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February 2018

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FEBRUARY 2018 www.landscapeandamenity.com Harrogate once again played host to a busy and productive BTME, with the 2018 event marking its 30th year in style. The buzz was back and BTME has become the perfect way to kick-start the year and banish those festive hangovers. The event also saw organisers BIGGA reveal ambitious plans to extend and enhance the 2019 event. The good news is BTME 2019 will remain in Harrogate and will utilise much more the recently improved conference centre. The not-so-good news was the level of disquiet and concern the announcement caused, primarily amongst long-standing exhibitors. Despite the PR offensive launched by BIGGA during the show in an attempt to win over exhibitors, there were still grumblings of discontent. It would be foolish to dismiss the concerns being raised as merely a case "no-one likes change". And it would be unfair to suggest those critics are taking a swipe at BIGGA's ambition. This is an industry that thrives on ambition and innovation – BTME 2018 proved that with a multitude of exciting new products and services unveiled during the week. But this is also an industry that likes to communicate and much of the criticism revolves around a perceived lack of consultation by BIGGA regarding the significant changes to the event. It is BIGGA's event. But it is also the industry's event. A little talk goes a long way. This month we put the spotlight on the Play & Activity sector, with plenty happening in terms of product news. We also take a look at a diverse range of product areas, from Fencing & Security to Sweepers, Blowers & Collectors, whilst Jane Carley looks at big commercial remote mowing machines. Its been a busy start to 2018. Let's hope it continues that way throughout the coming year. Contents 02 Welcome... Contents: Terms and Conditions - While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all articles and information appearing in Landscape & Amenity Product Update, the publisher does not accept liability for errors and omissions, printing or otherwise, that may appear in this publication. The journal includes photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any retrieval system without the consent of the publisher. Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW T: 01952 234000 F: 01952 234003 E: info@tspmedia.co.uk T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA Landscape & Amenity has an ABC audited average net circulation of 10,000 copies (June 2015 to July 2016) PUBLISHER David Stiles david@tspmedia.co.uk EDITOR Paul Groves paul.groves@tspmedia.co.uk CIRCULATION MANAGER Ashleigh Mal ashleigh@tspmedia.co.uk DESIGN & ARTWORK Anthony Rex anthony@tspmedia.co.uk HEAD OF LANDSCAPE DIVISION Kellie Wake kellie@tspmedia.co.uk AREA SALES EXECUTIVE Dan Codling dan@tspmedia.co.uk PRODUCTION copy@tspmedia.co.uk READER ENQUIRY 5 Industry News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Fencing & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Play & Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 Inside Knowledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sweepers, Collectors & Blowers 22-23 BTME Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hedge & Verge Mowers. . . . . . . . 25-27 Machinery, Plant & Vehicles. . . . 28-30 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Product News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Paul Groves, Editor Built better to work harder The Honda Pioneer is the ultimate workmate, off ering unrivalled performance and complete reliability. Get more from your Pioneer and save up to £939* (exc.VAT) by adding a Genuine Honda half cab. Only Genuine Honda accessories off er the benefi ts of superior build quality and a precise fi t, allowing you to tackle the toughest jobs, with added comfort and greater protection from the Great British weather. To fi nd out more visit honda.co.uk/halfcab Purchase a new Honda Pioneer and SAVE on Genuine Honda accessories Get a half cab for half price. * Terms & Conditions apply. Participants must be resident in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Isle of Man and be aged 18 years or over. All Selected Pioneers are subject to availability and dealer participation. Full terms and conditions are available at: www.honda.co.uk/halfcab Genuine Honda half cab includes: Glass Front Screen, Hard Roof, Rear Panel and Wiper/Washer Kit

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