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    • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      12 reasons why you need to enter the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards

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    • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards return for 2019

      The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMACT Awards are returning to FutureScape on the 19 November 2019. This year, the idea is to celebrate the projects valued under £25,000, as these are just as important as their larger counterparts. Often, the smaller projects throw up bigger issues, and creating a dream garden in a small space, or with a limited budget, is tougher than people expect. These awards will appreciate the minute details in the design, build and facilitation of these small but tricky jobs. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE This year’s categories are: Build under £25,000 Design under £25,000 –…

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    • FutureScape Spring

      Make your mark at FutureScape Spring

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    • FutureScape Spring

      Focus on you: The People of FutureScape Spring

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    • FutureScape seminar

      FutureScape 2018 | Seminar roundup

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    • increase profit

      Grow Your Client Base and Increase Profit – the A.P way

      FutureScape bolstered its seminar offering this year, providing attendees with informative sessions on the latest products and materials available to landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects. These seminars took place in the Esher Hall, with visitors giving immensely positive feedback on all sessions. Specialist nursery Architectural Plants addressed an eager audience in the afternoon. Managing director Guy Watts, broke down the three keys to increase profit: finance, marketing and selling. More colloquially, Guy referred to these as: the boring bit, the fun bit and the hard bit. The financial aspect heralded keeping all costs tracked, ensuring everything is taken into…

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    • versatility

      Versatility in Garden Design

      FutureScape bolstered its seminar offering this year, providing attendees with informative sessions on the latest products and materials available to landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects. These seminars took place in the Esher Hall, with visitors giving immensely positive feedback on all sessions. Millboard’s Carl Markham took the audience through the decking solutions available to garden designers looking to bring their vision to reality. Carl’s material knowledge was paired with the garden designer know-how of Greenbird Gardening’s Chris Rixton, who explained the role of decking in bringing a show garden to life. Chris considered how lighting, plants and seating areas…

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      small project BIG IMPACT winners

      The first Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards have been a resounding success. The winners are finally in, taking home an assortment of prizes kindly donated from the award sponsors, and receiving industry-wide recognition for their superb small projects. Pro Landscaper would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who entered and attended the ceremony at FutureScape 2018. Winners are listed below: BUILD UNDER £20,000 Sponsored by KEBUR Winner: Suburbian Hideaway, by GreenScape Gardens Ltd Judges’ comments included: “Superb creative space and excellent quality of work”, “superb use of materials built well with finite attention to detail. Looked…

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      BALI at FutureScape 2018

      The future is literally right around the corner for BALI and its members as they make last minute preparations for FutureScape 2018, one of the most successful industry trade events for landscaping, garden design, grounds maintenance and supply. BALI is proud to be supporting the Eljays44 operated event which once again returns to Sandown Park Racecourse in leafy Esher in Surrey on Tuesday 20 November. BALI’s stand number is 89 and is located in the Surrey Hall. Both BALI’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Darren Taylor, and Education Officer Stephen Ensell will be in attendance, supporting both BALI and its members…

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    • FutureScape seminar

      FutureScape seminar programme announced

      This year’s exciting FutureScape seminar programme has been announced! Let us know what you’re most looking forward to by tweeting us @FutureScapeUK or by using the hashtag #FutureScape2018. Seminar Room One – Business Growth 09:00 Welcome 10:00 The digital world, hype or a valuable tool? 11:00 Business consultancy, is it worth it? 12:00 Lunch 14:00 Recruitment – the good, the bad and the very ugly 15:00 Closing…it’s no bad thing 16:00 Growth, but at what speed? Seminar Room Two – Landscape and Aftercare 09:00 Welcome 10:00 10 reasons why soil is important 11:00 Aftercare management, overlooked or business opportunity 12:00 Lunch…

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    • Futurescape Scotland

      Futurescape Scotland seminar programme announced

      FutureScape Scotland, Scotland’s ONLY landscaping exhibition, will take place on Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. FutureScape brings together the landscaping, arboriculture and grounds care industries within Scotland. The event has joined forces with the industry’s leading associations to promote the event to all their members. The array of different activities combined with the inspirational feeling of the event will give visitors numerous reasons to attend this one-day industry event. The seminar programme and speakers have now been announced and there are some industry leading experts attending this year! This year Futurscape Scotland speakers include: Lynn Hill…

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    • 30under30

      30 Under 30 deadline fast approaching

      Have you got an industry rising star working in your company or are you that person? If so, there’s still time to enter into Pro Landscaper’s 30Under30: The Next Generation 2018. First launched in 2015 and soon to be an exclusive ‘club’ of 120 people, the 30 Under 30 initiative has highlighted and helped boost the careers of the future stars of the landscape industry. Winners don’t just receive an impressive award for their desk, this accolade has also been used as a way to get noticed by your peers and the people who’ve inspired you to become a name in…

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      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 opens for applications

      Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the next generation of the landscaping sector. Applications are now open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018! This is your chance to nominate either yourself or a colleague to receive industry-wide recognition with the leading awards for young people in the sector. 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, presented at the renowned FutureScape event, is an incredible way to bolster a personal resume, network with industry professionals, and receive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine. If you or your chosen colleague work in any capacity within the…

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    • Generation

      Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

      Registration for the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards is now open. Following three groundbreaking years of showcasing young talent in the landscaping industry, Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce their return at this year’s FutureScape in November. Previous winners have proclaimed the benefits that winning has given them. Lexi Harrison of Hultons Landscapes says: “[Winning the award] was perfect for raising my profile within the industry.” Michael Buck of Hortus Loci goes onto say the awards: “Provided me with a fantastic platform for networking with likeminded people and facilitated the promotion of the industry when talking to the…

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      Green-tech sponsors the new FutureArc seminar area at FutureScape

      Green-tech will be exhibiting at Futurescape next week and is sponsoring the FutureArc seminar area, in association with the Landscape Institute. FutureArch is a new addition to the event this year. It is being held in association with the Landscape Institute and aims to shed light on the future of the architectural side of the landscaping industry, and consider how minor changes will be of benefit in the future. A series of focused seminars and topical industry discussions will be held throughout the day at FutureArch by a host of industry experts. Green-tech can be found on stands 17,18 and…

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    • FutureScape

      FutureScape 2016 Show Guide

      Welcome to our FutureScape 2016 show guide in association with CED Stone Group. Our 52-page supplement includes everything that you need to know about the event, held on 15 November at Sandown Park Racecourse, including our unique and comprehensive seminar programme with over 30 individual sessions from leading professionals. The seminars cover a variety of subjects, from presenting your designs to clients and tips on how to save money, to the future of arboriculture and architectural industries. Brand new to this year’s event is FutureArch, held in association with the Landscape Institute. This section aims to shed light on the…

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    • futurescape

      FUTURESCAPE – THE UK’S BIGGEST LANDSCAPING TRADE EVENT

      FutureScape, the UK’s number one landscaping industry event, is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Tuesday 15 November, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. FutureScape is an event which brings the whole landscaping industry together for a one-day event and offers an unrivalled seminar programme with lively talks and debates. The event has grown year on year, and 2016 promises to be bigger than ever before. This year, 200 brands from all aspects of the industry are exhibiting at FutureScape 2016, some of which will be offering exclusive equipment demonstrations so that you can see a range of industry leading products…

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    • Merrick

      Landscape Institute respond to Sajid Javid’s £5bn fund

      Sajid Javid’s launched of a £5bn fund to help build more than 250,000 new homes. The Communities Secretary wants to build homes on abandoned shopping centres, in run down town centres and other brownfield sites. £2bn of the money will be used to build roads and other infrastructure so new building works can proceed. The remaining £1bn of the Home Builders Fund will go in loans to small building companies to get construction underway. £2bn will be spent separately on using surplus land owned by the State for fast track building projects. Pro Landscaper spoke to Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of…

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      BALI set to launch new careers initiative GoLandscape at FutureScape in November

      The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is delighted to announce that it will be launching its new education and skills initiative, GoLandscape, this November at one of the industry’s leading trade shows, FutureScape 2016. GoLandscape aims to combat the ever increasing skills shortage prevalent within the landscaping industry in the UK by linking students from schools and colleges directly with BALI Registered Contractors, Designers, Affiliates and Training Provider members that have all identified specific vacancies that require specialist skills and relevant qualifications. GoLandscape will provide real guidance through a series of online and offline resources that directly links students…

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      FutureScape Seminars information

      FutureScape is approaching soon! Taking place on the 15 November at Sandown Park Race Course, Esher, Surrey, the event will consist of many different exhibitors and seminars. Schedules for all seminars that are taking place can be found on the FutureScape website here. To give some idea as to what the seminars will entail, in the morning in Seminar Room One we have: Passion is in the Plants takes place at 10am, it is back for a third year and brings a new panel of passionate plant experts to the stage. They will be taking questions from the curator Jim Wilkinson…

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      BALI-NCF to host Landscape Summit at FutureScape 2016

      BALI-NCF is hosting the Landscape Summit at FutureScape 2016. Following on from the success of last year’s seminar, BALI-NCF will have two topics to discuss at FutureScape: ‘The apprenticeship levy – What does it mean for the landscaping and grounds maintenance industry?’ and ‘Managing our green spaces – The client contractor relationship’. The apprenticeship levy consists of all information concerning apprenticeship fees, funding, levy and digital vouchers. The seminar will feed into discussions on the implications for employers, both levy and non-levy paying, in the landscaping and grounds maintenance industry. Also explored will be the viewpoint of the contractor in…

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    • Bradstone

      Bristol installer scoops top prize in competition marking Bradstone’s 60th year

      Landscape installer, Robert Knight of Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services, has won an Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 pick-up truck as part of a celebratory competition to mark the 60th anniversary of hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone. To celebrate its Diamond year, Bradstone offered all UK landscape designers and installers the chance to win one of two Isuzu trucks when purchasing Bradstone paving. Robert Knight, who owns Bristol-based Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services in Bristol, is the first of two lucky competition winners. He was presented with the keys to his new Isuzu truck this week at Travis Perkin’s Southmead…

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    • Local authority and private sector collaborate over green space challenges

      70 senior local authority officers and their service delivery partners gathered together for a seminar at Kew Gardens recently to address and find workable outcomes to the key challenges faced in managing and maintaining the UK’s parks and open spaces. This industry ‘first’ was organised by BALI-NCF, the National Contractors’ Forum. The seminar entitled ‘Managing our Green Spaces: Are we Fighting a Losing Battle?’ sought to promote collaboration between the private and public sectors in identifying the major areas of change necessary to continue to meet the quality and service delivery expected by key stakeholders. The day commenced with a…

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    • James Hewetson-Brown argues why wildflower turf is good for urban areas at FutureScape 2015

      Managing director of Wildflower Turf Ltd James Hewetson-Brown spoke about why wildflowers are good for designing in urban areas at FutureScape 2015. He began the seminar by explaining that the soil system for wildflower turf is a thin layer of compost as the growing medium and they mix the wildflower seeds in it. James pointed out that wildflowers grow well when there is no competition and problems arise when wildflowers are under pressure to grow in the soil system. He continued the seminar by focusing on the benefits of wildflower turf, in particular the health benefits of planting in urban…

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      John Wyer talks earning a living at Futurescape 2015

      John Wyer, founder and co-owner of Bowles & Wyer, aimed his Futurescape 2015 seminar at designers and contractors, focusing on whether skills are undersold or undervalued and how this can be resolved. He discussed the disadvantages of a price-driven market compared to the advantages of a quality-driven market, suggesting that being the cheapest may not always be the best. The seminar was filled with useful business advice for the landscaping industry, with John briefly discussing the two sides of taking commission payments and going on to discuss why the designer should not be the supplier, as well as how to…

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