Ryan Hynes of Swindon firm Down To Earth Driveways has been awarded Employee of the Year at the national Bradstone Assured Awards 2018.

The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship.

Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award.

This year’s awards have seen landscapers from across the UK submit some of the highest quality of entry submissions since the awards began in 2014.

Winners were chosen by an expert judging panel at Bradstone, including national sales manager, Peter Montgomery and technical customer services manager Mark Brown.

Ryan Hynes was presented the award by Charlotte Coleman, internal business manager for Bradstone Assured, in front of almost 100 attendees at the awards ceremony.

Ryan said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated by my team and to be recognised for my work in such a highly competitive category. I’m eager to continue to work on further exciting gardening projects which may be winning an award in 2019.”

Andrew Singleton, sales director for Bradstone, added: “Ryan is a truly worthy winner of the Employee of the Year Bradstone Assured award.

“He has gone above and beyond to produce quality work for Down To Earth, regularly receiving praise from customers. We are proud to have Ryan, and his team, as members of our trusted scheme of installers, and we wish him continued success for the future.”