ENTRIES NOW CLOSED FOR 2023
Commercial Landscape Company
In this category, we’re looking to highlight and praise the companies that build and sculpt the public areas the population enjoys; from city centres, to office grounds, to communal areas within housing developments and anything in between.
Design and Build Company
In this incredibly competitive market, we are looking for the company that provides a top-quality service plus a little something else that makes them stand out from the crowd. You don’t have to be the biggest business to impress our judges, they want you to show how you run your business to the highest standard. We want to see examples of commitment to the industry, staff development opportunities and client testimonials.
Trade Nursery of the Year
Considerations for this category may include but are not limited to; disease prevention, impact on the environment, sustainability, client relationships and retention and a proven track record of a well-run and striving business.
Supplier and service provider
Quality offering, strong relationships and staff retention are some of the points the panel of judges will be looking for in this category. We’re not necessarily looking for the most well-known or highest grossing company but the company that offers the best value for money and has earned themselves an impeccable reputation within the industry.
Sustainable Company of the Year
This award highlights companies that have achieved sustainable development. The award is open to companies that can demonstrate commitment to managing their social, environmental, and financial obligations. We will look for ethical leadership, clear environmental management systems and how sustainability has impacted your business and/or the community.
Employer of the Year
This category incorporates all aspects of being a well-respected employer. We want to celebrate the slick and professional recruitment processes, positive staff experiences and exceptional training and development opportunities as well as focusing on the employment of apprentices and their retention.
Landscape Company under £1m Turnover
This category has been created with the intention of giving the smaller landscape companies a presence against the larger multi-million-pound companies. Running a successful business is not necessarily about the number of staff you employ or the amount of money you turnover, It’s about your commitment to the industry, relationship with suppliers and training and development of staff.
Grounds Maintenance Company
We are looking for the unsung heroes of our industry who consistently undertake the crucial everyday maintenance tasks, which many take for granted, with the upmost precision and pride. The judges will be looking at your staff training and development, investment in apprentices and corporate social responsibility.
Partnerships are everywhere within our industry. This award is to highlight where partnerships have succeeded. The judges will be looking at examples on how a partnership has helped you – whether it’s enabled you to save money, deliver a better service or complete a job, had a major impact on the way you work or enhanced your work in some other way.
We firmly believe there is a gap in the market for business related arboriculture awards, and therefore feel this category will enable arboriculture companies wanting to highlight their success to do so. Entrants to this category must be able to demonstrate examples of commitment to the industry, staff retention and morale and constant good business practices.
New Company (Under 2 years old)
This award celebrates the new business making their way in the landscaping sector. The first 2 years are vital in establishing a strong company with the right structures and goals to succeed in their discipline. Entrants to this category must demonstrate a plan to train and develop staff, awareness of their company’s impact on the environment and strong development plans and future goals
Apprentice of the Year
We firmly believe that apprenticeships are key to the future of the landscaping industry. Who better to train the next generation of industry expert than those currently operational.
The judges will be looking for apprentices that show a drive to further themselves in the sector, an impact on the company they work for and exemplary performance in their role as an apprentice.