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January 20, 2018

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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

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

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

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Awards Galore for Quadron Clients at regional ‘In Bloom’ Competitions

Quadron Services’ clients are celebrating another successful year at the ‘In Bloom’ Awards. The various regional ‘In Bloom’ Awards are part of the wider RHS Britain in Bloom competition and celebrate the contribution made by local authorities, communities and businesses in working together to promote horticulture and make their areas green and pleasant areas in which to live, work and visit.  Quadron clients picked up a number of top awards in this year’s London in Bloom, including: Gold and Category Winner – City Group A for the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Gold and Joint Category Winner in the…

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Harrow MP backs gardening service supporting disabled people into work

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, attended an awards ceremony hosted by Shaw Trust at the charity’s horticultural social enterprise project in Clamp Hill, Stanmore. During the visit, Mr Blackman presented the project’s service users with certificates recognising their achievements and the progress they have made to gain key skills for the job market. 40 year-old Lee Emery from Willesden was one of the clients recognised by the MP. Lee is an ex-offender who endured long periods of homelessness and struggled with addiction. Lee was referred to Shaw Trust to overcome the barriers he faced to gain new skills and…

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‘Horticulture Matters’ report highlights how sector is tackling skills crisis

Today, the horticultural sector released an update to the ‘Horticulture Matters’ report it launched in 2013, which outlined the steps the industry and Government should take to address the growing skills crisis in the sector. The update, Horticulture Matters 2014, highlights the achievements of the past year and outlines the areas of focus for 2015. Key priorities include improving the perception of careers in the sector, supporting schools in the delivery of horticultural qualifications and working with Government to secure funding for plant-science research. Speaking at the YoungHort conference in London, which was attended by 300 young horticulturists, RHS Director…

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National Federation of Builders shortlisted for CCISY awards 2014.

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the training category in this year’s Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards (CCISY 14).  Shortlisted for its work in supporting companies from across the region with the adoption of building information modelling (BIM), NFB Business & Skills, the training and development arm of the NFB, has worked across the supply chain to ensure that companies in South Yorkshire have been given the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise required to work in BIM enabled environments. Supported by the Construction Industry Training Board…

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Conference focus on UK Green Infrastructure issues

A major one-day conference focusing on green infrastructure issues is being held in London on October 23 at the British Library Conference Centre near St. Pancras. The conference is organised by Green Social Engineering and supported by the BALI, Green Infrastructure Partnership, The Parks Alliance, the Institute of Horticulture and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (Europe). It is aimed at government and local authority senior staff, councillors, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, contractors, health directors, ecologists and environmental space managers. Content will be of vital interest to those interested in ensuring  the value and benefits of green infrastructure are realised for…

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Trees and hedging available at Wyevale Nurseries all year

Wyevale Nurseries has announced it is from this month (September, 2014) onwards able to offer trees and hedging to its customers all year round.  People can purchase field and container grown trees and hedging from the company, which is based in Hereford and is one of the UK’s leading nurseries, whenever they require them. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director, explained: “Earlier this year we re-organised from three companies into one to offer customers a ‘one-stop-shop’. This has meant we have also been able to make improvements for our customers. One of these improvements has been that we can now…

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LazyLawn scoops award nominations

A Burton-on-Trent-based firm specialising artificial grass is celebrating after happy customers nominated it for two business awards.  LazyLawn licensees Haydn and Amanda Ford, who install artificial grass across Staffordshire and Derbyshire, have been nominated for Best Customer Service and Most Promising New Start-up in the Burton Mail Business Awards, after impressing customers with their excellent service and innovative, high quality products. The couple, who became local licensees for the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand in 2013, will discover whether they have scooped either accolade at a special awards ceremony on the 23rd October at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. Amanda Ford,…

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Palmstead Workshop announce the first ever costings benchmark for plant maintenance

Discussion on design for maintenance leads to promise of first-ever costings benchmark for the industry Palmstead Nurseries Soft Landscape Workshop, attended by 300 delegates in Ashford yesterday (17th Sept), delivered a promise to create the first-ever ‘benchmark’ or formula which can be used to calculate the cost of maintenance for designs and schemes.  Currently such a formula or set of benchmarks does not exist online for designers to use. Speakers including: Noel Kingsbury, Colin Crosbie, Phil Askew, Richard Sneesby and Noel Farrer  enlivened the audience made up of landscape architects, garden designers, contractors and garden maintenance teams on the topic of design for…

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AIPH announce winners of International Grower of the Year 2014

Schoneveld Breeding, The Netherlands, is the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Golden Rose winner for 2014. The coveted prize was announced at the 66th AIPH Annual Congress gala dinner in Qingdao, China, on 17 September 2014, during which the golden rose trophy was presented by AIPH President, Vic Krahn and China Flower Association Secretary General, Liu Hong. Other winners of the IGOTY awards, partnered by FloraCulture International, include: Silver rose – Fujian Liancheng Orchid Corporation, China Bronze rose – Queen / Knud Jepsen, Denmark Fourth place – Winkelmolen Nursery Ltd, Canada Golden Rose:…

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The Landscape Group celebrate success at Apprenticeship Awards

Coventry-based green services company, The Landscape Group, has been named as one of the West Midlands’ best Apprenticeship Employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the success of the country’s most exceptional apprentices and Apprenticeship employers. The highly commended entries and winners were announced at a high profile awards ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, which was held at Mitchells and Butlers in Birmingham on Tuesday 16th September 2014. The Landscape Group fought off tough competition to be shortlisted, and was announced as the winner…

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