THE 2022 JUDGES
Adrian Wickham has been working in grounds maintenance for the public and private sectors since 1991. He joined Glendale in 1998 on the company’s contract with the London Borough of Islington.
Adrian has been one of Glendale’s many success stories. He was identified at an early stage in his career as one to watch, and placed on the company’s Management Development scheme.
Adrian has a vast amount of practical experience, and whilst working with Glendale completed his Masters in Business Administration.
He is a keen and competitive member of Glendale’s senior management team, developing business and good practice in the industry.
In September 2020 Adrian was voted onto the Board of Directors of the British Association of Landscape Industries. Adrian’s commitment to his wider community does not end there as he was accepted to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Judiciary as a Magistrate in October 2020.
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Ewan has a passion for landscape that began more than 25 years ago when he set up a design and build company operating in London and the southeast. Since then, he has worked as a landscape architect at Arup, the London Borough of Newham and also freelance. He now oversees the design and delivery of public realm on urban regeneration projects as a development manager for global development, construction and investment company, Lendlease.
Ewan has worked on landscape projects at every scale from private gardens to large scale schemes including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Thames Tideway Tunnels and most recently, the mixed-use Elephant Park development.
With a keen interest in green infrastructure, Ewan passionately believes that the landscape industry holds the key to building healthy, liveable places that help tackle the environmental issues of our time.
Gemma Murphy is the founder and director of ViewHR, an HR and Employment Law Consultancy supporting and advising 100s of organisations around the country. Clients include landscape contractors, garden centres and garden designers.
Gemma is a former specialist employment solicitor and experienced business leader. She has extensive experience in dealing with both day-to-day HR matters through to complex employment issues and strategic development, within a broad range of organisations. This brings an extra dynamic to her delivery and methodology as an HR Consultant.
The team at ViewHR are keen to help create great places to work for their clients’ employees, placing emphasis on encouraging great HR practices and wellbeing support in the workplace.
Jonathan’s career began in Ealing in 1980, and after senior roles in the public, charitable and commercial sectors, he became an independent consultant in October 2011. Drawing upon 40 years of experience, Jonathan offers pragmatic advice on a broad range of tree-related topics to a wide customer base.
Instructions have ranged from individual tree inspections to enterprise wide tree surveys, hazard assessments and health and safety advice.
Jonathan writes tender documents and method statements, and carries out tree surveys and impact assessments. He’s the Tree Officer for two local authorities and the Tree Safety Officer for a local school.
Frosts Landscape Construction
Managing Director of Frosts Landscape Construction, Ken White has led his business through a restructure and rebrand following a management buyout in 2018.
Having worked in horticulture for over thirty years, Ken is incredibly passionate about landscaping and is equally passionate about using his skills and experience to help others within the sector. Over recent years Ken has helped a number of businesses bloom through mentoring, and formal peer support. Ken’s social responsibility extends beyond horticulture as Co-Founder and Trustee of the children’s cancer charity Supershoes.
Ken is a Non-Executive Director of the Horticultural Trade Association and sits on the committee as a member for Association of Professional Landscapes, having previously held the position of chairman.
ACTION COACH BUSINESS COACHING
Since 2007, Nick Ruddle has coached many landscape contractors, horticulturists, nurseries, garden centres & garden designers to success and works closely with the main industry associations, suppliers & leaders.
With over 5,000 hours of 1-2-1 coaching and delivering 100s of workshops and seminars over the years, Nick will help you implement specific strategies, methods, processes and systems that will produce exceptional results for your landscape business.
Oak View Landscapes – Former Pro Landscaper Business Awards Supreme Winner
Phil Jones is the CEO of Cultura Group, where he has recently led a complete transformation and rebrand of the business. He is a principal figure in the UK horticultural industry, in which he has worked for over 40 years.
Phil is the former chairman of The National Contractors Forum, the BALI South Thames Landscape Training Group and has also served on the horticultural advisory panels for Brinsbury College and Merrist Wood College.
He has written several papers on the challenges facing our sector and is a regular contributor to industry events and publications.
Phil’s great passion, in addition to plants and green spaces is spending as much time as possible outdoors, walking and running.
Richard is owner and MD of NAG Solutions, offering coaching and mentoring support to UK landscape companies, helping them build on their strengths whilst inspiring them to build better businesses that truly fulfil their potential. NAG Solutions also offers business health check and compliance management and with Richard’s extensive experience in the sector, he is well placed to help develop business models that are actionable and effective for clients.