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Jacksons Fencing announces its installer of the year

Jacksons Fencing announces its installer of the year

Jacksons Fencing reveals the winner of the Approved Installer of the Year Award 2023 after a recent selection process. London based Leyton Fencing Decking and Landscaping took home the win after an evaluation process that Jackons says “exemplifies the values upheld by them [Jacksons].” After a year marked by economic uncertainties and rising...

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New digital resource for horticultural carers from Perennial

New digital resource for horticultural carers from Perennial

A new digital resource to support those caring for someone within the horticultural community is now accessible through Perennial. The free tool in collaboration with Carers UK is available online, offering personalised support and information, with hands-on guides and useful tools for everyone. In an effort to help carers “build networks of...

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5 Top Tips for Helping Apprentices Succeed at Your Company

5 Top Tips for Helping Apprentices Succeed at Your Company

Apprenticeships can be life-changing experiences for people, says Matt O’Conner. It’s one of the reasons the managing director of John O’Conner says it was eager to start its own apprenticeship programme back in 2011. That, and recruitment challenges on top of an ageing workforce. It was difficult to fill supervisory roles and find new talent....

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Deadline extended for Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024

Deadline extended for Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024

The deadline for submitting entries to the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds has been extended to 16 February. There has been a phenomenal response from the industry to get involved with this year's awards. The deadline has been extended to ensure companies have enough time to share their successes and to submit...

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Threatened Plant of the Year 2024 returns this February

Threatened Plant of the Year 2024 returns this February

The search for rare and unusual plants across the UK kicks-off this month with the launch of Plant Heritage’s Threatened Plant of the Year 2024 competition. Open to anyone, from hobbyist gardeners to professionals. All entrants need to do is look for any rare, unusual or special named cultivars growing in their gardens. Submissions must not be...

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BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2024: What’s new?

BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2024: What’s new?

BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair will make its return to Beaulieu over the first weekend in May (3-5 May 2024), with a host of new attractions. Visitors can expect to see a new show layout, as well as a range of attractions, from show gardens and floral displays to garden tours and advice seminars. Headline sponsor, Hillier will be presenting the...

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London Stone opens new Manchester showroom

London Stone opens new Manchester showroom

Hard landscaping supplier London Stone opens its ninth showroom in Manchester. Located in Altrincham, the new 220m2 showroom features a variety of hard landscaping materials, including natural stone, porcelain and clay pavers, composite decking, cladding and garden planters. The showroom's opening is a “massive step forward” for the company, and...

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Alan Sargent and Gareth Wilson publish new A-Z on paving

Alan Sargent and Gareth Wilson publish new A-Z on paving

Two landscaping industry experts have come together to publish a book that is dedicated to paving.  Gareth Wilson and Alan Sargent have teamed up to write Paving in Homes & Gardens: An A-Z of Paving & Associated Works, aimed at landscapers, garden designers and specifiers.  Instead of being a step-by-step guide, the new book brings...

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5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

There are just two weeks left to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds. These are the only awards uniquely recognising and celebrating the business successes of organisations that are leading the UK’s landscaping industry, and there are plenty of reasons to put your company forward to win one of the 17...

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Palmer Nurseries secures investment from ex Green-tech founders

Palmer Nurseries secures investment from ex Green-tech founders

Palmer Nurseries has secured investment from ex Green-tech founders, Richard and Rachel Kay- owners and founders of Rabbit Holdings, a property development firm. After 30 years working together in their respective businesses, the Kays and Palmer group (Palmer Plants, Palmer Landscapes and Palmer Nurseries) are collaborating to create an...

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How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

The results of a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey show that just 12% of the industry is aged between 25-34, with 16-24-year-olds making up a staggeringly low 3%. Members of the group behind the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter for the horticulture, arboriculture, landscaping and garden media profession put together the...

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Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier has unveiled amenity online resources to showcase its vast offering of field and container grown trees.   Following the successful launch of The Hillier Tree Guide, the enhanced online platform allows customers to browse an extensive image gallery with detailed information about the sizes and shapes of the trees grown too. It also...

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The YPHA seeks support for inaugural Accelerator Programme

The YPHA seeks support for inaugural Accelerator Programme

The YPHA (Young People in Horticulture Association) has revealed the upcoming launch of its inaugural Accelerator Programme. Set to be unveiled at the Garden Press Event, the Launch Success programme is designed to empower and cultivate the next generation of horticulture leaders. With the aim of providing young professionals in horticulture with...

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Introducing the judges for the 2024 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

Introducing the judges for the 2024 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

With just under a month until the entry deadline for Pro Landscaper’s Business Awards 2024 in association with Caribbean Blinds, this years' judges have been revealed. They are as follows: Marcus Watson - Ground Control Nick Ruddle - Action Coach Gamiel Yafai - Diversity Marketplace Lynn Hunter - Pro-Motion Gemma Murphy - ViewHR Alison Warner...

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Young Horticulturist of the Year 2024 launches this February

Young Horticulturist of the Year 2024 launches this February

The 2024 Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition kicks off next month with the online round one opening for entry on Thursday 1 February. Run by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, the competition is open to anyone under 30 on 31 July 2024 across the UK and Ireland. The first round will be held online throughout February, from which the...

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Join the RHS this Horticulture Careers Discovery Week

Join the RHS this Horticulture Careers Discovery Week

Whether you are unsure where to begin or already working in the industry, the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) is inviting people to join in Horticulture Careers Discovery Week. Taking place from 22 - 25 January, Horticulture Careers Discovery Week aims to “help people of all ages and backgrounds step into a world of possibilities and explore...

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Could more women in construction solve the nation’s skill shortage?

Could more women in construction solve the nation’s skill shortage?

It is no secret Britain is going through a skill shortage- falling short by 225k tradespeople to keep up with current demand, and a ‘serious gender imbalance’. The UK construction industry is on track to lose almost £100bn of economic growth by 2030 as a result of a shrinking pool of skilled tradespeople. An estimated recruitment of 45k workers...

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A positive start to 2024 for UK housebuilder

A positive start to 2024 for UK housebuilder

Taylor Wimpey welcomes in the new year with what it describes as “good levels of enquiries”, following a challenging year for the UK housebuilder. In the company’s trading statement for the year 2023, published today (11 January), the rise in enquiries is accredited to the recent reductions in mortgage rates. The fall in demand across the...

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Garden landscaper sentenced after worker dies

Garden landscaper sentenced after worker dies

A garden landscaper has been handed a suspended prison sentence after a worker sustained fatal injuries from a circular saw. The labourer, who had been working for Watford-based gardener Fernando Araujo, was killed in the incident at a house in Rickmansworth, on 11 August 2021. At the time of the incident, the 31-year-old was assisting Araujo...

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Speakers announced for SoilsCon 2024

Speakers announced for SoilsCon 2024

Speakers have been announced for SoilsCon 2024, marking the conference's return after a four year hiatus. The one-day conference will make its return this year on Wednesday 28 February, with a focus on practical approaches and solutions to the key soil issues and challenges facing industry today. The speakers are Tim O’Hare, principal of Tim...

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30 Under 30: A catch up with Kelsey Brace

30 Under 30: A catch up with Kelsey Brace

Fresh off the back of becoming one of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30s, Kelsey Brace owner of Primethorpe Paving has major plans to expand the company and meet rising demands. The UK paving supplier has over doubled its workforce and is now “looking to grow even further,” says Brace. “We are investing in the expansion of our office space, so that we...

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Over half of small business owners expecting to work on Christmas Day

Over half of small business owners expecting to work on Christmas Day

Over half of small business owners will be forgoing the festivities this year as they battle to stay afloat during the cost-of-living crisis. New research from ANNA Money reveals that almost 60% of SME owners expect to be working on Christmas Day. Of the 1,300 owners surveyed, over 55% confirmed they would be checking emails, and a little over...

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