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A third of 30 Under 30 Award Winners from BALI members

30 Oct 2020 | BALI News

Over a third of award-winners from Pro Landscaper magazine’s just-announced annual 30 Under 30 Awards are employed by British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) members.

Pro Landscaper magazine announced its Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2020 winners on Friday 30 October. The initiative, sponsored by BALI Registered Affiliate Green-tech, is now in its sixth year, and aims to recognise, reward and promote the rising stars in the UK’s landscaping industry.

Wayne Grills, CEO of the British Association of Landscape Industries, said:

I am always thrilled to see the incredibly high standard of winners of the 30 Under 30 awards. I am particularly gratified this year to see how many exceptional rising stars are part of BALI member organisations, even in the challenging circumstances this year has brought us. As the leading trade association for UK landscape professionals, the strong showing in the 30 Under 30 list from BALI members this year really does show that our members are setting the bar for our industry.

Award winners from BALI members are:

Olivia Benger, commercial contracts manager, Tony Benger Landscaping

Leon Chappell, apprentice landscaper, Kirman Design

Dan Cockram, commercial estimator, Tony Benger Landscaping

Josh Forster, deputy team leader, Green-tech

Harry Holding, director and principal designer, Harry Holding Garden Design Ltd

Chris Hull, owner/landscape designer, Greenbook Landscape Design

Jerome Kenway, head of exterior, Indoor Garden Design

Dawid Koscianski, senior contract manager, Nurture Landscapes

Matt Lindsay, product and retail sales manager, Biotecture Ltd

Jack McKenna, landscape contracts manager, Nicholsons Nurseries

Brian Millard, operations manager, The CGM Group

Thomas O’Brien, operations manager, Pudsey Landscapes

John Tallis, general manager, David Massey Garden Construction

George Trott, arboriculturist/senior site supervisor, Tony Benger Landscaping

For the full list visit Pro Landscaper.

The class of 2020 makes it 180 winners in total for the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative since its inception. The winners will be featured in a presentation at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 on Thursday 19 November 2020. Previous winners have gone on to design, build and win gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Shows, set up their own businesses and appear on horticulture-related television programmes.

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