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Pro Landscaper announces its 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2016 winners

by | 02 Nov 16 | News

30 under 30

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

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