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OUTCO Honoured with Gold at Yorkshire in Bloom

As the main ground maintenance provider for the University of Leeds, OUTCO is delighted to announce that the University has retained its Gold Award and achieved Category Winner in the Universities & Colleges of Further Education Category at the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards 2023.

This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of OUTCO’s team, as well as the University’s Estates Services Grounds and Gardens Team and all other partners involved in maintaining the campus grounds.

The judges were particularly impressed “by the volume and range of green spaces on campus, as well as the careful consideration given to the balance of tidy, well-maintained areas with more relaxed areas of natural planting in line with the University’s sustainability goals.”

OUTCO is proud to play a role in helping the University of Leeds to achieve this prestigious award. We look forward to continuing to work with the University to maintain and enhance its beautiful campus grounds for many years to come.

About the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

The Yorkshire in Bloom Awards are a horticultural competition that encourages communities of all sizes to make positive and lasting improvements to their local environment. The awards are not merely about planting flowers and hanging baskets, but about creating cleaner, greener, and more sustainable communities.

The awards are judged on a range of criteria, including:

  • Horticultural excellence
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Community engagement
  • Sustainability

The Yorkshire in Bloom Awards represent a commitment to creating a better place to live, work, and visit, and celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers, community groups, and businesses who are working together to improve the local environment.

About OUTCO Grounds Maintenance

OUTCO’ Grounds Maintenance services ensure that your outdoor estates are cared for to the highest possible standards by professionals who are not just there to do the job, but to be your partner.

Says Richard Ward, OUTCO Service Delivery Manager – Grounds, North East, the award represents “a great achievement here by the team even through the difficulties we have faced this year both operationally and weather wise”.

If you would like to find out more about how OUTCO can help you with your grounds maintenance projects, please get in touch.

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