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St Albans man, James Lanwarne, is Business Tradesperson of the Year 2013
A St Albans businessman has beaten hundreds of small business owners to be named Nectar Business Tradesperson of the Year 2013.
Judged by a panel of judges including star of BBC1’s The Apprentice Karren Brady, James Lanwarne, founder of Lanwarne Landscapes, won a £2,000 cash prize and 50,000 Nectar points.
He also received face-to-face business advice from Karren Brady, at the event which took place on September 4.
Karren Brady said: "I was impressed by James’ devotion to providing unique skills and services to his clients. His belief in life-long learning to improve and widen his skillset, coupled with his ambition for business growth, will take him far."
Mr Lanwarne said he was delighted.
He said: "The £2,000 prize money and 50,000 Nectar points will be put towards my next goal of opening a plant nursery and design centre, enabling my own supply of plants.
"Having the opportunity to get first-hand advice from Karren Brady was invaluable and I asked her for guidance on how I can win business in different market sectors."
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