November is an exciting month for Pro Landscaper – it’s full of celebration! Not only do we host the UK’s leading trade event, FutureScape, but in recent years we have been able to introduce three award ceremonies, each recognising different aspects of the landscaping sector. This issue includes all the details and information on the shortlists this year for small project BIG IMPACT and the Podium Awards. In addition, the talented winners of this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards are also announced (see page 85).
Furthermore, November marked the first anniversary of the UK Landscape Barometer. For the last year, we have been collecting data on industry confidence, turnover, enquires, projects, staff and conversion rates. Hitting the first year is a big moment as this means we can now provide year-on-year data as well as month-on-month results. We want to say a special thank you to the companies who have helped make this report the first its kind.
Our Inform section is full great content from our contributors this month. Jason Knights discusses the “bold ambition” of Net Zero and the difficult journey expected ahead. Diving into the detail, Jason explains how Ground Control plans to achieve the challenging goal of becoming Net Zero by 2025.
And, Adam White tells us the story behind his involvement in the London Blossom Garden – London’s living COVID-19 memorial garden. Planted in the north of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Adam uncovers how the memorial is the first with “nature at its heart.”
Make sure you don’t miss our FutureScape seminar programme, revealed on page 24. Find out everything you need to know about the event and plan your day.