plants@work Leaf of Excellence Award winners
The plants@work Leaf Awards of Excellence (formerly efig Leaf Awards) took place last week (April 27) with 40 worthy winners receiving their due recognition.
Best in Category
There were three 'Best in Category' winners where the independent judges found outstanding quality.
Indoor Garden Design won two of these awards; one for their Design & Installation at Kobalt Music and one for their Maintenance of UBS. The other Best in Category went to Biotecture Ltd for an outdoor green wall Design & Installation Project at Veolia RERF in Leeds.
Greg Redwood commented on Kobalt Music, 'A supremely stylish and well-executed design, everything has been exceptionally well done.' He also confirmed the excellence of the maintenance at UBS, 'The (plants) were in pristine condition with everything looking as good as it did when entered in the Design & Installation category last year.'
Rob Sterling who visited Veolia RERF found 'the massive scale of the green wall breathtaking. The use of native plants mimicking a wild landscape perfectly reflected the eco-friendly function of the recycling and energy recovery centre it covered.'
Emphasis of this year's Leaf Awards
plants@work chairman, Chris Jenkin commented, 'In previous years there has been one Judges ' Commendation for a Design & Installation entry. This year we wanted to emphasise the importance of maintenance, the process which keeps the installations looking good and our clients happy.
'Alongside this, it's important to recognise our technicians who are the unsung heroes and backbone of our industry who work tirelessly, often during unsocial hours, maintaining our installations. So we need to shout out about our technicians that have won awards so that they get the recognition they deserve - not least with our clients.'
Sponsored by Koberg bv
The awards ceremony was held at the Western Roof Terrace at the South Bank Centre and was kindly sponsored once again by Dutch supplier, Koberg bv.