Who won plants@work Leaf Awards this year?

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in News

Leaf Awards of Excellence
plants@work's Leaf award winning companies attended the annual ceremony to see which entries had won Leaf Awards last Thursday (26 April 2018). In total a new batch of 40 Leaf awards were awarded for installation and maintenance planting projects at various sites around the UK plus the all-important technician awards. The projects varied from office buildings to hotels and shopping centres.


2018 trophies


Best in Category
This year three 'Best in Category' additional awards were made. These were made for the Best Design & Installation Interior Project, the Best Green Wall Design & Installation (outdoor) Project and for the Best Maintenance Project. One of our judges, Bill Peeble presented these Awards.

Best Design & Installation Interior Project
This was won by Indoor Garden Design for their design and installation at Kobalt Music. The installation was a mixture of matching floor-standing and desk-top containers in neutral shades: natural, anthracite and grey. Large architectural plants filled the floor-standing pots while the desk-top bowls were filled with mixed complementary planting.

Best indoor DI


Judge Greg Redwood commented that the design was stylish and exceptionally well executed including matching plants to planters.


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Craig Edser of IGD collecting the Award from judge, Bill Peebles


Best Green Wall Design & Installation (outdoor) Project
This was awarded to Biotecture Ltd for their green wall installation at Veolia RERF in Leeds. The green wall, made from 6,500 wall panels, varies from 14m to 26 m in height. The planting provides a significant contribution to the local biodiversity of the surrounding landscape. Native, wild-life friendly planting to the tune of 110,000 plants, many of them evergreen, give year-round coverage. The wall also houses habitat boxes for wild life.

Best outdoor DI


Rob Sterling, the visiting judge, commented that the scale of this wall is breathtaking. It perfectly reflects the eco-friendly function of the recycling and energy recovery centre that it covers.


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Judge Bill Peebles presenting the Award to Mynhardt Potieger, Horticultural Manager at Biotecture


Best Maintenance Project
This award was also won by Indoor Garden Design for their care of the planting at UBS where there is over 100 metres of planting over 12 floors. Caring for this site requires one technician to be in attendance here six days in every fortnight.

Best Maintenance


Again judge Greg Redwood found the project in immaculate condition with all plants looking very healthy and clean.


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Renat Zdyb of IGD collecting the Award from judge, Bill Peeles


Five technicians awarded Leafs

Five technicians from three companies are now the proud owners of Leaf Awards. Chairman Chris Jenkin commented, '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.' The winning technicians were


John Rockliffe of Enterprise Plants



John receives his award from Carole Johnston of Koberg


Renat Zdyb of Indoor Garden Design



Renata receives her Award from Carole of Koberg


A team of three: Larysa Dyadyusha, Jake Bodnick and Peter Stanton of Cambridge Plants.


Cambridge Plants

 Last but not least, the technicians from Cambridge Plants receive their Leaf from Carole


Congratulations go to those mentioned here and to all the other worthy winners. You can see the full list here. You can also read the main press release that has been circulated here  and the release to the FM and other trade sectors here.

A big thank you goes to Koberg bv for their much appreciated, kind sponsorship.

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