Talasey Group, independent supplier of landscaping solutions, have been named the official training supplier for the UK Landscape Gardening Team at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Leading the team is Simon Abbott, professional landscaper, previous WorldSkills Team UK medallist and now trainer.
Following the training period, Simon will then select the final team who will head to Russia in 2019 to represent the UK. As part of their training preparations, two members of the UK Landscape Gardening Squad, Shea Mcferran and Sam Taylor will compete at EuroSkills Budapest 2018 this September.
Talasey’s group sales and marketing director, Malcolm Gough, commented: “We are very proud to be sponsoring and training the UK Landscaping Team for the WorldSkills 2019 competition and sharing our wealth of industry knowledge and experience with young talent to improve the future of the UK’s landscaping industry.”
Being named the official training supplier for Team UK for the first time marks the diversification and development that Talasey Group, formally known as Natural Paving, has undergone over recent years and reflects the company’s commitment to excellent quality and customer service within the landscaping industry.
WorldSkills is a global hub for talent and development in vocational, technological and service orientated careers worldwide. Their 2019 competition in Kazan will bring together participants from over 70 countries, competing in over 50 skills. The UK will compete in over 30 different skill areas at the competition from Landscape Gardening through to Engineering.
Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK, said: “Skills are the lifeblood of UK business – and this partnership will play an important role helping to nurture the very best talented young people to represent the UK in the ‘Skills Olympics’ – and make them iconic for others to follow in their footsteps.”
Through their sponsorship, Talasey Group hope to inspire more young people to take up apprentices and technical education and to help accelerate their personal and professional development through their industry-leading expertise.