Landscape Team Leader

Landscape Team Leader required

Job ref E172

Our client was established in 1990 and has been building their reputation of providing high quality work and great customer service for over 31 years. They are a family-run, well established business that takes pride in their work and strives to provide the best service possible. They are comprised of a small team and looking for a new addition who is passionate and has great attention to detail.

Job Requirements:

The duties of the Landscape Team Leader will include hard landscaping implementing steps, fencing, walkways, driveways, drainage systems and patios for domestic clients.

Duties will be managing a small team and managing projects all from conception to completion with involvement with designers. Our client’s projects start from 20k all the way up to 100k in value. It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as in a team environment. The Landscape Team Leader will be assigned to a project and will oversee a team delivering high quality projects to their clients whilst liaising closely with the management team and client.

Key Requirements:
  • Full Driving License (Van will be provided - to be dropped off at site at the end of the working day.)
  • Previous experience managing projects from start to finish.
  • Candidates will need to have a minimum of 2/3 years’ experience in a similar role within the Landscaping Industry.
  • CSCS Card is ideal but not essential.
  • Previous general landscaping experience ideally with porcelain, paving and bricklaying.
  • To oversee the successful implementation and completion of landscaping projects.
  • Delivering projects to timescale and to budget
  • Organising and motivating the team, providing clear instructions and direction for their daily tasks.
  • Always Adhering to health and safety on site.
  • Minimum of 1 years Team Leader experience

If this Landscape Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Landscape Team Leader vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Landscape Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Garden Centre Manager

Garden Centre Manager required

Job Ref E171

Our client has grown into a leading independent gardening company with Six centers along with a garden maintenance business. Our client is now looking for a Centre manager to join one of their centers. The Centre Managers responsibility will be to lead the creation of outstanding customer retail / leisure experience and maximize the center’s commercial contribution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Profit management Manages the Garden Centre profit and loss to optimise profit contribution.
  • Operational management.
  • Manages the retail space and Garden Centre environment to optimise the customer experience, team member work environment and commercial contribution.
  • Team management
  • Recruits, motivates, and manages the team to ensure the successful delivery of the annual Garden Centre objectives.
  • Business planning.
  • Creates and refreshes the annual business plan for the Garden Centre to clarify the financial ambition.
  • Customer care
  • Resolve customer issues and complaints to bring about effective resolution and encourage customers to return.
  • Resource management
  • Designs and manages the resourcing approach for the Garden Centre to optimise the customer experience and cost management.
  • Business development.
  • Works in collaboration with the local community and concession partners to create customer offers and events that inspire customers to visit and buy.

Additional requirements

  • Leading people
  • Coaching Commercial awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Cost Management
  • Planning and prioritising
  • Problem solving
  • Driving for results
  • Business planning
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Horticultural qualifications desirable
  • Supervisory experience within a customer-orientated retail environment essential.

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticrutment.com.

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Production Manager

Production Manager required

Job Ref K011

We are seeking an experienced Nursery Production Manager for our client in Woking, Surrey. Our client specialises in the sale of living plants to Garden Designers and Landscaping companies, orders are facilities either by delivery or through the Cash & Carry located on site.

Our client is also forward thinking about their environmental impact by utilizing biological controls over chemical pesticides and using 50% peat reduced compost and, since 2021, have put their own production of compost to peat free.

Responsibilities
  • To oversee the day to day running of the nursery production and stock control functions.
  • To ensure timely, accurate and efficient completion of production tasks.
  • To identify areas of inefficiency and work with the rest of the management team to put in place improved procedures.
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses amongst the office and production team and to train and motivate them to achieve the required standards of performance.
  • To ensure that all Company Policies are adhered to.
  • To maintain morale and discipline amongst head office staff.
Duties
  • Ensuring communications are maintained between yourself and the rest of the Production Team to discuss and prioritise work.
  • Manage the production team to lead their workload, preparing worksheets for stock control and production teams and keeping the work board updated,
  • Producing weekly potting plans and monitoring the quality and timeliness of completion.
  • Preparing an annual Production plan and liaising with suppliers and the propagator to ensure that all young plant material is available on a timely basis.
  • Monitoring crops ensuring P&D issues are identified and crops are moved to a saleable state on a timely basis.
  • Manage rotation of stock and space to facilitate efficiency of potting tasks.
  • Routinely assessing effectiveness of the irrigation systems.
  • Using Growmaster software to inform the production schedules, raise purchase orders and manage stock numbers and locations.
  • Working with the MD and the senior managers to develop the Company’s systems for the purpose of improving efficiency and accuracy of the relevant processes.
  • Assist in researching and developing responses to regulatory change.

If this Production Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener

Two new and exciting opportunities have arisen for an active and motivated Head Gardener and Assistant Gardener to join a stunning newly renovated 8-bedroom property near Altrincham which includes leisure pavilion and pool.  

There are 4 acres of gardens which are the culmination of 4 years careful planning.  Laid out with a variety of areas there is a classic frame of mature trees and hedges with a series of specific set piece areas.  These include large greenhouse and vegetable borders, patios and terraces and a series of herbaceous borders with lawned walkways, rockery and water gardens, all within a unique collection of planting.

Although only recently completed, the gardens have an instant maturity and range of textures that will flourish with the right care. The Head Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year. He / She will produce and supply the house with vegetables, fruit and cut flowers and will also be requested to co-ordinate and supervise any contractors whilst working in the property grounds.

The successful applicant will have 5 years’ experience in a similar role and strong plant knowledge and horticultural skills. They will be excellent at timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail. Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative is essential as well as they must work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff. It is important that the gardener has discretion at all times and a respectful attitude towards the principals and their property. The ideal candidate will be physically fit and have a positive disposition - someone who takes pride in their work. Candidates should also be experience in using and maintaining a range of garden machinery and have a full, clean driving licence.

The working week is Monday - Friday, with flexibility required as determined by weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend work will be required, including harvesting of fruit and vegetables, summer watering and similar season-dependent tasks for which, time off in lieu will be given.

This is a long-term position requiring commitment and flexibility and a positive attitude is essential.  Fluent English required.

LOCATION: Altrincham
SALARY: £38,000 – £40,000 DOE
JOB No: EC62616

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Cash and Carry Manager

Cash and Carry Manager required

Job Ref S527

With decades of industry experience and a culture firmly focused on quality and service, our client supplies large quantities of hedges to landscapers, garden designers, builders, hotels, pub chains and also a significant proportion to retail customers across the UK and parts of Europe.

An opportunity has become available for a Centre Manager to set up and launch the cash and carry department and continue to oversee the day-to-day running of the centre, while playing an integral role in driving the business forward.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work with management to fully set up and launch the business which will include everything from site planning and POS design to marketing strategy pre and post launch.
  • Run the Centre on site from the day it launches and recruit sales team members to assist them as they are required.
  • Grow the client base from ground zero by working directly with the MD to enact an outbound marketing campaign, generating opportunities and converting them into paying customers.
  • Once customers start buying from the Centre, the Centre Manager will develop a loyalty programme to continue to attract returning business, building and maintaining valued relationships with the customers.
Key Skills:

The appointed person will have a positive and determined attitude and possess extensive plant knowledge with proven experience in a nursery or plantarea environment. They will ideally have a hands-on management style with the ability to multitask under pressure and enjoy building and developing relationships in the industry. The successful applicant will work with energy, pace and passion and as it is a new area of the business, the ability to be responsive to challenges and demonstrate a ‘can do’ professional and flexible approach is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to start and run your own business division within a successful, market leading plant specialist business. These opportunities don’t come around often!

If this Cash & Carry Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Growing Manager

Growing Manager required

Job Ref V245

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced and energetic Growing Manager to join the team on a 20-acre nursery in Lincolnshire. The successful candidate will specialise in glass and tunnel growing for their range of annual, perennial and hardy nursery stock.

Your Mission

As the Growing Manager, you'll drive innovation, sustainability, and excellence every step of the way. From the early stages of product life to the release of crop production, you'll be ensuring maximum efficiency while maintaining high standards of quality.

Key Requirements
  • Minimum of five years live plant growing experience
  • A recognised qualification in horticulture and agronomy.
  • Experience in space/capacity planning for optimum and efficient crop production.
  • To have a clear understanding of DEFRA and IPPFFS rules and regulations
  • Be a dynamic ‘hands-on’ grower.
  • Be computer literate with knowledge of glasshouse computer control systems.
  • Ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate a team.
  • Diligent initiative-taker with the ability to develop better processes.
  • Lead the high standards of growing and product care across all product categories from start to finish. Ensure adequate training is given to all staff.
  • Spraying, fertilizers, applications, and plant health compliance
  • Determine plant growing conditions in greenhouses, including temperature control, irrigation, planting, and care schedules.
  • Care for all needs of cuttings, including sticking, watering, misting, spraying, and feeding.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems and program environmental and irrigation control.
  • Responsibility not just for the day-to-day growing of plants but also the implementation and introduction of smarter and reliable growing processes, lighting, temperature, growing media, nutrition, and monitoring the overall health of plants.
  • Flexibility within the role with a strong understanding of seasonality and forecasting to meet demand.
  • In line with the companies’ mission to initiate sustainability, environmental and greener polices.
  • A commercial understanding and realistic mindset to growing, market innovation and propagation.
  • Can do attitude and true passion for all elements horticulture with a love of growing.
Key perks
  • Enhanced holiday plus additional holiday for long service
  • Excellent staff discount
  • Friends and family discount
  • Birthday leave – an extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to discounted shopping – for flights, cinema, restaurants and much more.

If this Growing Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Growing Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Growing Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

Our client is one of London’s finest private residences, a spectacular Grade II listed 30,000 sqft Georgian mansion, which has undergone a ten-year extensive restoration and meticulous refurbishment. This magnificent property is situated in Southwest London just moments from Richmond Park.

Its three-acre estate has been dramatically re-presented by a celebrated landscape architect, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and includes green house, potager, extensive lawns, parterres, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, flower gardens, sunken secluded Italian garden, water features, mature trees and woodland planting, extensive yew hedges and topiary, a championship-standard outdoor tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, paddock, stabling and other outbuildings.

The client also owns and manages a number of Award-winning Executive homes in the area, each having smaller but beautifully designed and stocked family gardens, having a range of mature trees, plants and lawns.

The owners are seeking to employ an experienced and dynamic Head Gardener who will have excellent horticultural knowledge and have experience of, or affinity with, historic gardens, and a passion for maintaining grounds to the highest standards, working closely in line with the owners’ vision.  The role will be supported by a small team and seasonal help.

It is essential to hold an academic horticultural qualification at Level 3 or above and ideally CS30/CS31 and PA1/PA6A certificates. The successful applicant will work with the client to create and deliver the agreed strategies for our short, medium and long-term goals, including agreeing and managing the budget. Responsibilities will include:

  • the development and implementation of annual management plans for the estate’s gardens, formal parterre, herbaceous borders, greenhouse, vegetable/fruit gardens, lawns, water features, and newly planted and existing mature trees, liaising with specialist sub-contractors, where appropriate.
  • maintain or improve the existing gardens, including some hard landscaping, while also undertaking new projects.  All this work will be undertaken with a great eye for detail and a passion to achieve the highest standards.
  • have a detailed knowledge of the watering requirements for all plantings and manage the irrigation system to that effect.  The irrigation system is under an annual maintenance contract, although experience of minor repairs and adjustments is essential.
  • Assist with the implementation of sound Health and Safety practice, machinery and equipment maintenance.  You will be able to handle a wide range of garden machinery, including tractors, mowers and chainsaws.  The ability to maintain machinery is a bonus.

Candidates will be flexible and sensitive in respecting the principles of landscape design and have the imagination to retain and adapt these as necessary. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic, with a hands-on, proactive can-do attitude, excellent time management skills and you must be willing and able to work and join in as part of the wider team on the estate.

LOCATION: Southwest London
SALARY: £45,000 – £60,000
JOB No: EC62548

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Grounds Facilities Manager

Grounds Facilities Manager required

Job Ref G084

Our client is the largest privately owned mid-sized provider of bereavement services in the UK. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries through beautiful woodland and traditional memorial parks, currently operating six sites across the UK.

They provides a unique end of life experience for bereaved families, with a focus on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of these serene locations, providing families with a distinctive and often eco-friendly way to memorialise their loved ones. Providing a personalised service in a unique and caring environment for all families and are now looking for exceptional people to join our team.

Position Overview:

As the Grounds Facilities Manager, you will lead, motivate and develop the Grounds and Maintenance teams, to ensure that the park and gardens are maintained to a high standard all year round, with a genuine enthusiasm to help our families.

Strong leadership skills are required to achieve and deliver park objectives. The Grounds Facilities Manager, will ideally be from a landscape or horticultural background who will champion and promote exceptional customer service, within the teams they are managing.

Diary management and effective planning around required works are essential. Plus, providing support and guidance to your teams to achieve high volume output and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • Ensure the Grounds team consistently promotes the highest standard of professional customer service
  • All customer queries and complaints handled in a timely and compassionate manner and tracked via the operating system
  • Seek out opportunities to improve the parks environmental credentials
  • Ensure a 5-star first impression is created for customers through ensuring the park always looks its best 365 days a year
  • Ensure the effective delivery of services to Group standards and values
  1. GROUNDS
  • Ensure the Grounds team maintain the grounds to a prestige, distinctive and contemporary standard.
  • Lead the team to effectively perform all funeral – related duties to our WOW standards as expected by our customers, such as digging and backfilling of graves, preparing ash interments, maintenance of the park, and project work.
  • Manage facilities and maintain vehicles and site equipment.
  • Knowledge of industry trends and legislations ensuring that best practice is adopted.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and delivery of all ground’s projects in the park in conjunction with the Park Director.
  1. SALES AND MARKETING
  • Play a key role in delivering sales targets through effective delivery of all activities and landscaping projects.
  • Liaise with the Service Manager and Park Director to ensure that stock levels are maintained at an appropriate level.
  • Work closely with the Service Manager and Park Director to ensure all customer events are delivered successfully.
  • Deliver the community engagement strategy for long term growth.
  • Input into the continuous development of new products and services for the site.
  1. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
  • Play a key role to lead on our One Team One Group values and behaviours.
  • Effective calendar management to plan grounds team resourcing and activity.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the grounds team to deliver on KPIs.
  • Develop the team through coaching, training, e-learning and providing external training as required.
  • Meet regularly with the team supervisors to provide, guidance, support and training as required.
  • Follow the annual appraisal process for all members of the grounds team and set SMART, aligned objectives for them.
  • Manage all grounds recruitment as required in conjunction with the Park Director and HR.
  • Ensure the retention of quality colleagues
  • Follow group policies and procedures as required for any Employee Relations cases.
  1. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Manage the grounds budget effectively including Purchase Order System and salary budget management.
  • Drive efficiencies within the operational areas to meet targets and manage costs.
  • Utilise available systems to create continuous efficiencies and ensure lean ways of working.
  • Adherence to all internal central and operational processes.
  • Lead on the effective use of operating system to map the site. Locate stock and allocate task.
  1. HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Ensure colleagues are adhering to all Health and Safety procedures
  • Responsible for internal audit compliance
  • Ensure overall security of the site
  • If required and trained deliver first aid and follow the correct health and safety procedures to ensure own safety.
Essential Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate people led management.
  • Experience working either in landscaping or horticultural (ideally with a horticultural qualification).
  • A passion for supporting our families and community, always showing empathy and respect.
  • Computer literate/data entry – (training will be provided on our internal systems).
  • Driving License required.
Benefits:
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the bereavement services sector while promoting sustainability.
  • Supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Exceptional holiday entitlement of 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Enhanced Pension 6% Employer & 3% Employee
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Healthcare Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Bicycle to Work Scheme
  • Free parking on site
  • Annual Flu Jab Voucher
  • Me day, a day off for your Birthday

If this Grounds Facilities Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Grounds Facilities Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Grounds Facilities Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

These 10-acre gardens are an excellent example of a traditional private family estate garden and comprise of formal lawns, shrub and herbaceous borders, hedges, a large walled garden used for the production of vegetables and cut flowers, smaller natural ponds, two glasshouses for the production of plants and vegetables for use throughout the year in the main house for the family and guests.

The successful applicant will oversee the daily running of the gardens including any implementation of any future rejuvenation of borders etc and will be leading a small team of four others to motivate, provide guidance, training, and support to provide high standards of work. The role will include general maintenance (Performing routine garden maintenance tasks, such as pruning, weeding, planting, watering, and pest control).

An excellent all-round knowledge not only of horticulture but the safe use and maintenance of garden machinery and be able to manage all aspects related to Health and safety practices in the garden.

Applicants will have previous experience working on a large private family country garden and understand the needs and demands that come of this, have strong horticultural knowledge, excellent leadership and communication skills, proficiency in using garden equipment and tools and a real passion and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of garden presentation.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated and experienced Head Gardener able to lead the horticultural team and ensure the continued excellence of the gardens. The estate prides itself on being 99% organic and is looking to continue and improve the organic approach. In addition, will act as security for the estate particularly whilst the family are travelling and will need to care for the animals from time to time if they are travelling.

The Client is offering a competitive salary, a beautiful and peaceful working environment, as well as a large 1 bedroom, on site accommodation with all bills included. In addition, the role also offers 23 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and a discretionary annual bonus.

The position is based around a 40-hour week with a small amount of weekend work for glasshouse, watering and feeding the chickens.

SALARY:        Up to £45,000 + Accommodation
LOCATION: Jersey, Channel Islands
JOB No:          EC62536         

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and talented horticulturist to join a stunning private estate based near Shaftesbury on the Dorset, Wiltshire border.

This position will suit an experienced and knowledgeable gardener with a desire to take on the maintenance and future development of a horticulturally diverse, typical English Country style garden in order to utilise their full horticultural skill set.

The historic Grade II* listed property is surrounded by 5-acres of new and established gardens. The gardens are currently being renovated by the very talented designer Miranda Brooks, the successful candidate will be working closely with the designer to see the devilment of the garden come to life.

The gardens boast impressive herbaceous borders, bursting with colour and texture throughout the seasons as well as formal lawns, orchard, carp pond and charming topiary sculptures and a new kitchen garden with a wonderful new greenhouse that is yet to be planted and developed.

The grounds are also host to a newly renovated lake with an Oak jetty and decking seating platform along with picnic areas, there is also an additional lake which is yet to be renovated along with streams running through the garden.

Suitable applicants will possess a recognised horticultural qualification as well as extensive experience in horticulturally diverse gardens in a private estate setting. Competence in all horticultural techniques is essential, as is a good understanding of vegetable gardening, plus a passion for developing gardens to reach their full potential.

Candidates will be expected to manage all aspects of grounds maintenance, including lawns, hedge cutting and topiary trimming, pathways and irrigation systems. This is a hands-on role so good physical fitness and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is essential.

Practical experience with the use and care of a full range of garden machinery is desired, with a chainsaw certification being advantageous. Applicants should be equally passionate, energetic and experienced hands-on professionals with an ability to manage a small team. This exciting vacancy would be great for someone looking to work in a beautiful part of the country and join the community, making this opportunity a way of life. The owner is an extremely keen gardener and although not always in residence we keep in constant contact with images of things in the garden that are looking at their best.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm with holiday entitlement being statutory 20 days plus Bank Holidays (Christmas time they close down for at least 5 days of holiday). An offer to the successful candidate will be based on reference checks as well as a DBS check.                    

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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