Best Business Innovation - Winner: RentaHedge

Eleven years ago, aged just 20, Gareth Harca spotted a gap in the events market for better, more natural temporary screening. Instead of unsightly metal fencing or poorly planted topiary prone to being blown over, he came up with the idea of RentaHedge - large instant hedging sections rented out to official and corporate clients.

Best Business Innovation - Winner: RentaHedge
Best Business Innovation - Winner: RentaHedge

Available in two heights depending on whether or not users want see over it, the hedging can be used to screen off an area, generate a garden atmosphere, line a walkway or even create a maze. RentaHedge installs all the hedging on-site with its own forklifts and can also offer large topiary pieces to complement its hedging, from large cones to bespoke planted pieces such as archways, pyramids and spirals.

RentaHedge has already supplied hedging to many high-level events in the UK and Ireland, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations and Royal Ascot.

On one occasion it was called on to create a square maze 30m across in the middle of London's Trafalgar Square as part of a campaign to raise worldwide awareness of the area and so drive visitor numbers, under the slogan "Get Lost in the West End".

More than 35,000 people passed through the maze, which generated more than 220 pieces of media coverage, worth £4m, in overseas as well as home markets, with a total circulation of more than 600 million.

RentaHedge continues to expand its range of hedging, topiary and trees so that what once was only for the garden can now enhance any location in the country.

Finalists

AC Goatham & Son, A new template for Conference pear orchards in Britain

AG Recruitment & Management, crop projection and management software

Double H Nurseries, Love Orchids

image: © Ben Phillips/Visual Media

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