30Under30Featured SliderLatestNews

Winners announced for this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation

Pro Landscaper has announced its 2020 winners of the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative. The initiative, sponsored by Green-tech, is now in its sixth year, and aims to recognise, reward, and promote the rising stars in the UK’s landscaping industry.

Pro Landscaper’s managing director Jim Wilkinson comments: “Firstly, massive congratulations to all of this year’s winners. What a year to win, with all that the world has thrown at us, and to see so many brilliant entries really reflects amazingly on this sector.

“During these extremely tough and unpredictable times, the performance of this year’s winners should not go unnoticed. It’s really important that we continue to recognise, reward, and promote the next generation as they will drive our sector forwards.

“The judges commented that the understanding and engagement of the value green space has on our environment shone through in the entries.”

Sustainability and climate change were high on the agenda from all the entries, as was a real get-up-and-go attitude.

In terms of judging, entrants were scored on their passion, skills and qualifications, achievements, goals and their message to young people joining the industry. The highest rated, when all scores were collated, were then enrolled into the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation Class of 2020.

Jim continues: “Our youngest winner at only 18, Leon, an apprentice landscaper from Kirman Design touched the judges with his enthusiasm at getting up early and working outside on even cold and wet days, and his mental strength and ambition to be the very best he can – he said he’s ‘over the moon’ at being part of our profession and we have to say we’re over the moon that he chose landscaping as his career.”

Richard Kay, chairman of sponsor Green-tech, says: “Many congratulations to all winners. The selection process has been rigorous, and this is a great achievement and accolade of your career to date. You have been identified as one of the rising stars of our next generation and I wish you all the very best for the future and look forward to meeting you all once all the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”

The class of 2020 makes it 180 winners in total for the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative since its inception. The winners will be featured in a presentation at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 on Thursday 19 November 2020. Previous winners have gone on to design, build and win gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Shows, set up their own businesses and appear on horticulture-related television programmes.

 

The winners of 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2020 are:

Sid Hill – founder, Sid Hill Ecological Gardens

Age: 27

Eliza Nicholas – founder/director, Rocket Garden Design

Age: 27

Ben Myers – owner, Adam and Eve Landscapes

Age: 29

Ellen Krier – landscape architect, Pegasus Group

Age: 28

Abdulla Albaroudi – sustainability and BIM technician, ETLA Studio

Age: 25

Harry Holding – director and principal designer, Harry Holding Garden Design Ltd

Age: 27

John Tallis – general manager, David Massey Garden Construction

Age: 27

Chris Hull – owner and landscape designer, Greenbook Landscape

Age: 27

Dean Meadows – arboricultural consultant, TMA Environmental Consultants

Age: 28

George Trott – arboriculturist/senior site supervisor, Tony Benger Landscaping

Age: 29

Dan Cockram – commercial estimator, Tony Benger Landscaping

Age: 25

Nisha Gandhi – landscape architect, WSP

Age: 29

Matt Lindsay – products manager, Biotecture Limited

Age: 27

Leon Chappell – apprentice landscaper, Kirman Design

Age: 18

Robert Lowe – landscaper, Lowe’s Landscapes

Age: 27

Ryan Thomas – lead landscape designer, Urban Meadows

Age: 30

Tyler Jackson – director, GFX Ground Effects Landscaping Limited

Age: 26

Jack Wannell – arboricultural consultant, Essex County Council

Age: 27

Josh Forster – deputy team leader, Green-tech

Age: 23

Jack McKenna – landscape contracts manager, Nicholsons Nurseries

Age: 29

Alice Elek – Owner, Alice Crespi Gardens

Age: 29

Freddie Strickland – Garden and landscape design, Freddie Strickland Landscape and Garden Design

Age: 27

Olivia Benger – commercial contracts manager, Tony Benger Landscaping

Age: 27

Thomas O’Brien – operations manager, Pudsey Landscapes

Age: 23

Dawid Koscianski – senior contract manager, Nurture Landscapes

Age: 29

Jerome Kenway – head of exterior, Indoor Garden Design

Age: 28

Rosie Mayer – senior designer and bespoke design specialist, Jupiter Play & Leisure

Age: 25

Brian Millard – operations manager, The CGM Group

Age: 30

Mark Gadsden – landscape design and build, Gadsden Gardens

Age: 26

Emilie Bausager – Emilie Bausager Landscapes

Age: 28

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close