than 600 tools in the Makita UK range…

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Bumper start to 2017 for GGM Groundscare and Kubota

Kubota

Next year is set to be an exciting year for GGM Groundscare and Kubota as the two leading groundcare machinery specialists celebrate a 40 year landmark working in partnership together and the announcement that GGM is further expanding its operations with the orange liveried manufacturer in the North West. GGM’s and Kubota originally joined forces in 1976 when Michael Gibson purchased a horticultural dealer business at Highgate near Kirkham in Lancashire. Over the last 40 years, the relationship between the specialist machinery dealer and the market leading Japanese manufacturer has gone from strength to strength.  This has been based on GGM’s…

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Reesink Turfcare’s Clive Pinnock first in industry to be granted LTA Level 4

Reesink

Reesink Turfcare’s Clive Pinnock, who has been in the industry for over 32 years, is the first in the turfcare sector to achieve a level four in the Landbased Technician Accreditation scheme (LTA), one of the highest training accolades there is. Clive completed all his training through Reesink, which was recognised as an assessment training centre in 2016 by the administrators of the LTA scheme to offer training to level two and three. Neil Adams, commercial training manager at Reesink Turfcare, said: “Clive has been granted LTA four status by the engineering council for his services to the industry over the last…

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Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm

JCB

A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s director and founder, Ian Webb said: “We selected JCB because in our…

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John Deere firsts for apprentice training

apprentice

John Deere’s first female and forestry technicians have been registered in the latest intake for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme, managed by training provider ProVQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A total of 34 apprentices have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, including Zoe Parker of dealer Ben Burgess Coates and Matthew McPherson of John Deere Forestry in Carlisle. The apprentices, their families and sponsoring dealers attended an induction day at John Deere’s Langar headquarters and were given a tour of…

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Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower

Pellenc

Following the successful launch of the Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart models in 2015, the company has announced the latest pedestrian rotary mower in the range – the Pellenc Rasion Easy. The Rasion Easy is a combination of the previous two models launched last year as Etesia UK operations director Les Malin explains: “We found that the manual operation of the Rasion Basic has been more appropriate to commercial operators yet they also liked the self-propelled element of the Rasion Smart. For this reason, Pellenc has launched the Rasion Easy – a combination from both of the previous models.” The…

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Timberwolf strengthens UK and Ireland dealer network

Timberwolf

Timberwolf has further strengthened its UK and Ireland dealer network with the appointment of Leinster Turf Equipment as its dealer for Northern Ireland. This new appointment builds on the existing success Leinster Turf Equipment has achieved with the Timberwolf brand over the last three years as the dealer for the Irish market. “We are very much looking forward to working with Timberwolf in both Ireland and Northern Ireland markets,” explains Derek Inglis, director Leinster Turf Equipment. “We have already received significant interest in Northern Ireland following the recent launch of TW 280TDHB, TW 280TFTR and TW 160PH products.” The news,…

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Etesia UK dealers rewarded with trip to Japan

Etesia

Three lucky Etesia UK dealers recently jetted off to the Land of the Rising Sun and an once-in-a-lifetime trip, as part of the company’s Attila sales competition. With a total of twenty places on offer, entry was open to all Etesia outlets across the whole of Europe. In announcing the UK winners at the Etesia UK ‘Partners in Excellence’ awards held last month, Etesia’s operations director, Les Malin said: “Competition has been fierce throughout the year, so I am delighted that so many dealers from the UK have responded to the challenge and won a chance to visit Japan. Their…

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Först woodchipper distribution expanded into Europe

Forst

Redwood Global, manufacturer of Först woodchippers, has now expanded distribution of its market leading range of high performance and robust woodchippers into Europe following a period of significant growth. The manufacturer has set up strategic dealer partnerships with industry experts in France, Norway and Denmark that will see arboricultural sales specialists solely distribute Först machines throughout the new territories. In addition, Redwood Global as formed a subsidiary company (Först Gmbh) that is based in Germany to specifically meet significant customer demand in the country. Först Gmbh and each dealership will distribute Först’s premium range of 6” and 8” wheeled, tracked…

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New ECHO top handle chainsaw

ECHO

The latest top handle chainsaw in ECHO’s range of new generation chainsaws is now available in the UK. Weighing in at just 2.3kg (dry weight w/o bar and chain), the CS-2511TES is ECHO’s lightest and most compact saw to date, highly manoeuvrable and easy to use for long periods with little fatigue, thanks to the compact design. It is the attention to detail in the design that sets this saw apart. The ECHO engineers have taken the approach that user experience, and the environments they are working in, are crucial to the way the saw is designed. The engine produces…

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