While “enjoying” the current summer hiatus in government and given the continuing popularity of INNSA’s Code of Practice – Managing Japanese Knotweed, we at INNSA felt it was worth a quick update on what the government does still have in place as regards invasive plant species management. There are two principal sets of guidance we’ve […]
I must admit in the last few months to having had the odd doubt about the relevance of INNSA. The Property Care Association (PCA) pretty much covers everything a trade body should cover and does so with a huge amount of experience to back the service that it provides.
Insurance-Backed Guarantees (IBGs) are a fact of life within the Japanese knotweed industry and have been for several years. They are as much a feature of the conveyancing process as the plethora of other indemnities available to mitigate against every little issue that ever marred the balance sheet of a mortgage lender.
Have you noticed a continued slipping of standards in pretty much every service industry? From restaurants to garages from hotels to delivery services …it’s like everybody’s forgotten how to look after their customers.
In life, I am a great advocate for having a fair playing field for everyone.
In the coming week, we will be sending out an INNSA Member Survey and we would love to get as many responses as possible, to help us understand how the association can best serve the interests of its members. But, as Chairman, I feel particularly strongly that we need to focus on the industry issues […]
So, contractors, how do you explain “Invasive Alien Species” to your clients? It can all sound a bit like the X-Files when talking of ‘aliens’ taking over the land… Do you go down the route of explaining about the ease with which the plants are spread? Or go down the “Need-for-biodiversity” route? Or do you […]
Invasive weed control is a relatively new market. While companies have offered and specialised in commercial grounds maintenance and grass-cutting operations for hundreds of years, the specific market of invasive species management has only become a commercially-viable offshoot in the last twenty-five years.
It is a great honour to be elected to the Chairmanship of the Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA). I would like to start by giving an overview of how we have arrived at the current position.
It’s been a while since we have provided an update to members, but an awful lot of activity has been going on behind the scenes to enhance and strengthen INNSA as an organisation. I was appointed Chairman of INNSA on 19th June 2019 by the board for a 12 month period.