Celebrating excellence in hard landscaping design and installation, Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer has this week hosted its prestigious annual Register Awards at Bagden Hall, West Yorkshire.
This year’s national awards attracted over 650 project submissions from 250 contractors. The national Register awards cover a range of categories from ‘Best Use of Marshalls Ethically-Sourced Fairstone Paving’ to ‘Most Creative Use of a Marshalls product’.
After winning the category award for ‘Best Patio Transformation under 35m²’, Steve Smith, owner of West Sussex-based company Shore Landscapes was entered into the running for the top prize, winning the overall award for ‘Marshalls Register Contractor of the Year 2013’. Steve was presented with a brand new Toyota Hilux Double Cab at the end of the ceremony.
David Jessop, Operations Manager of the Marshalls Register said, “Steve is an excellent example of the professionalism and quality of workmanship you can expect from a Marshalls Register member. The winning project was contemporary and modern with the Natural Slate paving providing an impeccable finish. I couldn’t be happier for him.”
Steve said: “To win Marshalls Register Contractor of the year is an incredible honour, particularly in light of the standard of work that was seen at tonight’s awards, I would have found it very difficult to judge between them. I’m truly amazed, shocked and elated that leading industry experts have chosen me over and above all of the talented people in this room.
“I would like to thanks Marshalls for their continued support, an amazing night and my new truck.”
The winning companies at this year’s awards were as follows:
Marshalls Register Contractor of the Year – Shore Landscapes, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
Best Patio Transformation under 35m2 – Shore Landscapes, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
Best Patio Transformation over 35m2 – Garden TLC, Oldham, Lancashire.
Best Project by a New Marshalls Register Member – Ross Oswin Landscapes, Nottingham.
Best Use of a New Marshalls Product – Landscapes of Malvern, Malvern, Worcestershire.
Best Driveway over 70m2 – Valley Driveways, Blackburn, Lancashire.
Best Driveway under 70m2 – Paving Perfection, Loanhead, Edinburgh.
Most Creative Use of Marshalls Products – Crystalclear, Bolton, Lancashire.
Best Permeable Driveway – GWH Paving Services, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Best Use of Marshalls Ethically Sourced Fairstone Paving – Acorn Landscapes (North East), Hartlepool.
Best Engineering Achievement – Ash Garden Designs & Landscaping, Tiverton, Devon.
Best Use of Drivesys – BH Building, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Special Award for Artistic Achievement – Darren Smith Award Winning Driveways & Patios, Louth, Lincolnshire.
The Awards were launched by Marshalls in 2008 and are open to all Marshalls Register approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers. As part of the Marshalls Register, members of the national network undergo a rigorous assessment and are strictly vetted by Marshalls to assess their levels of competence and performance. Marshalls Register is the only scheme of its kind to regularly assess its members, ensuring they are the best of the best.
For further information on the Marshalls Register scheme visit http://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/approved-garden-and-driveway-installers or call 0870 411 2102 for all Register enquiries.
For more information on Shore Landscapes visit www.shore-landscapes.co.uk or call Steve on 01273 273934.