AWARD WON: Landscape Architecture/ Design Practice of the Year - Commercial Housing
Location: London and Bristol
Managing director: Chris Churchman
Tell me about your key goals/priorities as a business for 2019.
We had our 25th anniversary last year but didn't have time to celebrate, so that's an early priority. We are opening a new office in Bristol, will look to expand in areas such as IT and hopefully see continued sustained growth across all areas of our business.
What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for you as a business (or for your sector) in 2019 – and why?
Employing staff at a more junior level – a bad Brexit would make a very difficult situation ten times worse. The visa situation is already a headache for most offices – especially in London - because the financial thresholds are so high. Meanwhile the Landscape Institute is still punching below its weight. It does a good job, but given the growing importance of green issues across all areas of society, we could have a higher profile.
What do you regard as the biggest opportunity for you as a business (or for your sector) in 2019 – and why?
The continued growing awareness of green issues in all areas of life is a great opportunity for our sector.
What was the best thing about winning a Horticulture Week Business Award for you as a business?
Awards are helpful for us as they raise the profile of the practice and establish a status and credibility. The Horticulture Week award is a benchmark and a reflection of something that has been done well, and on the back of that clients make appointments.
***THE 2019 HORTICULTURE WEEK BUSINESS AWARDS IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES!***
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