BALI prize encourages young professional

Reaseheath Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture Student of the Year Finin Talbot made useful industry connections during a visit to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as guest of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).

BALI sponsors Reaseheath’s ‘Student of the Year‘ award annually as part of its campaign to encourage and support young talent within the industry and the trip to RHS Tatton was part of the prize. BALI had a major presence at the horticultural event through its support of a new class, the Best RHS Young Landscape Contractor. Former Reaseheath horticulture student Matt Beesley won a coveted gold medal in this class.

Fin, who has just completed his qualification and is considering his next step, spent part of the day touring the inspirational show gardens and trade stands with BALI representatives.  He said: “This was a brilliant opportunity to network with exhibitors and supporters of the industry. The team at BALI made a real effort to make the visit enjoyable and informative.”

BALI Chief Executive Wayne Grills said: “We were delighted that Fin, who is one of Reaseheath’s brightest and most skilful students, could join us at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. All three finalists in the Best RHS Young Landscape Contractor class and their planting design partners won a gold medal. This was a momentous achievement and I am delighted that Fin was able to witness their success first-hand.

“BALI will continue to support and nurture young talent across the industry and recognises the importance of working closely with land-based colleges like Reaseheath. We will continue to follow Fin’s personal development with keen interest.”

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Caption: Here’s Fin at the BALI stand with Chief Executive Wayne Grills