Green-tech Specifier team support the BALI Chalk Fund

Green-tech Specifier have been supporting the BALI Chalk Fund

Some of the Green-tech Specifier team are showing their support for the industry by becoming Chalk Fund Ambassadors to advocate training and development in the landscaping sector.

Alasdair Innes, Product Specification Advisor and Richard Wexham Product Specification Manager from Green-tech Specifier have both volunteered their time and skills to educate and encourage the next generation through the industry.

The British Association of Landscape Industries launched its BALI Chalk Fund last year; the trust offers programmes designed to make people in industry more employable. Throughout the past year, the trust has successfully donated cash prizes to many of the best performing landscape students in colleges across the UK.

As the leading supplier to the landscaping industry, Green-tech support with a Gold Champion membership which demonstrates its support and dedication to the future generations of the landscaping industry.

Richard Gill, Sales Director at Green-tech explains, “The opportunities that the BALI Chalk fund has provided in its first year has been really beneficial for the people in the industry. It has been great to see how Green-tech’s commitment to the Fund has vitally improved the skills of those who will be joining our sector, which is why we are proud to renew our commitment for a further year.”

Chalk Fund Trustee Richard Gardiner adds “It has been great to see how much Green-tech understands and believes in the importance of our Trust, which is why we are delighted they are renewing their support as a Gold Champion member for the second year running. The support that Green-tech provides to the Fund helps save future employers thousands of pounds in training, whilst providing people with the skills to become more employable, something that is vital within the industry.”

The Champions scheme provides an opportunity to invest in the education, training, motivating, and equipping of the next generation of landscape professionals through a tiered support system.

The Bronze is an affordable £250 per year and will ensure five students will leave college with a LISS/CSCS SmartCard and are ready to go on-site, this is a saving to future employers of around £600.

To become a Silver Champion costs £500 per year and is equal to the prize money awarded annually to the BALI Chalk Fund National Landscape Student of the Year.

Gold Champion is the highest tier and costs £750 per annum. It will help save future employers thousands of pounds.

All funds raised will help invest time, money, knowledge, and skills with the hope it will save thousands of pounds a year for many landscaping businesses who struggle with recruitment and retention.

Green-tech Specifier is a staunch supporter and investor in the industry and its future. They lend their support to various other charities, schemes, and funds including sponsorship of the Landscape Institute awards and events.

If you are interested in becoming a Chalk Fund Champion, alongside Alasdair and Richard then visit


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