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A letter from the Editor: What a Year for Plant Planet

Plant Planet’s Head of Editing and Design, Hannah Bounford, reflects on the year gone by.

Dear Reader,

As we approach the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for supporting Plant Planet magazine throughout 2019. We’ve had a fantastic year bringing you all the news from the Construction Plant Industry. From new technology, to up-hauls in the stigma surrounding mental health, it’s been a year of ongoing development across the Industry.

Plant Planet’s reception and feedback.

We are so proud of the reception we have received from the Industry in Plant Planet’s first full year of publication. Throughout 2019, we’ve achieved some fantastic things as a publication and company.

In April, we launched our Industry Insights panel. The panel, comprising three experts in different areas of the Construction Industry, gives valuable thoughts on topics within our magazine. Further, Plant Planet’s Insight Articles have received praise and excellent feedback among readers.


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In addition, our June Insights Article received praise for supporting World Environment Day. Titled The Rise of the Green Machine, the article explores machinery developments utilizing green technology. The article highlighted that Construction Plant is not as un-environmentally friendly as first meets the eye. The full article can be found here.

The Rise of The Green Machine, June 2019

A busy year with Shows and Expos

We attended some fantastic shows and expos this year. Many of these events were covered in the magazine. Stand out coverage included (a very muddy) Plantworx 2019 which took place at the East of England Showground in June. Furthermore, Plant Planet had the pleasure of partnering with the Plantforce Simulation Zone to bring visitors copies of our magazine.

In addition to Plantworx, we also exhibited at the RWM Show at the NEC in September this year. Coverage of this show can be found in the October Issue of Plant Planet, available here.

Exhibiting at RWM Show 2019

Our final show of 2019 was the Construction Plant-Hire Association Conference. We had a fantastic time catching up with clients and meeting new companies in the Plant Hire Industry. To read more about the conference, head over to our magazine page. Alternatively, get your print subscription to Plant Planet here.

Plant Planet Sign the Mental Health Charter

Plant Planet signed the Building Mental Health Charter in October. Throughout this year we have worked in conjunction with charities including Mates in Mind and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. These charities do so much within the industry to promote mental well-being, including providing support for construction workers and their families. However, writing about these charities can only do so much. Now, we have pledged to actively support good mental health: starting in our own workplace.

We wish you all the best this holiday season. Be on the look out for issues of Plant Planet on their way to your door soon!

Best Wishes,

Hannah Bounford
Head of Editing and Design

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