Following on from the success of the 30 Under 30 initiative from last year’s FutureScape, Pro Landscaper is delighted to announce it will be running again for FutureScape 2018 with the support and sponsorship of national green service provider, Glendale Managed Services.
30 Under 30: The Next Generation was initially launched to help young people within the horticulture and landscape sectors gain recognition, celebrate their achievements, and to promote them in a way that would enhance their careers.
This has certainly been the case with the previous winners, who have commented that the accolade has helped them to make more connections, raised their own profiles as well as that of the industry, and provided a platform for putting the spotlight on the new generation.
Alex Paterson, Operations Director at Glendale, said;
“We are delighted to sponsor Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, in 2017.”
“We are passionate about this accolade, which aims to highlight the achievements of 30 inspiring young people in our industry who have demonstrated passion, imagination, innovation and expertise in their chosen fields, in such a way that enhances their careers and provides opportunities for advancement.”
“It’s well known that many sectors across our industry are under threat as fewer talented young experts choose to start careers in the field. As a result, it’s more important than ever to embrace opportunities like this that support and motivate the younger members of our teams who have shown dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit.”
“It goes without saying that they are the individuals who will go on to shape the future of our industry, and we need to invest in them in order to retain its heritage and move it forward. 30 Under 30 is an initiative that sits close to our hearts because it reflects so many of our own internal award schemes at Glendale that recognise the hard-working individuals we employ who have shown great potential for the future.”
Managing Director of Pro Landscaper magazine, Jim Wilkinson, said;
“The 30 Under 30 initiative has been fantastic for us; it has given the industry an opportunity to really promote and encourage the fantastic young people that are in this industry. It’s great to get all the winners in one room at FutureScape to help them learn about the key issues that are currently affecting landscaping, and what can be expected in the future.”