For the ninth consecutive year the achievements of professional paving installers nationwide have been recognised and rewarded by Brett Landscaping.
Brett Landscaping and Building Products has become renowned for its annual Approved Installer Awards event, a concept originally launched in 2007 to celebrate the achievements of paving contractors who are members of the Brett Approved Installer (BAI) scheme.
Promoting integrity, showcasing excellence and providing assurance of work quality and professionalism to clients, the coveted awards, which this year took place at the Oxford Belfry on the 12th February, was open to all BAIs with over 470 submitting portfolios of work for assessment by an independent judging panel of landscaping specialists.
The panel, which included the expertise of Alan Smith, COO of Robert Brett and Sons; Tony McCormack of Pavingexpert.com and Terry Smith, editor of The Professional Builder, evaluated a selection of impressive portfolios for the different award categories and agreed that it was the “highest standard of work yet seen by the BAI's”.
This year domestic landscape design and construction company, Stokes Baldock Limited of Kent, secured the events ultimate accolade, National Installer of the Year 2015, while also being presented with three additional awards including Regional Installer of the Year 2015 (South East), Best Large Driveway and Contractors Choice: Best Driveway 2015.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised by Brett Landscaping as a premier installer, in not one but four categories, one of which being the company’s definitive national award,” comments Anthony Baldock, Managing Director, at Stokes Baldock. “Learning of how impressed the judges were with our portfolio was extremely satisfying and testament to the quality of work our team is capable of.”
Success was also abundant for 2012 and 2013 National Installer of the Year winner, Paramount Paving, as the London and Kent driveway and patio specialist secured awards for Outstanding Project Portfolio 2015, Contractors Choice: Best Patio 2015 and Best Small Driveway 2015.
In other categories, the Excellence in Customer Service award was presented to Pembrokeshire based Carew Driveways & Patios, and Newcomer of the Year was awarded to M&S Paving in Sevenoaks, whilst Paul Farrow Driveway & Patio Specialists in Tipton, and Down to Earth, based in Swindon, won the Regional Installer of the Year (North) and Regional Installer of the Year (South West) respectively.
In patios, KT Lake Paving & Landscaping of Norfolk secured the award for Best Large Patio, and The Secret Garden Landscapes and Design, in Bristol, for Best Small Patio.
“It is extremely rewarding, and a testament to the quality of our products, to see our materials being used so effectively by such skilled and professional installers,” comments Alastair Forbes, Managing Director of Brett Landscaping.
“We have welcomed new entrants, as well as previous winners, to the judges table and have been truly impressed with the standard of work presented. With installations of this quality being completed by our BAI members, we foresee continued success for all of their businesses.
“As well as celebrating our talented BAIs, the evening also raised £1,680 for Macmillan Cancer Care through a raffle and a number of donations. I would like to thank all of our installers and exhibitors for their overwhelming generosity and here’s to a very rewarding year for us all,” concludes Alastair.