BALI National Landscape Award winners celebrate successes

This year's BALI award winners are trumpeting their wins in the prestigious competition, which recognises the best work across the landscape industry.

Green Park, Reading. Image: Quality & Services
Green Park, Reading. Image: Quality & Services

Forty-nine BALI members won awards this year, out of 108 entries to the competition which is run in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech.

Among them, commercial landscaping company Ground Control won awards for all six schemes it entered - a record number for the company. The schemes include Queensland Terrace, London, which gained recognition in both the Hard Landscaping Construction and Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens categories. The company also won an award in the Employer of the Year category.

Senior construction manager Neil Walby said: "Great credit goes to all involved in each of these projects as they are always challenging and require considerable understanding, skill and determination on all levels to get them successfully completed to such a high standard."

The Landscape Group (TLG) also won six awards - three for Grounds Maintenance schemes and three for Landscape Construction projects. Two of the wins were for its work at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, both for its overall grounds maintenance work and for the Mandeville Place Urban Orchard Project, which won in the Hard Landscaping Construction under £300,000 category.

John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd won a Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access award for its work at Ventnor Park in the Isle of Wight. Managing director Matt O'Conner said both the company and the local council were committed to achieving "the highest horticultural standards possible" in the park.

Nigel Leppard, parks and countryside manager for Isle of Wight Council, said it was great to see "our little corner of the world" being recognised.

"We are very aware that a large part of this is due to the partnership arrangement with John O’Conner Ltd and their efforts and commitment in maintaining Ventnor Park to a very high standard."

Landscape maintenance company Quality & Services won a grounds maintenance award in the Business Parks category for its work on Green Park in Reading. 

Company managing director Sue Payne said: "We are delighted that the dedication of our landscaping team has been recognised by our industry peers.  To receive such an accolade from industry experts is truly welcomed and provides inspiration for our dedicated landscaping team, who continuously work to an extremely high standard to provide a quality landscape."

Click here for the full list of BALI award winners
. The final awards ceremony takes place on Friday 4 December at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. All Principal Award, Special Award and Grand Award winners will be announced on the day.

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