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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London.

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Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public.

There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on

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Spotlight on recruitment and retention of staff at Autumn APL Networking Seminar

Landscapers are encouraged to book now for the Autumn APL Networking Seminar on Weds 22 October 2014 at Provender Nurseries to ensure they donít miss out on a programme designed for landscapers to recruit and retain the best staff for their business

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At the previous seminar the hot topic of recruitment was highlighted and this time around the programme aims to delve deeper. The APL is aware that the landscape industry can often face challenges when hiring staff. Therefore, this autumn all landscapers and designers are invited to an evening focused

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David Colegrave Foundation appoints new Trustees

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its Board of Trustees.

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Neil Gow, Director of Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre and Nigel Wait, Managing Director of Newbridge Nurseries recently awarded ‘Most Improved Garden Centre 2014' by the Garden Centre Association, join as new Trustees. They bring with them valuable experience and understanding of the industry, the retail side of horticulture in particular, which will be beneficial in supporting commercially focussed scholarship applications.

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HTA to showcase Cost Reduction Programme at industry events

The HTA will be showcasing their Cost Reduction Programme (CRoP) at upcoming events with a focus on enabling members to save money on essential business expenses.

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Visitors to Four Oaks Trade Show (Sept 1 - 2) and Glee (Sept 14 - 16) will get the chance to meet CRoP partners on the HTA stand and discuss a range of core business products and services available through HTA partners at discounted rates.

A wide variety of CRoP partners will be available

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Record number of entries for APL Awards

A record number of entries mean the 2015 Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards, sponsored by Bradstone are on course to be the most successful yet.

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For 2015, the categories have been completely reviewed to make them more accessible to APL member businesses of all sizes. 80 entries have been received compared with 60 that were received last year.

After a sell-out event this year, the popular awards ceremony will take place at a new bigger

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US Student wins Markham-Colegrave Scholarship to Belgium

Victoria Turbyfill, a student of University of Florida, US, has been awarded the Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship to enable her to study horticulture in Belgium.

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The Scholarship, worth $4,500, was presented as a joint award from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF), UK and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), US.

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