Bradstone Assured Awards 2023

Bradstone Assured Awards 2023

Bradstone’s national landscaping awards celebrates the very best from its Assured Installers

Paving manufacturer Bradstone has celebrated another year of achievements of its Assured Installers through its annual national landscaping awards. The awards saw ten category winners with a handful of further highly commended and commended runners up, due to the overwhelmingly high standard of competition this year.

Now in its tenth year, the awards comprise of a variety of categories, from Most Challenging Project to Best Driveway, as well as the highly sought after Landscaper of the Year accolade. They are designed to recognise landscapers that have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service.

This year’s winner of the much-acclaimed Landscaper of the Year category was PB Landscapes of Melbourne, for his continued dedication and support for the Assured Scheme, and the stunning level of workmanship on his projects this year. PB Landscapes has been a member of the Bradstone Assured Scheme since its conception in 2011, and this is the first time they have won the top prize.

Speaking of his win, Paul Bignall, Owner of PB Landscapes, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised for our workmanship and the quality of our creative landscape designs, especially in such highly a competitive category. It’s no secret that we’ve had our eye on Landscaper of the Year for a number of years, so to win this category in the tenth year of the awards is a real highlight in my career and for our business.”

Meanwhile, the recipient of the Employee/Apprentice of the Year award, which was co-judged by the TASK Academy, was Eliot Johnson at Alfresco Landscaping. As well as winning the accolade, Eliot has received two courses of his choosing with TASK, to continue his professional development.

After receiving the award, Eliot commented: “It is such a rewarding feeling to be recognised as Employee of the Year by Bradstone. I would like to thank Alastair for his time and patience mentoring me, and also to my team leaders for giving me the chance to learn and improve. I look forward to future projects and developing my knowledge in this industry through my training with TASK.”

Across the nine categories, the Bradstone Assured national award winners are:

Best Driveway:  Winner and Highly Commended: P Halliday (Commended: Reece Landscapes)





Best Driveway Transformation: Winner: Winslade Landscapes (Highly Commended: D Plumridge)











Best Use of Porcelain Winner: PB Landscapes of Melbourne (Highly Commended: Forget me Not, Highly Commended: Rouse Landscapes, Commended: Bespoke Outdoor Living)











Best use of a Natural Stone Paver: Winner: Goldenstones (Commended: Gardens of Inspiration)








Best Patio Transformation up to 30m 2: Winner: Patios and Drives (Highly Commended: PB Landscapes of Melbourne, Commended: MK Brookes, Commended: SPH Landscapes
Best Patio Transformation 30-60m2  Winner: Alfresco Landscaping (Highly Commended: Goldenstones, Commended: Owen Thomas, Commended: PB Landscapes of Melbourne)
Best Patio over 60m 2  Winner: Lee Harvey Designs (Highly Commended: Shane Allsop Commended: The Garden Saint Commended: TGB Construction)
Most Challenging Project  Winner: Goldenstones


Employee/Apprentice of the Year  Winner: Alfresco Landscaping – Eliot Johnson (Runner Up: Gardens of Inspiration)


Landscaper of the Year Winner: PB Landscapes of Melbourne

Peter Montgomery, National Sales Manager for Bradstone, spoke on the awards: “The awards shine a spotlight on all the talent and expertise in the industry, with the hopes to help our assured members get the recognition that they deserve and to grow their businesses. We have seen a tremendous amount of top tier craftsmanship and creativity this past year – and I pass on my congratulations to all the winners and runners up for working on some amazing projects and transforming outdoor spaces through the Bradstone name.”

Speaking of the Landscaper of the Year, PB Landscapes of Melbourne, Peter adds: “Paul has been a dedicated member of the assured family and the Bradstone brand for many years and we have only seen him and his team go from strength to strength. Always an active member of the social community, this year we feel his work has really shone through and we have seen his effort and skill excel themselves particularly on his Kirk Langley project. We’re excited to see what 2023 brings as Landscaper of the Year and send many congratulations to Paul and his team.”

Bradstone’s national network of accredited landscaping businesses has met strict selection criteria to ensure only the best and most capable landscaping professionals are recruited. With the Bradstone Assured seal of approval, customers have peace of mind that their garden project will be completed on time, on budget and to a high professional standard. Opting for an Assured Installer will ensure a 10-year guarantee on the manufacturer’s products used, as well as a five-year guarantee on the installation.

To find out more about Bradstone Assured, click here.

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