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Marshalls Announce National Award Winners

2011 Register Contractor of the Year announced at national awards ceremony

Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has once again celebrated excellence in hard landscaping design and installation at its annual Marshalls Register Awards last week.

The national awards covers a range of categories from ‘Best Driveway Transformation’ to ‘Best Use of Marshalls Fairstone’, with this year’s awards attracting over 800 project submissions from its 1,000 strong associated Member companies from all around the UK.

The day culminated in the presentation of a brand new Toyota Hilux Double Cab to ‘Marshalls Register Contractor of the Year 2011’. This year’s award winner was Darren Smith from Louth based Maurice Smith & Sons, for his driveway project of Marshalls Drivesett Natrale. Maurice Smith & Sons were also presented with the awards for ‘Most Creative Use of Marshalls Products’ and ‘Best Patio Transformation over 35m2’, which placed them in the running for the top prize.

David Jessop, Operations Manager Marshalls Register, said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Darren Smith at Maurice Smith & Sons. The quality, design and use of materials on this project, as with all his projects, were simply superb. Darren and his team are an excellent example of the quality of work and professionalism you can expect from a Marshalls Register Member.”

David concluded: “I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the other award winning Register Members, the standard this year was exceptionally high with a large number of outstanding entries, well done everyone and keep up the good work!”

Darren said: “To say that I’m proud of this award is an understatement. It really is an incredible honour to have been named ‘Marshalls Register Contractor of the Year 2011’, especially when you consider the quality of all the other entrants.

“I’m a very proud member of the Marshalls register, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Marshalls for their continued support...and of course my new truck! I can honestly say that joining the Marshalls Register is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

The winning companies at this year’s awards were as follows:

Marshalls Register Contractor of the Year – Maurice Smith & Sons, Louth

Best Project by a New Marshalls Register Member - Coast Garden Design & Construction, Launceston

Best Use of a New Marshalls Product - AGC Contracts, Alford

Best Driveway over 70m2 – Plantazia, Orpington

Best Driveway under 70m2 – J S Pawson Civils, Leeds

Most Creative Use of Marshalls Products – Maurice Smith & Sons, Louth

Best Permeable Driveway – McPave, Leyland

Best Patio Transformation under 35m2 – GJ Stoner & Son, Steyning

Best Patio Transformation over 35m2 – Maurice Smith & Sons, Louth

Best Use of Marshalls Ethically Sourced Fairstone – Joint winners; Creative Gardens & Driveways, Stockport & Simply Green Landscaping, Wokingham

Best Engineering Achievement – Turnabout Landscapes, Epping, Essex

The Awards were launched by Marshalls in 2008 to its Marshalls Register of Approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers. Potential Marshalls Register members must undergo a rigorous assessment and fulfil a range of criteria to be able to join the list of approved installers. For more information on becoming a Marshalls Registered member please visit or call 0870 411 2102.

To contact Darren Smith at Maurice Smith & Sons, please call 07747 871696 or email