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June 24, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ground Control to take home six BALI National Landscape Awards

Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external landscape solution provider, has won an astonishing six BALI Awards this year; a new record for the company! Ground Control’s award winning schemes include Queensland Terrace, London, which has gained recognition in two categories; ‘Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-domestic) – Construction Cost Between £300k – £1.5m)’ and ‘Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens’. Ground Control was awarded the prestigious hard and soft landscaping by Barratt Homes to create a high quality, tranquil outdoor living space as part of their £128m housing development. Ground Control’s project at St Giles Churchyard, London, has been awarded in…

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Quadron wins prestigious National Employer of the Year Award

  Quadron has been recognised with a National Employer of the Year Award from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), recognising it as one of the best companies to work for in the green services industry. The BALI National Landscape Awards are held annually to recognise BALI members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill. The BALI National Employer of the Year Award is presented to BALI members who have shown excellence through exemplary business practices, including promoting a pro-active approach to the provision of skills development, and a work-life balanced ethos. Quadron will now go…

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Complete Grounds Maintenance service gets underway in November

  Complete Grounds Maintenance is a new service that delivers a comprehensive range of grounds maintenance services on a national scale. Established in 1972, Complete Weed provides commercial weed control and weed removal services throughout the UK. The company now has over 50 regional offices throughout the UK and Ireland. Building on the success of Complete Weed Control, the company then launched Complete Ice Control – a reliable and trusted local gritting service to deal with snow and ice worries. 2014 saw the founding of Complete Invasives Control and Complete Moss Control, which were formed due to an overwhelming increase…

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Ground Control provide landscaping to newly opened Alexandra Road Park

Last Thursday 3rd September saw the official opening of Alexandra Road Park, where award-winning landscapers, Ground Control, proudly took on the landscaping works as part of a regeneration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the first of its type to be connected with a residential development. The neighbourhood park in South Hampstead, sits on the Alexandra and Ainsworth housing estate between Abbey Road and Loudon Road. The park originally opened in 1979, designed by landscape architect Janet Jack to provide the estate residents with open space, and has since become of iconic status. A group of passionate residents came…

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Bournville Village Landscapes awarded its first landscaping contract

  The team behind Bournville’s award-winning parks and open spaces has secured its first landscaping contract for a new student accommodation scheme. Bournville Village Landscapes, part of Bournville Village Trust, will manage the landscaped areas of Athena Studios in Selly Oak after being awarded the £22,000 contract by Torsion Group. The £10.4 million complex is being built on the site of the former Bristol Road Ambulance Station by Torsion Group and will be made up of 259 apartments. As part of the contract, Bournville Village Landscapes will carry out two-weeks’ worth of soft landscaping work including tree, shrub and bulb…

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Paragon Junior Rangers stamp out boredom with Quadron in Holland Park

Each August, Quadron Services client, Paragon Community Housing Group, runs a three-week ‘Stamp out Boredom’ project for young people aged 12 to 18 years old. The project has different activities each year to help the young people have fun, learn new skills work as a team and ‘stamp out boredom’ over the summer holidays. As part of this year’s programme, a group of nine young people, three Paragon youth workers and Paragon’s Housing Tenancy Support Officer, Lee Grant, joined Quadron’s Corporate Development Manager, Andrew Kauffman to support the Kensington and Chelsea Ecology Team in constructing part of the path within…

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Ground Control develop Lantra Invasives Species qualification

  Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external service provider, has developed a Level 2 Lantra Awards qualification on identification and control of Invasive Species, such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. The new qualification is accredited with The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and Ground Control’s National Training Manager  and lead Assessor, Neil Huck will be able to carry out training and assessments going forward, before it is released to other training providers. The Level 2 (Operative) units include 2 paper-based modules which will be delivered online: ‘Identification of Non-native Species’ and ‘Identification of Injurious Species’, and…

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Southwark’s Nunhead cemetery benefits from RHS re-use scheme

  An enthusiastic team of corporate volunteers from Burberry UK visited Southwark’s Nunhead Cemetery on 22nd July to install hedging that was donated from this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show under the RHS Re-use Scheme. Colleagues from Burberry spent three hectic days helping the Quadron team break down and collect materials from the show gardens in the days after the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. When the opportunity arose for another corporate volunteering day it seemed a perfect opportunity to welcome the Burberry team back to help put some of the materials donated to good use. The plants donated to…

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Man arrested after Bentley kills council gardener in Notting Hill hit-and-run

  A man has been arrested after a Bentley car hit and killed a council contract gardener directing traffic around his van in Notting Hill, west London. The silver Bentley Continental was abandoned in the street after the crash with its engine running, lights on and music blaring from its speakers, according to reports. Scotland Yard said the victim was 23. His next of kin have been informed, but he is yet to be formally identified. Kensington and Chelsea council’s grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron, confirmed that the dead man worked for them. Police said the vehicles involved had been seized…

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Quadron extend partnership with Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  Quadron Services has been awarded a five-year extension to its grounds maintenance contract with The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Quadron has provided services to the Council since 2006 when the company was awarded the 10-year partnership contract for maintenance of the Royal Boroughs parks and green spaces. The extension will see the relationship continue until January 2021, during which time Quadron will deliver savings of at least 160,000 GBP per year.  This is in addition to the 29% savings in real terms that Quadron has already offered the Council through efficiency savings over the life of the…

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