The Pro Landscaper Business Awards take place on Friday 8 February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. This prestigious events aim is that “winning a Pro Landscaper Business Award will change the way you and your business are perceived by the industry, putting you a cut above the rest and enhancing your credibility.”
If you haven’t yet entered the awards there is still time, entries close 31 October and start from as little as £95!
- Commercial Landscape Company
In this category we are looking to highlight and praise the companies that look after the public areas most people don’t think of; the flawlessly pruned hedges of your local supermarket car park, the perfectly planted trees on the local new build development or the pristine maintained grounds of the local hospital.
- Grounds Maintenance Company
We are looking for the unsung heroes of our industry who consistently undertake the crucial everyday maintenance tasks, which many take for granted, with the upmost precision and pride. The judges will be looking at your staff training and development, investment in apprentices and corporate social responsibility.
- Design & Build Company
Calling the jack of all trades! In this incredibly competitive market, we are looking for the company that provides a top-quality service plus a little something else that makes them stand out from the crowd. You don’t have to be the biggest to impress our judges, just show how you run your business to the highest standard. We want to see examples of commitment to the industry, staff development opportunities and client testimonials.
- Garden Design Practice
This category is open to any Garden Design Practice regardless of the value or size of projects they undertake. The judges aren’t basing their scores on a specific design but on the business itself. They want to see a proven track record of a well-run company that continues to excel and stand out from the overcrowded market.
- Garden Designer
Created to celebrate the one-man bands, this category is a fantastic opportunity to prove that you don’t need a team of staff to achieve great things. If you are running a successful Garden Design business single-handedly then enter this category and shout about it to your industry peers and colleagues and get the recognition that you deserve.
Quality products, strong relationships with installers and staff retention are some of the points the panel of judges will be looking for in this category. We’re not necessarily looking for the most well known or highest grossing company but the company that offers the best value for money and has earned themselves an impeccable reputation within the industry.
- Soft Landscape Supplier
Considerations for this category may include but are not limited to; disease prevention, impact on the environment, sustainability, client relationships and retention and a proven track record of a well-run and striving business.
- Apprenticeship Scheme
Apprentices can be invaluable team members, so we want to celebrate the companies that are supporting this next generation. We want to see examples of strong relationships with education providers, training and development of apprentices and possible employment following successful completion of the apprenticeship. This isn’t about the number of apprentices your company takes on but the commitment to their careers and the support and guidance you are able to offer them.
Landscape Company £2m-£10m Turnover
A new category for 2018, this has been created to celebrate the business achievements of those with a turnover between £2m-£10m. Judges will be looking at examples of constant brief fulfilment, relationships with the industry, staff morale and prospective development opportunities.
Landscape Company >£10m Turnover
Landscape Architect Practice <20 staff
Using the knowledge gained from the 2017 awards, we have decided to split the architect category into 2 based on the number of staff. This category is for the architect practice with under 20 staff that can demonstrate continued good business practices, strong industry relationships and an invaluable and positive workforce.
- Landscape Architect Practice >20 staff
Using the knowledge gained from the 2017 awards, we have decided to split the architect category into 2 based on the number of staff. This category is for the architect practice with over 20 staff that can demonstrate continued good business practices, strong industry relationships and an invaluable and positive workforce.
Partnerships are everywhere within our industry; this award is to highlight where partnerships have succeeded. The judges will be looking at examples on how a partnership has helped you – whether it’s enabled you to save money, deliver a better service or complete a job, had a major impact on the way you work, or enhanced your work in some other way.
Arboriculture Company <£2m Turnover
Following on from the huge success and rebrand of our publication Pro Arb, we have seen a gap in the market for business related arboriculture awards. Alas, 2 new arboriculture categories have been created for 2018. Entrants to this category should have an annual turnover of less than £2m but be able to demonstrate examples of commitment to the industry, staff retention and morale and constant good business practices.
Arboriculture Company >£2m Turnover
Following on from the huge success and rebrand of our publication Pro Arb, we have seen a gap in the market for business related arboriculture awards. Alas, 2 new arboriculture categories have been created for 2018. Entrants to this category should have an annual turnover of more than £2m but be able to demonstrate examples of commitment to the industry, staff retention and morale and constant good business practices.
Enter now – Don’t miss out on the Business Awards!