Grounds Management Framework

Grounds Management Framework launched

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) has officially launched the Grounds Management Framework (GMF) at an event hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground and attended by key industry personnel, including GMA members and representatives of the National-Governing Bodies. To support the sporting industry in better understanding how to maintain natural turf sports surfaces to the best possible …

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Scottish Environmental Horticulture

Scottish Environmental Horticulture growth strategy

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) launched their Scottish Environmental Horticulture Growth Strategy at the beginning of March – and it was this plan that was the topic of conversation for the Gardening and Horticulture Cross Party Group (CPG) in Scotland’s Parliament on Thursday (16th). The CPG brings together members from across Scottish Horticulture, MSPs and …

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GroundsFest shopping spree

Organisers of GroundsFest have announced a retail area – the largest ever seen at a groundscare event. This will allow visitors to purchase a wide range of products, tools, clothing, and accessories at a discounted rate. The retail area is being organised by FR Jones and Son, a family run business that offers over 10,000 …

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Horticultural apprenticeships

Horticultural apprenticeships needs government support says HTA

HTA celebrates apprenticeships but seeks action on assessments and Levy National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6 to 12 February  The UK horticulture sector welcomed 1,169 new apprentices in 2021/22  The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has called on the government to provide greater flexibility and support to horticultural businesses training apprentices as it marks National Apprenticeship …

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Trade shows 2023

Trade shows 2023

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 …

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