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Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018.
Nineteen outstanding parks, gardens and tree teams have scooped awards at the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2018 presentation.
As national group training manager of Ground Control, one of the UK's largest contractors with nearly 3,000 staff, as well as BALI technical director, Neil Huck knows the vital importance of developing and maintaining a top-notch health-and-safety policy. He shared the benefit of his experience at a Parks & Gardens Live workshop on 27 June.
Newly acquired grounds maintenance firm Tivoli says the secret of success is to engage and incentivise staff. It aims to steal a march on competitors by becoming the grounds maintenance firm for which everybody wants to work.
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Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.
Gavin Jones Ltd Egham, Surrey
Grounds Maintenance Operative / Grounds Person Sports Pitches
Snr Grounds Person / Grounds Maintenance Person Sports Pitches
The Shuttleworth Trust SG18 9EP, Old Warden, Nr Biggleswade
Grounds Maintenance Contract Manager
Gavin Jones Ltd Central London
New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.
The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.
Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.
Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.
Topography and the environment are key factors for mowing awkward areas but the latest machines are making the job easier, says Sally Drury.
With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.
Incidents of fly-tipping have risen to more than a million in one year, according to latest Government figures, while the costs of paying for the clear-up are likely to further hit parks services.
Green space professionals and horticulturists have been calling for a change in the way the British public deals with rubbish following the hottest May bank holiday weekend on record.