Association of Professional Landscapers aiming for 20% member increase in spring

The Association of Professional Landscapers is planning a push on membership this spring as work starts to pick up for firms.

Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) chief executive Jason Lock told HW the aim was to attract up to 50 new members in its spring recruitment drive. THe body has around 200 full members at the moment.

It is hoping to achieve that by offering a special deal for landscapers registering their interest in joining by next Friday (30 April).

"It would be nice to feel we could get another 20 to 50 members signed up," explained Lock.

"We are not expecting hundreds of people but it is about creating awareness."

Landscapers who register their interest in joining by 30 April will be able to join the APL until 31 December for £99 plus VAT with no joining fee.

Normal subscriptions are based on a firm's annual turnover. For businesses with a turnover of less than £100,000 the current rate of membership for the rest of the year is £250.97 plus a joining fee of £111.63.

Lock added: "I think after the winter we have had, people are all busy now so hopefully that means they are more interested in coming on board."


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