The awards were launched earlier this year to recognise the individuals who, under the radar, keep companies and the industry going.
A myriad of people were nominated by readers of Pro Landscaper, from office administrators to operatives on the ground to small business owners.
Readers are now able to vote for which person, of the final 15, they think should win the title of Pro Landscaper’s Unsung Hero 2023. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 22 November at the ExCeL in London, as part of the FutureScape event, and will receive a relaxing spa break for two at Champney’s.
The shortlist of nominees is:
- Barrie Duesbury, nursery manager, Living Walls
- Dave Bradbury, planning and logistics manager, George Davies Turf
- Eddie Everest, landscaper, Frosts Landscape Construction
- Fern Snowling, planting & logistics manager, Majestic Trees
- Frankie Patman, marketing manager, Maylim
- Kate Cooney, corporate partnerships manager, Perennial
- Louise Granger, office administrator , Harrowden Turf
- Mal Vickers, national green space manager, Remus Management Ltd
- Owen Baker, technical officer – policy and research, British Association of Landscape Industries
- Peter Thurman, consultant and principal, The Thurman Consultancy
- Ray Stephenson, landscape consultant, Talasey Group
- Richard Wagstaff, owner, RJW Landscapes Ltd
- Roy Candlin, regional operations manager, Ground Control
- Sharon Frost, office manager, Tim O’Hare Associates
- Taryn Baker, sales co-ordinator, Greenwood Plants
“There were so many nominations for these awards, and it was incredibly difficult to narrow them to this shortlist. Having read why they have been nominated and their importance in the success of their organisation, each one of them truly is an unsung hero. We’re excited to share them with our readers so that they can make the decision on who we crown at the ceremony in November,” says David Griffiths, Eljays44’s divisional director.
To vote for Pro Landscaper’s Unsung Hero 2023, click here. Voting closes on 18 September.