News / Responsibility 30.11.22

FutureScape 2022 – Our Highlights…

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Maylim was delighted to exhibit at FutureScape 2022 at The ExCel London. Over the two-day event, thousands of visitors attended the UK’s largest landscape expo and trade event, providing an opportunity to engage with clients and suppliers and promote Maylim’s services and initiatives.

The programme for FutureScape 2022 showcased a wide range of seminars, award ceremonies and workshops. As well as exhibiting, Maylim proudly sponsored the Urban Greening Zone – a new addition to FutureScape’s seminar theatre portfolio. After delivering placemaking projects for the last twenty years, we have seen the balance shift in favour of urban greening. We were, therefore, pleased to host and partake in a range of exciting and engaging seminars, debating the sector’s challenges and opportunities.

Read on to discover our 2022 highlights…

30 Under 30: Class of 2022

The Pro Landscaper theatre hosted the 30 Under 30 Next Generation Awards on Wednesday afternoon. Amongst the Class of 2022, was Maylim Senior Site Engineer Umut Guzeller. Umut said of his achievement, “Landscaping and infrastructure are crucial to everyone’s future, and I feel that it is not appreciated as much as it deserves. With the help of like-minded individuals, I aspire to change this perception by sharing the knowledge further down the line”.

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential 2022

Having announced the Top 50 finalists earlier this year, Pro Landscapers’ Most Influential ceremony took place on the first day of FutureScape. The champagne reception welcomed the finalists, including Maylim’s Managing Director, Thomas O’Mahony. The Most Influential Award is Pro Landscaper’s way of showcasing individuals responsible for shaping the landscaping sector. Thomas was voted into the Top 25 shortlist, decided by a public vote. He was recognised for his forward-thinking leadership and striving for positive change within the industry.


The Changing Culture: Diversity and Inclusion in Commercial Landscaping. Adrian Wickham, Tessa Johnstone, and Maylim’s Alistair Bayford reviewed how the sector can overcome the challenges with equality, diversity and inclusion. The panellists discussed the positive steps already made and actions for the future. Earlier that day, the industry’s first diversity and inclusivity charter was signed, with a commitment to creating an inclusive culture.

The Plants Take Priority: Plant-Led Landscapes. Over at the Nurture Theatre, Head of Soft Landscaping Jack Skinner joined a jam-packed panel of influential leaders within the horticulture industry. The discussion addressed how processes in plant selection for contractors and how plants can lead the design of public spaces.

The Green Highway: Retrofitting our High Streets with Urban Greening. An esteemed panel, including Sophie Thompson, Amanda Reynolds, Christopher Martin and Howard Gray, joined Alistair Bayford to challenge the success of greening projects and identify solutions and best practices.

Creating and Sustaining the Green. Maylim shared the early results of our ongoing research project in partnership with Bourne Amenity and Cranfield University. The project investigates the success of BS top soils and their role in the carbon cycle. Jonathan Bourne, Dr Daniel Evans and Alistair Bayford shared their collective insights into the importance of soils. Leading the discussion on how soil supports green infrastructure and the actions required at all stages to create successful landscapes.

Thank you to Pro Landscaper for hosting yet another successful show. We look forward to returning to FutureScape in 2023!