The Landscaper Magazine very own contributor Paula Warman celebrates a decade of working in landscaping in February 2020. Founded in 2010, her business Aura Landscapes has installed over 200 bespoke driveways and patios and has won over 20 awards for their quality installations and business practices. Working on the business with her husband Mike, Paula and her team are extremely proud of this, but they want to continue to challenge their design and installation abilities through attracting more creative bespoke projects.
It has been an amazing 10 years in the business with many highs and lows but always looking to deliver on customer expectations and install to the highest standards whilst striving to be innovative along the way.
10 years is a huge achievement and along the way Aura Landscapes prides itself on supporting local apprenticeship schemes. Aura has employed numerous apprentices and local talents over the years. Starting as an apprentice in 2015, Luke McKay is now a lead landscaper of the company and hopes his story will encourage others to pursue this career:
“Landscaping as a whole is an under-staffed industry, with little support and apprenticeship schemes on offer. I was lucky enough to find an apprenticeship with Aura Landscapes and have progressed within the company since. It’s amazing to be able to install creative projects and be proud that many of those projects have become award-winning and to see the customers say WOW at the finished results.”
In celebration of this milestone and to continue fulfilling their aim to give back to their community, Aura is now offering all their customers to donate one percent of their project to the amazing charities, Blue Cross Hampshire and Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
“We are really excited to celebrate this milestone and continue giving back to charity as well as continually evolving and adapting the business to suit the needs of the clients, the industry and to offer more services along the way!” says Paula Warman, Managing Director.