August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OCS renew maintenance contract with Chepstow Community Hospital

  The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and SPV company Kintra, have confirmed that OCS will continue to provide a total facilities management (TFM) service to Chepstow Community Hospital until 2020. OCS, which provides maintenance and engineering services, patient and retail catering, domestic cleaning, housekeeping, reception and switchboard, portering, laundry and grounds and waste management, has provided all FM services to the hospital since it opened in 2000. Chepstow Community Hospital was developed under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative, bringing a new approach to the provision of care by delivering primary, community and secondary care from one location. The building…

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Glendale awarded horticultural maintenance contract at landfilll restoration project

Glendale has been awarded the contract to provide horticultural maintenance services to the recently completed landfill restoration project at a former East Lancashire chemical plant in Hapton. The national green services provider will undertake a range of services including the management of wildflower meadows and a new woodland on the former William Blythe Chemical Works site which was the base for chemical manufacture from the late-1800’s until 2006. Dave Barkley, contract manager for Glendale, comments: “The contract to provide horticultural maintenance services on the William Blythe Chemical Works site is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in, it’s…

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Glendale keep Forestry Commission sites accessible for all

  National green services company, Glendale, has been awarded a one-year contract to keep 12 country parks in tip-top condition on behalf of the Forestry Commission. The £10,000 programme of work will see Glendale providing grass cutting and vegetation management services to the sites that are located across Merseyside and Wigan. The contract commenced on the 1st April and will ensure that the popular sites are kept accessible all year round, keeping pathways wide and the picnic areas clean and tidy. Dave Barkley, contract manager at Glendale, comments: “The 12 sites covered by the contract are heavily used, particularly at…

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Glendale maintains £40m sustainable student village

National green services company, Glendale, has been providing grounds maintenance services to the student village at the University of Bradford since 1st April 2015. The student village, known as The Green, is home to over 1,000 students and is one of the most sustainable developments of its kind in the world.  It was the first student residential project in the UK to receive a BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ and as such, is one of the universities unique selling point for prospective students. Glendale will be providing grass cutting, hedge trimming, shrub bed maintenance and weed control services on the £40m…

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Glendale provides grounds maintenance for Yorkshire college

  National green services provider, Glendale, have been awarded the contract to provide grounds maintenance services to Kirklees College in Huddersfield. The local team will provide the college with a full spectrum of grounds maintenance services including grass cutting, weed spraying, shrub bed and hedge maintenance. As part of their contract delivery it is necessary for the team to be mindful of the noise restrictions imposed during term time, particularly around exam season. Dave Barkley, contract manager for Glendale, comments: “We are developing a detailed work programme with Kirklees College to take into account the busiest times of the day,…

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Quadron and the RHS partner again for Hampton Court Re-use Scheme

  It is that time of year again and the RHS have invited Quadron Services back to partner with them for their innovative re-use scheme. The scheme aims to reuse as much of the plants and landscape materials from this year’s show gardens as possible, and distribute these materials to local community gardens and similar projects. Linked to this year’s campaign, the RHS Show and Communities Team have kindly invited Quadron and its local authority clients and third sector partners to this year’s show on Friday 3rd July.  A seminar will be hosted in the Shows Press Tent to discuss the…

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Quadron awarded five-year contract extension with Teignbridge District Council

  Quadron Services is extremely pleased to have been awarded a five-year extension to its grounds maintenance contract with Teignbridge District Council. The contract, originally awarded in December 2010 for five years, will now continue to 30 November 2020, with the addition of maintenance to Teignbridge’s cemeteries and 21 closed churchyards, which was previously carried out by the Council’s in-house team. Two members of staff will transfer to Quadron from the Council to support this additional work. Quadron has formed an excellent partnership with Teignbridge District Council during its initial five-year contract term. Working with the client and local stakeholder…

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Ransomes Jacobsen UK dealer sales awards

In conjunction with their annual UK Dealer Meeting, which coincided with the launch of the Ransomes MP Series five-gang cylinder mowers and Jacobsen Truckster XD, Ransomes Jacobsen presented sales awards to their top performing dealers. Held at an evening reception in the Riverside restaurant at Woodbridge in Suffolk, the winners were TH White Ltd, Fairways GM Ltd and Turney Groundforce. TH White Ltd, with sales and distribution depots in Reading, Redditch, Tetbury and Timsbury, were the recipients of the Ransomes sales award for their exceptional market penetration in the municipal and groundscare contractor sectors. Through a combination of skilful forecasting,…

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Quadron Services’ relationship with Affinity Sutton set to continue for a further four years

Quadron Services is pleased to have been re-awarded two contracts to provide grounds maintenance services to Affinity Sutton, one of England’s largest housing associations. The two contracts were re-awarded following a retendering process, and will see Quadron continue to provide grounds maintenance services to housing schemes in the Plymouth and Exeter areas until 2019, with the potential for a further two-year extension. Quadron has provided grounds maintenance services to Affinity Sutton’s portfolio of properties in Plymouth and Exeter since 2012. During this time, the company has formed an excellent relationship with residents and has worked to implement improvement projects with…

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Ground maintenance firm at Downham Market celebrates its 30th anniversary

What started off as a one-man contract to tend a churchyard 30 years ago has turned into a leading grounds maintenance company employing more than 180. Country Grounds Maintenance Ltd has offices and customers throughout East Anglia with its head office at Bexwell Business Park, near Downham. As well as its 30th anniversary, it is also celebrating recently gaining a top safety accreditation for occupational health and safety management. The safety accreditation recognises that CGM has in place policies and procedures needed for the business to achieve the best possible working conditions. CGM Ltd founder Tim Glover said “This is…

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