This article was first published on Natural Paving
After a record number of entries, Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has revealed the winners of its 2015 Landscaping Professionals Awards.
Open to entrants from across our Landscaping Professionals (ALP) scheme, the competition consisted of three categories: Best Patio, Best Driveway and Best Overall Design, with the winner of each category received £500. Runners up and highly commended entrants were awarded £250 and £100 respectively.
With a sleek, modern installation using Black Slate flagstones, Greenbelt Landscapes won first prize in the Best Patio category (see image above). Decol Construction came a close second and three further entrants were highly commended for their work: Garden Creations, A Ward Landscapes and Mason & Turner.
Best Driveway went to new ALP members Paving the Way, for their attractive installation using Rustic Quartz block paving (see image above). Gagajoo Gardens and Landscaping took second place for their expansive and flawless use of York Mix block paving and Kirkstallstone walling.
With a colourful and crisp lined design using Lakeland sandstone, Snapdragon Landscapes won the Best Overall Design category (see image above). Greenbelt Landscapes were runners up for their elegant design using Cornsilk sandstone and there were three highly commended entrants: MJM Landscapes, Botanica Garden Design and Vision Landscapes.
Malcolm Gough, Business Development Director commented: “The number and quality of projects entered into this year’s awards ware beyond our expectations. We are extremely proud to see our products being used in so many amazing designs and we would like to congratulate all of our winners and thank everyone who entered. Our plan for next year’s awards is to introduce additional categories to recognise even more skill sets and types of project.”
In addition to the new categories, we will be opening a training academy in 2016. Designed to help landscapers and merchants develop their knowledge and practical skills, the training academy will run a variety of courses for professionals at all levels.