LJN Blog Posts

PRO Supplier

Europe’s largest annual turf show is set to educate, enthral and entertain…

With 4 dedicated theatres, 53 unique seminars, 104 confirmed high-profile speakers and many key issues to be explored - Learning LIVE, SALTEX 2016’s FREE-to-attend educational programme, is undisputedly the place to be when the doors open at the NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 November.

A number of TV and radio personalities will be playing an integral role in the Learning LIVE programme and SALTEX will be the ideal opportunity to meet, see and hear from the likes of Darren Gough - former professional England cricketer and talkSPORT presenter; Barrie McDermott - former professional Rugby League player and Sky Sports pundit; Mark Saggers - journalist and talkSPORT presenter and Mark Clemmit - BBC presenter (The Football League Show)

A multitude of head groundsmen will be taking to the stage from top sports teams including Arsenal FC; Liverpool FC; Durham CCC; West Ham Utd FC; Sussex CCC; Tottenham Hotspur FC; Glamorgan CCC; Glasgow Rangers FC, Watford FC and Columbus Crew SC from US Major League Soccer.

Key personnel from world-class sporting venues such as Wimbledon (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club); PGA Centenary Course – Gleneagles; Wembley Stadium; Stade de France; Parc des Princes; Twickenham Stadium and BT Murrayfield will be offering fantastic insights into what it takes to work at some of the world’s most iconic venues.

Representatives from major national governing bodies of sport including Sport England; the FA; Sport Scotland; the SFA; Scottish Rugby; the ECB; the RFU; the RFL and the Racecourse Association will be revealing the latest sports facility plans and funding developments in their respective sports.

Learning LIVE will not only help delegates gain knowledge from some of the industry’s leading experts but it will also prove to be a unique opportunity to gain more clarification on topical issues surrounding the industry. In particular - the health fears raised over the use of rubber crumb infill in 3G artificial sports pitches. To shed more light on this, Professor Andrew Thorley - lecturer in Lung Cell Biology at the Imperial College in London will be on hand to offer his expertise and reveal what kind of research is currently being undertaken.

Elsewhere within the programme, visitors will have the opportunity to air their views and concerns regarding what impact leaving the European Union will have on the industry. In an organised panel debate, the implications of Brexit will be discussed and panel members will actively encourage questions from the audience.

Visitors to Learning LIVE will also be able to discuss current issues primarily concerned with weed, pest and disease control through the popular Amenity Forum Question Time. Chaired by John Moverley, this event could be of particular benefit to those wishing to be updated on the most recent banned substances such as carbendazim.

Elsewhere in the show, visitors are encouraged to bring in their soil samples to the Pathology & Soil Science LIVE feature, where renowned turf consultant Alex Vickers and MD of the Turf Disease Centre Kate Entwistle will be on hand at the IOG Hub (stand C180) to offer advice on its condition. During this new feature, Alex and Kate will also be displaying short video clips on fungi and plant parasitic nematodes in greater detail.

Other new SALTEX features include the return of outdoor machinery demonstrations on the grass area outside Halls 6,7 and 8, the Young Groundsmen’s Conference sessions in Theatre 3 plus the much anticipated national SALTEX College Cup competition for registered students at land-based colleges.

The full programme of SALTEX events will be regularly updated via www.iogsaltex.com.

Visitor registration to SALTEX 2016 is free. To confirm your attendance visit www.iogsaltex.com

Follow SALTEX on Twitter @IOG_SALTEX and Facebook – www.facebook.com/IOGSALTEX

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

Join Landscape Juice Network

Highlighted blog posts

Open forum activity

Scott H replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"I was charged circa £800 for monthly payroll 2 staff and end of year accounts. Bookkeeping stayed in house so we had a full set of books to send off at year end.
Problems started when we made mistakes with expense categories, also found time was get…"
1 hour ago
Graham Taylor replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Years ago, I had to plant a load of 1 year old, bare-rooted saplings.  I remember digging a hole, carefully placing it in the hole etc. The old boy I was with just made a slit in the ground with the spade, dropped the roots in and closed the slit up…"
11 hours ago
PAULS LAWNS updated their profile photo
12 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"I've planted lots of trees and genrally bare root whips are easy to plant in good conditions.  However, I have always experinced a high loss rate with Birch which doesn't make a lot of sense as Birch is one of the pioneer speices.  This could be dow…"
12 hours ago
dan replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"would like to think they bare root -- which would make a huge difference -- with this cold and expected more cold - bare root should be available another month maybe 
you could plant bare root very fast depending on the situ but might have an expect…"
12 hours ago
Laurence Smith and Tony Smith joined Landscape Juice Network
13 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Most accountants will charge per payslip so I pay around £15 per slip (£60a month  per person if weekly) or £15 per person monthly pay  I offer fortnightly or monthly pay 
end of year accounts £1200-£1500 
can get cheaper accountants but I’m happy w…"
13 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Agreed we are closer to £800.00 but we do the vat and use xero to make their life’s easier! Payroll is very simple for us as well..."
14 hours ago
Ian Bridgford replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Thanks All,
Kieran, when you say if they are spot bed, walk away from it, is that because the raking out/cutting out would loosen all the slabs that are not loose?
 "
14 hours ago
Kieran Ray replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"My approach would be to check how the slabs are laid first, if spot bed, you may as well just walk away now. 
if they have been laid p[roperly on a full bed I would chase the joints as bgood as possible with a mortar rakeing blade on a disc cutter,…"
14 hours ago
bernie reddington replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"I have only used Xero not QB & it is working really well for me as well. I use it with Jobber & Receipt Bank & I love how they all link up. Works really well. The only thing I don't like about Xero is the lack of colours, blue & white only as oppose…"
15 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Darren Walters's discussion Jobber users - Quickbooks vs Xero update?
"Xero is excellent for us! makes my life so much easier when it comes to the numbers side of the business. "
15 hours ago
Matt Johnson replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"i would certainly use a disc cutter or similar. you'll be there for a mind numbingly long time doing it with a hammer and bolster. JUst make sure to stock up on PPE 
 "
15 hours ago
Chris Roberts replied to Roy Parker's discussion cost of accountants
"Depends how much you get them to do. You could do some things yourself like payroll and VAT that would keep the cost down. But whatever way for a ltd company i'ts going to be around £1000pa . Some people will undoubtedly get it cheaper but I think t…"
16 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Raises a number of questions;

Are you under B.S. in the specification for planting?
Access - easy/hard ?
Are they rootballs or containerised ?
What's the lie of the land - can you use an auger or planning to manually dig ?
OM/Mulch/Feed included ?…"
17 hours ago
Roy Parker posted a discussion
can any give me a rough idea of they accountants fees for payrol and end of year accounts for ltd company  
17 hours ago
More…