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NEW Liebherr 726 Dozer

Dec 11 in Agriculture

We are very excited to welcome a new Liebherr 726 dozer to our Agricultural Fleet. The first job is a small land raising project then in the Spring some earthworks within our Agricultural business.

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Our compost is quality: 100% PASS

Jan 31 in Company, Agriculture, Composting

We had our yearly PAS 100 audit carried out this month for the Compost yard. The Auditor from Organic Farmers and Growers checked all site activities against our standard operating procedures as well as checking all the paperwork and computer records that are kept for incoming materials, compost windrows and outgoing products. We achieved a

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Pitch Perfection for Shorts Agricultural

Aug 14 in Company, Agriculture

Shorts Agricultural Services are delighted to be featured on this month’s website. Journalist, Jane Carley visited our head office in Berkshire recently to talk to our Agricultural Manager, James Winfield to talk polo pitch maintenance, focusing on our partnership with our customer King Power. To read the full article, please click on the link:

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Compost donation for green fingered school

Apr 25 in Company, Agriculture, Composting

It’s gardening season and schools throughout Berkshire are gearing up to give lessons in growing vegetables. One school in particular, Warfield Primary are all set to start planting, thanks to a compost donation from Shorts Agricultural Services. Each year, Shorts donate a van load of 10mm compost to Warfield Primary, which is a mile away from away from our farm where

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women at Shorts

Mar 09 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops, Commercial trade waste, Agriculture, Composting, Products

“There is no force equal to that of a determined woman” At Shorts, we celebrated International Women’s Day by paying a visit to all the women that work at Shorts and caught a glimpse of what they were doing on this particular historic day where we remember the movement for women’s rights. In a traditionally male

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Pride of Bracknell Sponsor

Mar 06 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops, Commercial trade waste, Agriculture, Composting, Products

Shorts Group is proud to be sponsoring the upcoming Pride of Bracknell Awards 2017: ‘Business of the Year category’ for the second year running. Now in their twelfth year, the Pride of Bracknell Forest awards showcase the very best and brightest people in the borough, from teachers and volunteers to teams, charities and businesses. If

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Shorts delivering Easter to children with life-limiting conditions

Feb 06 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops, Commercial trade waste, Agriculture, Composting

Shorts are proud to be supporting local charity Sebastian Action Trust. This Easter, Shorts will be donating Easter eggs with support from customers and staff to give to children suffering with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Sebastian Action Trust was set up in 2003, following the death of a

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Agricultural Services Prepare for Polo

Jan 26 in Company, Agriculture

The cold frost is not stopping our Agricultural team from doing what they do best – driving tractors! James Winfield, Shorts Agricultural Manager has been working at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, near Windsor. James has been Parrow Harrowing the arena after the sharp frost. Parrow Harrows break up and smooth out the

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Director Appointment Announcement – Finance Director, David Guest.

Jan 16 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops, Commercial trade waste, Agriculture, Composting, Products

Shorts Group is pleased to welcome a new arrival – David Guest, our Finance Director. David started with Shorts this month and is Chartered Accountant, with a BA (hons) degree in Accountancy. He brings with him a wealth of experience to Shorts. He joins us from Core Health and Fitness, and prior to this David

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Shorts attend LAMMA show: 18-19 January

Jan 16 in Company, Agriculture

This year’s LAMMA show (18-19 January) promises to be a great show – it is the UKs leading farm machinery equipment and services show in the East of England. Shorts Agricultural Services will be attending again this year and will be promoting our Cropkare and Digestate Fertiliser services. It’s FREE to attend with no requirement to register

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Oversized wood get the Shorts treatment

Aug 25 in Waste management, Agriculture

Have you ever wondered what does happen to all those roots and some of the oversized wood that gets sent into Planners Farm in skips and lorries? Over the weeks, huge quantities can quickly accumulate becoming quite a mountain which obviously needs tackling before it becomes both unmanageable and possibly unsafe – come forward the

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Shorts goes Pink for Breast Cancer awareness

Jul 29 in Agriculture

This month, Shorts Agriculture are raising awareness for Breast Cancer. Shorts Agriculture have donated money to breast cancer awareness charities by purchasing a pink wrap for their bales, as opposed to the standard black wrap that you normally see. We’ve bought enough wrap for 2000 bales and by doing this we will be donating 20p

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Reading University Ploughathon

Mar 25 in Agriculture

Reading University students hold a charity ploughing marathon every year. This year it is for breast cancer, for the last couple of years we have lent them a plough. Due to the current farming economy they have not been able to secure a tractor or plough. Gary Short agreed to sponsor them both this year

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Triple service provider

Mar 17 in Waste management, Demolition, Agriculture

Shorts undertook some work in Swinely Forest for Crown Estates. Our job was to load away age old wrougt iron fencing which has been collected from all around the estate/forest. Using 3 parts of the Shorts Groups departments to complete the job. This proves how diverse we are in only having to rely on our

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New Joskin Tanker

Mar 15 in Agriculture

Shorts are excited to announce the arrival of their brand new Euroliner Joskin Tanker. This tanker is unlike our previous ones it holds 22,500 litres of liquid for spreading, has a combination pump, arms on the side for loading and a triple axle. Check out the video to see it in action.

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