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UK Landscape Barometer: December 2022 findings

UK Landscape Barometer: December 2022 findings

This month, the barometer has brought to light some positive news: confidence is on the rise from last month, and enquiries and turnover from December 2022 are either the same or on the up from the previous year. With spring around the corner, could the rise in the confidence this February compared to January be an indication of a spring market...

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UK Landscape Barometer: November 2022 findings

UK Landscape Barometer: November 2022 findings

As the new year begins 17% of our respondents have reported an increase in confidence. Despite this increase being only 1% more than the previous month, this could suggest a positive start to the year, despite an ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the loss of two large commercial landscaping companies towards the end of last year (read more on...

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UK Landscape Barometer: October 2022 findings

UK Landscape Barometer: October 2022 findings

There has been a steady fall in enquires this year, similar to that of the lack of confidence in the industry. However, as the year comes to a close, we are seeing 6% of our respondents gain confidence in just one month (from 10% of respondents feeling more confident in November 2022 to 16% in December 2022). Enquiries are also slowly going up,...

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UK Landscape Barometer: September 2022 findings

UK Landscape Barometer: September 2022 findings

Confidence has taken another dive across the sectors compared to the previous month, but even more so compared to the same time last year, when confidence appeared to be on the up.   Design and build seems to have taken the biggest hit during September 2022. All respondents in this sector reported that their turnover had decreased from the...

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UK Landscape Barometer: August 2022 findings

UK Landscape Barometer: August 2022 findings

The number of factors contributing to the lack of confidence within the landscaping industry keeps growing; the cost-of-living crisis, the threat of recession, the summer heat waves and overall uncertainty from clients themselves. Yet despite all of this, turnover remains steady with 50% of respondents reporting no change compared to last year...

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UK Landscape Barometer: July findings

UK Landscape Barometer: July findings

In the month of July there has been a dramatic drop in enquires with half of our respondents claiming to have seen a decrease. A fall in enquires isn’t unheard of; it typically happens around this time of year. However, with the current cost-of-living crisis and an expensive winter expected ahead, could this decrease be something more than the...

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UK Landscape Barometer: January findings

UK Landscape Barometer: January findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year As we dust off the memories of the last twelve months, we stepped forward into a whole new year. Whilst there’s a few things we are carrying over into 2022, the pandemic for starters, and the supply shortage continuing to contribute towards material price rises, participants are concerned about how these factors...

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UK Landscape Barometer: December findings

UK Landscape Barometer: December findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of December 2021, Christmas was on the way, Omicron was spreading, and the start of the winter season was upon us. Anecdotal evidence suggested there was a strong feeling of uncertainty about what the new year could bring as many expressed their deep concern for inflation and further...

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UK Landscaper Barometer: November findings

UK Landscaper Barometer: November findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of November 2021, Autumn was drawing to a close. For many, priorities shifted - with one month to go until Christmas, things may have felt quieter as work was put on hold due to money being spent on shopping and other festivities. One participant mentioned: “Towards the end of...

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UK Landscape Barometer September findings

UK Landscape Barometer September findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare September 2021 to September 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (November 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of September 2021, on top of the consistent chaos with rocky levels of...

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UK Landscape Barometer August findings

UK Landscape Barometer August findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare August 2021 to August 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (October 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of August 2021, it is clear the material and labour shortages are continuing to...

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UK Landscape Barometer – May findings

UK Landscape Barometer – May findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare May 2021 to May 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (July 2021) to the same time last year. The material shortage, perhaps unsurprisingly, continued to have a damaging effect on the industry. As a result of the ongoing lack of material...

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Has the pandemic sparked an increase in garden design?

Has the pandemic sparked an increase in garden design?

Last month Pro Landscaper’s UK Landscape Barometer discovered that there has been a significant increase in enquiries, projects, and conversion rates. Overall, there was an average increase of 90% in conversion, 92% in projects, and 97% in enquires for garden designers and the design and build industry. UK Landscape Barometer participants...

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UK Landscape Barometer records positive performance

UK Landscape Barometer records positive performance

February 2021 saw a dominantly high performance across all industry types, displaying no declines, according to our latest UK Landscape Barometer. ONS recently released statistics stating that work in the construction industry saw an increase of 1.6% in February 2021, and our latest UK Landscape Barometer supports this. Nationally, projects were...

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High performance though uncertainty looming

High performance though uncertainty looming

November 2020 saw unusually high performance, though feelings of uncertainty are looming, according our latest UK Landscape Barometer. Overall Performance Year-on-year Turnover increased by 67% on average for the industry. Each region worked on more projects. There were about half more projects with an increase of 45% on average. Conversion rates...

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