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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

John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd wins prestigious National Landscape Award

John O’Conner, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, has received the prestigious Grounds Maintenance Award (Free Public Access) for Ventnor Park in Isle of Wight, from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Awards 2015. The Principal Award winner will be announced at the award ceremony held in London on Friday 4th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel London. The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and specialist Landscape and Grounds Maintenance contractors who have demonstrated…

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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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