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    • gardenscapes

      Gardenscapes takes home ‘Best of Customer Service’ award at Houzz

      Horley Surrey, 5 March, 2018 – Gardenscapes of Horley and Billingshurst has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The The 19-year-old garden design and landscape construction company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.…

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    • parks

      The Parks Trust wins Leisure, Entertainment & Arts Category at Business Achievement Awards

      Self-financing charity The Parks Trust is thrilled to have won the Leisure Entertainment & Arts Category at the 2018 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. A new category for 2018, the award recognises the extensive and varied events and activities programme facilitated by The Parks Trust. In 2017, the charity organised and enabled over 500 events in its parkland, from popular, standalone favourites World Picnic and Spooky Halloween Walks to smaller, regular events such as Women’s Walking Network and Tree Tots. Additionally, The Parks Trust offers an extensive programme of community engagement, working with local communities to encourage them to engage…

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    • design

      Young Gardeners of the Year hopefuls unveil design

      Writtle University College’s team for the Young Gardeners of the Year competition have unveiled their design. The annual competition is organised by celebrity gardener David Domoney and gives students invaluable experience of designing and building a show garden. Delivered in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, this year’s competition is being held at Ascot Racecourse for the first time, at the new Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. It will see six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges create a show-stopping back garden and go head-to-head for the title – which Writtle won last year, along with a…

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    • Generation

      Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

      Registration for the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards is now open. Following three groundbreaking years of showcasing young talent in the landscaping industry, Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce their return at this year’s FutureScape in November. Previous winners have proclaimed the benefits that winning has given them. Lexi Harrison of Hultons Landscapes says: “[Winning the award] was perfect for raising my profile within the industry.” Michael Buck of Hortus Loci goes onto say the awards: “Provided me with a fantastic platform for networking with likeminded people and facilitated the promotion of the industry when talking to the…

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    • Rolawn

      Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

      The Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers has been awarded to Rolawn for another year. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded a badge of honour. This accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service as all reviews are verified unique from bone fide customers. Rolawn met…

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    • BALI Awards

      Entries for the BALI Awards now open

      Entries for the 42nd BALI National Landscape Awards  are now open. Supported by headline sponsor and BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, this year’s Awards promise to be the most hotly contested to date. BALI Registered Members are now invited to visit the BALI Awards website at baliawards.co.uk to review the entry guidelines and find out about Early Bird deadlines. Entries are submitted online and construction, maintenance and design schemes will be visited by BALI Awards adjudicators between June and August, with the International, Affiliate Exceptional Service and Employer Excellence Awards reviewed by the panel before the National Award winners are…

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    • landscaper

      Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017

      The inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on Friday 9 February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the excellent standards set within the landscape industry. Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson, said: “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual excellence of landscaping with industry awards and RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look, but with the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, we chose to highlight how well businesses operate -their processes, staff training, health and safety records and consistent positive customer feedback.” The ceremony, held at…

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    • Richard Gill, Chris Swan, Barry Browne and Drea Questari holding their award.

      Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017

      Landscaping supplier Green-tech has been announced winner of the Supplier category in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 which took place last week in London. Sales director, Richard Gill comments: “This is absolutely brilliant news — I am delighted that Green-tech has won the Supplier category. The team give 100% to our customers all the time and it’s always nice to know that our work is recognised. We had some strong competition in this category, so to win this award is confirmation that we are getting it right. This is a great start to 2018 and I’m hopeful it will…

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    • Lotus Design Studio awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

      Lotus Design Studio of London has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The RHS multi-award, gold medal winning design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. A “Best Of Houzz…

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      Pro Landscaper Business Award winners announced

      After a sensational afternoon of jubilant festivities, the first Pro Landscaper Business Awards have come to a close. The standard of entrants was incredibly high, and after some tough decision-making from the judges, the winners have been announced. Pro Landscaper Business Awards winners: Industry Partnership – Sponsored by FutureScape Winner: Gristwood and Toms, in partnership with Bristol City Council Judges said that the arboricultural consulting firm are: “A fantastic example of industry partnership [that] goes beyond the normal boundaries.” Apprenticeship Scheme – Sponsored by Horticruitment Winner: Glendale The diverse, all-encompassing scheme was described by judges as having: “[An] ongoing commitment…

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    • tatton

      Call for entries for new Future Spaces category at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018

      The prestigious RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 kicks off on Wednesday 18 July, and this year, a brand-new category is being introduced – Future Spaces. This calls people from across the landscaping sector to push boundaries and make use of innovative concepts to design a futuristic outdoor space. There is still time to enter and receive industry recognition for being a part of the renowned flower show and have the opportunity to showcase extraordinary talent and artistic flair. Once entries for applications close in late March to early April, three gardens will be selected to receive a grant of…

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    • RHS reveals 2018 Britain in Bloom finalists

      Planters poised and dibbers at the ready as 76 community gardening groups prepare to battle it out in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) 2018 Britain in Bloom competition. Now in its 54th year, the nationwide competition pits rural villages, urban corners and city centres against one another across a range of criteria that includes horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation. Finalists are put forward to the national final based on their progress locally and will be scored by a team of RHS national judges in the summer. In 2018 the finalists will compete across…

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    • TOPSOIL sponsors student success at SGD Awards

      At the sixth annual awards ceremony of the Society of Garden Designers, held on Friday, 2 February, British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Andy Spetch presented Nicky Burridge with the Student Design – Commercial award. Nicky graduated in 2017 with a Distinction for her Diploma in Garden Design from the London College of Garden Design. British Sugar TOPSOIL sponsored the award under its ‘HortLoam’ premier planting soil brand, a product that is becoming increasingly popular with garden designers for tree, shrub, perennial and vegetable planting schemes. Nicky, who holds a BSc in 3D Design and an MSc in Light and Lighting, worked as a…

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    • Northumberland

      Northumberland shortlisted for its Love Parks campaign

      An online campaign which helped to share Northumberland residents’ love for their local parks has been shortlisted for a national award. Northumberland County Council ran the campaign last July, and it has now been highlighted as one of the best in the UK by national environmental campaign charity Keep Britain Tidy.The Love Parks Award recognises an outstanding event or campaign that ran during Love Parks Week 2017. The Love Parks initiative aims to ensure that residents and visitors use local parks and protect these important green spaces, and the award was open to entries from all local authorities in England and Wales. Northumberland…

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    • SGD Awards

      Winners announced at SGD Awards 2017

      The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the SGD Awards 2017 at its sixth annual award ceremony in London. Robert Myers MSGD was presented with the most prestigious award of the night, winning the Grand Award for The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace; while Matt Keightley MSGD won three awards including the distinguished Judges’ Award for his eastern-inspired Tyre Hill House Garden; and visionary Spanish designer Fernando Caruncho was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In total, 17 designers were presented with awards across 19 categories including accolades for the best Large Residential Garden, Healing &…

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    • Business Awards

      Green-tech shortlisted in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been shortlisted in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in the Supplier category. This category received a large number of entries so Green-tech had stiff competition.  It will find out if it is the category winner at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards ceremony on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. Green-tech is itself sponsoring the Commerical Landscape Company category where Skidmores of Hertford and Ground Control have both been shortlisted. Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay comments: “This is fantastic news!  I am thrilled that Green-tech has been shortlisted in these new awards…

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    • Urban Earth

      Devon company wins hat-trick at national landscaping awards

      Urban Earth, based in Exmouth, has been awarded with a triple win at the national Bradstone Assured Awards 2018. The company won the overall title of Installer of the Year, in addition to winning the Best Patio Transformation using Traditional Products and the Best Patio Transformation using 2017 Products. The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester on Friday 19 January, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award.…

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      Heralding great businesses – The Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are fast approaching, held at East Wintergarden in Canary Warf on 9 February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the exceptional standards of the industry. Pro Landscaper speaks with Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Eljays44, about the decision to set up the awards and what they aim to bring to the landscaping sector. “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual beauty of landscaping and there are plenty of amazing platforms doing this, such as the BALI Awards and the RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look,” Jim explains.…

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    • landscaper

      Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The shortlists have been announced for the highly anticipated Pro Landscaper Business Awards, celebrating the great accomplishments of businesses in the landscaping industry. The ceremony will take place on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. The Pro Landscaper Team would like to thank all of the entrants and congratulate all of the shortlisted companies on their accomplishments. We look forward to seeing all of the shortlisted companies there and bringing the industry together for the ceremony. The short listed companies are as follows:   Landscape Company – Less £1m Turnover: Acre Landscapes Burnham Landscaping The…

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    • Business Awards

      Entries close today for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018

      Entries for the first ever Pro Landscaper Business Awards close today. Don’t miss out! Contact Laura Harris at laura.harris@eljays44.com or call 01903 777570. Pro Landscaper launched the new cross-industry business awards to highlight those who make outstanding contributions to our industry and to bring people together. Supported by leading industry magazines Pro Landscaper and FutureArch, and the industry’s number one event, FutureScape, the inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be held in the heart of London’s business district at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Friday 9 February 2018. The event will bring together businesses across all sectors, and…

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    • cleve west

      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Cleve West

      Owner, Cleve West Landscape Design. Cleve runs an award-winning studio in South West London and has been designing gardens since 1990. His first book, Our Plot, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in nearby Bushy Park. Cleve is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and has eight RHS gold medals to his name, including Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea in 2011 and 2012. Built in 2012, Cleve’s design for the award-winning Horatio’s Garden at the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust in Salisbury has shown just how positive an effect gardens can have on both physical and spiritual…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Ann-Marie Powell

      Principal, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens. Having studied Hard Landscapes and Garden Design at Capel Manor College, Ann-Marie Powell set up her own garden design practice in 1999, within four years of graduating with Distinction. Ann-Marie Powell Gardens creates innovative gardens, winning Gold medals at RHS Hampton Court and Chelsea. Ann-Marie has been a popular presenter on gardening programmes such as The Great Garden Challenge and the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. She is also the author of three garden design books and last year became a patron of Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to creating outdoor spaces for children who…

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    • Alan Titchmarsh

      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Alan Titchmarsh

      TV personality. After leaving school at the age of 15, Alan Titchmarsh became an apprentice gardener at his local nursery, continuing with full-time training at horticultural college and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Alan was the main presenter of Gardeners’ World and the hugely popular Ground Force; he now presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, which returned for its sixth series this year. The author of more than 50 gardening books, Alan also writes regularly in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, and is the gardening correspondent for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express. Alan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria…

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    • adam white

      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Adam White

      Director, Davies White Ltd. Adam White studied landscape architecture at both degree and postgraduate level and had four years’ experience in the profession when he co-founded Davies White Ltd with Andrèe Davies in 2009. Since winning its first RHS Gold medal and BBC People’s Choice Award, the practice, which specialises in the creation of bespoke nature play spaces, has won more than 15 national design, engagement and construction awards – including Best in Show winner at RHS Hampton Court in 2017. Adam White is president-elect of the Landscape Institute and is the author of Nature Play: Managing and Maintaining Playful Landscapes.…

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    • adam frost

      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Adam Frost

      Owner, Adam Frost Design. Landscape designer Adam Frost is known for his successes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, having won seven Gold medals, and for presenting on BBC’s Gardeners’ World. Adam was instrumental in setting up the Homebase Garden Academy in 2013, and became an RHS Ambassador for Education and Community Gardens the following year. He is also the author of Real Gardens, a book about the memories and ideas behind his Chelsea Gold Medal-winning designs. This year has seen the launch of The Adam Frost Garden School, which offers courses from garden design to garden maintenance and hard landscaping…

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