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12 Days of Christmas – September 2016

In our September issue, Chris Worman, parks and grounds manager for Rugby Borough Council, discusses being awarded an MBE for his efforts to improve green spaces across the UK, his work as a Green Flag judge, and how to make the most of budget cuts. (Page 13)

We visited the Landscape Institute HQ for the first public interview with new LI President Merrick Denton-Thompson, where we discussed his plans, his views and his passion for redeveloping green belt land. (Page 18)

Steve Swatton, of Swatton Landscape, talked to us about his journey through the landscape industry, his decision to keep the business small and the success of winning the inaugural Best Construction Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. (Page 27)

A market report explored grounds maintenance for the local authority sector, in reference to the issues surrounding staffing, the challenges of remaining competitive, and the sustainability of local authority work in the future. (Page 35)

Director of Wilson McWilliam Studio, Andrew Wilson, comments on the different production methods of detailed design ideas and why designers need to be adaptable when things go wrong. (Page 47)

Adolfo Harrison and Darryl Moore spoke to us about founding social enterprise Cityscapes, what it aims to achieve, and the captivating array of projects it has already created across London. (Page 70)

Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces discusses aimless initiatives aimed at training and recruitment cropping up in the industry, and how in order to make them successful all fronts must work together. (Page 100)

To view the September issue, please click here.

Pro Landscaper also celebrated its fifth anniversary in September, with a supplement showcasing the highlights from 2011-2016, various award winners of the main associations over the past five years, and an interview with Jim and Lisa looking back on the growth of Pro Landscaper and leading industry event FutureScape. We also talk about what the next five years will hold for FutureScape, finishing the supplement with testimonials from those who have supported us throughout our growth, to who we are incredibly grateful. To view the supplement, please click here.

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