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    • spring brochure

      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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    • Avant Tecno

      Strong growth continues for Avant Tecno

      Following on from the news that Avant Tecno is launching a €10m investment plan, we delve into the reasons for the growth, as well as the details of the plan.   Strong growth continues for Avant Tecno Finnish compact loader manufacturer Avant Tecno Oy continues to grow strongly. The revenue of the company exceeded €100m for the first time in 2018, showing a growth of 17% compared with the previous financial year. The total revenue of Avant Tecno group which also includes three subsidiary sales companies and access platform manufacturer Leguan Lifts Oy was €123,5m. Exports account for 80% of…

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    • Green-tech anniversary

      Green-tech Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

      2019 sees Green-tech celebrate 25 years of supplying the landscaping industry. Green-tech has a calendar of events planned throughout the year to celebrate this significant milestone. These range from sales promotions where customers will enjoy a different offer on the 25th of every month, a celebratory open day at their head office in October and an invitation-only party after the BALI Landscape awards in December. Rachel Kay, Green-tech’s Managing Director comments, “We are incredibly proud of our achievements over the last 25 years. When Richard and I made the decision to start our own business it was just the two…

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    • Avant

      Avant launches new products as part of 10m investment plan

      On 14th February Avant invited Pro Landscaper to visit their factory in Tampere to reveal some of their new products and talk about the company’s investment plan.   Sales have grown steadily for Avant over the last decade. Main reasons for the success are a large market area with a continuously developing modular product range. Avant’s Vice President for production Saku Vastamäki says: “The current investment plan is about €10m. Our target is to increase weekly production by 50% from today’s figures. In practice this means a gradual production growth from 100 loaders a week to 150 loaders a week”.…

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    • Green-tech

      Green-tech delighted with win at Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Leading landscaping supplier Green-tech, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; has been named as the winner of the Industry Partnership category in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018. Sales Director, Richard Gill comments; “We are all so pleased to win the Industry Partnership category. Our submission was based on our unique partnership with award-winning commercial landscapers Ground Control and it’s one that means a lot to me. I have worked with Ground Control for many years and was instrumental in setting up this formal partnership in 2016. It’s been a great success and I’m thrilled that both companies have been…

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    • Mitie

      Mitie links with Connect Group to win £7.5m contract

      Mitie has won a five-year contract with specialist distribution and logistics company Connect Group following a competitive tender process. Through an integrated facilities management contract, Mitie will manage a host of services including engineering, cleaning, security, reception and landscaping across 78 distribution centres and its headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire. The new relationship will bring all Connect Group’s FM services together, replacing the existing local level arrangements. Connect Group, which operates under the brands Smiths News and Tuffnells, chose to consolidate their supplier relationships with Mitie to simplify their working practices and to achieve cost savings. Mitie will deploy new technology…

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    • Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      Winners announced! | Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The winners have been revealed for the second-ever Pro Landscaper Business Awards. Highlighting the industry’s leading landscaping companies, the awards took place today at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London. Now with over 15 categories, there were more opportunities than ever to shine a light on the businesses which are raising the standard of the UK landscaping sector. From garden design to grounds maintenance to arboriculture, every part of the sector was recognised at this prestigious event. Elmtree Garden Contractors scooped the overall prize of Supreme Winner, awarded by headline sponsor CED Stone Group. Managing director Giles Heap said it…

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    • Zero Hour Contact

      Zero Hours Contracts – Get Yours Right in 2019

      A zero-hour contract is a type of contract between an employer and a worker, where the employer is not obliged to provide any minimum working hours, while the worker is not obliged to accept any work offered. Everyone employed on a zero hours contract is entitled to some statutory employment rights. Any individual on a zero hours contract is entitled to at least the national minimum wage, paid annual leave, rest breaks and protection from discrimination. The above is the main difference between a zero hours worker and a freelancer, but with a zero hours worker, unlike a freelancer, it…

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    • idverde

      idverde acquires KJT Group

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    • Assured Awards

      Bradstone announces winners at Assured Awards

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    • survey

      Outstanding results for Green-tech

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      Pro Landscaper Business Awards | Shortlist

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    • Sutcliffe Play

      Sutcliffe Play launches new range of rotators

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