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NEWS - 2014

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NEW MEMBER BENEFIT! - August 2014
We are pleased to have a new partnership with Trust Insurance brokers. Trust Insurance are specialist horticultural insurers and offer members 15% off all business insurance and no fees!

TGG and Gardens Illustrated - July 2014
Excellent article in July's Gardens Illustrated magazine on the topic of how to choose a gardener. TGG gets a mention as a good place to find qualified gardeners. Every gardener should have a copy of this article for reference!http://www.gardensillustrated.com/article/practical/how-employ-gardener

New Charity of the Year!
Having raised £288 for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust during 2013-14, we will now support Thrive from 1st July until 31st December 2015. Visithttps://www.justgiving.com/The-Gardeners-Guild-TGG/ for more information.  

04/06/14 - Customer Cancellation Rights
New legislation to extend consumer cancellation rights are introduced from 13th June 2014. Members now have access to the necessary legal notice that should be given to new customers. This will compliment the general terms of business templates, complaints procedures and other TGG templates members can use as part of their welcome pack to new customers.

28/04/14 - NEW! Maintenance Contract and Terms of Business Template!
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The Gardeners Guild engaged a solicitor who specialises in contract law to make a template that was specific to and relevant for professional gardeners. After all, a poorly written contract would be a useless contract. The document can be used as a general Terms of Business or as a Maintenance Contract when combined with a formal written quotation. The document is free for TGG members to download.

25/04/14 - Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Another £65 raised this month for our charity of the year https://www.justgiving.com/thegardenersguild

08/04/14 - Twitter
TGG now has over 500 followers on Twitter! Click on the link above to follow us.

02/04/14 - Well done to TGG member Benton Brothers who have been interviewed by the Daily Express. The Benton Brothers have also featured on ITV's This Morning and are helping to attract young gardeners into a horticultural career. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/garden/467857/How-to-make-a-small-garden-look-bigger-with-texture-and-colour

TGG gets a mention in The Times and The Telegraph - 18/01/14
The Times ran an article about theft of plants and asked TGG if any of our members had been victims of this crime.

London Marathon - 16/01/14
TGG member Alex Brown is running the London Marathon to raise funds for Action on Pre-Eclampsia. Support him at http://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Brown8 

Growing and growing.... 05/01/14
90% renewal rate in 2013.
57% increase in website visitor numbers during 2013.
25% increase in membership applications during 2013.
0 complaints about our members during 2013.