The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has recently held a board meeting where directors proposed a new idea for this year’s edition. It is anticipated that a successful bidder will be awarded with an initial one year contract with the potential for a three year extension.
Since 2010 BALI and Horticulture Week have been working as partners and together they managed to turn the Awards into the most successful landscape awards in Europe. In 2016, which was also the 40th anniversary of BALI Awards, a record number of entries was registered, while in 2017 more than 1,000 BALI members, clients, and industry guests attended the ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.
“To date we have had a positive and very successful association with Horticulture Week. They have helped us develop the Awards and deliver a hugely successful ceremony each December. As we move into the next phase of our strategic plan the BALI board believes it is time to review the Awards to ensure we are achieving best value whilst being open to new opportunities and ideas,” said Wayne Grills, BALI Chief Executive, about the decision to re tender for the running of the Awards.
The British Association of Landscape Industries was founded in 1972 and has become UK’S leading Trade Association for landscaping professionals. It promotes, supports, and inspires its 900 Registered organisations and individuals. The BALI members come from more than 50 disciples, including hard and soft landscaping, irrigation, design facility and playground installation, and are regarded as offering the highest standards of excellence. They have been transforming commercial and domestic landscapes for over 45 years, bringing in the best skills and the latest products and materials. Their projects renovate spaces, while inspiring future generations to enjoy the rich and diverse landscapes around them.