WUC student wins prestigious award

October 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College is delighted to announce that George Truss has been named BALI Chalk Fund Best Landscape Student of the Year. The former WUC student recently graduated with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture.

George was nominated for the award while studying at WUC. His dedication and commitment to the landscaping sector made him an exceptional student. Lecturer Ben Wincott said: “George was a pleasure to teach. He was always willing to go the extra mile and worked hard to master a wide range of skills. We’re always overjoyed to see our students’ abilities recognised within the sector and would like to thank the BALI Chalk Fund Trustees for their support. I have no doubt George will go on to experience every success within his new role at Constable Landscapes.”

George will be presented with a £500 cheque at the 43rd BALI National Landscape Awards on Friday 6th December. A second cheque will be awarded to Writtle University College, to be used in support of the landscaping and horticultural curriculum. The awards ceremony pays tribute to BALI registered members within the UK and overseas who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards, and offers newcomers to the industry an opportunity to build their professional network. This year’s event will be hosted by Sport and Lifestyle presenter Mark Durden-Smith.

George said: “I was overwhelmed when I heard the news that I had won the award, it seemed so long ago when I got the great news I had been nominated. It made me stop and think about the time I spent at Writtle and how it has changed my life. I can’t thank the horticultural department enough.”