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    • Future Landscape Conference

      4 weeks to go until the Future Landscape Conference

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    • Andy

      Andy Sturgeon – Making the modern garden

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    • FutureScape 2018 in numbers

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    • Success for Eljays44 and FutureScape events team at 2019 EN Indy Awards

      The 2019 EN Indy Awards is an event organised by Exhibition News which awards the efforts independent exhibition organisers. This year sees our publishing company Eljays44 Limited in the running for three awards. With the winners to be announced at the 2019 EN Indy Awards ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company on 11 October, the three categories Eljays44 were nominated in are: BEST SHOW DIRECTOR: Jamie Wilkinson BEST TRADE LAUNCH: FutureScape Spring BEST BRAND EXPANSION: FutureScape Spring The award nominations from Jamie and the FutureScape events team demonstrated clarity, vision and a great affinity with the landscaping community, focusing on…

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    • Trading With – Spanish Slate Quarries

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    • Pro Landscaper September 2019

      In this issue Sam Hassall looks at the true cost for a landscaper and designer producing an RHS Chelsea show garden and questioning if the recognition given to the contractor is correct. We also take a look at the newly planted garden at Chatsworth within our Future Projects section , and Lee Bestall discusses the issues of planning, and why it’s important to involve all parties early in the process – including suppliers. As Autumn settles upon us, Debs Winrow looks to outdoor styling for the chiller months and we also travel to Belvoir Castle. We also ask the question…

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    • 30 Under 30

      Have you entered the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards yet?

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      August’s Agenda

        Ben West, owner, Landscaping Solutions For me the question is not ‘should’ but ‘how’ do we encourage our clients to embrace naturalistic design. As we continue to hear stories of insect population crashes and the associated ecological effects we have a responsibility to spread the word about how important our client’s decisions are to the bigger picture. For me, the problem is how to make this shift in consciousness more desirable? As landscape professionals, we are well positioned to exact change as we are invited by the general public to offer advice and guidance as how best to use…

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    • Biodiversity

      Biodiversity net gain report

      Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs’ summary of responses and government response. The consultation was launched in December 2018 and ran for 10 weeks. The consultation document first set out the objectives of an effective net gain policy for the environment, development and local communities. The second part of the consultation described what is meant by “biodiversity net gain” and “environmental net gain”. The third part of the consultation sought views on whether to mandate biodiversity net gain, and how a mandatory approach might be implemented most effectively. Here we summarise the findings of the consultation, with the knowledge…

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    • Get connected: Fresh thinking at FutureScape 2019

      You can now register for your free ticket to FutureScape 2019 online – and make sure you maximise your day by booking your seminar places too. REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS The UK’s must-attend landscaping trade event, FutureScape 2019, returns this November.  Expect fresh, exciting new elements this year, as we’ve raised our game to help you raise yours.  The entire industry, in one place, on one day – 200 exhibitors and over 2500 expected in this not-to-be-missed arena for your landscape business. If you’ve attended before, you’ll know the seminar programme is a powerful one and if you haven’t – you’re…

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    • Future Landscape Conference: book online now

      Recognising the sector’s drive to maximise the positive impact of urban spaces, The FL Conference is the new industry event for the commercial landscaping sector. Set in the heart of the capital at the Museum of London Docklands, delegates will explore and develop current themes and debate the latest advancements, opportunities and challenges facing the creation of tomorrow’s urban spaces. Book online: Early Bird Discount You can now book online. Tickets are £225 per delegate. Discounts for group bookings applies. Book tickets by 30 August for a 10% early bird discount. Commercial and Urban Spaces The FL Conference Programme covers…

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    • SketchUp

      SketchUp: A model workflow – part three

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    • SketchUp

      SketchUp: A model workflow – part two

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    • SketchUp

      SketchUp: A model workflow – part one

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    • Future Landscape Conference

      Don’t miss out on getting an early bird ticket to the Future Landscape Conference

      The Future Landscape Conference is taking place on Thursday 17 October at the Museum of London Docklands. The Future Landscape Conference is a brand new conference for the commercial landscaping sector. It is hosted by Eljays44, the producers of FutureArc, Pro Landscaper and the hosts of the industry-leading FutureScape events. The conference will explore current trends and prepare the sector for what’s ahead. Delegates will hear the views of top, trusted names from major companies in the world of planning, landscape architecture, property development, commercial landscape contracting and architecture. You will be able to enter discussions, share views and learn…

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    • London supplement

      Pro Landscaper London Supplement 2019

      This supplement comes at a particularly groundbreaking time as London received its National Park City status on 22 July.  We catch up with Daniel Raven-Ellison to find out how the National Park City Foundation plan to help take this concept worldwide. Biodiversity net gain is also set to become mandatory, which has the potential to positively impact the landscaping sector in a huge way. Find out on page 6 how some industry experts think it will benefit us and some challenges they foresee emerging. We also delve into some of the ways key players in the industry are shaping the…

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    • Pro Landscaper August 2019

      In this issue we look at San Francisco as our Future Project, speaking to Hassell principal Richard Mullane about its recent design for South San Francisco as part of the resilient by design bay area challenge. We also explore Ground Control and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collaboration on Kew’s latest attraction, The Children’s Garden. Some of the top colleges in the UK to offer landscape construction courses tell us how they’re addressing the issue of skills shortage and fighting the stigma around landscaping education. We also asked some of the industry’s leading suppliers what measures they’re taking to reduce their…

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    • How to prepare for a new starter

      Making sure you are prepared for your new starter and make them feel welcomed into the team by following these 8 tips. Make an announcement – ensure that the rest of your staff is aware that a new starter will be joining them. You don’t want the new starter to feel uncomfortable if they turn up and are greeted by blank faces who don’t realise who they are.   Assign people to help the new starter – it is good practice to assign a group of people to show them the ropes or even a ‘buddy’ who they can partner…

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    • Kristian Reay RHS Young Designer Of The Year Interview

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    • Rachel Bailey

      Rachel Bailey shares her top business tips

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    • London Plane Tree Conference

      On Wednesday 10 July approximately 80 delegates attended the London Plane Tree Conference at City Hall, organised by The Conservation Foundation. London Planes are a vital part of London’s landscape and the conference aimed to start a discussion on how to preserve them. The event was chaired by Matt Brown, editor at The Londonist, and Professor Chris Baines, Paul Wood, Greg Packman, Dr Ana Perez-Sierra and Barbara Milne were all speakers at the conference. Professor Chris Baines began the conference by giving a general introduction to London Planes. He spoke of how they were planted so widely due to their…

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    • 6 tips for staying safe when working in the sun

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    • How to write a job offer letter

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      July’s Agenda question

      Are design and build companies the future of landscaping?   Ross Conquest, managing director, Conquest creative spaces  No and yes. What is the definition of a design and build company in our industry – what design packages are being offered? A hand drawing versus 3D renders with night visuals provides quite the comparison, so it’s interesting seeing how much of a service some companies are offering. There are a lot of viable set-ups in the industry. Landscape companies are running design studio’s in parallel with their installation team,some landscaping companies only do installations for designers and some even run their…

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    • RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2019 medal winners

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