Our September issue is dedicated to industry staff and training. This month, we’re looking at recruitment stats, extracurricular training, and training academies.
For years, the skills gap in the sector has been apparent, and together we’ve certainly be talking about it. One company, Urban Landscape Design, decided to take matters into their own hands and set up The Landscape Academy, aiming to offer high quality training to help raise standards and improve the perception of the industry from those on the outside looking in. Now, Lantra approved!
Speaking of high quality, September is a month we’ve all been waiting (and preparing) for, as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is finally back! For the first time in its history, the event is being held in the Autumn – which certainly appears to have caused a couple of problems here and there. Nevertheless, we are totally thrilled about the return, and can’t wait to see how the gardens have adapted for the season. In her column, Sue Biggs alludes to this being the start of an exciting time for the RHS after a very rocky, and costly, year for the organisation.
Many of the faces attending the Chelsea Flower show also made an appearance at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards. We reveal the show-stopping winners, and celebrate the excellent standards set out withinn the industry. Hats off to everyone involved!
There’s lots to discover in this issue – take a look.