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    12 Days of Christmas – August 2019

    Marcus Watson of Ground Control, begins this issue by explaining why businesses facing increasing competition, must still have the confidence to turn down opportunities in certain scenarios. (Page 27)

    In the last of her three-part series on climate change, Katja Griffiths questions whether show gardens are as environmentally friendly as their concept suggests.

    “With every project we undertake, we should be putting climate change at the top of our personal brief”. (Page 31)

    We also take a trip to Chichester, located on the South Coast and known for its charming and historical old market towns, to get the inside story on Priory Park, one of the most historic green spaces in the UK, recently nominated for the Fields in Trust UKs best park award. (Page 35)

    At the age of just 19, Jack Banbury, owner of Jack Nichols Design, launched his first company JHJ Sheet Metal.

    In this issue, he chats to us about how he started Jack Nichols Design as well as his future plans and up coming projects in the works. (Page 56)

    With much conjecture about biosecurity within the landscaping industry, new contributor, Nick Costlett explains the measures the industry must take to ensure biosecurity and why the measures are so crucial. (Page 67)

    More and more landscapers are looking to prove their environmental credentials can now access a comprehensive suite of products that offer powerful emissions-free solutions, we look at the best battery powered kit available on the market. (Page 89)

    Finally, with the fight against un-necessary plastic showing no signs of slowing down, we asked some of the industries leading suppliers what measures they’re taking to reduce their own plastic usage. (Page 101)

    The fourth edition of the London Supplement was also received, we catch up with Daniel Raven-Ellison to find out how the National Park City Foundation plan to help take the concept worldwide.

    We also cover biodiversity and delve into some of the ways key players in the industry are shaping the capital and taking positive environmental steps.

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