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Dealing with unrealistic tenders

Dealing with unrealistic tenders

The comments of Andy Corcoran, boss of contractor Glendale Managed Services, reported in the last edition of Horticulture Week highlighting the potential threat from the "price-focused tender model" to sustainable contracting and skills development, have clearly touched a raw nerve with many in the sector.

According To Hewson ... Under-production makes business sense

According To Hewson ... Under-production makes business sense

Long ago, I was told that under-production is always better than over-production. It came from one of our most talented, experienced and pioneering production directors of the time, so it must have been right. It still is - in fact, more so now than ever before.

Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve

Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve

Back contractors' skills efforts

Back contractors' skills efforts

The Heritage Lottery Fund's State of UK Public Parks report, published this summer, brought to the fore the universality of the risks facing parks across the UK following a decline in public spending "potentially greater and more rapid than that faced during the late 1970s to early 1990s".

Farrer On ... Unified working to ensure sustainability

Farrer On ... Unified working to ensure sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, trying to build momentum at home in the UK seems a daunting endeavour.

According to Dixon...Plants better than drugs to combat stress

According to Dixon...Plants better than drugs to combat stress

Living and working with plants alleviates stress far more effectively than drugs. That was the message given by Reading GP William Bird to Brisbane's International Horticulture Congress.

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