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1 Fever Pitch The eyes of the rugby world will be on England and Wales as the two nations host the Rugby World Cup later this year. Clubs up and down the country will be holding special events to ensure fans don t have to be at the matches to enjoy the atmosphere. Nurture maintains The Stoop, home of Harlequins RFC, whose fast-paced attacking play is so admired. Harlequins style is best suited to a firm and dry surface and over the summer Nurture is reconstructing the pitch in the biggest pitch improvement project ever undertaken by the club. The current playing surface is being stripped and 4,420 meters of new main and secondary drainage installed along with 250 tonnes of sports sand dressing applied to improve water infiltration rates. The first game will be a sponsor s day on the 19th August kicking off a very busy calendar of World Cup events, including hosting the Premiership Rugby 7s final, Fiji vs Canada International, Defence Force World Cup along with a host of other events including the usual Rugby Premiership/European fixtures. Nick Ebelthite, Nurture Contracts Manager, commented: It s a huge responsibility with a very tight dead line ahead of a very important year for Harlequins and we re pleased everything is on schedule. We are reseeding with a specific mix of five species of lolium prenne (perennial rye-grass) which is a hard-wearing species specifically cultivated to germinate when temperatures fall as low as 3, so it s ideal for winter sports. Josh Hits the Heights Only the best can hold down a fulltime job while training to be an elite athlete. And only the brave would step into a canvas ring with an opponent waiting to knock you right out again. Nurture s Josh Quailey has these two qualities in spades as he seeks a place in England s boxing development team and the prospect of Olympic glory. I really enjoy working at Nurture and am grateful for the support of colleagues and clients. I hope that I can do them proud during my career. Super-heavyweight Josh has racked up a string of accolades during his career. He progressed from the Midlands title to securing a Silver Medal in the Three Nations championship and is now ranked number three in the UK. Twilight Challenge Takes Off Farnborough Business Park is home to a multitude of national and international companies and adjacent to TAG Farnborough Airport, which hosts the world renowned airshow. Nurture provides a full time grounds maintenance at the park which looks as good from the air as it does on the ground. team of six joined 200 other competitors to experience life in the fast lane and see the normally hidden side of the airport. It was also an opportunity to see a new angle on the business park and support a very worthy charity. Members of the Nurture team Once a year the jets make way for new arrivals participants in the Twilight Runway Challenge. Entrants can run, walk, cycle, skip, hop or skate from 3 10km, all in aid of The Community Matters Partnership Project. Any means of propulsion is allowed and the course is suitable for wheelchairs and even skateboards. Nurture s Inspire Us! Graeme Bowerbank, Harlequins Head of Rugby Operations, said: The renovations to The Stoop pitch have been dramatic and as a result, the pitch looks fantastic. The new drainage and surface upgrades will allow our squad to play the fast tempo game that they are famed for. On behalf of everyone at Harlequins, I would like to thank Nurture Landscapes for their hard work throughout the off season. The Harlequins squad are really excited about the coming season and playing on the new surface. We hope that you enjoyed this newsletter and discovered something new about Nurture. If you want to know more about us, or have any news you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Nurture Landscapes Ltd Nursery Court, London Road Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6LQ Tel: Fax: Follow us on Twitter Nurture at a glance 344 EMPLOYEES 149 MOBILE TEAMS 24 STATIC SITES 25 DEPOTS nurturenews Welcome Welcome to the latest edition of Nurture News. The last few months have been especially busy with the roll-out of seasonal basket changes so our clients premises stand out wherever they are. We remain true to our sustainability principles by recycling redundant flowers, bedding and green waste into compost. Along with our electric vehicles and other energyefficient measures this helps to protect the Earth s resources. We are always seeking ways to improve our service and will shortly be launching our new website. Nurture has expanded considerably in recent years and the new website will better reflect the breadth of expertise across the company. In the meantime there are lots of ways to keep in touch, from site or mobile staff to our increased digital presence on Twitter. If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear from you. Peter Fane Managing Director Around the World Nurture spares no effort to keep clients happy and would go to the ends of the Earth if necessary. This Summer staff have been around the world, or at least travelled the equivalent distance, some 39,000km. The Summer refresh of hanging baskets is a mammoth exercise involving seven teams over a six week period. Two teams cover the South with the remaining five operating across the North. More than 900 sites were visited to replace and install 12,000 units including baskets, barrels, mangers and window boxes. The teams travelled to hotels, council buildings, shopping centres and commercial offices, with the majority being installed at pubs belonging to Spirit Pub Company. No two sites are the same, with different combinations for each. The exercise involves extensive coordination, from collecting the required plants from Nurture s nursery in the north of England to ensuring the replacement slot is convenient for the client. Nicola Pegg, Purchasing Executive for Spirit, said: Since the contract was put in place 18 months ago, the relationship has gone from strength to strength with key strategies put in place to ensure Spirit Pub Company have market-leading external visuals. Individual two-person teams visited around eight sites a day, from Northampton to Aberdeen in the North and across Kent to Cornwall in the South. Once installed Nurture returns on a regular basis to feed, water and dead head, ensuring that external planting oozes kerb appeal at all times. As part of Nurture s commitment to sustainability all redundant baskets and bedding are returned to the nursery and shredded before recycling into compost.

2 Waste Not, Want Not As every gardener knows, collecting and disposing of clippings is a job in itself. It is not a task that concerns Nurture s clients since removing cuttings is all part of the service. We are committed to recycling and reusing material wherever possible so we ensure our clients waste does not go to waste. Nurture is a licensed waste carrier and transports all grass and hedge cuttings, used bedding from baskets and troughs along with Christmas trees to waste pens at our various depots. After rotting down for a few months the material is first shredded and then screened in a rotating drum. The resulting compost is then ready for spreading or re-use across the business, providing valuable nutrients to growing plants. The process is extremely efficient, with around 120m³ of waste producing 100m³ of compost. Larger clients such as Chiswick Park also maintain waste bins to produce compost on site. Investing Reaps Rewards Nurture s presence in Scotland is continuing to expand with the opening of new depots in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and purchase of plant and machinery ahead of the winter gritting season. This investment in resources has followed the award of a major contract on behalf of JLL. Working in partnership with EEG, Nurture is delivering grounds maintenance and winter gritting / snow clearance to 60 sites throughout Scotland. The portfolio comprises retail and business parks, many of which will be open into the evening and at weekends. Nurture will be working seven days a week to maintain a tidy, attractive and safe environment for occupiers and visitors. Helping Hands at the Hospital Corporate social responsibility contributing to the community in which you live or operate is as important for our clients as it is to Nurture. The head office of the National House Building Council (NHBC) is maintained by Nurture. NHBC staff support Milton Keynes hospital which treats around 20,000 elective patients and 200,000 outpatients annually. Nurture joined NHBC personnel on a community day at the hospital to improve the outside space for patients on Ward 15. Volunteers weeded and cleared the courtyard garden and installed new mixed bedding donated by Nurture. The team will be back in November to make the garden ready for winter. Douglas Jardine, Nurture Scottish Director said: The contract creates opportunities for our staff to shine and we have also recruited new personnel in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dumfries & Galloway. Nurture now delivers throughout Scotland with over 100 directly employed staff from a number of regional depots so we are firmly established across the region. The NHBC said: Can you also pass on my thanks to Chris and James from Nurture, who not only cut back bushes and sprayed the weeds, but were also on hand to identify some plants. The bedding plants that were provided look lovely and add a splash of beautiful colour.

3 Fever Pitch The eyes of the rugby world will be on England and Wales as the two nations host the Rugby World Cup later this year. Clubs up and down the country will be holding special events to ensure fans don t have to be at the matches to enjoy the atmosphere. Nurture maintains The Stoop, home of Harlequins RFC, whose fast-paced attacking play is so admired. Harlequins style is best suited to a firm and dry surface and over the summer Nurture is reconstructing the pitch in the biggest pitch improvement project ever undertaken by the club. The current playing surface is being stripped and 4,420 meters of new main and secondary drainage installed along with 250 tonnes of sports sand dressing applied to improve water infiltration rates. The first game will be a sponsor s day on the 19th August kicking off a very busy calendar of World Cup events, including hosting the Premiership Rugby 7s final, Fiji vs Canada International, Defence Force World Cup along with a host of other events including the usual Rugby Premiership/European fixtures. Nick Ebelthite, Nurture Contracts Manager, commented: It s a huge responsibility with a very tight dead line ahead of a very important year for Harlequins and we re pleased everything is on schedule. We are reseeding with a specific mix of five species of lolium prenne (perennial rye-grass) which is a hard-wearing species specifically cultivated to germinate when temperatures fall as low as 3, so it s ideal for winter sports. Josh Hits the Heights Only the best can hold down a fulltime job while training to be an elite athlete. And only the brave would step into a canvas ring with an opponent waiting to knock you right out again. Nurture s Josh Quailey has these two qualities in spades as he seeks a place in England s boxing development team and the prospect of Olympic glory. I really enjoy working at Nurture and am grateful for the support of colleagues and clients. I hope that I can do them proud during my career. Super-heavyweight Josh has racked up a string of accolades during his career. He progressed from the Midlands title to securing a Silver Medal in the Three Nations championship and is now ranked number three in the UK. Twilight Challenge Takes Off Farnborough Business Park is home to a multitude of national and international companies and adjacent to TAG Farnborough Airport, which hosts the world renowned airshow. Nurture provides a full time grounds maintenance at the park which looks as good from the air as it does on the ground. team of six joined 200 other competitors to experience life in the fast lane and see the normally hidden side of the airport. It was also an opportunity to see a new angle on the business park and support a very worthy charity. Members of the Nurture team Once a year the jets make way for new arrivals participants in the Twilight Runway Challenge. Entrants can run, walk, cycle, skip, hop or skate from 3 10km, all in aid of The Community Matters Partnership Project. Any means of propulsion is allowed and the course is suitable for wheelchairs and even skateboards. Nurture s Inspire Us! Graeme Bowerbank, Harlequins Head of Rugby Operations, said: The renovations to The Stoop pitch have been dramatic and as a result, the pitch looks fantastic. The new drainage and surface upgrades will allow our squad to play the fast tempo game that they are famed for. On behalf of everyone at Harlequins, I would like to thank Nurture Landscapes for their hard work throughout the off season. The Harlequins squad are really excited about the coming season and playing on the new surface. We hope that you enjoyed this newsletter and discovered something new about Nurture. If you want to know more about us, or have any news you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Nurture Landscapes Ltd Nursery Court, London Road Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6LQ Tel: Fax: Follow us on Twitter Nurture at a glance 344 EMPLOYEES 149 MOBILE TEAMS 24 STATIC SITES 25 DEPOTS nurturenews Welcome Welcome to the latest edition of Nurture News. The last few months have been especially busy with the roll-out of seasonal basket changes so our clients premises stand out wherever they are. We remain true to our sustainability principles by recycling redundant flowers, bedding and green waste into compost. Along with our electric vehicles and other energyefficient measures this helps to protect the Earth s resources. We are always seeking ways to improve our service and will shortly be launching our new website. Nurture has expanded considerably in recent years and the new website will better reflect the breadth of expertise across the company. In the meantime there are lots of ways to keep in touch, from site or mobile staff to our increased digital presence on Twitter. If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear from you. Peter Fane Managing Director Around the World Nurture spares no effort to keep clients happy and would go to the ends of the Earth if necessary. This Summer staff have been around the world, or at least travelled the equivalent distance, some 39,000km. The Summer refresh of hanging baskets is a mammoth exercise involving seven teams over a six week period. Two teams cover the South with the remaining five operating across the North. More than 900 sites were visited to replace and install 12,000 units including baskets, barrels, mangers and window boxes. The teams travelled to hotels, council buildings, shopping centres and commercial offices, with the majority being installed at pubs belonging to Spirit Pub Company. No two sites are the same, with different combinations for each. The exercise involves extensive coordination, from collecting the required plants from Nurture s nursery in the north of England to ensuring the replacement slot is convenient for the client. Nicola Pegg, Purchasing Executive for Spirit, said: Since the contract was put in place 18 months ago, the relationship has gone from strength to strength with key strategies put in place to ensure Spirit Pub Company have market-leading external visuals. Individual two-person teams visited around eight sites a day, from Northampton to Aberdeen in the North and across Kent to Cornwall in the South. Once installed Nurture returns on a regular basis to feed, water and dead head, ensuring that external planting oozes kerb appeal at all times. As part of Nurture s commitment to sustainability all redundant baskets and bedding are returned to the nursery and shredded before recycling into compost.

4 Reflecting the Past Nurture has sensitively resited the memorial and poppy seeds will be sown at the new location to provide an enduring memory and legacy of the past. As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Nurture has been helping to ensure the military past of a former airfield is not forgotten. Operated by the Fleet Air Arm, HMS (instead of RAF) Ringtail was built during WW2 to train and accommodate naval air squadrons attached to the aircraft carriers based in Liverpool. The base was discontinued in 1957 and the land subject to numerous uses before being considered for redevelopment. In 2004 a memorial to all who served at Ringtail was unveiled and is the focus of a Remembrance Day service each year. Nurture has sensitively resited the memorial and poppy seeds will be sown at the new location to provide an enduring memory and legacy of the past. Nurture helped secure planning permission for retail use by providing a design and build scheme for all hard and soft landscaping. The park is being developed by Bentley Investments Inc and E H Booth who will be opening a supermarket which is designed to resemble a hangar. Other aspects of the park will also reflect the aviation heritage.

5 Exhibition Builds New Contacts Nurture has enjoyed considerable success during the last few years due to organic growth and acquisition with many new clients secured on the basis of recommendation. Part of the next stage of Nurture s strategic development is to introduce the company to clients in areas where the company is less well known. What better event to showcase the breadth of expertise than the Facilities Show in the Excel Centre in London where Nurture booked a stand for the first time. Simon Blackley, Nurture Sales Director commented: We re immensely proud of the work we do for our clients and the Facilities Show is a great shop window to display our capabilities. Exhibiting at the show is a significant investment but we are confident that the quality of inquiries will lead to new clients across the UK. Considered to be the premier event in the maintenance industry calendar, the show attracts 100,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors. Nurture was delighted to see many current clients and discuss potential opportunities with many new contacts. Passport to Success Passion and commitment are in the DNA of Nurture s staff. The same dedication applied to their work can be found in pursuing sporting ambitions. And some sporting disciplines require excellence not just in one event, but several. When he s not looking after clients in the Midlands, Contracts Manager Martin Jolly can be found in the pool, on a bike, running or coaching others. Martin is training for the Triathlon World Series Grand Final in Chicago based around Monroe Harbor which takes place in mid-september. Martin qualified to represent Great Britain in his age group of at sprint distance comprising a 750m open water swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. I am incredibly proud to qualify to represent my country and grateful for the fantastic support that Nurture has shown to me. Enjoy-Tomorrow at Chiswick Park Sustainability and corporate social responsibility is taken very seriously at Chiswick Park. Businesses and employees on the park contribute to a number of initiatives to make the world a better place, from eliminating waste to landfill to collecting rainwater from the roofs to irrigate plants. Nurture works closely with park management to inspire the next generation of workers by engaging with local schools. Over two days in June more than 130 children came to the park to learn about biodiversity and sustainability and how these concepts are put into action. During the hands-on sessions children reused waste items to create mini-beast hotels for the park s birds and hedgehogs. Banana skins and apple cores from lunch were taken to the 100,000 worms in the wormery to be devoured and turned into compost. The children left a permanent reminder of their visit by planting perennials in the wild flower meadow.

6 Fever Pitch The eyes of the rugby world will be on England and Wales as the two nations host the Rugby World Cup later this year. Clubs up and down the country will be holding special events to ensure fans don t have to be at the matches to enjoy the atmosphere. Nurture maintains The Stoop, home of Harlequins RFC, whose fast-paced attacking play is so admired. Harlequins style is best suited to a firm and dry surface and over the summer Nurture is reconstructing the pitch in the biggest pitch improvement project ever undertaken by the club. The current playing surface is being stripped and 4,420 meters of new main and secondary drainage installed along with 250 tonnes of sports sand dressing applied to improve water infiltration rates. The first game will be a sponsor s day on the 19th August kicking off a very busy calendar of World Cup events, including hosting the Premiership Rugby 7s final, Fiji vs Canada International, Defence Force World Cup along with a host of other events including the usual Rugby Premiership/European fixtures. Nick Ebelthite, Nurture Contracts Manager, commented: It s a huge responsibility with a very tight dead line ahead of a very important year for Harlequins and we re pleased everything is on schedule. We are reseeding with a specific mix of five species of lolium prenne (perennial rye-grass) which is a hard-wearing species specifically cultivated to germinate when temperatures fall as low as 3, so it s ideal for winter sports. Josh Hits the Heights Only the best can hold down a fulltime job while training to be an elite athlete. And only the brave would step into a canvas ring with an opponent waiting to knock you right out again. Nurture s Josh Quailey has these two qualities in spades as he seeks a place in England s boxing development team and the prospect of Olympic glory. I really enjoy working at Nurture and am grateful for the support of colleagues and clients. I hope that I can do them proud during my career. Super-heavyweight Josh has racked up a string of accolades during his career. He progressed from the Midlands title to securing a Silver Medal in the Three Nations championship and is now ranked number three in the UK. Twilight Challenge Takes Off Farnborough Business Park is home to a multitude of national and international companies and adjacent to TAG Farnborough Airport, which hosts the world renowned airshow. Nurture provides a full time grounds maintenance at the park which looks as good from the air as it does on the ground. team of six joined 200 other competitors to experience life in the fast lane and see the normally hidden side of the airport. It was also an opportunity to see a new angle on the business park and support a very worthy charity. Members of the Nurture team Once a year the jets make way for new arrivals participants in the Twilight Runway Challenge. Entrants can run, walk, cycle, skip, hop or skate from 3 10km, all in aid of The Community Matters Partnership Project. Any means of propulsion is allowed and the course is suitable for wheelchairs and even skateboards. Nurture s Inspire Us! Graeme Bowerbank, Harlequins Head of Rugby Operations, said: The renovations to The Stoop pitch have been dramatic and as a result, the pitch looks fantastic. The new drainage and surface upgrades will allow our squad to play the fast tempo game that they are famed for. On behalf of everyone at Harlequins, I would like to thank Nurture Landscapes for their hard work throughout the off season. The Harlequins squad are really excited about the coming season and playing on the new surface. We hope that you enjoyed this newsletter and discovered something new about Nurture. If you want to know more about us, or have any news you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Nurture Landscapes Ltd Nursery Court, London Road Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6LQ Tel: Fax: Follow us on Twitter Nurture at a glance 344 EMPLOYEES 149 MOBILE TEAMS 24 STATIC SITES 25 DEPOTS nurturenews Welcome Welcome to the latest edition of Nurture News. The last few months have been especially busy with the roll-out of seasonal basket changes so our clients premises stand out wherever they are. We remain true to our sustainability principles by recycling redundant flowers, bedding and green waste into compost. Along with our electric vehicles and other energyefficient measures this helps to protect the Earth s resources. We are always seeking ways to improve our service and will shortly be launching our new website. Nurture has expanded considerably in recent years and the new website will better reflect the breadth of expertise across the company. In the meantime there are lots of ways to keep in touch, from site or mobile staff to our increased digital presence on Twitter. If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear from you. Peter Fane Managing Director Around the World Nurture spares no effort to keep clients happy and would go to the ends of the Earth if necessary. This Summer staff have been around the world, or at least travelled the equivalent distance, some 39,000km. The Summer refresh of hanging baskets is a mammoth exercise involving seven teams over a six week period. Two teams cover the South with the remaining five operating across the North. More than 900 sites were visited to replace and install 12,000 units including baskets, barrels, mangers and window boxes. The teams travelled to hotels, council buildings, shopping centres and commercial offices, with the majority being installed at pubs belonging to Spirit Pub Company. No two sites are the same, with different combinations for each. The exercise involves extensive coordination, from collecting the required plants from Nurture s nursery in the north of England to ensuring the replacement slot is convenient for the client. Nicola Pegg, Purchasing Executive for Spirit, said: Since the contract was put in place 18 months ago, the relationship has gone from strength to strength with key strategies put in place to ensure Spirit Pub Company have market-leading external visuals. Individual two-person teams visited around eight sites a day, from Northampton to Aberdeen in the North and across Kent to Cornwall in the South. Once installed Nurture returns on a regular basis to feed, water and dead head, ensuring that external planting oozes kerb appeal at all times. As part of Nurture s commitment to sustainability all redundant baskets and bedding are returned to the nursery and shredded before recycling into compost.