The group has its own customer charter demonstrating to the public the benefits of using an APL member. The charter, along with full details about APL, can be seen at www.landscaper.org.uk.
APL is the only landscape trade association to be approved as a Scheme Operator for the TrustMark scheme. TrustMark is an initiative between Government, consumer groups and industry designed to protect consumers from rogue traders and help people find reputable firms to do repair, maintenance and improvement work in the home or garden.
APL members can use their membership of both APL and now TrustMark to really stand out from the crowd.
APL has its own Strategic Plan with the following key objectives:
The APL Strategic Plan can be viewed below.
Members are inspected annually to ensure they meet high standards in terms of business and project management.
APL Cluster Group Meetings
Many APL members attend the regional cluster group meetings which gives members the opportunity to network with our landscapers sto discuss and share best practice on a variety of landscaping topics.
The APL Awards have become an important addition to the landscaping calendar. Applications are submitted during the summer with an award ceremony held in February. Award winners utilise the PR potential in communicating to customers. See the link below for more information.
The APL newsletter is always full of information and is sent out to members quarterly. Member communication by email is increasing.
The APL eUpdate is circulated monthly to members.
The APL website www.landscaper.org.uk provides further information on all these points as well as a map-based directory of landscapers for use by the public when searching for a landscaper.
For more information about APL or to discuss the requirements for membership contact your local HTA Regional Account Manager (RAM) . APL also have ‘Probationary’, ‘Student’, ‘Associate’ and 'Affiliate' membership categories.