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John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd wins prestigious National Landscape Award

John O’Conner, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, has received the prestigious Grounds Maintenance Award (Free Public Access) for Ventnor Park in Isle of Wight, from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Awards 2015.

The Principal Award winner will be announced at the award ceremony held in London on Friday 4th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel London.

The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and specialist Landscape and Grounds Maintenance contractors who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill.

Commenting on the company’s success, Matt O’Conner, Managing Director said: “Both John O’Conner and Isle of Wight Council have been committed to achieving the highest horticultural standards possible at Ventnor Park. We will continue to develop the park’s unique features and maintain the excellent standards evidenced by other awards including South and South East in Bloom’s Gold standard and Park of the Year Award. We are extremely proud to have won this BALI Award as a further testament to the excellent horticultural standards and I would like to thank our staff who’s dedication and team culture has made winning this prestigious award possible.”

Nigel Leppard, Countryside, Parks & Open Spaces Manager for Isle of Wight Council said; “The Isle of Wight Council is delighted and proud that Ventnor Park has won an award of national standing and particularly pleased that our little corner of the world has received such recognition. We are very aware that a large part of this is due to the partnership arrangement with John O’Conner Ltd and their efforts and commitment in maintaining Ventnor Park to a very high standard, this is further borne out by success in the South & South East England in Bloom awards where for 2015 a Gold Medal was retained for the third year running. The Isle of Wight Council would also like to recognise Ventnor Enhancement Fund and Ventnor Putting Green for their involvement with the park.”

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