Landscape Insight December 2017 - Page 13

MONTH IN REVIEW APPOINTMENTS STIHL APPOINTS PAUL BRENNAN AS NEW HEAD OF OPERATIONS REMEMBRANCE HEROES WOOD UNVEILS ‘TREE TRIBUTE’ FOR FALLEN SOLDIERS Environmental charity City of Trees oicially unveiled the 19 oak trees alongside memorial seating on Friday 10 November at Debdale Park Gorton, paying tribute to those who served their country in the Great War 1914- 1918 and armed conlicts since. The event took place ahead of both Armistice and Remembrance Day, and formed part of the WW1 Centenary Events, which are taking place between 2014 – 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Lord Mayor of Manchester councillor Eddy Newman was in attendance, as well as members of the Royal British Legion, veterans and local residents. Heroes Wood is located in the grounds of the historic 45-acre Debdale Park. The woodland and memorial seating area have been designed to provide a place of relection and contemplation for all people that have been afected by war. At the event the granite memorial seating was unveiled with a newly created pathway leading up to it, framed by English oak trees. A bugler heralded the start of a minutes’ silence, with veteran Michael Phillip Hosker, 50 - who served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corp, Royal Logistics Corp (TA), 5 Ordnance Battalion – laying a poppy wreath alongside a pupil from Wright Robinson College. STIHL GB has appointed a new head of operations to oversee its end-to- end supply chain as the manufacturer continues to invest in the future growth of the company. Supply chain expert, Paul Brennan, joins STIHL with experience in leading supply chain and logistics projects in the UK and overseas in both fast- moving consumer goods and retail. During his career, Brennan has held positions at renowned organisations such as Quaker Oats, L’Oréal, Allied Bakeries, B&Q and Woolworths. Brennan has also worked with STIHL previously on a consultancy basis, project managing a £1.3m warehouse investment that doubled throughput, as well as delivering a STIHL Group initiative into the GB business, implementing a new IT platform both internally and into the Dealer network. Brennan has been head of operations on an interim basis for the past year. Robin Lennie, managing director at STIHL GB, said: “We are delighted to have Paul joining the STIHL GB senior management team. With so many challenges ahead, such as the growth of battery technology, developing new routes to market and a new building project, this is a very exciting time to be joining the business and I wish Paul all the best as he begins his STIHL career.” I am delighted to conirm that 1000 members have secured tickets for our 2017 awards. ’’ Wayne Grills, BALI’s chief executiver In numbers £91 billion That’s how much London’s public green space was valued at in a GLA report AWARDS BALI NATIONAL LANDSCAPE AWARDS MARKED A ‘SELL-OUT EVENT’ The upcoming 41st BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 looks set to be a ‘phenomenal event’, having reached BALI’s full house capacity. The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) landscaping awards celebrates the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of its members from those entries submitted this year, including categories for soft and hard landscaping, design and maintenance. Wayne Grills, BALI’s chief executive, said: “Following a milestone ceremony last December, which saw the association celebrate 40 years of the awards in front of just over 960 guests, many in the industry were left wondering whether BALI could exceed that total, and today, that has been achieved. I am delighted to conirm that 1,000 members, guests and VIPs have secured their tickets for our 2017 Awards.” December 2017 | Landscape Insight 13