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BALI Principal Award Winners 2018!

BALI Principal Award Winners 2018!

The Emergency Planning College, The Hawkhills, Easingwold, York.

John O’Conner are delighted to have received a major Principal Award 2018 for Grounds Maintenance – Limited Access, together with our Client Serco at their site The Emergency Planning College, The Hawkhills in York.

The awards were held in London on Friday 7th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel and were hosted by journalist and television presenter Dan Walker.

The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and specialist Landscape and Grounds Maintenance contractors who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill.

Managing Director, Matt O’Conner said “We are delighted that The Emergency Planning College, The Hawkhills, has been awarded the Principle award in its category at the BALI National Landscape Awards. This is the result of a strong partnership between our client and us and shows what can be achieved when you work hand in hand to improve standards. Credit must of course go to our on-site staff who have worked so hard to deliver exemplary standards on this prestigious site and is a great example the high level of service that we deliver for our customers day in and day out.”

Our Client Ronnie Christie, MBE, comments: “Since JOC were appointed our grounds maintenance contract, The Hawkhills grounds and gardens have undergone a significant improvement which has been continuously recognised by wedding and commercial guests as well as the on-site Serco staff. Being the BALI Principal Award Winner for this category is the ultimate accolade and testament to the hard work and dedication the on-site team have put in.”

Right to left: Alastair Rowell (Toro/Reesink Turfcare, Sponsors of the Category), Ronnie Christie, client (Serco), Kasia Kepa, (Serco), Neil Cain, Matt O’Conner, Martine Dorrington, Ian Pitkin, Simon Pannel, Heather Eaton & John O’Conner.

Judges’ comments: “The contractor has done a great deal to improve standards in the grounds of this important venue. Client satisfaction id high and they are aware that as standards increase so staffing and budgets must follow to maintain the overall look of the site. Regardless, this is a very impressive scheme and a credit to the efforts of the contractor’s on-site staff.”

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