Paving manufacturer Bradstone has celebrated the achievements of its Assured members at its annual national installer awards.

Seven category winners were announced and one exemplary landscaper was crowned the 2019 Installer of the Year at an evening of celebration hosted at the Hangar-42 Events Centre in Lutterworth, Leicestershire last week.

The awards, now in their sixth year, recognise landscapers who have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service with categories including Best Patio, Best Apprentice and Engineering Excellence.

The 2019 recipient of the Installer of the Year was revealed as T Perrin & Sons (pictured), a Brentwood-based landscaping business specialising in patio and driveway design and installation.

Across the seven remaining categories, the winners were:

Best Patio – up to 50m2

Winner: Alfresco Landscapes

Highly Commended: Dynamic Landscapes

Best Patio – over 50m2

Winner: T Perrin & Sons

Highly Commended: Alfresco Landscapes; Habitat Landscapes

Best Driveway – up to 50m2

Winner: Oakley Landscapes

Best Driveway – over 50m2

Winner: Alfresco Landscapes

Highly Commended: MJT Landscapes; Haydon Hill Paving Ltd

Best Use of Porcelain & Natural Stone

Winner: Lee Harvey Designs

Highly Commended: T Perrin & Sons; Milner Landscapes

Best Apprentice

Winner: Beth Gostelow from Gostelow Paving

Highly Commended: Jason Nicholls from English Landscapes

Engineering Excellence

Winner: The Garden Barber

Winners were chosen by an expert judging panel including guest judge, Steve Smith, from the Association of Professional Landscapers and Bradstone’s National Sales Manager, Peter Montgomery, who also donned the mantle of awards presenter.

With competition fierce, particularly amongst the larger-scale projects over 50m2, the judges opted to hail an additional eight landscaping businesses as highly commended owing to the sterling and creative use of hard landscaping showcased within their entries.

Peter Montgomery, National Sales Manager for Bradstone, said: “Our overriding aims for the Awards are to say thank you to our Bradstone Assured members and also to showcase their skill and craftsmanship; not only to their peers but equally to prospective clients in their local areas.

“This year’s entries have given us a marvellous insight into the quality projects being delivered across the Assured network – and I congratulate all the winners for going above and beyond, both creatively and technically, in transforming their customers’ outdoor spaces with such flair and expertise.”