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Published: 3rd April 2020

David Domoney takes on role of Patron for Greenfingers Charity

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TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron. The role will see David support the charity’s work in building magical and therapeutic gardens for life-limited children in hospices across the country. David has been a great…

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Published: 3rd April 2020

David Domoney takes on role of Patron for Greenfingers Charity

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron. The role will see David support the charity’s work in building magical and therapeutic gardens for life-limited children in hospices across the country. David has been a great…

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Published: 3rd April 2020

MAG Interactive appoints technical lead to build on success of smash-hit game Wordzee

Midnight Communications

Experienced Technical Lead Wes Clarke has joined MAG Interactive in Brighton to provide a ’turbo boost’ to the team behind hit game Wordzee.   With almost 20 years in the games industry, Clarke joins the team from Berlin games studio Voodoo.   His appointment will build on the success of MAG…

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Published: 2nd April 2020

New generation of green lawncare products help gardeners to wave goodbye to chemicals

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Pioneering seed blends and natural lawn treatments are readily available online for home delivery, helping gardeners to beat the nationwide shutdown of garden centres Despite the nationwide closure of garden centres due to the Coronavirus pandemic, gardeners isolating at home are being helped to

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Published: 2nd April 2020

New generation of green lawncare products help gardeners to wave goodbye to chemicals

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Pioneering seed blends and natural lawn treatments are readily available online for home delivery, helping gardeners to beat the nationwide shutdown of garden centres Despite the nationwide closure of garden centres due to the Coronavirus pandemic, gardeners isolating at home are being helped to

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Published: 1st April 2020

Gore Street Energy Fund’s 10MW battery goes live on the Origami technology platform

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Origami’s intelligent technology enables energy companies to enhance financial returns London, 01 April 2020 – Origami, a leading technology developer for energy companies, has announced the latest grid-scale battery storage project to use its smart technology is now operational. The 10MW…

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Published: 1st April 2020

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN: Leadership in challenging times

Redbrick Communications

A Joint Statement from IQ President Phil Redmond and IQ Chairman Martin Riley As we write this column, all of us are experiencing or expect to experience significant disruptions to both our daily and working lives, regardless of where we live and work across the globe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: 1st April 2020

SKILLS WHEEL: How Can Mentors Help Shape Quarrying’s Future?

Redbrick Communications

Understanding what differentiates a mentor from a coach is key to unlocking the latent resource that lies buried within the existing mineral products workforce. That’s according to Julian Smallshaw, Head of Education and Standards at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). The Institute of Quarrying is…

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Published: 30th March 2020

Gardening is deemed ‘critically important’ to physical and mental health during #stayathome

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

With the nation currently isolating in their homes and facilities shut down, we have little choice but to try and enjoy this enforced staycation. Maintaining mental and physical wellbeing during this time will be of paramount importance as so many areas of our lives feel very much out of our…

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Published: 30th March 2020

LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

LifestyleGarden®, the pioneer of the ground breaking DuraOcean® chair and stunning outdoor furniture ranges backed by an environmental and sustainable business agenda, has taken steps to ensure that extensive stock of its leading product portfolio is readily available to its customers including

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Published: 30th March 2020

LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

LifestyleGarden®, the pioneer of the ground breaking DuraOcean® chair and stunning outdoor furniture ranges backed by an environmental and sustainable business agenda, has taken steps to ensure that extensive stock of its leading product portfolio is readily available to its customers including

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Published: 27th March 2020

New App Can Make Life Easier for Vets in Lockdown

Catapult PR

UK vets struggling to find ways to deliver veterinary care to their clients’ dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to sign up and take advantage of a new App that can make their life much easier. PetPanion, devised by Koko the Labrador, is a solution that makes not…

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Published: 26th March 2020

New App Offers Pet Owners Virtual Veterinary Care Benefits

Catapult PR

Ahead of Pet Month 2020 (April 1-30) and amid coronavirus lockdown, a new App is coming to the rescue of loving dog and cat owners requiring veterinary care at a different veterinary clinic from where their pet’s medical history is kept, or from an online or mobile vet. PetPanion is the brainchild…

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Published: 26th March 2020

Shutterbug sightseers scoop prizes in Arundel Castle’s competition

Midnight Communications

Arundel Castle in West Sussex has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, having received a record 154 entries this year. There were four categories up for grabs: Castle, Events, Gardens and Everything Else. Ross Holmes, from Newbury, snapped up the top spot in the ‘Castle�…

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Published: 26th March 2020

How Primeur’s charity partnerships are making a difference

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In the current climate, we are always looking for a good news story to lift our spirits and what is better than giving back to charity and community?  One company that is doing just that is Primeur – the brand behind the game changing ECO Garden and Mighty Mats collections. From raffles to…

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Published: 26th March 2020

How Primeur’s charity partnerships are making a difference

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

In the current climate, we are always looking for a good news story to lift our spirits and what is better than giving back to charity and community?  One company that is doing just that is Primeur – the brand behind the game changing ECO Garden and Mighty Mats collections. From raffles to…

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Published: 26th March 2020

How the humble houseplant became the garden industry’s fastest growth category

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

It’s official: - 2019 was the year of the houseplant according to the GCA’s Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Last year, the houseplant sector saw the biggest increase in sales at garden centres across the country with an increase of 17.6% compared to 2018.  It is estimated that the millennial…

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Published: 26th March 2020

Put your best foot forward with Primeur’s eco-friendly recycled rubber stepping stones

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

One small step for gardeners, one giant leap for the environment! The days of trips, slips and muddy shoes are long gone, thanks to Primeur’s Recycled Rubber Stepping Stone Collection. Now, crossing a soggy lawn or veg patch will no longer entail negotiating an assault course because rubber…

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Published: 26th March 2020

Put your best foot forward with Primeur’s eco-friendly recycled rubber stepping stones

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

One small step for gardeners, one giant leap for the environment! The days of trips, slips and muddy shoes are long gone, thanks to Primeur’s Recycled Rubber Stepping Stone Collection. Now, crossing a soggy lawn or veg patch will no longer entail negotiating an assault course because rubber…

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Published: 26th March 2020

Brits Keen to Master the Skill of Cooking With Wood

Catapult PR

A UK-based pizza oven supplier is seeing an increase in enquiries for its wood-fired garden ovens, as stay-at-home Brits start to plan out their time and look to learn new skills, including the art of wood fired cookery. The team at Valoriani UK introduced the wood fired oven to the English market…

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Published: 25th March 2020

Covid-19 Update: Frank Key Group Suspends Trading

Redbrick Communications

Frank Key Group announces that its network of five building supplies branches and 15 plant and tool hire branches will suspend trading until further notice, in an attempt to help control the spread of Covid-19. James Norton, Managing Director, Frank Key Group, says: “We believe suspending trading…

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Published: 25th March 2020

Logs Direct Explains How to Make Everything in the Garden Rosy

Catapult PR

The health situation in the UK has led to a surge of interest in gardens, with locked-down homeowners desperate to find productive things to do, whilst also creating a haven that can be their little oasis of joy amidst the unprecedented circumstances. To help homeowners, fuel specialist and garden…

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Published: 20th March 2020

Greenham Trust announces £250,000 Coronavirus Emergency Funding

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Today, Greenham Trust announced it has put in place £250,000 of emergency Coronavirus funding which is available to benefit local charitable and voluntary organisations who are supporting the elderly and vulnerable people through this crisis in West Berkshire and north Hampshire. Greenham Trust has…

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Published: 20th March 2020

Footwear Brand Launches Inspiring ‘In Your Shoes’ Initiative to Support Mental Health During Coronavirus

Catapult PR

Online designer shoe brand, Cocorose London, has developed an uplifting and positive response to the challenges set by coronavirus, adopting a customer-centric approach inspired by customers’ own reactions to a heartfelt blog that its owner, Janan Leo, posted on March 15. In that blog, Janan…

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Published: 20th March 2020

Footwear Brand Launches Inspiring ‘In Your Shoes’ Initiative to Support Mental Health During Coronavirus

Catapult PR

Online designer shoe brand, Cocorose London, has developed an uplifting and positive response to the challenges set by coronavirus, adopting a customer-centric approach inspired by customers’ own reactions to a heartfelt blog that its owner, Janan Leo, posted on March 15. In that blog, Janan…

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Published: 19th March 2020

The Vamps, Rick Astley, Sleeper, Becky Hill and More Join Supergrass, James and Belinda Carlisle at Splendour

Redbrick Communications

The line up for Splendour is taking shape, with an exciting list of new artists announced today (19 March 2020) to join the already confirmed Supergrass, James and Belinda Carlisle. Headlining the Confetti stage will be one of the most successful pop bands to come out of the UK in recent years. The…

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Published: 19th March 2020

Garden Re-Leaf Day 2020 celebrates another superb day of FUNdraising - plus, date confirmed for 2021 event

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 13th March may have fallen in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, but that didn’t dampen the FUNdraising spirits of Greenfingers supporters across the country.  The official ‘start to the season’ saw businesses and individuals come together to undertake a wide…

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Published: 19th March 2020

Garden Re-Leaf Day 2020 celebrates another superb day of FUNdraising. Plus, date confirmed for 2021 event

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 13th March may have fallen in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, but that didn’t dampen the FUNdraising spirits of Greenfingers supporters across the country.  The official ‘start to the season’ saw businesses and individuals come together to undertake a wide…

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Published: 18th March 2020

Virtually indestructible! Ultra-tough eco-friendly rubber borders set to transform UK gardens

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You’ll never want to use heavy, easily broken concrete border edging again! Installing edging to makeover flower and veg beds is set to become a breeze thanks to a new generation of virtually unbreakable rubber borders – and as they’re made from recycled tyres, these ultra-light border edges…

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Published: 18th March 2020

Virtually indestructible! Ultra-tough eco-friendly rubber borders set to transform UK gardens

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

You’ll never want to use heavy, easily broken concrete border edging again! Installing edging to makeover flower and veg beds is set to become a breeze thanks to a new generation of virtually unbreakable rubber borders – and as they’re made from recycled tyres, these ultra-light border edges…

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Published: 18th March 2020

Why sushi could be the key to eating healthily in a lockdown

Midnight Communications

Nutritionists urge families to switch away from burgers and unprocessed food As the UK prepares for lockdown, families are being told they can still eat healthily at home - by swapping unhealthy food for sushi. At a time when the public is being urged to observe social distancing, and with many…

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Published: 18th March 2020

Still growing strong! Johnsons Lawn Seed celebrates its 200th birthday

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UK’s oldest grass seed brand marks a milestone and unveils ground-breaking products Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s leading grass seed brand dedicated to supplying the finest quality lawn seed for the nation’s gardeners, is celebrating its 200th anniversary during 2020 – while taking the wraps

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Published: 18th March 2020

Still growing strong! Johnsons Lawn Seed celebrates its 200th birthday

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UK’s oldest grass seed brand marks a milestone and unveils ground-breaking products Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s leading grass seed brand dedicated to supplying the finest quality lawn seed for the nation’s gardeners, is celebrating its 200th anniversary during 2020 – while taking the wraps

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Published: 18th March 2020

'Best London Wine Shop’ comes to Teddington

NICKY SMITH PR

Award-winning London wine merchant, The Good Wine Shop, will open its fourth shop and wine bar today Wednesday 18th March in Teddington, South West London.  The new shop, which joins the existing stable of shops in Kew, Chiswick and Richmond Hill, will be located on Teddington High Street (on the…

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Published: 17th March 2020

Highlight Mum’s Star Quality This Mother’s Day

Catapult PR

If your mum has a heart of gold and is a true star in your eyes, you could treat her to the most comfortable trainers she is ever likely to own, from the Cocorose London ‘Hoxton’ range from British designer, Janan Leo. Cocorose has two stellar choices for those buying for mum right now �…

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Published: 17th March 2020

WEB COPY: Support for IQ members

Redbrick Communications

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to let you know about some of the ways we are supporting our members during these challenging times.  Our priority as an institution is the health and wellbeing of our staff, their families and our members. We have a comprehensive plan in…

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Published: 16th March 2020

MAG Interactive appoints BAFTA award-winning art director to Brighton studio

Midnight Communications

BAFTA award-winning games artist Jules Langran has joined mobile games company MAG Interactive as art director at its Brighton studio.  She left her previous role as art director at Plug-In, where she was part of the team that won a BAFTA Children’s Award in the Interactive: Adaptive category. �…

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Published: 12th March 2020

Unbreakable planters banish the problem of smashed pots to history – and save gardeners a fortune

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Award-winning Tierra Verde eco-friendly ­­planters made from recycled rubber are preventing thousands of old tyres from being dumped in landfill, too Gardeners rejoice! The days of containers toppling and smashing in gales, cracking after cold frosty nights or shattering when struck by a football…

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Published: 12th March 2020

Unbreakable planters banish the problem of smashed pots to history – and save gardeners a fortune

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Award-winning Tierra Verde eco-friendly ­­planters made from recycled rubber are preventing thousands of old tyres from being dumped in landfill, too Gardeners rejoice! The days of containers toppling and smashing in gales, cracking after cold frosty nights or shattering when struck by a football…

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Published: 12th March 2020

Johnsons Lawn Seed discovers the holy grail of lawncare – grass that doesn’t turn yellow due to dog urine damage

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Introducing Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance, the super-tough new grass seed that dog-owners would be barking mad not to try! It is a problem that has dogged lawn-owners for decades: manicured turf left scorched by beloved pets using grass as their toilet. Now, in a UK first, this bane of…

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Published: 12th March 2020

Johnsons Lawn Seed discovers the holy grail of lawncare – grass that doesn’t turn yellow due to dog urine damage

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

Introducing Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance, the super-tough new grass seed that dog-owners would be barking mad not to try! It is a problem that has dogged lawn-owners for decades: manicured turf left scorched by beloved pets using grass as their toilet. Now, in a UK first, this bane of…

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Published: 12th March 2020

Ahren Innovation Capital invests in Rockley Photonics

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London and Oxford, 12 March 2020 – Rockley Photonics is delighted to announce Ahren Innovation Capital as an investor. Ahren is an investment fund that focuses on transformational companies at the intersection of deep tech and deep science. Its four broad fields of activity include the brain and…

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Published: 10th March 2020

Stumped Landscaper Calls on Frank Key Tool & Plant Hire

Redbrick Communications

A garden landscaping business in Ossett, West Yorkshire called upon Frank Key Plant & Tool Hire in Wakefield to provide the tools capable of removing a stubborn tree stump from a property in Elsecar, south Yorkshire. SRM Landscaping & Construction needed to remove a large tree stump positioned…

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Published: 10th March 2020

80,000 tulips to bloom at Arundel Castle

Midnight Communications

Arundel Castle’s famous tulip display is set to return this April with 20,000 more blooms than ever before. The Annual Tulip Festival 2020 is expected to feature a record-breaking 80,000 flowers in over 180 named tulips. With brightly coloured borders, a tulip labyrinth, beautiful ‘Wedding�…

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Published: 10th March 2020

Innovation conference warns: 2020 should be a year of change

Midnight Communications

Over 100 senior decision makers from public and private organisations gathered at Ricardo’s impressive building in Shoreham last week for the second ‘Innovation’ conference organised by the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, in collaboration with Willmott Dixon, the Greater Brighton Economic

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Published: 9th March 2020

Rockley Photonics collaborates with Accton, TE and Molex to demonstrate a 25.6Tbps OptoASIC Switch System

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Pasadena, California, 10 March 2020 – Rockley Photonics, a leading developer/supplier of integrated photonic solutions, today announced that it is demonstrating its in-package-optics platform to select customers and development partners. Rockley has collaborated with Accton, Molex, TE Connectivity…

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Published: 9th March 2020

More names confirmed for GIMA Day Conference (19th March, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire)

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The annual GIMA Day Conference is fast approaching (19th March 2020), and with the latest names joining the agenda it is set to be a valuable day of learning and networking for both members and non-members.   The latest name confirmed for 19th March is Phil Pond, from Scarlet Opus, the leading…

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Published: 9th March 2020

Edward Street Quarter built with wellbeing in mind

Midnight Communications

Edward Street Quarter, the new neighbourhood coming to central Brighton, is being built with wellbeing at the heart of its design. The largely pedestrianised development will encourage healthier, safer and more resilient communities by providing spaces to relax, to get active and to socialise.

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Published: 9th March 2020

More names confirmed for the GIMA Day Conference (March 19th)

Hornby Whitefoot PR Limited

The annual GIMA Day Conference is fast approaching (19th March 2020), and with the latest names joining the agenda it is set to be a valuable day of learning and networking for both members and non-members.   The latest name confirmed for 19th March is Phil Pond, from Scarlet Opus, the leading…

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Published: 9th March 2020

Arundel Castle’s once-in-a-century spring clean

Midnight Communications

Each winter, the ancient Arundel Castle in West Sussex closes its gates to the public, but far from taking a rest, this tends to be an extremely busy period for the Castle team. Ahead of the Castle’s 2020 reopening on 01 April, major works have taken place on the Norman Keep, as well as the…

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