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APL Networking Seminar: ‘Growing Your Business – The Next Step’

Landscapers and designers are invited to an evening packed with advice and guidance on how to take their business, whatever its size, to the next level at the Spring Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Networking Seminar on Thursday 6 March at Classiflora, Essex.

The seminar will enable attendees to compare and share ideas and listen to a programme full of industry expert advice complemented by tangible success stories from APL members.

Marian Barker, Director of Andersplus – specialists in recruitment for the landscaping industry – will offer advice the different methods of hiring staff, the pitfalls to look out for and how to attract and retain the best candidates.

The programme will also cover the process of becoming a limited company along with the simple steps of becoming VAT registered and Paul Baker, Holland Landscapes will share his experience about the benefits this can bring to your business.

Guests will be treated to a wealth of top tips, tools and advice to take away and apply to their businesses in order to progress to the next stage of expansion. For the first time, the seminar will also feature an interactive panel session. This will include a line-up of APL members from a varying range of business sizes including Norman Hambrook, of Hambrooks, and George Cook of Rural Landscape Construction to discuss their experiences and answer questions relating to growing their operations.

The event will run from 4pm-7.45pm and includes buffet and refreshments along with ample networking time to discuss topics raised.

Places cost just £15 + VAT for members and £30 + VAT for non-members. Visit to book your places today to ensure you know how to make your business grow!

Don’t forget Classiflora-Zelari’s 2014 Open Days take place on 5 and 6 March, with the APL Networking seminar taking place from mid-afternoon on 6. For further information about the open days visit





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