FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2021
EAST WINTERGARDEN, CANARY WHARF

THE 2020 JUDGES

Richard Gardiner

Proprietor

NAG Solutions

With over 30 years’ experience in the landscape sector, former BALI Chairman Richard Gardiner has set up NAG Solutions with the principal aim of helping landscape companies secure new business by improving their compliance credentials, that may be by carrying out a health check, helping them complete approved contractor questionnaires, or installing the systems to assist them gain crucial accreditations such as ISO 9001, or BALI registered contractor status.

Marian Boswall

Landscape Architect

Marian Boswall Lanscape Architects

Marian is a leading landscape architect known for creating beautiful spaces often in sensitive places. For years Marian taught Historic Garden Conservation at Greenwich University. She is gardens advisor to a number of important gardens, estates and trusts and writes a regular series for Listed Heritage, the magazine for Listed Buildings.

Marian is a Board Director of BALI (the British Association of Landscape Industries) and is an advocate of design and education in the industry. She is also on the Board of the Blackthorn Trust Healing garden, and as a plantswoman is passionate about the healing power of plants.

Marian read French and Italian at Oxford having spent years in Italy as a child. She is interested in creating harmony, in forming places where people can be themselves and project their own personalities. 

She works with the setting, the people and the available materials to discover and develop the special and the important in each garden and landscape. Respect for the ecology, the history and the future inform her thinking and her designs. 

JOHN WYER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

BOWLES & WYER

John has more than 25 years’ professional experience and is a widely published and respected designer, lecturing on his work both in the UK and abroad. He has designed hundreds of landscape projects over the years, many of which have won awards, ranging from private gardens to large scale development projects.

Having graduated with a Landscape Architecture Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1983, John became a Member of the Landscape Institute in 1990 and was recognised as a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers in 2011, having serving on its Council from 2004-2010.

John formed the company Bowles & Wyer together with Chris Bowles in 1993 and continues to take a lead role in design, client liaison and the planning process.

John writes a widely-read monthly blog that explores his insights into the design process, ponders on the roles of landscape and maintenance, and relates his adventures with cycling and swimming ponds.

Lynn Hunter

Owner

Pro-Motion

Lynn has over 20 years’ experience in B2B and consumer marketing, helping her clients with research, business, social media and website development.

Specialising in the horticultural and landscaping industries, she’s also dipped her marketing molars in the construction and DIY markets.

Having boosted and built a strong marketing presence at a privately-owned horticultural company in the Midlands, Lynn has the creativity and eye for maximising an opportunity and is now helping businesses blossom into the UK’s leading.

SARAH CURME

Global Mobility Manager

Automation Anywhere

Sarah is an experienced Human Resources Consultant with experience in fast growing, start-up environments where flexibility and adaptability are key.

She has experience in International and cross-cultural environments meeting the challenges of a global business. Working with the executive team to provide support to the CEO and the Vice President of Operations and their teams, she has experience within the full spectrum of HR operations, systems and programs.

RALPH COLLETT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

KERNEL EVENTS

With over 25 years’ experience in business development, sales, management and organisation of conferences and exhibitions, Ralph has recently launched his own events consultancy and is working with leading events over a cross section of sectors.

JONATHAN HAZELL

OWNER

JONATHAN HAZELL CONSULTANTS

Jonathan’s career began “on the tools” with the tree gang in Ealing in 1980. Senior roles in the public, charity and commercial sectors followed and in October 2011 I became an independent consultant offering advice on a broad range of topics to a wide customer base, from the private householder to multi-site, multi-function support service providers.

Instructions, at all scales and in all sectors, have ranged from individual tree inspections to enterprise wide tree surveys, hazard assessments, health and safety advice, the preparation of tender documents and arboricultural method statements, development site tree surveys and assessments, lecturing to arboricultural students and the preparation of management strategies.

I am a forestry graduate from Bangor, and have been a Fellow Member of the Arboricultural Association since 1994.

ADAM WHITE

DIRECTOR

DAVIES WHITE LTD

Adam is a Fellow and the 43rd President of the ‘Royal Chartered’ Landscape Institute. Along with landscape architect Andrèe Davies, they established Davies White Ltd in 2008. 

He has extensive experience in landscape architectural design and contract administration whilst delivering community engaged capital projects. A Green Flag Judge, National Design Award Judge, Pathway to Chartership Mentor & Design Ambassador for the Homes & Communities Academy are just a few of his past roles through which he promoted Landscape Architecture.

ANDY CORCORAN

HEAD OF LANDSCAPES

PLACES FOR PEOPLE LANDSCAPES

– Biography to follow –

LEE BEAUMONT

PARTNER

WILKINS KENNEDY

Lee’s growing portfolio includes entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses at all stages of development from start-ups to medium sized entities, predominantly in Hampshire, West Sussex and London. Lee advises both corporate and non-corporate entities, including charities, sole traders, partnerships, doctors and dentists, providing audit, and accountancy advisory and outsourcing services. He has extensive experience of working with UK subsidiaries of international groups and has commercial working in the Academy sector.

NICK RUDDLE

BUSINESS COACH

ACTION COACH BUSINESS COACHING

Nick is an experienced Business Coach who specialises in growing companies within the landscape industry. He gets life-changing results for business owners and helps them build successful and highly profitable businesses.

Since 2007 he has coached over 3,000 hours of 1-2-1 coaching with business owners and senior management teams which has given him a real insight and the expertise to dramatically improve the fortunes of companies within the landscaping sector.

Nick holds regular seminars for many of the leading national banks as well as many top accounting and solicitor firms. Areas of focus include: Strategic business planning, sales, marketing, leadership & management, team building/recruitment, systematisation, time management, finance, etc.

PETER BUDD

HEAD OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

HALO ARC LTD

– Biography to follow –

PHIL JONES

ceo

ESL LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS

– Biography to follow – 

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