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Gareth Wilson, Expert Witness
Tuesday 29 June 2021
Having left college at 17 years old, Gareth has worked in the landscape industry since 1989. Progressing onto high end projects over the years, he has picked up 30 RHS medals, including Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In this episode of Pro Landscaper TV, Gareth and Jim will take a look at the regular issues Gareth comes across, what can be done to stop these issues and what Gareth believes the industry can do better. WATCH HERE

Business Workshop with Alison Warner and Nick Ruddle
Tuesday 22 June 2021
In this very special episode of Pro Landscaper TV, Jim Wilkinson is joined by Alison Warner and Nick Ruddle, a pair of business coaches/advisors/mentors. Alison, from Evolve and Grow Coaching is a best-selling author of Build and Grow: How to go from Tradesperson to Managing Director in the Construction and Trade Industries. Nick Ruddle works for ActionCOACH. Since 2007, Nick has coached many landscape contractors, horticulturists, nurseries, garden centres & garden designers to success and works closely with the main industry associations, suppliers & leaders. WATCH HERE

Supply Line: London Stone
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson is joined by London Stone managing director Steve Walley to speak about the popular stone supplier’s beginnings, its ethos, ethics and values, its proudest moments and the future of the business. WATCH HERE

Story of Success – Ground Control: Becoming Carbon Neutral
Tuesday 8 June 2021
Pro Landscaper’s deputy head of content Rachael Forsyth interviews Ground Control’s CEO Simon Morrish and managing director Jason Knights about their success about making Ground Control a carbon neutral company, and whether the next aim is to become carbon negative. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Sarah Eberle
Tuesday 1 June 2021
Pro Landscaper’s managing director Jim Wilkinson spoke with Sarah Eberle, one of the most decorated garden designers in RHS Chelsea history about her career, her highlights, the industry as a whole and her plans for the future. WATCH HERE

Debating… Marketing
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Pro Landscaper’s head of sales Jess McCabe will host Hester McQueen of Custom Build Homes, Danielle Thorpe of Brett Landscaping and Hannah Jepp of idverde to discuss how to get the best out of your marketing in the landscape sector. WATCH HERE

Supply Line: GreenBlue Urban
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Jim Wilkinson is joined by GreenBlue Urban’s Howard Gray to discuss the past, present and future of the Sussex-based business. WATCH HERE

Story of Success – Climate Change: The Story So Far
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Pro Landscaper’s head of content Nina Mason hosts Ben West of Landscaping Solutions, Romy Rawlings of Vestre and Darren Daley of Ground Control to speak about some of the success stories regarding climate change in the landscaping industry. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Wayne Grills
Tuesday 4 May 2021
The British Association of Landscape Industries Chief Executive Wayne Grills speaks with Pro Landscaper’s MD Jim Wilkinson regarding BALI’s recent rebrand and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the association. Wayne also speaks about the education system in the industry, and creates a call to action for the colleges and the industry professionals to work closer together. WATCH HERE

Debating… Colleges
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson hosts Anna Eyres of Merrist Wood College, Malcolm Goodwin of Capel Manor College and Mick Lavelle of Writtle College on the latest episode of Pro Landscaper TV: Debating… Colleges. Jim questioned the panel on what they’re doing to prepare the next generation of landscapers coming into the industry, how they are tackling diversity issues within the market and what the colleges need from the industry in able to produce the best possible working conditions for students. WATCH HERE

Show gardens past, present and future with Paul Hervey-Brookes
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Lewis and Paul will discuss Paul’s history in this sector of the market, his experiences at different shows and how a September Chelsea Flower Show will test the designers this year. Paul will also offer advice for those starting their journey into show gardens, his views as a judge at some of the shows and what he considers the highs and lows of the show garden calendar. WATCH HERE

Story of Success: Green- tech, sponsored by Ariens
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Jim Wilkinson speaks with Rachel, MD and Richard, Chairman of landscape supply business Green-tech. The paid recently sold the business in March 2021, so Jim asks them about what they did to get the business in this position, the process of the sale and the pair’s future plans. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Ken White
Tuesday 6 April 2021
Ken White is the managing director of Frosts Landscape Construction – a multi-disciplined landscaping company based Milton Keynes. He spoke with Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson about his career, his aims for the business, his personal goals, and his views on the industry in general. WATCH HERE

Women in Horticulture
Tuesday 30 March 2021
In the latest episode of Pro Landscaper TV, Nina Mason speaks with Tamsin Westhorpe, Sarah Morgan, Lynne Marcus and Susan Nicholas about their experiences in the world of horticulture. WATCH HERE

Debating… Mental Health
Tuesday 23 March 2021
Pro Landscaper’s deputy head of content Rachel Forsyth hosts a panel of industry experts to discuss mental health in the workplace in a landscaping setting. WATCH HERE

Nurture: Challenging the perceptions of Horticulture
Tuesday 16 March 2021
Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson speaks with horticultural expert Nick Coslett about a whole host of aspects affecting the UK’s horticulture sector. WATCH HERE

Story of Success – 30 Under 30: The Next Generation
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Nina Mason hosts three previous winners of the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative. The three – Jordan Webster at Green-tech, Olivia Benger of Tony Benger Landscapes and Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces – share their views on challenges in the industry, future plans and what makes them most excited about the future. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Adam White
Tuesday 2 March 2021
Pro Landscaper TV’s next instalment of the Let’s Hear It From programme sees Jim Wilkinson speak with Adam White of Davies White Ltd. Adam, Past President of the Landscape Institute is a staunch supporter and promoter of the landscape architecture sector and will be discussing his time as president, what he felt like he achieved and what he hopes will be his legacy. WATCH HERE

Debating… Porcelain Paving
Tuesday 23 February 2021
Porcelain is a material that is gaining traction as a viable paving product. In this Debating episode from Pro Landscaper TV, Jim Wilkinson speaks with Clare Morgan, Jake Catling, Brian Herbert and Mark Youde about laying techniques, pricing and the ecological aspect of porcelain. WATCH HERE

UK Horticulture 2021 – A discussion on where horticulture stands and opportunities for the future’
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Lewis Normand plays host to a specialist panel for the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV – Nurture: UK Horticulture 2021. WATCH HERE

Story of Success: David Dodd
Tuesday 9 February 2021
David Dodd joins Jim Wilkinson to discuss his success in running two businesses simutaneously – The Outdoor Room and Pots & Pithoi. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith
Tuesday 2 February 2021
Helen is one of the UK’s most respected garden designers. Last year she was made a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD). In this instalment, Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson interviews Helen about her involvement in the BBC’s newest landscaping TV programme – Your Garden Made Perfect which first airs on Thursday 4 February 2021. Jim speaks to Helen about why this programme is different from previous shows we’ve seen on TV, whether it reflects the industry in the right way and whether the budgets the team are working with are realistic. WATCH HERE

Let’s Hear It From Lewis Normand
Tuesday 26 January 2021
In 2018 UK Horticulture was valued by the Horticultural Trades Association at £24.2 billion per year. UK Horticulture employs over half a million people representing 1 in every 62 jobs. Even ignoring the financial value of Horticulture to the economy, the environmental, social, cultural, leisure, culinary and aesthetic value of the industry should not go unnoticed or unheard. Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson questions Lewis Normand about whether its time for UK Parliament to introduce a Minister for Horticulture. WATCH HERE

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