2020 has certainly been a year of challenge, so we were over the moon when our very own Senior Designer and bespoke specialist won the Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative award, announced last week
Senior designer & bespoke design specialist at Jupiter Play & Leisure, Rosie Mayer, 25, has been included in the class of 2020 for Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative. The initiative, sponsored by landscape product suppliers Green-tech, aims to recognise, reward, and promote the rising stars in the UK’s landscaping industry.
Pro Landscaper’s managing director Jim Wilkinson comments: “Firstly, massive congratulations to all of this year’s winners. What a year to win, with all that the world has thrown at us, and to see so many brilliant entries really reflects amazingly on this sector.
“During these extremely tough and unpredictable times the performance of this year’s winners should not go unnoticed. It’s really important that we continue to recognise, reward, and promote the next generation as they will drive our sector forwards.
“The judges commented that the understanding and engagement of the value green space has on our environment shone through in the entries.”
Sustainability and climate change were high on the agenda from all the entries, as was a real get-up-and-go attitude.
In terms of judging, entrants were scored on their passion, skills and qualifications, achievements, goals, and their message to young people joining the industry. The highest-rated, when all scores were collated, were then enrolled into the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation class of 2020.
Richard Kay, Chairman of sponsor Green-tech says: “Many congratulations to all winners. The selection process has been rigorous, and this is a great achievement and accolade of your career to date. You have been identified as one of the rising stars of our next generation and I wish you all the very best for the future.”
Previous winners have gone on to design, build and win gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Shows, set up their own businesses and appear on horticulture-related television programmes.
Rosie was nominated by the team at Jupiter Play for her incredible bespoke design and understanding of inclusion. Within 18 months of employment, straight out of university, Rosie had delivered a bespoke design that embraced true inclusion for children in Essex. Since then Rosie has gone on to deliver a range of amazing designs and we cannot wait to see how her career evolves with us here.
Rosie’s winning submission for Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council earlier this year