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The Sleeping Giant Arrives

When your delivery arrives looking like a sleeping giant, you know the scheme is about to come alive with some stunning trees.

We are looking forward to seeing these trees standing proud very soon on one of our projects, this one at Kings College in Cambridge.

We are working on the soft landscaping around Croft Gardens, new residential accommodation for students and fellows. The scheme provides high-quality architecture, which will complement the conservation area setting, including generous gardens and communal areas.

 

 

This project includes planting of over 250 trees and over 4,500 shrubs, plus hedges,  herbaceous plants and grass seeding. We are also installing tree irrigation and anchoring, plus over 2,000 tons of subsoil and topsoil

The trees under the covers on the lorry have been supplied by Hilliers. Check back here soon for some photos of the completed project, when the wraps come off. For a quotation for your next soft landscaping project please contact us.

 

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

 

Panoramic Landscapes are celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Our offices will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2022.

 

 

Please feel free to contact us via email: info@panoramiclandscapes.co.uk during this period and we will reply on our return to the office. Thank you.

 

Stylish & Safe for Summer

Summer is coming and so we are getting prepared.

Our new summer uniforms have arrived, and we are confident that summer will follow. The fresh new uniforms along with our teams will certainly be seen and noticed.

Here we are busy in the office, getting them sorted and ready to be distributed to our teams in preparation for the summer months. As with our works, the summer uniforms will stand out, with a bright new look.

 

Summer Uniform

 

Spring and summer is the period of growth, our landscaping projects will burst into life with new growth and colour spreading throughout our schemes, managed by our committed maintenance and landscaping teams.

To discuss your next commercial project, please contact us. We are fully equipped and awaiting your call.

 

Planting a Tree for the Jubilee

Panoramic Helps The Women’s Fellowship in Fairlight

One of the members of The Women’s Fellowship at St Peter’s Church in Fairlight thought it would be good to take part in the Queen’s request for everyone to plant a tree to mark her platinum jubilee. Whilst they contacted us to ask what tree would be most suitable, we went on to supply and plant the tree for free.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

 

Planting a Tree for the Jubilee

 

Everyone from individuals to groups, villages, towns, cities, counties, churches, schools and corporates are being encouraged to play their part to enhance the environment by planting trees. Planting will run through to the end of the Jubilee year.

St Peter’s Church is located to the west of our office in Hastings within the United Parish of Pett, Guestling and Fairlight. The church was first opened in a converted military hut in 1947. In 1968 this was found to be in an advanced state of decay and a replacement was consecrated in 1970.

We reviewed the planned location and we suggested Prunus Subhirtella autumnalis, a winter flowering cherry tree. The tree is planted in a prominent place where it can be seen by passers-by in the village. They sent photos along with a nice letter of thanks.

Please contact us with your commercial tree planting requirements.

 

Down on the Farmstead

Landscaping at Linmere

We recently completed a project for Ashe Construction, The Farmstead at Linmere.

Linmere is set to be a vibrant new community near Houghton Regis in South Bedfordshire. The extensive development includes new homes, schools, community facilities, open spaces for recreation and wellness, plus focused retail units to engender a real sense of belonging for all residents.

 

 

Over the next 15 years, around 5,000 homes of mixed size, price and tenure will be built in a series of interlinked neighbourhoods. The Farmstead is the heart and soul of Linmere; a lively destination where residents, locals and visitors can gather.

Set adjacent to Linmere Park, The Farmstead consists of three new barn style buildings arranged around a central courtyard and a nature-inspired children’s adventure playground. The buildings include an artisan café, a studio for yoga classes etc, a community hall and meeting rooms, plus a shared workspace.

We completed the soft landscaping of the area around The Farmstead, car park and playpark. This included the planting of eleven trees, instant hedging, conifers, grasses and over 2,500 shrubs. We also installed Rootspace systems to two of the trees.

The project also included topsoil provision, shrub guards, staking to trees and mulch. The work spanned a period over four months and we now start our twelve month ongoing maintenance schedule.

To see a time-lapsed video of Ashe Construction building, The Farmstead, with the Panoramic team undertaking the soft landscaping at 1:30, please see the Linmere website.

For your soft landscaping needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Pro Landscape Business Awards 2022

Landscaping Company £1M – £5M Turnover

A couple of weeks ago we announced that we had been shortlisted for the 2022 Pro Landscape Business Awards. We are thankful to be in the running for this award and are all very much looking forward to the event. We wanted to share some more information about the awards and the categories that will be decided on during the day.

The Pro Landscape Business Awards focus on how well companies run their business. Sustainability, corporate social responsibility, profitability, commitment to the landscaping sector, and client/supplier relationships are all areas reviewed as part of identifying the shortlist and overall winners.

 

 

There are a total of fifteen categories ranging from ‘Garden Design Company’ to ‘Industry Collaboration’ and from ‘Supplier and Service Provider’ to ‘Sustainable Company of the Year’. Panoramic Landscapes has been nominated in the ‘Landscaping Company £1M-£5M Turnover’ category. This category was created to celebrate the business achievements of medium sizes businesses. Judges will be looking for examples of consistent brief fulfilment, relationships within the industry, staff morale and prospective development opportunities.

Please feel free to look at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards blog post to see the various categories and the companies that have been shortlisted.

 

Doing the Numbers

We Have a New Finance Director

As we continue to grow, we are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Finance Director, Greg Sheringham. Greg joined on the 2nd of February and comes in to strengthen our management team and look after all financial matters.

 

 

Greg will be responsible for providing management accounts, including forecasts and cash flow management. He will also handle all payroll and pension matters including Inland Revenue submissions and similar for our subcontractors, including our commitments under the CIS scheme.

Greg previously worked within the construction sector as the Financial Controller of a group of companies and prior to this, he was head of finance at a large business (170+ employees) within the FMCG sector. Greg is experienced in business finance (specifically in construction) as well as producing complex cashflow forecasts to be used in investment models.

We welcome Greg to the Panoramic team and hope that he has some bigger and bigger numbers to manage as our growth continues.

 

Panoramic Shortlisted for Pro Landscape Business Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2022 Pro Landscape Business Awards. A set of awards which focus on how well companies run their business. Profitability, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, commitment to the landscaping sector, and client/supplier relationships are all areas reviewed as part of identifying the shortlist and overall winners.

 

 

Panoramic Landscapes has been nominated to run in the ‘Landscaping Company £1M-£5 Turnover’ category. This category was created to celebrate the business achievements of those with a turnover between one million and five million pounds. Judges will be looking for examples of constant brief fulfilment, relationships within the industry, staff morale and prospective development opportunities.

The 2022 Pro Landscaper Business Awards which will be the fifth of its kind will be hosted at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London on Friday 22nd April 2022. We are all looking forward to the event and the opportunity to spend the afternoon celebrating with the wider landscaping community.

Please feel free to look at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards website to see the various categories.

 

Vanoramic Additions

Six New Vans Join the Panoramic Fleet

We have recently added six brand new Ford Transit vans to our fleet, all liveried in the Panoramic Landscapes style. These will keep us mobile, getting to and from all our projects.

An interesting fact is that the Ford Transit, which we have selected, is actually Britain’s best selling vehicle. It outsold the Vauxhall Corsa, Britain’s bestselling car in 2021, with a total of 99,185 registered in all variants.

 

 

Three of the new vans replace previous vehicles, each of which had racked up over 150,000 miles service. Meanwhile, the other three are additional to our fleet and will help us to continue our growth.

Let us drive your next soft landscaping project. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Feed Our Future Growth

New Business Development Director Required

Having achieved substantial growth in the two years plus period since company launch we now need someone to further accelerate that process. We are looking for a driven Business Development Director with experience working in the landscape and construction sectors.

 

Business Development Director

 

We are one of the foremost providers of soft landscaping services across London and the Southeast, working with both private and public sector contractors, creating beautifully landscaped environments. We have great relationships with our contractor customers and provide a high-quality service that keeps them coming back.

The main purpose for the new Business Development Director, will be to nurture, develop and execute a robust strategy to further grow the business. The benefits include a Salary package of £75,000, Company pension and Company vehicle, Mobile phone and laptop provided. There is the potential to move to a hybrid working from home role in the future.

To apply, please see https://bit.ly/32Y9qGW for further information and then send your CV to info@panoramiclandscapes.co.uk