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BALI's North Thames committee held their annual 'meet the supplier' event on Tuesday 11 June 2019, hosted by BALI Registered Affiliate member Europlants UK.

Based in Hatfield, the specialist nursery opened its doors to guests from 7pm with 12 exhibiting companies making the difficult journey to promote their unique land-based products and services, with an afternoon and evening of torrential rain and difficult travelling conditions.

BALI would like to say a special thank you to the host, Europlants UK, who also kindly supplied the hot buffet and drinks during the evening, as well as BALI Registered Contractor member Dagenham Landscapes and the rest of the BALI North Thames committee for all their hard work in organising the event.

With BALI's Membership Officer Kate Grantham, BALI's Chairman Matt O’Conner from BALI Registered Contractor member John O'Conner Grounds Maintenance and BALI North Thames’ Regional Chairman Darren Skidmore of BALI Registered Contractor member Skidmores of Hertford all in attendance, guests were welcomed by representatives of the association and personally introduced to each exhibitor, giving them all a chance to promote and explain their products and services throughout the evening.

Despite the adverse weather and roadworks in the area, all exhibitors attended the event. For those guests that were unable to make the trip, the following Registered Affiliate members were involved; 

Harrod UK has over 60 years’ experience in design and fabrication of standard and bespoke garden structures for both traditional and contemporary schemes – from arches to complex water features, all designed and fabricated in the UK.

Since the first pioneering concept of underground tree anchoring in 1983, Platipus Anchors has designed, manufactured and supplied systems to secure, stabilise and irrigate trees on prestigious projects as well as thousands of smaller and private sites.

Grasslands are a large turf farm producing Rysport, a top grade amenity turf that is used on some of the most prestigious projects in the country. They also provide a full supply and lay service for contractors in either big roll or conventional.

Springbridge Direct is the premier supplier of quality top soils and related products to industry in London and South East, delivering high-quality products to builders, landscapers, developers, civil engineers and local authorities. Springbridge topsoil is derived from recycled green waste.

All British Sugar TOPSOIL products are derived from the prime arable soils that adhere to sugar beet delivered to British Sugar factories for processing. This means they are able to offer quality BS3882:2015-compliant topsoil products that are clean, consistent, traceable and truly sustainable.

Hooka, the revolutionary compact lift, shift and install crawler by Hook-up Solutions will be demoed. Hooka is only 1m wide, completely stable on its wide rubber tracks and provides unrivalled delivery penetration into a site for up to 1.5 tonnes of landscaping materials.

Strictly trade only, Landscape Plus is a one-stop-shop for professional landscape contractors, irrigation contractors, garden designers, electricians, architects and developers to source or specify all the technical elements to build a garden.

Melcourt Industries is the UK's leading supplier of mulches, growing media, play surfaces, soil improvers and more, based on natural materials. Their unrivalled sustainable product lines are made in Great Britain with packed products carrying a unique endorsement of the RHS. Offering exceptional customer service, including knowledgeable technical support, Melcourt has built a solid reputation as the leading supplier of garden and landscape products.

HAHN Plastics develop and manufacture 100% recycled plastic products. Their Hanit range features a wide variety of landscaping products available for outdoor designs, including furniture, decking, fencing sleepers.

Country Supplies has evolved over the last 27 years, and through continued vision and investment, has grown to have an unparalleled range of landscaping products under one roof. Country Supplies can deliver products from stock with our Crane/Forklift or Tipper trucks, offering the complete package for our customers, both domestic and trade.

H.L Services offer affordable temporary and permanent recruitment to the grounds maintenance, landscaping and horticulture sector with no permanent fee on all temporary to permanent placements.

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