A recurrent theme through the Garden Centre Association Conference presentation on "A Lifetime Experience in Retailing" by John W Herbert was the value of staff. They are our greatest asset and most ignored, we were told.
The need for strong leadership to build a future for parks in the midst of the ongoing funding crisis was a theme returned to again and again at a recent Parks Alliance round table - the first of a series designed to inform the development of policy positions to take the sector forward.
Our climate has and will continue to change. People's capacity to accommodate this new reality amazes me.
As local authority consultations over budgets for the 2016-17 financial year continue, there is scant good news for unprotected parks departments, which from north to south are facing yet more cutbacks to staff numbers, facilities, planting schemes and more.
Trade conferences have been of great value to me over the years, providing good opportunities to network and learn about innovations in horticultural production and sales. But their cost in cash and time in recent years does not look good value when the programmes of speakers are studied.
Landscape Team leader/Supervisor
Rune Landscape Design Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas
Commercial Grower Propagator
MorePeople North Yorkshire
Garden Centre Area Manager
Gardener - Horticulturalist
Charge Hand (Clean Safe & Green)
Bedford Borough Council Bedford, Bedfordshire
- East Malling Conference Centre. New Rd, West Malling ME19 6BJ
- Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR
- Graffham near Petworth, Sussex
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Closing date: 5th November 2015