Forum

PRO

'Don't use showgirls to sell roof tiles'

One of the UK's largest industry exhibitions is issuing a new code of conduct over the use of "promo girls".

Last year, UK Construction Week, held at Birmingham's NEC, faced criticism over the use of lightly clad women to staff an exhibitor's stall.

It featured Las Vegas-style showgirls selling roofing products.

Criticism of sexism at business and sports events has grown following the Financial Times' report into the President's Club ball last month.

Since then, promoters of darts championships and Formula One have said they will no longer use lightly dressed young women to adorn their events.

But some sectors are still using women in revealing outfits.

Read article in full: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43036944

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

    • PRO

      Did you read the article? It wasn't a feminist group telling them what to do. It came from the event organisers and this was also driven by the general public and women who attended events like this. So these kind of things are being changed because of the feelings of the general public which includes men and women and people who might happen to call themselves feminists.

      • PRO

        Yes I did, thanks.

        I was talking about the wider issue that had been discussed in the Press, Radio and TV recently where many organisations are being pressured behind the scenes by so called ‘feminist Activists’.

        As I said, I have an open mind on this.

        • PRO

          Describing them as 'do good liberals' and saying they are forcing it on people hardly comes across open minded. Open minded means you see both sides but you didn't mention anything in support of the alternative view.

          • PRO

            Fully appreciate your views.

          • PRO

            are you really being 'open minded' about this Green Girl? I'm still curios as to why you find this offensive. I'm pretty sure that if you took a survey of guys and asked them if they would be offended by male models stood in Speedo's with tanned, well muscled bodies, being used to promote a product or service most men would say 'good luck to them, I wish I had a body like that'. So explain to me why you are so offended GG?

             

            • PRO

              Why should I be open minded. I'm telling you guys how it makes me and a lot of other women like me feel. The fact that none of you want to accept that or are bothered by it rather saddens me as I had thought things had changed and the majority of men I come across agree that it's outdated but then I do live in lefty liberal Brighton.

              I also wouldn't use the term offended. I would say it alienates me and makes me feel ignored as a female trades woman.

  • PRO

    I'm staying out of this one or I'll get banned. 

  • PRO

    Probably get slated for this but how did women flashing a bit of skin sell roof tiles??

    • Erm, sex sells mate. Did you not know that ?

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Team Leader landscape maintenance

Landscape maintenance team leader working out of Rusthall in Tunbridge Wells. Great opportunity for career minded individual as future development for the right applicant is significant. You will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas around a number of commercial and residential sites throughout Kent and Sussex. Work to include grass cutting, hedge trimming, border

Latest blog post

PRO

How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

Ireland is one of the best countries in the whole world…

Read more…
Comments: 0

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO

How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

Ireland is one of the best countries in the whole world…

Read more…
Comments: 0
PRO

In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a…

Read more…