Following the success of the inaugural 30 Under 30: The Next Generation last year, Pro Landscaper launched the initiative again this July to find yet another 30 young inspiring people in the industry with some incredible achievements.
30 Under 30: The Next Generation was initially launched to help young people within the horticulture and landscape sectors gain recognition and celebrate their achievements to date, and to promote them in a way that would enhance their careers.
This has certainly been the case with the inaugural 30, who have commented that the accolade has helped them to make more connections, raised their own profiles as well as that of the industry, and that it provided a platform for shining a light on the new generation.
This year, a high volume of applications was received from all sectors of the industry, including garden design, landscaping, landscape architecture, arboriculture and suppliers. The response has been fantastic, and after careful scrutiny Pro Landscaper is proud to reveal its 30 Under 30 for 2016, with an official presentation to be held at FutureScape 2016 on Tuesday 15 November.
Alec Summersgill – landscape supervisor, Land Design Partnership Ltd
Aled Roberts – commercial assistant, Ground Control Ltd
Alex Philpot – landscape foreman, Hillier Landscapes
Andrew Ryder – business development co-ordinator, Hultons Landscapes
Ben Cracknell – head gardener, Gavin Jones Ltd
Brad Cole – regional operations manager
Christopher Chippendale – graduate landscape architect, Ground Control Ltd
Colin Smith – regional account manager, Gritit Ltd
Darren Barnett – area supervisor North East Scotland, ISS Facility Services Landscaping
Dean Jackson – sales manager, Green-tech Ltd
Jack Dunckley – director and principle design, Jack Dunckley Ltd
James Sadler – contract delivery manager, Ground Control Ltd
Jamie Butterworth – show plant manager/RHS ambassador
Laura Welborn-Baker – landscape architect, Smeeden Foreman
Lexi Harrison – business development executive, Hultons Landscapes
Luke Mills – senior landscape designer, Janine Pattison Studios
Luke Richardson – senior estimator and key account manager, Johnsons of Whixley
Mathew Shufflebotham – contracts director, Coatech Ltd
Melissa King – senior landscape designer, Janine Pattison Studios
Michael Buck – general manager, Hortus Loci
Murielle Jayer – UK & Europe sales manager, Platipus Anchors Ltd
Noemi Mercurelli – owner and garden designer, Mercurelli’s Garden Design
Paul Sellars – advanced apprentice, idverde UK
Rob Dwiar – landscape architect, International Design Group
Rob Lilley – business development manager, Mitie Landscapes
Ross Conquest – managing director, Conquest Hard Landscaping Ltd
Russell Malton – team leader, Holland Landscapes
Scott Hawkes – lead landscape estimator, Kings Landscapes
Stephen Westmore – arboricultural consultant, Lockhart Garratt Ltd
Tom Downing – estimator/junior QS, NT Killingley
We look forward to following the progress of our 30 over the next year and continuing to promote their successes. We would also like to offer thanks to all those who applied – please do make sure you apply again next year.
We would also like to thank CED Stone Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of natural stone, for sponsoring this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, and to offer huge congratulations to this year’s winners.1