Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.
LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry
LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.
For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.
not cheap but it might be worth considering joining
Worth considering at the very least but the Which web site could do with giving a lot more info on how the companies applying are assessed.
Is from their:
Qualifications and number of years of experience
Length of time the company has been trading
H & S policy and record
Level of insurances
Turnover of the company
Etc etc etc
Try www.whichtraders.co.uk. This is the initial trader website that has gone live this week. The full consumer-facing site will be out soon.
We are launching this right now and we are really keen to engage professional traders. As Brian says, we take traders through an assessment process and, once they pass, they can use the Which? Trusted Trader logo on any marketing collateral (cards, flyers, business cards, invoices, vans, etc.). We are also planning to produce local directories to support the best traders and ensure that consumers get the best service.
Stephen, Managing Director, Which? Trusted Traders
Hi, just spoke with one of your staff on the phone a minute ago. Sounds a very interesting scheme to be a member of but its not national at the moment. Look forward to it being rolled out across the uk in the coming months. Will definately be applying for membership when its available in Scotland.
Stephen McCluskey said:
This is worth thinking about, but it sounds almost identical to the Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme.
Is it actually run buy the Which? magazine ???
Yes, Which? Trusted Traders is part of Which Ltd. which publishes Which? Magazine. Which? has a long established position in assessing and endorsing products and the move to assessing businesses for the benefit of the consumer is consistent with this.
You are right that there are similarities with BWC. Certainly, the core aim of giving confidence to the consumer is identical. We're going about it in a slightly different way and we aim to really market the programme to raise the profile reputable traders and help them grow their businesses.
We are very interested in that case.
We already belong to the BWC scheme, The Gardeners Guild, and Safecontractor.
You can send details to me at email@example.com
Stephen McCluskey said:
Definitely interested, will ring during the week but should this be applicable to sole traders too?
It is also applicable to sole traders. Just call 01992 82 5019 for more info.
Signed up for assessment today, now waiting on the papers coming through and a phone call from the Which? Assessor to arrange a visit.