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BALI Chalk Fund student of the year announced

George Truss, a student of BALI Training Provider college Writtle University College, has been awarded the BALI Chalk Fund‘s National Landscape Student of the Year Award 2019. George has recently completed his extended diploma in horticulture and his junior director of constable landscapes. He also works for a family-owned landscaping business which he now part oversees at the age of 19.   As part

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Students attend Future Foresters Skills Day

More than 200 students from across the country attended a unique Future Foresters Skills Day organised by the Royal Forestry Society and hosted at Shuttleworth College. Speakers and exhibitors gathered to reveal the skills required to land a first job,to help employers optimize advances in technology and to move up the careers ladder or to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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Why Social Media Is Essential for Your Garden Centre

GCR recently spoke with Nick Burrows, the Chief Exec at Notcutts, to see how they’re taking advantage of the business opportunities social media is now presenting to both them and companies across the globe. As a garden centre your customers are often influenced by trends. For example, sustainable planting has increased in popularity lately. Indoor planting has risen in favour more

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Employer Excellence Winner in the BALI National Landscape Awards

Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been announced as a winner in the 2019 BALI National Landscape awards ‘Employer Excellence – turnover over £2.5m’ category. The standard of the entries submitted has been described as ‘Phenomenal’ by award organisers BALI. Green-tech was described as “demonstrating exemplary standards of professional excellence.” They will find out if they are the overall Principle Award Winner

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Can you use data to improve mental health at work?

Mental health organisation, Mente, has said that businesses can improve mental health at work by being more strategic. They should use the employee data available to them. In today’s business landscape, huge amounts of data surrounds all organisations, large or small. Data can improve all aspects of a business’s functioning, but not all types of data are used well.   Employee data is

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GoLandscape seeking new Ambassadors

BALI GoLandscape continues to gather momentum in promoting the landscape industry to both the next generation and career changers looking to start a role in landscaping. Where we feel GoLandscape is really making a difference is through the work that our ambassadors do, by providing a friendly face in schools and with their pupils. Ambassadors inspire pupils to consider their

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Specialist Horticultural & Landscape Staffing Agency Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Specialist knowledge and dedication to the sector drives continued growth of HL Services Ltd, providers of Grounds Maintenance, Horticultural & Landscaping professionals and seasonal workers HL Services Ltd is celebrating five years of being in the business of helping clients find experienced and qualified staff, from entry level to senior management positions, within the Grounds Maintenance, Horticultural and Landscaping sector.

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Survey reveals landscaping is the UK’s happiest job

Landscaping is the happiest profession in the country, according to a survey carried out by Bark.com. Gardeners also made the list of happiest profession at number nine, whilst Tree Surgeon came in at number 10 of unhappiest professions.    Bark asked 40,000 of its professionals across over 43 different sectors to fill out its Happiness Survey. The aim was to how

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