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BTC/144/2020 - Opinion ... A solid base from which to rebuild after the Coronavirus crisis is over

From humble business beginnings, processing firewood to make ends meet in 1980, I have learnt the tree trade the hard way. In 1995, I concentrated on providing planning and legal advice, culminating in the Horticulture Week Tree Consultancy of the Year award last year. At the start of this week (23 March) I had a million-pound turnover, international consultancy. Today, thanks to the coronavirus crisis, all my hand-picked team of 13 are on an unpaid leave of absence, with no real idea whether I will ever have a business left to rebuild.

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