In Memoriam: Neil Huck 1954 - 2022

Neil Huck 1954 - 2022

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Neil Huck, following a short illness.

Neil worked tirelessly for many years in and around the landscape industry and contributed enormously to ELCA and the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). Neil spent over 10 years on the board of the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) and was Vice President until last year when he stepped down. He was highly respected and deeply valued and gave so much to the Green trade both in time and passion, whilst fulfilling his role at Ground Control.

ELCA has worked with BALI across many projects and has jointly lobbied European parliament on several issues affecting our industry and Neil was instrumental in this. Neil has always had a passion for training and development and made it his life ambition to ensure that people in our industry were as safe as they could be, not only through his own training delivery but through the myriad of industry groups and committees that Neil attended not only on behalf of BALI and ELCA but on behalf of the wider industry.

Wayne Grills, Chief Executive, British Association of Landscape Industries commented:

“Neil was a much-loved and respected individual who worked tirelessly for many years to drive the landscape industry forward. He attended too many industry meetings to mention, on a vast array of subjects. He had an enormous knowledge base and was keen to share his experience and collaborate with others. He was a remarkable individual and a fellow Manchester United fan who will be deeply missed, and we will be forever grateful for Neil’s enormous contribution to the Association.”

Henrik Bos, ELCA President, European Landscape Contractors Association:

“ Neil is our most valued friend in and with living greenery. His many years, rather his whole life is a dedication to the sector in all its aspects. What a knowledge, experience and craftsmanship he was able to convey and share with everyone from young to old. His commitment will continue to be an example to many and has also inspired many to commit to the sector. We will do everything to continue Neil's work with the same amount of effort and commitment.”

Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends.

Please find the further details regarding funeral arrangements shared by his dearest family:

We are holding a memorial to celebrate the life of Neil Huck.

On- Saturday 11th June I At- 14:00 I Where- Greene King Training & Social Club, Off Cullum Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1QL.


Please RSVP to either or if you would like to join us to share a tale or 2 about Neil’s past antics! 

Any pictures, funny stories or tributes you would like to share, even if you are unable to attend, please email through to Wendy or Louise asap so we can share them at the celebration. 

We are in the process of setting up a charity donation for anyone wishing to contribute. Details to follow. Dress code- what ever you feel comfortable in.

Please forward and share to all that knew Neil.