LNA would like to formally thank Graham Ross (VMM, HMA, MAIH) for not only being the Master of Ceremonies at the Gala Awards night but, more importantly, for being a great ambassador for the Landscaping Industry overall.
LNA President Robert Stanton of Regal Innovations formally welcomed distinguished guests including the Landscape Australia Incorporated LAI National Body President Steve Simpson, Member of Parliament Ray Williams and his wife Wendy, Leanne Croker and Robyn Willis editor and writer of the Daily Telegraph, LNA Board Members, Members, Sponsorship Partners and guests.
Robert Stanton LNA president of 2 years formally handed the role of President to Ron Berkelmans, of Good Manors Gardens and Pools.
The Presidents Awards winner Tim Creer was recognised for his contribution to the industry.
LNA announced that the Landscape Construction of the year award will now be aptly named in honour of Graham Ross (VMM, HMA, MAIH). The Landscape Construction of the year award for 2012 is Design Landscapes for the “Bunya” project located at Doonside NSW. Congratulations again to Mike Platt and his team.
Jarryd Hard of Furnass Landscaping was awarded the LNA Apprentice of the Year. This category is in line with the Associations belief in recognising young talent within the industry and the LNA development of a Continued Professional Development (CPD) accreditation programme.
Many thanks to the LNA Board and Awards Committee Members Dean Herald and Matt Cantwell, our distinguished Judging Panel, affiliated members, sponsorship partners, members and suppliers for supporting this important Association initiative and helping to grow the landscape industry together.
LNA sponsorship partners include:
Platinum Sponsors - Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries, Eco Outdoor, Universal Magazines, WesTrac , Coates Hire.
Gold Sponsors - Alpine Nurseries, Amber Australia, MCA Business Education & Training, Nationwide Insurance Brokers, Dial a Product, Komatsu.
Silver Sponsors - Plantmark, Sita Organics, Landscape Australia Expo – Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
LNA support suppliers - Doltone House, Funkstar AAE Affiliated Entertainment, Microhire, RedHot Design, 4Community, Marketiers, Awards & More, The Paper Bag Co.
To view all the 2012 Landscape Excellence Awards winners and projects go to: http://www.landscapenswact.com.au/www/content/default.aspx?cid=793&fid=657
As a part of the LNA Members Reward Program, the $7,000.00 Pot of Gold, which is a joint initiative with Andreasens Green, was also drawn on the night with congratulations going to the lucky winner, GJ’s Landscape. Be sure to visit the new LNA website to find out more about how you could qualify to win the 2013 “Pot of Gold” which has now doubled to $14,000.00 and for the terms and conditions.
The awards night has always been a successful event which allows industry members to share their hard work, dedication and be recognised for excellence in their field. This year is no exception with Stuart Pittendrigh, LNA Life Member and Judge of the awards, having this to say about the event:
“Congratulations LNA for an outstanding 2012 Landscape Excellence Awards evening - the best ever. Great venue, images of the award winning projects and overall presentation was exceptional, makes you feel proud to be a member.”
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Captions from top:
The new LNA logo; Jarryd Hard from Furnass Landscapes, Apprentice of the Year; Design Landscapes Winner of the Graham Ross Landscape Construction of the year award; The announcement of the winner of the Pot of Gold by LNA & Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries; Ron Berkelmans, the new LNA president.