The competition asked entrants to write 160 words about why they should be Global Professional of the Year. Impressing judges so much with his compelling entry, Ben explained that as a professional forester just starting out, he refuses to compromise on quality for his equipment. And that’s why Husqvarna equipment is the only choice for him.
After working for the Forestry Commission and completing a forestry degree, Ben set up his own forestry business just 7 months ago. And it’s because of this industry experience that Ben understands the importance of effective reliable equipment, enabling him to stay safe whilst doing the best job for his customers. “Husqvarna has always been the brand for me; the equipment is extremely robust, delivering exactly what I need in all the demanding work situations I come across. “I often have to leave my current work vehicle at estate gates; meaning I have to carry heavy equipment across fields. The VW Amarok will change my working day completely, meaning I can get to exactly where I need to be and give my clients the confidence that they have a professional forester on site – it’s a massive boost”
The runner-up, Jonathan Latham, also impressed judges with his entry. After giving up his career in insurance last February, John decided to pursue his passion for gardening, in particular ground care. Having maintained a fine turf cricket square on a voluntary basis for many years, he completed a Diploma in Horticulture and the IOG’s foundation course on cricket square preparation in order to start his own business.
“Winning the equipment impacts massively on the future of my business. I will now be able to tender for bigger and tougher lawn care contracts and can feel confident that I have the best equipment to support me."
“When I started out, I bought a second hand Husqvarna lawn mower and have been a big fan of the brand ever since. The equipment is powerful, durable and easy to use - I can’t wait to start using the 545RXT brushcutter”
In addition to these lucky winners, John Ankers from Wales is the winner of the UK Husqvarna 560 XP Launch Prize Draw, winning himself the new iconic chain saw worth over £830. John has managed a firewood forest for over 13 years and loves using Husqvarna’s professional equipment.
“I’m really excited to get my hands on the 560 XP. My current Husqvarna saw has been an outstanding piece of kit for the past 8 years and the 560 XP will be a brilliant addition to my collection.”