The awards, held in association with Horticulture Week at London's Grosvenor House, were the largest ever in 2016, attended by 963 guests. Willerby Landscapes won the Grand Award for the sixth time at the event.
BALI’s 900th member is TS Landscapes, based in Newbury, who joined on the last day of BALI's 2016/17 financial year. Owner Tom Seward, said he had strived to achieve BALI Registered status for a long time. "I wanted to join BALI not only to make use of the many benefits it offers but also as reassurance for our customers that we are a reputable company with very high standards."
"To hear that TS Landscapes is BALI’s 900th member is a bonus, well done BALI."
As well as BALI’s 900 Registered Members, it has a wider membership of 1,723, making it the largest representative trade body for the landscape industry in the UK. Its size, the professional reputation of its Registered Members, and its collaborative work with other industry bodies on a raft of projects and initiatives, has meant it has been consulted on a number of issues affecting the landscape sector by Government.
BALI chief executive Wayne Grills said: "BALI is going from strength to strength and its size and status ensures our members and the wider landscaping sector have a voice at a time of economic uncertainty.
"We will continue to serve our members to the best of our ability, supporting their businesses and helping to make sure they have access to skilled staff once our exit from the EU becomes a reality. I would like to thank the Landscape House team for their tremendous hard work in building the association’s membership to this point and for delivering an impressive range of membership benefits. Exciting times are ahead."
The BALI Awards 2017 are now open for entries. Visit the website for a full list of categories and to enter, as well as a full list of last year's winners. The award ceremony will be held on 1 December.