I am seriously considering a name change for the Landscape Juice Network to The Association of Professional British Landscapers to reflect how serious I am to determine opportunities and mould the future of our undervalued industry.
In the first instance, how to you define Landscaper? - I consider any individual or business who works within the following horticulture trades.
- Garden Maintenance
- Landscape Architects
- Nursery Plant production
I believe there to be no other site available in the United Kingdom that is so focussed on supporting the UK Landscaping and Garden industries.
Everywhere I look I see very high membership fees or complicated requirements to be an associate and I am increasingly uneasy with the perception that support for gardening companies in the UK is only available to an exclusive few.
To my mind, this is wrong and we need to develop a system that allows a landscaping company to find the answers and support that they need - we should make the assumption that all businesses qualify for affiliation unless proven otherwise.