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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The impact on HS2 after the downfall of Carillion

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The demise of Carillion has left a number of highly sought-after contracts available, including the construction of the high-speed railway linking London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, HS2. The first opportunistic firm to jump at this opening was Kier, a Bedfordshire based construction company who have since taken on over 200 ex-Carillion employees to continue construction on the project through government funding. This project takeover occurred after Theresa May has gone under fire for offering out such large-scale contracts to Carillion despite the company warning on profits last year.

The Bedfordshire based construction giant has gone into an equal partnership with French firm Eiffage on the railway project.

The employees taken on also include seven apprentices, with company representatives: “ensuring their development is not stunted by Carillion’s collapse.” During an announcement, Kier said of its decision to continue work on HS2 with existing suppliers: “We want to continue working with people who have the skills and existing knowledge of the project to create the best possible result.”

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HS2’s planting scheme in excess of 7 million trees

The project continuation has protected a great many jobs for ex-Carillion workers and small subcontractors, along with upholding the deals struck with firms such as Crowders Nurseries who are contracted to supply in excess of 7m trees and shrubs to line the beginning stage of HS2’s, with a scheduled completion time of 10-years.

“Winning this contract has given us a lot of confidence going forward – it will be huge,” Robert Crowder’s words, post winning the contract for HS2. Once the news of Carillion falling into liquidation made the headlines, the Crowders chairman stated that: “Carillion’s collapse won’t have a major impact on Crowders’ contract as we are a Tier 1 contractor with a direct relationship with HS2.” He continued: “I think the impact of the collapse will be huge. I think there will be a significant knock-on impact with other subcontractors.”

Concern continues to mount for parties involved with the HS2 project without contract guarantees and with a great deal already invested in the project. In reassurance, Kier has pledged to: “pick up the pieces Carillion has left behind.”

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