LAPV March 2013 has been published

Published:  14 March, 2013

To read LAPV March 2013 click on the cover.

Grounds care: How do grounds care manufacturers cope with longer cutting cycles and the constant wet weather? Tony Gordon finds out.

Sustainability: Clive Buhagiar comments on a recent survey which revealed that public sector organisations take the lead when it comes to sustainable practice.

Exclusive interview: The CEO and VP of GeesinkNorba reveal how they will be gaining back market share after the recent transition from Platinum Equity to Mutares.

Competitive dialogue:Three Essex Councils have entered a competitive dialogue that enabled them to get better value for money and a more efficient service delivery.

Vehicle test: Steve Banner tested the updated version of the Citroen Berlingo.

Events: A focus on PlantworX and Traffex.

Related Articles

  • Competitive dialogue opens new avenues for Councils in Essex 

    Three Essex Councils have taken an innovative approach to the management of their fleet and workshops, which has resulted in tangible efficiency savings and increased delivery of service to the public. Colchester Borough Council, Braintree District Council and Basildon Borough Council were the first local authorities in the UK to think out of the box and step away from the conventional tendering process for their fleet management requirements, and were able to select the best delivery of service via competitive dialogue, reports Ann-Marie Knegt.

  • Turning the spotlight on fuel efficiency 

    Local authorities are looking for efficiency savings in their grounds care operations and manufacturers are responding with a swathe of developments designed to increase productivity and reduce costs in a variety of ways. Tony Richards reports.

  • Farol to reveal new John Deere mower at SALTEX 2014 

    John Deere will be unveiling its new 1500 Series TerrainCut commercial front mower range for the first time in the UK at IOG SALTEX in September, on the Farol dealership stand(F35).

  • Editorial contributions required for LAPV March 2014 

    In LAPV March 2014 we are featuring a range of subjects for which we would like your editorial participation. Please get in touch with the editor,, to discuss your contribution. For organisations that wish to advertise, please contact Jason Pidgeon ( 02079734645.

  • National plant and equipment hire company now owns largest Gator fleet in Europe 

    Leading national plant and equipment hire company Morris Leslie Group, based in Perthshire and with nine depots throughout the UK, has recently expanded its hire fleet with the addition of 50 new John Deere HPX Gator 4x4 utility vehicles, ordered from Oxfordshire based dealer Farol Ltd.

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