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December 13, 2017


Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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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

Wyevale Nurseries trainees given helping hand from The Rainy Day Trust


Two management trainees at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford have each been given a grant from a charity this month to help with their transport costs.

Chris King and Kyle Ross, who both live in Hereford and work at Wyevale Nurseries, were each presented with £500 from The Rainy Day Trust, which is based in Birmingham.

Steve Pandeli, head of supply chain operations at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who work and have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, which includes garden centres and nurseries.

“The grant given to Chris and Kyle is to assist with fuel costs as they travel between their respective homes and place of work. The charity has also offered to pay for the pair to undertake PA2 spray training at a cost of £255 per person.”

Twenty-three-year-old Chris and 22-year-old Kyle are on Wyevale Nurseries’ two-year in-house management trainee programme, which covers all areas of the business.

Chris and Kyle applied and met the charity’s eligibility criteria for the grants. The charity was able to match what it can do with Chris and Kyle’s specific needs, which in this case was help with transport costs and spray training.

Chris added: “Kyle and I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to The Rainy Day Trust for the grant to help us with our transport needs. We also can’t wait to attend the PA2 spray training course. We would urge anyone else in the horticulture or garden centre industry who needs a helping hand to contact the charity to see if it can help.”

The Management Trainees fell into The Rainy Day Trust’s new apprenticeship-based programme whereby it is trying to encourage people into the industry and provide them with the necessary skills to gain a permanent position, and improve their life chances.

Bryan Clover, chief executive officer at Rainy Day Trust, explained: “The Rainy Day Trust exists to help people who work in garden centres and nurseries, and in particular we want to support and encourage younger people to become apprentices or trainees.

“We believe strongly that if we give people the skills from the very start of their working lives, then they will be better placed to thrive and prosper. It’s a classic ‘prevention is better than cure’ approach.

“We are delighted that we were able to help out with these two applications, and would welcome applications from other people in a similar position.”

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