Landscape & Amenity

February 2018

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Industry News EMAIL: 03 03 READER ENQUIRY 9 READER ENQUIRY 8 The perfect balance 20% 33% classification under CLP regulations Non- hazardous Up to higher efficacy under challenging conditions Reduced off-target exposure through less drift Monsanto UK Ltd. PO Box 663, Cambourne, Cambridge CB1 0LD. For further information on Roundup® contact the Monsanto Technical Helpline on 01954 717575. Email: Web: Roundup is a registered trademark of Monsanto LLC. Roundup contains Glyphosate. USE HERBICIDES SAFELY. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USE. © Monsanto (UK) Ltd 2018. The Professional's Choice The collapse of construction firm Carillion poses a threat to horticulture businesses that had contracts with the company. Many of the large construction projects Carillion was delivering have significant landscaping and nursery supply elements, leaving companies unsure whether they will get paid and jobs at risk. For individuals who find themselves facing redundancy and/or financial hardship as one of the knock on effects of this action, Perennial is here to help. The UK-wide charity is dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are in difficulty. Britain's second largest construction firm, which employs 20,000 people in the UK, went into liquidation on January 15 with debts of around £1.5bn. It is the smaller businesses that were sub-contracted by Carillion that are likely to bear the brunt of the company's collapse. With the Government limiting its support primarily to the company's public sector contracts, redundancies in commercial Perennial offers support to landscapers and horticulturalists affected by Carillion collapse companies are expected to run into thousands. Trade body Build UK estimates that between 25,000 and 30,000 businesses are owed money by Carillion. Sheila Thomson, Director of Services at Perennial says: "The collapse of Carillion will affect a large number of small sub-contracted businesses, many of which were pro-actively encouraged by the Government to get involved in these public sector contracts. "While Perennial cannot offer advice to businesses, we are here for any individuals from the horticulture and landscaping trades that have been affected by the situation and are faced with redundancy, a cut in hours or a reduction in personal income in any way." While many companies will have to wait to find out whether their debts will be paid, individuals who find they are facing redundancy, loss of income or financial hardship, can contact Perennial in strictest confidence for advice and support. Perennial's services extend to everyone working in or retired from all parts of the horticulture industry. Perennial Enquiry 7 Perennial's services are free, confidential and independent and help extends to spouses, partners and dependent children. Every person that Perennial h e l p s f a c e s d i f f e r e n t challenges and therefore all help is completely tailored to individuals and continues for as long as they need it. Perennial's casework team can advise on benefit entitlement and help with any claims, represent at hearings and tribunals and award grants in certain circumstances. Perennial also has a dedicated debt advice service for those facing financial difficulties and its support includes negotiating with creditors and making applications for bankruptcy. Kubota UK has announced it is extending its elite sponsorship of Aviva Premiership club Northampton Saints until 2020. The market leading machinery manufacturer and supplier of world-renowned Kubota engines Kubota and Northampton Saints partnership marches on joined forces with Saints back in 2015, the company's first ever sponsorship with a top flight sports team. Based on the success of the partnership, Kubota is looking forward to continuing its support for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. Dave Roberts, Kubota UK's M a n a g i n g D i r e c t o r , s a i d : "Signing a new deal with Northampton Saints was an easy decision for us. Over the past 3 years that we have been involved with the club, it has proved itself to be an outstanding partner, delivering fantastic exposure for our brand, a high quality match day experience and, of course, a great way to showcase our products. "Partnering with Saints aligns perfectly with our drive for excellence, and the desire to lead our respective fields. We're delighted to be continuing to build on that over the next few years." As part of the deal, Kubota provides some of its industry leading groundcare solutions to help the Franklin's Gardens Ground Staff maintain its pitches to the highest standards in the Aviva Premiership. Kubota Enquiry 6 RADIO-CONTROLLED MOWERS Loxston Groundcare Ltd, New Road, Seavington St Mary TA19 0QU 01460 242562 EVOTRAK DELTRAK 2.5 QUATRAK

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