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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing

The range of exclusive garden tours run by Perennial through its special events programme will be boosted in 2018 by a new headline sponsorship agreement. Challenge Fencing is getting behind Perennial to help deliver its exciting line up of events, ensuring more of the profits from ticket sales go toward helping Perennial support horticulturists in times of need. The 2018 special events programme includes seventeen bespoke events across the country, many at gardens that are not usually open to the public, offering something for everyone who loves gardens and gardening. Of particular interest are two private tours of Barnsley House…

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idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year

Greenspace management company idverde is delighted to have received a coveted British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Principal Award for grounds maintenance at Manor Gardens in Bexhill. 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. 115 entries were received this year and 80 awards made. The Principal Awards are…

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December issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: How much value can business consultants add to a company? idverde: A New Chapter: We speak to outgoing chairman Nick Temple-Heald and his replacement, Doug Graham ScotHort: Looking back on this year’s event FutureScape: All the highlights from FutureScape 2017 Let’s Hear it From: Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces View from the Top: As he steps down, Nick Temple-Heald reflects on succession planning Changing With the Seasons: How Oldham is using its green spaces to move on from its industrial heritage INSPIRE Breathing Space: Show garden style comes to a tiny back garden in Wiltshire, with impressive…

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Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award

Chesterfield based Shed Grounds Maintenance Ltd are celebrating after winning the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment Award at the Derbyshire Times Business Awards held on 9 November at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. The CSR and Environment award was judged on a business’s ability to demonstrate their commitment to the ‘triple bottom line’, focusing their impacts on ‘people, planet and profit’. Companies had to show details of their policies, demonstrate how these are achievable, and finally explain the benefits of the CSR and Environmental policies to employees, the business, and/or the local community. According to the judges, “Shed stood…

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SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge

Trans-European Stone Ltd have announced that their partnership with quarry Pierre Bleue Belge has won the 21st Golden Bridge Award for Best Small and Medium Sized Enterprise. Celebrating the export success of the world famous Belgian blue limestone (Bluestone) to the UK. The award acknowledges the consistent growth Pierre Bleue Belges exports to the UK, currently they export 28% of turnover with 5% going to the UK. The judges were particularly impressed with the ethically secure supply chain, in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and environmental factors as the quarry is less than 200 miles from London. Belgian Blue…

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Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener

A career in recruitment may not be the obvious start for many horticulturalists, but it was the path Nell Jones, the newly appointed Head Gardener at London’s oldest botanic garden, followed. For 16 years, Nell enjoyed her flourishing career as a head-hunter but little did she know then that a new adventure awaited her. She embarked on a journey that lead her to take the helm at one of the most significant and important gardens for plant discovery in the UK if not the world, Chelsea Physic Garden, London. In the early years of quitting the 9 to 5 office…

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New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire

Etesia, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, has announced the appointment Scamblers who will now be distributing Pellenc’s complete product range in the Cambridgeshire area. Scamblers was first established in 1974 and the family owned business specialise in supplying compact tractors, bank tractors, mowers, utility vehicles and turfcare and groundcare machinery for every aspect of turf and grounds maintenance. Having seen the emergence of battery powered equipment over recent years, sales director Ed Scambler, admits that it has been a case of trial and error in selecting the ideal range of equipment suitable for his customers…

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National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) today announced the ‘VeloCity’ team led by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design as winners of The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. Their vision was chosen for its low-impact blueprint for delivering much-needed new homes while maintaining a person-centred scale and retaining the existing character of the area. The all-women ‘VeloCity’ team included Jennifer Ross from Tibbalds, along with Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young), Kay Hughes (Khaa), Petra Marko (Marko and Placemakers), Annalie Riches (Mikhail Riches) and Judith Sykes (Expedition Engineering). The competition sought inspirational visions for the future of development…

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Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks

Knowsley Council has formally accepted the recommendations of an independent review into the future management and funding of its parks and green spaces. The recommendation, put forward by the Knowsley Parks and Green Spaces Review Board, was unanimously agreed tonight (Tuesday, 28 November) by the Council’s Cabinet. It will protect forever 90% of Knowsley’s parks and green spaces, through the surrender of 10% of the borough’s parks and green spaces for new development over the next 15 years. The income received will create a £40 million endowment which will be held in and managed by a newly created charitable Trust….

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Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017

Landscape company Bowles & Wyer has won six awards at the BALI Awards 2017 including three prestigious Principal Awards in the ‘Grounds Maintenance’, ‘Soft Landscaping’ and ‘Green Roof Installations & Roof Gardens’ categories. Jeff Stephenson, Head of Horticulture & Aftercare, collected a Principal Award in the ‘Grounds Maintenance’ category for a private garden in West London that he and his team have been responsible for, for over 7 years. Originally planted by Bowles & Wyer in 2011 in collaboration with the owner, Jeff and his team have carefully nurtured the plants as they’ve matured, shaping them to fit the proportions…

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