Horticulture industry awards to raise funds for Perennial

Horticulture Week has announced that Perennial will be its charity partner for two prestigious industry award events run by the industry’s leading information service – the Garden Retail Awards 2015 and UK Grower Awards 2015.

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Both awards schemes reward excellence within their respective sectors – the UK garden retail industry and the UK commercial growing sector.

Winners will be presented with their awards at two events to be held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms next February, when horticulture industry guests will be invited to take part in fundraisers for Perennial as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations.

Entry to both the UK Grower Awards 2015 and Garden Retail Awards 2015 – the highlight of the professional horticulture year – are still open. The respective deadlines for industry professionals wishing to take part are 26th October and 22nd October.

For 2015 there are even more categories to enter, giving professionals even more opportunities to highlight their strengths to potential customers.

To enter the UK Grower Awards 2015 please go to www.thegrowerawards.co.uk where you will be taken through a simple entry process.

To enter the Garden Retail Awards 2015 please go to www.gardenretailawards.com.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For details email Lara Cronshaw.

Awards Categories for 2015

UK Grower Awards
Best New Variety: Fruit
Top-Fruit Grower of the Year
Soft-Fruit Grower of the Year
Specialist Grower of the Year – new
Grower of the Year: Cider new
Grower of the Year: Viticulture – new
Best New Variety: Bedding & Pot Plant
Best New Variety: Hardy Nursery Stock
Best new Variety: Herbaceous Perennials
Protected Ornamentals Grower of the Year
Nursery Stock Grower of the Year
Specialist Grower of the Year – new
Best New Variety: Vegetable/Salad
Vegetable Grower of the Year
Salad Grower of the Year
Potato Grower of the Year – new
The David Piccaver Science Award – special award 2015
Best Consumer Marketing Campaign
Best Business Innovation
Best Professional Product or Service
Best Production Manager – new
Best Agronomist – new
Top Sales or Marketing Professional
Best Environmental Initiative
Young Grower of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

Garden Retail Awards 2015
Best Themed Promotion
Best Garden Centre Event *NEW
Best New Gardening Product *NEW
Best New Retail Product *NEW
Best Business Development: New Build, Refit or Launch
Commitment to Customer Service
Best Catering Facilities
Best Catering Staff *NEW
Best Wildlife, Bird Care or Pets Department
Best Planteria
Retail Outlet of the Year: Under £1m turnover
Retail Outlet of the Year: £1m – £3m turnover
Retail Outlet of the Year: over £3m turnover
Commitment to Staff Development
Community Involvement Award
Greenest Garden Centre
Employee of the Year
Sales Team of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

ENDS