February may be typically known as the month where we celebrate love and appreciation of those nearest and dearest to us but for Elmtree it has become the month where we have been honoured to receive not just one but two awards that celebrate our success and recognises our contribution to the UK landscaping industry.
We were extremely excited at the beginning of 2019 to announce that we had been shortlisted for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards which took place in Canary Wharf, London 2019. It was the second-ever award ceremony, highlighting leading landscaping companies with over 15 separate categories. The awards showcased business which raises the standard of the UK landscaping sector.
To win was a complete shock! We are ecstatic and extremely proud to win not only the category that we entered (Landscaping Business with a £2-10million Turnover) but we were also presented with the overall prize on the day of Supreme Winner.
The awards mean so much to us all at Elmtree and we are so grateful for the recognition. The award entry paid particular attention to the way the overall business is run and looked at all areas from processes and development right through to commitment to the industry too and to staff training. It also looked at social responsibility and relationships with suppliers, all of which we strive to do in an exceptional way, giving our all.
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2019, Elmtree believes we have really made a difference to the industry and to be awarded this prestigious award is a real honour. We have stood the test of time within the horticultural industry and through some difficult trading conditions and testing economic times. We are passionate about what we do, the customers we serve, and the people who ultimately enjoy the end products we work hard to achieve.
We have grown considerably since establishing in 1969, but we do not take this for granted: We strive to always deliver excellent customer service. We forge strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients, taking a partnership approach to collaboratively deliver great projects.
Our family ethos has retained a loyal workforce. We ‘re dedicated to supporting and upskilling our people. Our company-wide Teamwork Standard brings everyone together to achieve the company’s aims and objectives.
Elmtree is immersed in the community, we have a social conscience and overriding desire to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of people in the geographies we operate. This includes providing local employment, use of suppliers, volunteering and charity support.
It is for our staff that we entered these awards. They really are the best and deserve to be independently recognised for not only their commitment and loyalty to Elmtree but also their passion for the industry, always supporting and championing it. We can’t thank them enough and we are simply over the moon to achieve the accolade this award provides.
We would like to thank Jim Wilkinson and the staff at Pro Landscaper for putting on such a fantastic awards ceremony. We are extremely humbled to win and we would like to thank all those involved in the process, including the judges who said;
“This is an equal opportunities employer that is dedicated to continuous improvement of skills. Significant CSR activity at a range of levels. A shining example of a company that recognises that business isn’t just about profit. Elm Tree Garden Contractors and passionate about the landscaping and horticulture sector and are making a continued impact on the industry. Very impressive customer testimonials in a tough commercial sector.”
Elmtree would also like to extend a special thank you to the headline sponsor CED Stone Group for awarding us the title of ‘Supreme Winner’, out of all the other winners. It is a privilege and we are earnestly grateful for the recognition of our work and dedication to the industry and our staff.
2019 is a really exciting year, we look forward to sharing more with you during our 50th anniversary year.