The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has announced that Chris Collins of CM Horticulture will be returning to the APL Awards 2018 as the speaker and co-presenter.
When looking for the APL Awards 2018 speaker, the APL wanted to find someone with a real affinity for the industry and Chris Collins sprang to mind. This follows on from the success of his 2016 appearance at the awards.
Chris has 25 years of practical hands on experience in parks departments, four different Botanic gardens, Westminster Abbey and many private gardens – not only in the UK but overseas in countries such as Japan, Africa and Israel. He has also appeared on a variety of TV programmes over the years and was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh medal in 2007 for his services to horticulture.
At this year’s awards, Chris will tell “Part 2” of his larger-than-life journey through the world of horticulture and landscaping, giving an insight to some of his more unusual projects, as well as hosting the awards alongside Raoul Curtis-Machin, HTA director of horticulture.
The APL Awards 2018 takes place on Friday 16 March at The Brewery, London.
The event recognises and rewards the high standard of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members, and the awards give a great opportunity to promote members’ commitment to quality landscaping and keeping their customers completely satisfied.
Alongside the high-quality presenters, the Awards lunch will provide plenty of opportunity for networking with key players from across the industry as well as a chance to view a snapshot of all shortlisted projects in the reception room before the event.
Set in The Brewery, the venue occupies the site of the former Whitbread Brewery in East London, the awards are set in a brick lined room with a 170ft king post timber roof, with an unsupported span of 65ft giving an uninterrupted view across the room and will provide a fantastic setting for this year’s APL Awards.