Let’s hear it from… Justin Paxman
If it hasn’t landed already, it soon will – ProLandscaper magazine October 2015 features an interview with our Director, Justin Paxman. As Justin prepares to take part in a live debate at Landscape Live this week, readers can find out all about Justin’s landscaper journey and the intricacies of running a successful landscaping business.
See for yourself, now – headlining on the Pro Landscaper magazine October 2015.
Paxman Landscapes are on site this September at the University of York Environment building, creating wildlife-friendly havens around the campus. Working with client Morgan Sindall, the team are responsible for the soft landscaping elements around the building and environs, adding wildflower turf and pre-seeded matting. The newly-landscaped sections will be complete by the end of the month and will start to thrive and flourish in spring 2016.
The Environment Building, the University’s £12 million investment project, is due for completion this year and will house purpose-built teaching, office and laboratory facilities.
Planting includes 2, 3 and 5 litre shrubs with a selection of grasses and herbaceous varieties to bring colour and interest all year round. Pockets of shrubs with popular varieties including lavender, mahonia and fatsia will be punctuated with half-standard fruit trees for berry, bark and fruit contrast.
This is just one of the smaller planting projects to be undertaken this Autumn, with a number of other larger commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance contracts commencing or underway in the North and North West.
Contracts due to start this month for the Commercial Team:
|University of York environment building
||Wildflower turf, pre seeded matting, tree/shrub planting
|Kingsway Business Park Rochdale
||Topsoil, tree and shrub planting
|Crown Point Retail Park
||Topsoil, tree/shrub planting
||Topsoil, wildflower, tree/shrub planting, knee rail fencing
Impressive School Landscaping Scheme created in Leeds
Adding to our education portfolio, we have recently completed a stunning school landscaping scheme for Little London Primary School in Leeds. Managing and completing the soft landscaping project from the supply and spread of topsoil, artificial grass installation and an abundance of tree and shrub planting, the scheme took our team 4 weeks to complete.
Our client, Wates Construction, passed on their praise to the Paxman team:
“Wates and the site team would like to thank you all for your hard work on this challenging project. Pass our thanks and appreciation on to your site team who have been instrumental in getting this project across the line on time.”
Joining forces at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show achieves Gold Award
The power of teamwork has kicked in once again this week as the Paxman team partnered up with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) to help construct their Show Garden at this year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. Working with a host of APL members and associates including JA Jones, Green-tech and Bespoke Outdoor Spaces, we’ve helped create a beautiful pocket garden, ready for the Show which starts on 18 September 2015.
The Show Garden is a huge credit to the suppliers, designers and landscapers involved – and they have reaped the rewards with a Gold Award! Stunning efforts – congratulations to all involved and we hope the Show is a huge success.
Paxman Landscapes Contract Updates in BALI Landscape News
Not heard our latest contract news yet? Well, here’s a quick round-up in the latest Autumn 2015 edition of BALI Landscape News. We’re on page 13…
With permission from British Association of Landscape Industries
Another top notch decking and turf project complete in Holmfirth
With the emphasis on top quality soft landscaping and timberwork, Paxman Landscapes have completed another local private garden landscape in Holmfirth. The project involved the clearance of the site, ground preparation and planning of a new softwood deck and railing, concrete edging and a new turfed area beneath the old greenhouse site.
The results? A stunning elevated deck and railing to take in the surrounding landscape views, a beautiful new lawn and another garden project to be proud of.
Success for Chris in our Horticultural Apprenticeship
Chris Wimpenny, another of our apprentices, has passed his NVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture. Chris, who has been an integral part of the Paxman Landscapes team during his horticultural apprenticeship, studied the intricacies of horticulture at Barnsley College.
Chris Wimpenny achieves NVQ Level 3
Chris works mainly with the Grounds Maintenance team at Paxman Landscapes, which enables him to travel around Yorkshire and work on a whole host of different landscaped schemes across the region.
“Working in landscaping, I enjoy visiting different places and watching projects develop.” – Chris Wimpenny
Congratulations, Chris, from all of us at Paxman Landscapes.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in landscaping, find out more about joining our Paxman Horticultural Apprenticeship Programme.
Take a little walk through our latest domestic garden makeover project. A transformation of every pocket of this large established garden, with beautiful seating areas, water features, decking, brickwork and paving.
Newly qualified horticulture apprentice
Following his horticulture apprenticeship at Askham Bryan college , James Dickenson has successfully passed his Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture. James has been involved with multiple projects throughout his on-the-job training with Paxman Landscapes.
Well-earned success for James
James places great importance on his new qualifications and team-working skills. He chose a landscaping career “to work outdoors” and “enjoys using and understanding how machinery works.” He is keen to apply his experience and skills in a career at Paxmans.
“I’ve already seen the benefits to my life as a young adult.”
Congratulations, James, from all of us at Paxman Landscapes.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in landscaping, find out more about joining our Paxman Apprenticeship Programme.
Paxman Landscape Horticulture Week: Technology
Accompanying our latest contract round-up published in the press last week, Justin Paxman was asked to sum up his feelings on the latest trading conditions for the medium-sized landscaper by Horticulture Week’s new reporter, Elizabeth Henry.
Citing the company’s commitment to technology, both with new business management and accounting software investment and his ongoing activity on social media networks, Justin is encouraged by recent business growth and potential.
Read the full story here.