George Truss, a student of BALI Training Provider college Writtle University College, has been awarded the BALI Chalk Fund’s National Landscape Student of the Year Award 2019.
George, who has recently completed his Extended Diploma in Horticulture and is Junior Director of Constable Landscapes, a family-owned landscaping business which he now part oversees at the age of 19, will now be bestowed with a £500 cheque from the BALI Chalk Fund in recognition of his commitment and dedication to his studies, his excellent work ethic, high level of attendance and a keenness to learn and develop. George will receive a ticket to the BALI National Landscape Awards 2019 where his cheque will be presented to him on stage.
The Fund’s National Landscape Student of the Year Award takes place over two stages. Earlier in the year, BALI Training Provider colleges nominate a student that, in their opinion, has performed well above all others in their year and will make a positive impact on the industry in the years to come. Each top student from that stage is then put forward to the national stage, where each top student competes for the ultimate UK title, a £500 cash prize along with an invitation to the prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards.
Commenting on his win, George said:
“It was exciting news to find out back in June that I had been nominated for the award, then to find out four months later that I had won was a great shock. The achievement made me reflect on the dedication I had during my two years at Writtle and see not only how my hard work had paid off, but how it has helped to shape my career today.”
As well as providing a £500 cheque to the student, the BALI Chalk Fund also presents £500 to the college, in this case, Writtle University College and provides a ticket to the college to attend the BALI National Landscape Awards. The college then uses that cash prize to invest in future landbased activity.