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Working together to sell plants profitably

A Plant Selling Guide for nursery sales staff and retail plant teams has been produced by the HTA to help everyone involved in buying and selling garden plants through independent garden retailers.

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Written by HTA Business Improvement Consultant Andy Campbell in association with the HTA Retail Suppliers Group, the guide aims to improve understanding of the key drivers of profitability within plant retailing and identifies the wide range of discussion topics to explore in negotiations between

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Association of Professional Landscapers to showcase at Garden Up - Sheffield

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to announce that it will have a presence at Garden Up which runs from the 7 -8 June at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

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The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to announce that it will have a presence at Garden Up which runs from the 7 -8 June at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. 

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BOPP launches new version of the Packhouse Standard

New BOPP Packhouse Standard (Version 5, 15.4.14) raises the bar for certification in the ornamental horticulture sector.

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BOPP, the certification scheme for ornamental horticulture in the UK, has released the new version of the Ornamental Horticulture Packhouse Standard. BOPP is an international standard, which sets high standards of professionalism in the way in which certificated businesses operate and through unbiased

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Save the date of the 2014 BOPP AGM and Technical Seminar

Thursday 25 September 2014, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry

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The event will bring together guests to learn about and discuss the current issues affecting the industry and provide an update on the strategy and activities of the BOPP Scheme. The seminar will follow on from the AGM and aims to provide important information regarding the new legislation affecting British Ornamental Plant Producers. There will also be an interactive workshop session to delve further in to the individual topics featured in the seminar.

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Enter the new, improved APL Awards 2015 now!

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting entries for the APL Awards 2015 which is now in its 19th year.

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For 2015, the categories have been completely reviewed to make them more accessible for APL members to enter – no matter the size of the business. Two new categories have been introduced for probationary members to enable new members to get involved in the APL Awards earlier.

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WorldSkills UK Meet the Landscape Gardening competitors going for gold

Eight students are celebrating after being selected to compete in the semi finals of the WorldSkills UK competition.

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Organising partner, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are delighted to announce that students from College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise Greenmount Campus (CAFRE), Reaseheath College, Bishop Burton College and Sparsholt College will compete in the Landscape Gardening heats at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July.

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