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O’Conner on board!

O’Conner on board!

Earlier this year Wayne Grills, Chief Operating Officer for BALI (British Association of Landscaping Industries) asked me if I’d consider putting myself up for nomination to become a member of the BALI board.

After some consideration I did make myself available and I’m now pleased to tell you that at the recent BALI AGM held at the SALTEX trade show I was voted onto the board.

Now, I look forward to joining the existing board members and other new recruits. Between us we will represent the many and diverse viewpoints of the landscape industry, from across the whole of BALI’s geographical membership.

I feel that our trade association is in a good place at the moment, with a dynamic board to support it. Among its many achievements are:

  • Hosting of The National Contractors Forum
  • Promotion of H&S awareness amongst its membership
  • Collaboration with other industry bodies to lobby the water companies to achieve exemptions from the Temporary Use Bans

Despite this, we face an ever-increasing array of challenges and we do need to remain vigilant in the face of those, and prepared to pool our time, talent and resources to facing them head-on.

In particular, we must look to:

  • Step up the level of lobbying for our industry through trade groups and our own National Contractors
  • Increase the value of the BALI brand to commercial and public sectors
  • Increase good quality membership across all categories

So, yes, it’s an honour to be voted onto the board of our association. But more importantly for me, it’s about helping to ensure things get done – as quickly and efficiently as possible.

With regard to that, I look forward to keeping you up to date on our progress.

Till next time,



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