Winners of BALI awards 2009 announced

More than 700 members of the landscaping industry packed into the Grosvenor House hotel in London today to hear the results of the 2009 BALI awards.

Guests heard judges' chief adjudicator David Spencer announce that the total value of projects judged this year had increased by 4% despite the downturn.

Chief executive of BALI Sandra Loton-Jones also addressed the audience passing on a personal message to the industry from the environment secretary Hilary Benn before handing over to TV's Matt Allwright of Rogue Trader fame, who presented the awards. The winners were:

Grand Award
Water Gems (Alba)
Domestic Garden Scheme: Construction Cost Less Than £20,000
Domestic Garden Scheme: Construction Cost Between £20,000 and £50,000
Garden Builders
Domestic Garden Scheme: Construction Cost Between £50,000 and £100,000
Hillier Landscapes
Domestic Garden Scheme: Construction Cost Between £100,000 and £250,000
Water Gems (Alba)
Domestic Garden Scheme: Construction Cost Over £250,000
Thompson Landscapes
Domestic Garden Scheme: Maintenance Only
Hambrook Landscapes
Soft landscaping: Under 1ha
Frosts Landscape Construction
Soft Landscaping: Over 1ha
Veolia Environmental Services
Hard Landscaping: Under £300,000
Blakedown Landscapes (SE)
Hard Landscaping: Between £300,000 and £1.5m

Blakedown Landscapes (SE)
Hard Landscaping: Over £1.5m
McKean & Company (Glasgow)
Land Renewal and Regeneration Scheme
CR Swift Landscaping
 International Award
Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute
Landscape Design Excellence Award
Andy Sturgeon
Best Use of Lighting Award
Thompson Landscapes
Grounds Maintenance: Single Sites
Enterprise plc
Grounds Maintenance: Multiple Sites
Reliance Landscapes
Grounds Maintenance of Business & Private Grounds
Reliance Landscapes
Interior Landscaping Installation

OCS Horticulture
Interior Landscaping: Maintenance
Planters Horticulture
Rainwater Harvesting
Frosts Landscape Construction
Best Newcomer
Harlequin Landscapes
Community Involvement
Visible Changes
Special Award: Recycled Materials

CR Swift Landscaping
Employer of the Year Award
Grace Landscapes
The Geoffrey Chalk Travel Sponsorship
Rebecca Cowley
The BALI Recognition Award

Antoine Berger — president European Landscape Contractors Association


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