Eamonn Hughes presented the Award to fellow Irishman Gordon T. Ledbetter. Gordon has been involved in water garden design for many years, and his work has taken him throughout the UK and Ireland as well as to Malaysia and Singapore. He is director of Design F&L Ltd., with offices in Dublin and London, which specialises in theme parks, corporate design and water features. Gordon is also a director of the National Garden Exhibition Centre in
County Wicklow in Ireland, where some of the twenty permanent display gardens include his designs. Gordon holds the patent on the Le Batre fountain clock, and has authored two books on water gardening.