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    • Green-tree

      Freeland Horticulture helps Green-tree soil expand its distribution network

      From next week, one of the UK’s leading soil brands – Green-tree topsoil, a division of Green-tech – will be available through an additional Ten Freeland Horticulture soil production sites. Freeland Horticulture is the largest soil supplier in England and Wales and has been supplying the landscape and housing market since 1994. Green-tech has joined forces with Freeland Horticulture to distribute its award-winning British Standard topsoil from Freeland’s ten production sites across the country. The addition of the new distribution sites will strengthen the Green-tree brands’ coverage of topsoil for landscape projects, green roofs and urban tree planting in the…

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    • Talasey Group

      Talasey Group celebrates 15 years in business

      Talasey Group is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this June. The anniversary represents the landscaping supplier’s continued success and ability to exceed customer expectations with a diverse product portfolio and exceptional service.   Back in 2004, Founder and CEO, Mark Wall established Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd. In a short space of time, Natural Paving Products had developed 5 additional product brands (Pavetuf, Vitripiazza, Baksteen, Luxigraze and Resiscape). With such a diverse product portfolio the company rebranded to Talasey Group in 2018. Natural Paving continues as the sub-brand for the company’s stone offer.   The company has grown at a rapid…

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    • SPA Landscaping

      SPA Landscaping complete the expansion of their head office

      SPA Landscaping have announced the expansion of their head office in Sheffield and are now operating from both 22 and 20 Orgreave Close. Their journey began in 1980 as a family run nurseries and landscape contractor before venturing into commercial grounds maintenance, tree surgery, landscape renovation and much more. Speaking at the unveiling of the new unit, Director, Alex Anthony, said: “We take great pride in looking after our customers, which means this isn’t just a proud moment for us, but for our clients as well. They are at the heart of what we do here and expansions like this…

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    • Dealer Awards

      Isuzu Truck celebrates its best year ever with its annual dealer awards

      In the surroundings of Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, leading truck manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK celebrated its best year ever in 2018 with its annual dealer awards ceremony held in front of a packed audience representing its dealer network.   The highlight of the evening was the main award for overall Isuzu Truck UK ‘Dealer of the Year 2018’. This was won for the second year running by Warrington Vehicle Centre. Whose managing director Richard Cook stepped up to receive the prestigious Japanese ceremonial sword award from Isuzu’s MD, Pete Murphy.   Runner-up for this award was Thompson Commercials, and in…

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    • Carbon Gold

      Woodland Trust partners with biochar supplier Carbon Gold

      The Woodland Trust has partnered with UK biochar supplier Carbon Gold to support the charity’s tree planting and preservation activities across the UK.   The announcement will see 10p from the sale of each of Carbon Gold’s biochar planting aids and soil improvers donated to the Trust. Philippa Borrill, Head of Partnerships at the Woodland Trust, says: “Carbon Gold is a natural fit for us as a partner. Their biochar products are proven to boost the health and vitality of newly planted and established trees and plants.   “We’re looking forward to seeing what this collaboration brings in terms of…

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    • Mitie

      Mitie wins extension to contract with NHS Property Services

      Mitie has won a fourth year of a major contract delivering engineering, landscaping and security services to NHS Property Services.   The new award means that Mitie will continue to deliver mechanical and electrical services, building maintenance, security and grounds maintenance to the public body which owns a portfolio of 3,500 buildings, representing about 10% of the entire NHS estate. The new term starts in April 2019 and run for another year.   Mitie has delivered these services since 2016. It is able to work at scale and with flexibility to meet the needs of NHS Property Services, which manages…

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    • ESL Landscape Contractors

      ESL Landscape Contractors launches new website

      ESL Landscape Contractors have launched a new website. This is to support ESL’s clients and stakeholders and those operating within the construction and landscape industries, with a focus on commercial landscaping.   Developed by website design company, Sussex Designs it is nearly three months in the making. The site will give a smoother and more intuitive user experience. It will allow visitors to navigate ESL’s service offering, news and portfolio with ease.   ESL is an experienced landscape contractor who has been delivering high quality landscaping services to the private and public sectors for almost three decades. The company provides…

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    • Kebur Trade Pro

      Launch of Kebur Trade Pro account scheme

      Kebur Garden Materials talks to Pro Landscaper about the launch of their new scheme.  Last month saw the launch of Kebur Garden Material’s Trade Pro account scheme. This is an exciting offer that further builds on the competitive discounts of up to 20% that the company’s trade account holders already enjoy. The new package of support is open to all trade customers and includes an enhanced reward scheme for those who buy in the highest volumes. Already renowned for its speedy delivery, Kebur Garden Materials is now offering trade customers a next day service on natural stone and porcelain orders…

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    • AVS

      AVS Fencing & Landscaping welcomes new managing director

      AVS Fencing & Landscaping has set itself up for a year of growth and change, as it welcomes new managing director Stewart Pierce. Stewart Pierce will oversee the brand’s strategic development plans and rebrand.  He joins AVS with 30 years of industry experience.    In his previous role as the financial and commercial director of Parker Building Supplies, he was responsible for their key growth strategy programme and staff development pathway. He will be responsible for driving the business forward and for the continuation of the rebrand and branch upgrades, as well as a widening of the product offering. Stewart Pierce…

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    • Allerdale

      Allerdale borough council appoints Tivoli as its integrated street scene contractor

      Tivoli is set to continue its 15-year collaboration with Allerdale Borough Council. This is with the award of the Council’s Integrated Street Scene contract, which will see grounds maintenance and street cleansing services merge for the first time. The contract commenced on 1st April 2019 and will run for an initial eight-year period with an option to extend for a further eight years.   Tivoli has been maintaining many the Borough’s public parks, open spaces, play areas, leisure and sports facilities, cemeteries and sheltered dwellings since 2003. From April 2019, Tivoli will also deliver litter picking, fly-tipping, chewing gum removal…

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    • specification

      Green-tech’s specification department expands

      Green-tech has a team of specification professionals, known as the gtSpecifier team. They focus on technical specification. They create landscape solutions for landscape architects, contractors and garden designers.   gtSpecifier was established to meet the growing demand of specifiers requiring assistance at the specification, estimating and drawing stages of their projects.   The specialist team has the product knowledge and technical expertise to provide advice, guidance and recommendations for bringing landscape designs to fruition. They have the know-how to source the best solutions for a project, working within budget.   The gtSpecifer team has recently restructured and expanded. It is…

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    • Blakedown landscapes

      Blakedown turns 50

      This year Blakedown turns 50, celebrating 50 years of service. Over the course of half-a-century, they have delivered hundreds of projects across London. They have won multiple awards, year on year, for consistently delivering high-quality projects.   CEO Stephen Buckingham said: “I am delighted that Blakedown has hit this milestone. During this time we have built up extensive knowledge and experience that spans all sectors from local authorities, Royal Parks, commercial, schools and universities to high-end luxury developers.” “It has been a pleasure to work with such incredible people on such incredible projects. This would not be possible without such…

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    • Making Tax Digital

      Making Tax Digital becomes law

      From 1 April 2019, the government’s major Making Tax Digital programme has become law for over one million VAT-registered businesses earning more than £85,000.   The new rules, first announced in 2015, will mean most businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally. As well as submitting their VAT return using MTD-compatible software for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April.   MTD will make it easier for businesses to get their tax right first time. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been urging businesses to get ready and has already written to every business…

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      Green-tech’s spring catalogue released

      Green-tech has launched its spring catalogue packed with must-have products from leading brands.   The new spring catalogue is full of maintenance essentials. This includes grass and wildflower seed, a wide range of weed control chemicals, fertilisers for turf, soil and planting and spreaders.   The special 25th anniversary edition includes products from leading chemicals and fertiliser manufacturers. As well as their popular own brands of John Chambers Wildflower Seed and gt Advance grass seed.   Sales Director Richard Gill said,   “The warmer weather has seen our maintenance season kick off earlier than usual this year. Our orders for…

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    • Perennial

      Perennial launches online budgeting tool

      In 2018, Perennial helped people in horticulture access nearly £4 million in financial assistance. A recent financial wellbeing survey of working-age people found that 94% worry about money. Of this group over three quarters say it impacts their work. Less than half of employees surveyed had a financial plan and debt was cited as an issue for 58% of people. Perennial is combating some of these money worries for people working in horticulture, including those who are self-employed, looking for work or retired, with its easy-to-use online budgeting tool.   Wendy Tozer, Debt Advice Manager at Perennial, says: “Most of…

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    • Husqvarna launches a leisurewear collection

      Husqvarna has broadened its portfolio adding its first ever leisurewear collection – Husqvarna Xplorer. Designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts – the new collection features a range of bags and clothing for all year use, as well as special garments for autumn and winter, and includes pieces for both men and women.  The materials, features and designs of the new Husqvarna Xplorer collection has the home life of chainsaw users in mind. Husqvarna has used a blend of soft, warm, breathable, and hard-wearing materials depending on the purpose of the garment. Meaning the collection offers the perfect option for relaxing at…

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    • FutureScape Spring

      Facing your landscape future together: FutureScape Spring

      Tomorrow’s FutureScape Spring is an event not to be missed. Taking place from 9-5 it’s the best way to spend your day. Focus on business and technology Focus on plants, design and the environment Focus on show gardens,3D design and horticultural development Focus on the interior landscape and biophilic design This Tuesday the Surrey Hall will be home to over 70 exhibitors. Providing an insight into every segment of your industry with a host of company showcases from the landscape, machinery, technology, design and product innovation realms. The seminar programme is full of a range of topics and challenging debates…

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    • Tim Howell: Raising Industry Standards

      Sharing a common goal to raise industry standards says Tim Howell will increase its value and attract ongoing investment into the horticulture and landscaping sector.   There is no better place to demonstrate the diversity of the horticultural sector than at a trade event that brings together both suppliers and contractors, events that allow us to showcase the best that we can offer, to encourage others to join with us and to have a conversation – to collaborate. At the last Futurescape event, in November last year, I was invited to take part in The Pro Landscaper Summit and joined…

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    • Bradstone

      Association of Professional Landscapers to support Bradstone Assured accreditation scheme

      Bradstone has partnered with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) as an independent accreditor.   Under this partnership it means that new and existing Bradstone Assured installers will have the opportunity to join the APL. Benefiting from an independent inspection covering not only the technical, but accrediting and supporting potential members with checks on health and safety, paper work and process.   New and existing APL accredited landscapers will also have the opportunity to be automatically enrolled on the Bradstone Assured scheme. This will unlock the benefits of a 10-year product guarantee on Bradstone products and a five-year installation guarantee.…

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    • London Stone

      London Stone celebrates 10 years in service

      London Stone is celebrating ten years in business, and has a host of new service initiatives to share with its clients.   With customers at the forefront of London Stone’s brand promise, the company has launched a host of new benefits and initiatives for 2019. This includes a price freeze or reduction on almost all their natural stone and porcelain products and a new ‘900×600’ porcelain range. It also includes a new free nationwide delivery offer on all full packs of natural stone, porcelain and composite decking.   Managing Director, Steve Walley says: “For 2019, we’ve made some exciting changes…

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    • John O'Conner

      John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance celebrates 50 years

      Family owned and run John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance celebrates 50 years in business this year. The award-winning Hertfordshire based business operates landscape maintenance contracts from the Scottish Highlands & Islands through to the Isle of Wight. It plans to mark the occasion with lots of 50 themed events with its staff, customers and the communities it serves.   The focus for the events will be to support community-based projects in the areas in which it works.   Some of the events already planned include:   · 50 Apprenticeship training opportunities created   · 50 Corporate Social Responsibility Projects   ·…

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    • Talasey Group

      BMF Regional Centre of Excellence at Talasey Group

      The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched another Regional Centre of Excellence at the HQ for Talasey Group in Doncaster.   Regional Centres of Excellence have been quick to open at various locations across the UK. This will give BMF members in the local area access to BMF training and events closer to home.   The launch of a centre at Talasey Group emphasises the network’s significant growth in the past year.   It also provides BMF members based in and around Yorkshire with a convenient facility, from which to attend events and training.   Talasey Group offer a diverse…

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    • Wildflower Turf Ltd

      Wildflower Turf Ltd to enhance Leeds Skelton Lake Services

      Wildflower Turf Ltd will be helping to enhance the biodiversity of the £60m Leeds Skelton Lake Services when the ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area (MSA) opens on the M1 later this year.   Leeds Skelton Lake Services will include a 100-bedroom Hotel and a Food Court Building. There will also be a Wildlife Centre and a dedicated Business Centre.   The new MSA occupying a lakeside environment. The integration of the Hotel and Food Court Building in a way that is sympathetic to its surroundings has been of the utmost importance.   Wildflower Turf Ltd are working with the Landscape…

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    • Leguan

      LEGUAN 135 Neo

      Leguan Lifts is releasing a new access platform – the Leguan 135 Neo, which is Leguan’s most user-friendly platform to date. All key operations are made with a single joystick, which allows multiple boom operations to be made simultaneously. The platform is equipped with both automatic, and manual levelling. The automatic levelling is made simple, since all this operation requires is a single push of a button. The automatic levelling function operates seamlessly on sloped surfaces as well. Leguan’s in-house designed automatic outreach control system measures the cage load and the maximum outreach is dependent on this automation. Taking the…

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    • Avant 800

      Avant Tecno introduces new Avant 800 series

      Part of Avants continued growth can be attributed to its continuously developing modular product range. We take a closer look at what we can expect from the new 800 series which will be launched at bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany on 8-14 April. The completely new 800 series is the largest and most powerful loader series from the Finnish manufacturer Avant Tecno. It pushes the limits of compact loader’s performance with 1,900kg lift capacity and 3.5m lift height. Still, its dimensions – width 1.5m, length 3.4m, height 2.2m and weight starting from 2,500kg – and articulated design make the 800…

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