benCongratulations to Ben Head Gardener at Neo Bankside, who has been selected by Pro landscaper to become one of this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2016 winners.

Ben was up against a large number of entries from across all aspects of the industry, including our own Darren, Carla  and Elisabetta, who all produced great applications and will hopefully be in with another chance next year—along of course with any other ‘up and coming’ Gavin Jones rising star employees.

Ben will be attending the presentation ceremony on the 15th November at Futurescape.

How and why was it set up?

‘It came out of a debate at our FutureScape event. Everyone in the audience was saying that if you look around everyone was 40 or older – where’s the next generation? How can we encourage young people to come on board? So we decided to take on the challenge. It was a combination of us wanting to highlight the fantastic work being carried out in the sector by those at that young age and promoting them in a way which would enhance young people’s careers within the sector’

– Jim Wilkinson, Pro Landscaper Magazine