Our silky Rose Francesca headed off to The Futurescape Event at Kempton Racecourse last week, with our landscaping client Tracmaster. Gloriously sunny but cold, this insightful one-day show was organised by ProLandscaper magazine, a publication we work very closely with. FC with Thea Pitcher, Producer on ITV's Love Your Garden Show

A series of fascinating seminars were held on current industry trends and issues. Of particular interest to us was a seminar on social media led by marketer Ellie Murray, together with a panel which included Richard Bickler (Arbour Design), Liz Ackerley (Poppyhead Consultancy), Paul Baker (Holland Landscapes) and Angela Lambert from Q Lawns. As keen advocates of social media, we feel strongly that platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn offer an ideal (and extremely convenient) way for landscapers to connect with their customers and suppliers, and it was great to see that our enthusiasm is shared by the landscaping industry.

Great to catch up with Thea Pitcher, Associate Producer of ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ (pictured L-R: Francesca of ARPR and Thea Pitcher of Love Your Garden). A productive day out meeting key journalists, networking with industry professionals and learning more about this bouyant industry. Congrats to the Futurescape organisers and look forward to seeing you next year!