BALI has wecomed its 900th member, topping off a significant year for the trade body, which included the 40th BALI National Landscape Awards – the largest ever, attended by 963 guests.
Tom Seward, owner of Newbury-based TSLandscapes, was the 900th member. On hearing that he was the signature that got the association over the line, he said: “I am delighted to have been awarded BALI Registered status as this is something I have strived to achieve for a long time now, and to hear that TSLandscapes is BALI’s 900th member is a bonus; well done BALI!”
He continued: “I wanted to join BALI not only to make use of the many benefits it offers but also as reassurance for our customers that we are a reputable company with very high standards.”
BALI’s wider membership is 1,723, making it the largest representative trade body for the landscape industry in the UK. It is a go-to contact base for the government whenever it consults on issues concerning the landscaping sector.
BALI’s chief executive Wayne Grills said: “BALI is going from strength to strength and its size and status ensures our members and the wider landscaping sector have a voice at a time of economic uncertainty. We will continue to serve our members to the best of our ability, supporting their businesses and helping to make sure they have access to skilled staff once our exit from the EU becomes a reality.
“I would like to thank the Landscape House team for their tremendous hard work in building the association’s membership to this point and for delivering an impressive range of membership benefits. Exciting times are ahead!”