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After winning the 2019 SALTEX College Cup, four students from Myerscough College recently enjoyed an unforgettable experience at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium.

The annual SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Toro and Reesink Turfcare, is a student-led sp

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Due to popular visitor demand, show organisers have revealed that an increased number of indoor demonstrations will be taking place at SALTEX 2020 in a large dedicated arena on the show floor.

At SALTEX 2019 the Eco Village demonstration area offered

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Findings from the SALTEX 2019 post-show survey have revealed that attendees are continuing to embrace SALTEX as the groundscare industry’s flagship event.

From 30 to 31 October a record-breaking 9,104 visitors streamed into the NEC, Birmingham to expl

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Dennis Mowers will be unveiling a new and exciting range of mowers when the show opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Although product details are being kept tightly under wraps, the Dennis stand at SALTEX (E070) is set to be t

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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s all-encompassing an

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Lawn Care Legends returns to SALTEX 2019

The Lawn Care Legends networking event for landscapers and gardeners will be returning to SALTEX 2019 – which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 30 and 31 October.

The Legends will be back in full force and will be even bigger with hundreds of atte

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Entries to the SALTEX 2019 Innovation Award are now open for all SALTEX exhibitors to take part – allowing show visitors the chance to witness a stellar line-up of brand new products and services that are pushing the boundaries in groundscare innovat

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New for 2019, SALTEX visitors can expect to experience the latest green technology in groundscare in a new area on the show floor, which is purely dedicated to environmentally-friendly products.

The trend towards sustainable and environmentally-friend

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Five months on from SALTEX 2018 and exhibitors are still reporting a high conversion rate from leads they generated at last year’s show.

SALTEX 2018 served up a show to remember at the NEC, Birmingham, with exhibitors hailing it as the most rewarding

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors have incre

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Visitors vote SALTEX 2018 the best yet

The SALTEX 2018 post-show visitor survey has revealed that an overwhelming amount of attendees felt that SALTEX 2018 was the best and most vibrant show to date.

SALTEX at the NEC, Birmingham has again proved to be the annual meeting place for the UK a

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From robotics to hybrid mowers and digital apps, ground-breaking ideas to thought provoking debates, career enhancing advice to limitless opportunities; the recent SALTEX 2018 at the NEC was a landscape of possibility and prospect for the future of g

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On the first day of SALTEX 2018, Sherriff Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, was announced as the winner of the second, annual SALTEX Innovation Award.

Established at the show in 2017, the SALTEX Innovation Award was created to encourage

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Plan your visit to SALTEX 2018

The countdown is on to Europe’s largest annual turf management event and here is a reminder of everything you need to know ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

Firstly…

1. Register for FREE to get

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Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be celebratin

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"unless you ar a ltd co it will be hard to do anything it maybe that the other person has been on the go longer than you which could turn the table "
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, this is the nub of the issue for many of us I feel. I am not gardening for people where I could only access their garden through their house, but we are not only for the most part working alone, but also we are often working for the elderly or…"
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Quite. And they will go out exercising their dogs with other dog walkers in little parks etc, or jogging along narrow pavements passing close by to other people. In fact, regarding supermarkets, Tesco goes to all the trouble of a billion markers and…"
3 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"You must make your own choice but for what it's worth I think that you are fine to work as a sole gardener. Clearly you have been put off by panicky people who have nothing better to do than interfere and act as virus police, but you are perfectly l…"
3 hours ago
Mark Thomson replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Hi Claire here is a link to Martin Lewis who explains it in details what the self employed can do and he makes it very clear if you can continue working in your trade not a different entity you can claim the grant if you receive the letter from the…"
4 hours ago
Billybop replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"probably not much you can do without running up legal costs that you might lose sadly. maybe contact the person who stole your design and threaten them. but would that really achieve anything, there are a lot of unscrupulous feral scum bags around.…"
5 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I think think the HX might be a bit overkill for my domestic customers lawns, but I like the look of the VK."
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I think it is such a massive bureaucratic undertaking to pay the five million self-employed, that to have to correspond back and forth and to have to calculate and negotiate a figure for each person based on every individuals current up and down act…"
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I only ever use mulching mowers. Mine are both ride on mulchers. But the advice I would give is to buy a mulching mower with as deep [tall] a deck as you can find. 
The Stiga PWX 740 is a great mulching mower, but I have just fitted a mulching kit o…"
8 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"It really doesn't seem right to make a profit out of this............. I'd hope they'd have a rethink on it so that people can't claim the 80% if for example, they've only lost 10% of their work............... I think that's how I  understand it. "
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"The point that the Chancellor made when he announced the help for the self-employed was that any money given to us has to be included in our accounts. So the grant is taxable. It is not just free extra money on top of our turnover and net profits. I…"
9 hours ago
H Webster replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I feel safe in the open air. Still working. Only two customers cancelled so far which I totally understand, it is their call.  Gate open for me, they are safely indoors, call mobile if need to talk and all the other precautions I can think of. In th…"
9 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"No Chris, the VK is a very much lighter, semi domestic machine at 1/3 of the price of the HX, which has a blade brake, hydrostatic drive, no side shute and very much a commercial heavywieght.
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9 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"The mat is pop riveted onto the machine and 'brushes' the clippings into the grass. It also acts as a safety feature to stop debris flying out of the rear.  Taking it off would probably invalidate your insurance if the worst happened. Stripes are go…"
9 hours ago
Paul replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes it is an option to claim even when working. Actually, the government seem to be encouraging continued work if it can be done safely.
As for me, my workload has dramatically been affected (being in property maintenance/handyman = more risk of con…"
9 hours ago
GaryRK replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, recent clarifications allow an employee / self employed person to work elsewhere ( must be another entity) to allow them to top up... and earn more ?
Is it morally correct and/or open to abuse - your call !"
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Stolen Logo

Few weeks ago i had a call from West Sussex Police asking if i had a white Transit as it had been used in a crime. I was shocked as i have never been to West SussexI forgot about it until now where i thought id google myself, we all do that right?…

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2 Replies · Reply by David Benson 2 hours ago

Mulching Mowers

Thought about buying one last year but might buy one this year with the current situation, do any dedicated mulching mowers produce a stripe on the lawn because I dont like the tram line finish a four wheel mower leave. I've ordered a mulching plug…

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10 Replies · Reply by Chris 8 hours ago