Professional Associations

Association of Professional Landscapers

Landscaper companies can only join Trustmark through the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). The APL carries out annual checks to ensure that the firm meets certain standards. These include checks on the firm’s technical competence, trading record and legality. These checks include actual visits by independent assessors at real client’s projects and seeing actual company documentation such as insurance certificates. The APL only awards the TrustMark certificate if they are satisfied that they meet the Government endorsed standards. TrustMark monitors the scheme operator to make sure that standards are being maintained.

Horticultural Trades Association

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is a modern, leading-edge trade association representing the UK garden industry. HTA Logo Established in 1899 at the Crystal Palace by 60 like-minded horticulturists, the HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large. To the membership as a whole, HTA provides a vital forum for identifying and dealing with key garden industry issues and opportunities, represents industry views to Government and is its voice in the media.