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What do I get?

TGG Entry in the Member Register

Effective business promotion and professional recognition. Entry in the Register helps both the public and trade suppliers identify you as a professional contractor.

Member Register

- The only directory of qualified gardeners in the UK.
- Fair lead generation - visitors are encouraged to use their nearest gardener via a postcode/grid reference algorithm.
- No commission charges or extra fees for any work enquiries you receive.
- Filters make it possible for you to target specific kinds of maintenance work.

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Member List

In addition to the Member Register, your name and business name are added to our national Member List. This is a search engine friendly list of qualified gardeners by city.

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Membership Certificate

The membership certificate states which qualifications you have submitted evidence for. Copy the certificate and include it in your new customer welcome packs or tender applications as independent verification of your qualifications.

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Trade recognition

Membership clearly identifies you as a member of the trade who should be eligible for any trade discounts offered by suppliers. They can use the Member Register to find you.

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Perennial Charity

Perennial is your trade charity. Professional gardeners are eligible for free advice, support and, in some circumstances, financial assistance. Membership can quickly prove your trade status to access this fantastic service.

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TGG Use of TGG logo

The member logo is displayed and promoted by over 600 qualified gardeners nationwide!

Vehicle Sticker

1x high quality member logo vehicle sticker (175mm x 185mm) included when you first register as a member.

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Member Logo

Download the member logo to use on your website, stationary and marketing promotions.

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TGG Legal Advice Line

Business advice line giving you free advice from legal experts.

Legal advice

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Health and Safety advice

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HR / Employee advice

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Tax advice

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TGG Document Templates

Hundreds of free document templates.

Includes compliance check sheets, risk assessments, employee/employer templates etc. from our legal partners.

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Maintenance Contract / Terms of Business template created by our own solicitors. Plus 50 other document templates developed by us specifically for professional gardeners.

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TGG Legislation Updates

We receive updates direct from Government and our legal partners.

Our monthly e-newsletter keeps you up-to-date on changes in legislation and other news that we think is relevant to your business.

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TGG Members' Area

24/7 online access to information about member services.

Members Forum

Our member forum is private and can only be accessed by qualified gardeners like you. It is a business forum with over 3000 discussions for advice, support, tool recommendations and much more....all from other qualified professionals (and away from public view). Now includes business development articles for a Consultancy service and our New Starter Guide for those just starting out.

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Member Surveys and Polls

Our anonymous member census helps to identify business performance trends among qualified gardeners. Members find this information useful when writing a business plan or when applying for a grant. Also regular topical Quick Polls. Questions such as - do you service your own tools?

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Events

Dates of selected industry events that are likely to be of interest to professional gardeners as part of their continual professional development (CPD). These vary but can include professional courses, talks, demonstrations, training, garden shows, exhibitions, open days and garden tours. All such events are opportunities for members to meet up. Some events are free but most are externally managed, have limited spaces and charge attendance fees.

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Buy Extra Stickers

- Buy practical vehicle stickers developed by TGG for our members only.
- Buy extra member logo vehicle stickers.

TGG stickers

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TGG Offers

Some of our industry partners whose products or services you might like.

Gardeners Public Liability Insurance

Up to 15% off the premium per policy/per year and NO admin fees via specialist insurers Trust Insurance. Includes public liability and employers liability insurance. This can mean £5 million of Public Liability Insurance from as little as £67.20 a year.* Prices accurate as of 29/03/2019 including insurance premium tax. Excludes tree surgery. Prices can vary depending on your annual turnover. Excludes use of chainsaw or any work above 5 metres.

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Accounting Software

20% discount on FreeAgent award-winning online bookkeeping and accounting system specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses. UPDATE: 20% OFF accounting software + 1 Month free + 6 months half price!

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Healthcare Insurance

Gain access to exclusive HMCA Healthcare plans. These plans are only available to members of affinity groups. Health plans include: income protection, life insurance, personal accident cover, private healthcare, dental plan, travel insurance and a hospital cash plan.

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Gardening Tools and Supplies

Special trade rates from Tudor Environmental - The UK's one stop shop for professional garden maintenance supplies. Huge range, quality products, free delivery and special price rates for TGG members.

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