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CED Stone Group is Headline Sponsor of The SGD Awards 2017

CED Stone group, a leading UK supplier of hard landscaping products, is proud to announce that it will be the headline sponsor of The SGD Awards 2017. The annual competition held by The Society of Garden Designers is one of the highlights of the horticultural and landscape year, recognising the cream of British garden design talent.

Giles Heap, Managing Director of CED Stone, says, “We are extremely proud to sponsor The SGD Awards. We have been honoured to work with many SGD members over the years and the imagination of this amazing group of designers has driven us to discover some of the most innovative and interesting hard landscape products in the world.”

CED Stone’s support for The Society of Garden Designers goes back over 30 years, during which it has hosted talks and education days for SGD cluster groups and members. At The SGD Awards 2013, the natural stone specialist sponsored the Judges’ Award; and from 2014 to 2016, it has sponsored the public or commercial award.

This year’s headline sponsorship coincides with CED’s increasing support of garden designers and landscaping professionals at RHS shows including Malvern, Tatton Park, Chatsworth, Chelsea and Hampton Court. CED Stone supported 23 gardens and trade stands in 2016 – resulting in five gold,10 silver-gilt and three silver medals. Being a patron of award-winning show gardens and of the prestigious SGD Awards helps CED Stone to achieve its ambition to support promising talent in the industry.

A total of 21 awards will be given at a ceremony at London’s Landmark Hotel early next year, including accolades for community garden projects, international schemes, and public and commercial outdoor spaces. The most coveted awards are the Grand Award, given to the overall winner of the winners in seven main categories; and the Judges’ Award, granted by the judges for a project they feel achieves something very special.

Paula Chalmers, Marketing Manager at CED Stone, says, “Sponsoring the awards is our way of giving thanks to the people that give British garden and landscape design an excellent reputation. We look forward to the awards ceremony, which is always a great night out with our friends and colleagues.”

Philippa O’Brien MSGD, SGD Chair, says, "We’re delighted to have CED, a company synonymous with quality service and a wonderful range of products, as the headline sponsor for The SGD Awards 2017. Our headline sponsors are essential to the success of the awards and we are very grateful for the generous support that CED is giving the Society for this year’s awards programme.”

For further information, or to arrange an interview with Paula Chalmers, please contact: Catherine Goddard, 07795 251 655, catherine@wonderword.co.uk

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