Monday 5 February sees the return of National Apprenticeship Week, when we’ll be celebrating apprentices and those who are supporting them. It also serves as a reminder that there are more ways than one to introduce new team members to your company and address our skills shortage.
A recent survey shows where the industry stands in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion, and where we need to perhaps attract new talent. There are also various initiatives across the UK to re-engage people back into work, from those who are homeless to rehabilitating offenders. Thinking outside the box, rather than sticking to what we know, could make a difference.
In this issue:
- How diverse is horticulture? Results of a new ED&I survey show the baseline from which industry associations are hoping to impact change.
- Let’s Hear It From…Will Cooke: The managing director of Artisan Landscapes has set his sights on being at the very top of the industry.
- Partnering with Prisons: Learn how companies can help rehabilitating offenders to rejoin the workforce and learn new skills.
- Summer Kit Special: Believe it or not, the warmer months are on their way, and there are plenty of new innovations to consider.
- Coming Up Roses: Kingston Landscape Group has found its “sweet spot” and is reaping the rewards.
- Reviving Tranquility: The Pro Landscaper Project Award-winning Japanese-inspired garden by Adam Vetere and JJH Landscapes.
Read the full issue here.