Trade shows 2023
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
4d ago
Landscapers, turf professionals and suppliers are busy setting their schedules for 2023.  Is there time to fit in a trade show, too? Maggie Walsh discovers why putting at least one trade event in the diary can be beneficial And to find out what the Trade Show organisers think of the event scene read here Trade shows offer unique opportunities for both exhibitors and attendees to gather under one roof. It’s a chance for businesses to help their growth – whether as an exhibitor finding leads to sell the latest products or as a visitor looking for essential tools of the trade. Before Covid s ..read more
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SALTEX | Sports Turf Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
4d ago
Geoff Webb, CEO of The Grounds Management Association (GMA), the event organisers of SALTEX speaks with The Landscaper  Who within the industry sector is SALTEX primarily setting to attract from both a visitor and exhibitor stance? SALTEX is key for visitors and exhibitors alike who are passionate about keeping green spaces and playing surfaces safe, accessible, and sustainable. It attracts over 8000 visitors from 50+ countries from an extensive range of sectors covering the entire grounds care industry. Visitors range from volunteer level through to the professional elite. As far as exhi ..read more
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Landscape Show
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
4d ago
The Landscaper Magazines speaks with Jeremy Storey-Walker, Event Director at LANDSCAPE show  What is The Landscape Show and who within industry does it attract?  LANDSCAPE launched at Olympia in 2011, then moved to Battersea and having outgrown the venue, moved to the NEC, Birmingham in 2021. The move to the NEC has been a great fit for the show; it’s a larger space and we’ve found that the central location attracts a national visitor base whilst still drawing in the London designers and contractors. Visitors include landscape architects, local government, garden designers, land ..read more
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GroundsFest
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
4d ago
The Landscaper Magazine speaks with Chris Bassett, event director at GroundsFest  How long has Groundsfest been in planning and what was the motivation for launching this event? The idea of GroundsFest has been an idea we’ve had for several years. Initially, it was going to be a smaller event for a handful of companies. We were then contacted by more companies so we felt there was a real demand for an event of this kind and so we made the idea a reality. Quite simply, the motivation behind launching GroundsFest was because it is an event the industry has been waiting for – both from an ex ..read more
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Origin Amenity Solutions supports BIGGA
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by Maggie Walsh
4d ago
Origin Amenity Solutions has announced that the company is now a gold member of the BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association) Regional Patron Scheme for 2023. As part of the scheme, Origin Amenity Solutions, a leading supplier to the UK amenity, turf, and sports markets, will attend and support BIGGA in their regional events across the UK, which will include a mix of seminars, education workshops and golf days. Origin Amenity Solutions brings together four well established industry leading brands, Headland Amenity, Rigby Taylor, Symbio and Turfkeeper to offer greenkeeper ..read more
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BTME 2023 | Harrogate Convention Centre | 24th-26the January
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
3w ago
A round up of exhibitors at BTME 2023 : the trade show for all those working in golf course and turf management.   DLF Seeds:  DLF,  return to Harrogate with a raft of new mixture formulations in their Johnsons Sports Seed range – incorporating new cultivars that promise to improve play quality and be kinder to the environment, and budgets, thanks to reduced reliance on chemical inputs. New for 2023 will be J Intense 50, a new renovation mixture for golf tees, pathways and high wear areas. This mix promises improved drought tolerance, disease resistance and rapid establishment t ..read more
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English Heritage gardener supervisor role at Osborne House
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by Maggie Walsh
1M ago
English Heritage is on the search for a new Garden Supervisor for their property at Osborne, Queen Victoria’s family residence on the Isle of Wight. Current supervisor Alan Hickey (pictured) has announced his retirement after 37 years on the job.  Alan Hickey started working for English Heritage in 1986 as a steward at Osborne and was taken on by the gardens team the following year to help clear the damage from the 1987 storm. Since becoming the Garden Supervisor in 2003, Alan has been instrumental in improving the visitor experience within the prestigious heritage gardens, which were mos ..read more
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Irrigation sensors save water
The Landscaper
by Maggie Walsh
1M ago
NEW FG 100 FLOW SENSOR TECHNOLOGY OFFERS AFFORDABLE PROTECTION As droughts and water usage restrictions look set to become more frequent, new ways of saving water and using it more efficiently are being seriously considered by property owners and contractors. Rain Bird Flow Sensor technology is designed to monitor irrigation systems and identify any emerging problems. Leaks or line breaks, typically caused by root intrusion, groundworks or vehicles could go unnoticed without flow sensors and result in damage to property, flooded landscapes and higher water bills. The latest addition to Rain Bi ..read more
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Mental health first aiders for golf staff
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by Maggie Walsh
2M ago
The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has launched a campaign that will see the membership organisation combat a recognised rise in mental health struggles among golf club staff. BIGGA has pledged to create 100 mental health first aiders during 2023, who will receive training that will give them the skills to support golf greenkeepers and other clubhouse staff through any difficulties they may be experiencing. Poor mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. A much-quoted fact is that 75% of deaths of men aged 50 and under are due to sui ..read more
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EVO 205D SAFE-Trak added Woodworks fleet
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by Maggie Walsh
2M ago
For Nick Hosking it’s Woodworks by name and woodworks by nature as he tackles all manner of tree surgery tasks – with the trusted assistance of two GreenMech woodchippers! The most recent addition to his fleet is an EVO 205D SAFE-Trak, which was purchased on the GreenMech stand at APF in September, and sits alongside the QuadTrak 160 for complete versatility on both domestic and commercial jobs. Nick established the company 20 years ago and works with, and as, a subcontractor for a number of clients in and around Flintshire, North Wales and NW England including large-scale construction contrac ..read more
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