Awards

Awards are a great way to check your landscaper installs to the highest quality.

There are many types of awards relating to landscaping you should be looking out for:

  • Marshalls Awards – Winners must be Marshalls Accredited Installers. To be accredited you’re regularly checked and vetted to ensure you’re offering quality installations and great customer service. Companies with these awards are sure to install quality and have created outstanding projects.
  • APL (Association Of Professional Landscapers) Awards – Very similar to the Marshalls Awards, the APL only gives awards to their registered members, who again are regularly checked to ensure they’re a quality installer.
  • Business Awards – Various business awards are a great thing to look out for. This means the landscaper is not only concerned about the quality of their installations, but also the customer service their customer is receiving.
  • BALI Awards – The British Association of Landscape Industries are held yearly to recognise high levels of achievement within the business sector.

For more information about why awards are important, click here.

 

When Team Aura says we’re multi award-winning?

We really mean it, you can check out our awards below.

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2011

 

2011 was a significant year for Aura Landscapes. Having set up the business in February 2010, we were just Mike and a labourer working from home. This was the first year we entered the Marshalls awards and were surprised and elated at walking away with 4 Regional Awards and a Highly Commended at the Nationals!

This patio and driveway project went on to appear in the Marshalls brochure (and still does in 2016).

Marshalls Register Awards 2011

Regional Award Winner – Best Patio Transformation Over 35m

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Marshalls Register Awards 2011

Regional Award Winner – Best Driveway Transformation Over 70m

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Marshalls Register Awards

Regional Award Winner – Best Engineering Achievement

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Marshalls National Awards 2011

Highly Commended – Best Engineering Achievement

2012

 

In 2012 we were still working on growing the business and Mike was still ‘on the tools’, and we had another skilled landscaper working with us. We secured a nice garden transformation project, in which we had creative reign and the circular lawn edged in setts was born and cleared up for the second year running.

This project was featured in a number of Marshalls advertising boards.

Marshalls Register Awards 2012

Regional Award Winner – Best Patio Transformation Under 35m

Marshalls Register Awards 2012

Regional Award Winner – Best use of ethically sourced Fairstone

Marshalls Register Awards 2012

Regional Award Winner – Most Creative use of Marshalls products

Marshalls National Awards 2012

Highly Commended – Best Patio Transformation Under 35m

 

2013

 

This year we expanded to two landscaping teams plus me (Paula) running the marketing side of the business. In expanding we experienced ‘growing pains’ with quality and with running the business from home.

We decided not to enter as many projects this year.

Marshalls Register Awards 2013

Regional Award Winner – Best Use Of New Marshalls Products

 

2014

 

In February 2014 we made the move to Aura HQ! We had our new office and yard space,  and now had 3 teams on the landscaping side. Our first marketing apprentice joined, and was based in the office.

This year we decided to enter more business awards and won!

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Marshalls Register Awards 2014

Regional Award Winner – Most Creative Use of a Marshalls Product

2014 Southampton Venus Awards

 Winner – Small Business

Entrepreneurs Circle Awards

 2014 Regional Award Winner

Most Inspirational Entrpreneur Of The Year

2014 Southampton Venus Awards

Finalist – Best Customer Service

2014 Southampton Venus Awards

Finalist – Entrepreneur of the Year (Paula Warman)

2015

 

A good year for Aura Landscapes. Continuing to grow the business through apprentices both in landscaping and marketing, we were generating more high end enquiries and as a result had a few excellent projects to enter for awards.

Our most exciting award was the Travis Perkins High 5 Award for ‘Best Landscaper In The South’  – a pretty big achievement AND we got to meet Melinda Messenger!

Oh and we welcomed our newest and youngest member of the team Ava-Lily Warman.

Marshalls Register Awards 2015

Short Listed – National Award

Marshalls Register Awards 2015

Regional Award Winner – Best Driveway Transformation Under 70m

Garden Transformations

Marshalls Register Awards 2015

Shortlisted – National Award

Travis Perkins High 5 Competition

Winner – Best Landscaper In the South

2016

 

In January 2016 we launched Aura Artificial Grass – our pure artificial grass supply and installation service, which has taken off extremely well.

In June, we launched The Paving Store, our online shop supplying paving and artificial grass products throughout the UK.

We had a successful year with awards too being named as one of the UK’s top 100 Small Businesses and coming away with a Highly Commended award at The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) awards 2016 for a beautiful ceramic patio project.

So this has been a busy year…

The APL Awards 2016

Highly Commended – Hard Landscaping category

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Small Business Saturday

Aura Landscapes – Small Business 100

2017

 

A year of change for Aura Landscapes. We decided to downscale the business to put the emphasis back on quality and so decided to close both Aura Artificial Grass and The Pavingstore to focus on the heart of Aura Landscapes – design and hard landscaping.

Another good year so far with awards – at the Marshalls Regional Awards 2016/17 we picked up an award for a Magnasett driveway project and at the APL Awards 2017 we won three highly commended awards for two projects we entered.

A surprise win for us was for the Houzz Best of Service Award 2017! The year is far from over and with work commencing on a number of exciting projects we hope that 2017/2018 will be even more successful!

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Marshalls Register Awards 2016/17

Short Listed – National Award

Driveway - Marshalls Magnasetts

Marshalls Register Awards 2016/17

Regional Award Winner – Best Driveway Transformation Under 70m

Garden Transformation

The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2017

Highly Commended – Project Value £20k-£35k (Disabled Accessible Garden project)

Patio Southampton

The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2017

Highly Commended – Hard Landscaping (Disabled Accessible Garden project)

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The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2017

Highly Commended – Hard Landscaping (Natural Stone Driveway Project)

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Best of Houzz Service 2017

Winner

More exciting Aura developments to follow this year… watch this space!  Paula

“Mike had great vision during the planning process and the guys were really great during the installation process. I was really pleased with the end result and would definitely recommend Aura Landscapes to others who are interested in having landscaping work done!”

Mr and Mrs Paul, Waterlooville

“When my garden was complete, I was so happy. It exceeded my expectations. What I love is that I have different places to sit, depending on what time of day it is, and where the sun is. This is the value that Mike was able to add, as this wasn’t even in my thinking when I was first designing the garden myself. And he worked around my needs, because I was very keen to keep some of my plants. They have remained a feature in my garden, which is fantastic.”

Linda Fullforth, Southampton