I am delighted to welcome Carol Miers as Features writer for Landscape Juice - Carol's appointment was announced yesterday and already Carol has set to work on some new projects. It is with thanks to our sponsors that has enabled me to take this step and broaden our reach. Carol's subject matter will vary. From one-to-one interviews with Landscape Juice Network members as well as notable people outside the network who have an important role to play in our industry through to indepth articles on training, sustainability and the environment. Carol brings a rich journalistic background, ranging from news and current affairs and writing and producing for local radio - read Carol's 'about' page. Three notable projects Carol's been involved in are, helping to redesign a portable chainsaw mill for use by small groups in rainforests, to avoid the effects of clear-felling, covering a conservation project for sturgeon in the Gironde Estuary and red squirrel conservation in Wales. A special mention to Landscape juice sponsors for their support for making this investment possible: Marshalls - Britain's largest landscaping material manufacturer. Green-tech.co.uk - for all your landscaping, forestry and construction needs. Bau Outdoors - quality garden furniture and accessories to compliment the perfect design. Henchman - safe hedge cutting platforms and ladders. The Lawn Company - lawn treatment supplies. Exterior Decking - individually sourced and contemporary decking of the highest quality for trade and retail Stable Drive - gravel stabilisation panels provide a secure gravel containment and reinforcement system. Pavejoint from Ultrascape - ready to use jointing sand ideal for all domestic paving applications. S3i cable-railing.co.uk - stainless steel deck balustrade cables for landscaping applications. Fake Lawns - synthetic grass for any application.