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EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

Battery-powered outdoor power equipment supplier, EGO Power Plus, is expanding its Pro X Series with a new battery mower. The LMX5300E-SP features EGO’s proven Peak Power™ technology, drawing on energy from two 56V ARC Lithium batteries at once. Group product director...

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Gavin Jones awarded Royal Parks maintenance contract

Gavin Jones awarded Royal Parks maintenance contract

The Royal Parks charity has awarded its landscape maintenance contract for The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill to Gavin Jones Ltd, part of the Nurture Group. Gavin Jones Ltd will have responsibility for conserving and enhancing The Regent’s Park’s horticultural displays at locations including The Queen Mary’s Gardens, The Avenue Gardens and St...

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Milwaukee Tool unveils quieter next-gen fuel blower

Milwaukee Tool unveils quieter next-gen fuel blower

Power tool manufacturer, Milwaukee Tool have launched the next generation of its M18 Fuel Blower, designed to facilitate quick routine clean-ups. The M18 Fuel Blower leverages a Powerstate Brushless Motor, offering an air volume of 14.2 M3/min at 193 km/h of air speed and 12.2 N of blowing force. Milwaukee Tool says this latest blower operates at...

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Tivoli awarded 2024 RoSPA President’s Award

Tivoli awarded 2024 RoSPA President’s Award

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded Tivoli Group Ltd a President’s award for the fifth year running, following 14 consecutive Golds Health and Safety Awards. The RoSPA Awards now celebrates its 68th year, with almost 2,000 entries annually from over 50 countries, impacting over seven million employees. They offer...

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EGO launches new charging system to support green spaces

EGO launches new charging system to support green spaces

Battery-powered outdoor power equipment supplier, EGO Power Plus, is supporting landscaping and grounds maintenance professionals with the launch of its new charging system. EGO has expanded its PRO X series with the introduction of a new chainsaw, new hedge trimmers, brush cutters, line trimmers and mowers. In addition to a new next-generation...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with George Trott

30 Under 30 – A catch up with George Trott

After 10 and a half years working with Tony Benger Landscaping, George Trott has decided to “branch out” and take his interest in arboriculture to the next level with the launch of his own business, G Trott Tree Consultancy.  Trott came into the industry by chance whilst working on a holiday park when he was offered some extra work assisting the...

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Stihl GB unveils new “state-of-the-art” facility in Surrey

Stihl GB unveils new “state-of-the-art” facility in Surrey

Stihl GB has officially opened its new 11,500m2 facility in Surrey after “outgrowing” its former site. The purpose-built head office and 9,000m2 distribution centre has been in the works since 2015. Dr Nikolas Stihl, chairman of the supervisory board of the Stihl Group, said its completion “marks another milestone in Stihl’s almost 100-year...

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Harry Holding launches new LDN Horticulture

Harry Holding launches new LDN Horticulture

Garden designer and Pro Landscaper's 30 Under 30: The Next Generation winner, Harry Holding has a new horticulture venture. LDN Horticulture is set to provide aftercare and garden maintenance services across London with its team of horticultural professionals. It aims to prioritise sustainability, working with ecologically sensitive practices...

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EGO expands its ride-on range with new tractor mowers

EGO expands its ride-on range with new tractor mowers

Following the success of its zero-turn mowers, battery-powered outdoor equipment manufacturer, EGO Power Plus is expanding its ride-on range with two new tractor mowers. The twin-blade tractor mowers utilise up to six EGO ARC Lithium™ 56V portable batteries, offering the same power and performance as a petrol counterpart.  Group product director...

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Tivoli awarded Yorkshire housing maintenance contract

Tivoli awarded Yorkshire housing maintenance contract

Tivoli Group Ltd has been awarded Yorkshire Housing’s Grounds Maintenance and Associated Services contract for its whole estate, circa 300 sites, covering external grounds across Yorkshire. The contract, which will run for an initial 24 month period from 1 April 2024, with two 12-month extensions, includes grass mowing, planted bed maintenance,...

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Makita introduces two new pruning products

Makita introduces two new pruning products

Power tools manufacturer Makita adds two new pruning products to its outdoor product range. The new DUP180 Brushless Pruning Shear offers an adjustable shear blade opening angle and the ability to accommodate four different cutting capacities up to ø30mm. Providing up to 8,800 cuts on a single charge, when used with a 6.0Ah battery. The tool’s...

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Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Business Awards 2024

Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Business Awards 2024

The shortlist has been revealed for this year’s Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds. Looking beyond individual projects, the awards have recognised over 200 organisations within the UK’s landscaping industry since launching back in 2018. “It’s been another record year for entries, and what’s been really good to see...

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Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial strengthens its horticultural trade’s career game with a new career hub, helping those working in the sector build professional confidence. SnapDragon is a free online tool available to anyone irregardless of experience, provided by Working Transitions to aid in professional development. The tool offers career assessments, helping users...

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Husqvarna launches latest robotic mower for professional sector

Husqvarna launches latest robotic mower for professional sector

Husqvarna has released a new wire-free professional robotic mower for smaller commercial areas. The Automower® 520 EPOS uses Husqvarna’s virtual boundary technology to mow the lawn, covering 5,000sqm in 48 hours. It can also use systematic cutting to create patterns, something which Husqvarna says its customers have been requesting. Pre-set...

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Mitie expands all-electric fleet as part of net zero pledge

Mitie expands all-electric fleet as part of net zero pledge

Facilities transformation company, Mitie has expanded its already 4,000 strong all-electric fleet with 650 all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans. As part of its Plan Zero pledge to reach net zero emissions for its own operations by the end of 2025, Mitie opted for a new model of vans to add to its growing fleet. With a maximum loading width of 1.7m*,...

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Nurture Group strengthens Scottish presence with latest acquisition

Nurture Group strengthens Scottish presence with latest acquisition

Nurture Group has acquired Scottish Royal Warrant holder Roy Cowie Ltd, in a move to strengthen its northern presence. The Aberdeen-based business operates across the northeast of Scotland, providing a range of services from commercial and domestic grounds maintenance, landscape construction and tree surgery. The company, founded in 1994 also...

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Perennial launches Stihl equipment replacement fund in new partnership

Perennial launches Stihl equipment replacement fund in new partnership

A new equipment replacement fund will donate Stihl tools and PPE to those in need. The initiative is part of a new partnership between horticultural charity Perennial and kit brand Stihl GB. There’s been a 21% increase in individuals from the sector seeking Perennial’s support and a significant rise in those accessing its online tools, says...

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RHS Britain in Bloom 2024 finalists announced

RHS Britain in Bloom 2024 finalists announced

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the 52 finalists of Britain in Bloom 2024, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  The finalists, selected from across the UK, will compete to be crowned winner in one of the 11 categories, and will secure an RHS gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze award. One of the category winners...

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Fresh Horticultural Careers appoints new operations director

Fresh Horticultural Careers appoints new operations director

Viki Halkett has been appointed operations director of Fresh Horticultural Careers (FHC) after originally joining the company over 15 years ago as a receptionist. Halkett joined the company in 2007 in the roles of receptionist and administrator, managing the staffing solution’s temporary workers work force. She returned in 2014 in the role of...

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Wisley curator Matthew Pottage to leave RHS after 20 years

Wisley curator Matthew Pottage to leave RHS after 20 years

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that Matthew Pottage will be leaving the charity at the end of May to take up a new role at The Royal Parks. The horticulturist has been at the RHS for 20 years, the last nine years of which have been spent as curator of RHS Garden Wisley. During that time, he has overseen a series of projects,...

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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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