About the BALI Chalk Fund
The BALI Chalk Fund was established in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of Geoffrey Chalk, owner of Gavin Jones Ltd. and founder member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).
To support and develop a highly skilled and engaged landscaping community that meets the needs of the industry, its organisations, and its people.
- To provide financial and inspirational support for organisations and initiatives with aligned and complimentary objectives.
- To seek opportunities to maximise the outcomes achieved with its funds at each stage.
- To develop an employer led network to ensure BCF is, and remains relevant.
- Seek, establish and develop significant sources of funding to ensure the fund is effective in perpetuity.
The trust’s current primary focus is to establish and develop an effective enrichment programme designed to ensure that graduates enter the workforce with the necessary skills, knowledge and where required certification the industry requires, making them highly employable, work ready individuals.
PETER JENNINS O.B.E.
Chairman & former BALI Chairman.
BILL SIMPSON MBE
Former Principal of Pershore College of Horticulture.
Former BALI Director & Treasurer, former Director/Owner of Gavin Jones Ltd, current Director of Clifton Nurseries Ltd
Former BALI Chairman & Director of NAG Solutions
Former BALI Chairman & Landscape Architect
Former BALI Chairman, Landscape Architect & Director of P.C.Landscapes Ltd.