Garden Retail awards winners announced

More than 350 people celebrated the best in garden centres at the Garden Retail awards at Grosvenor House on 1 November.

More than 100 entrants battled to win the 18 categories.

Sponsors included HTA, Westland Horticulture, Greenfield Software, PATS 2011, Quinton Edwards, Mr Fothergills, National Garden Gift Vouchers, MorePeople, Town & Country and Sinclair Horticulture.

 

Best Retail Marketing Campaign

Winner - Scotsdale Garden Centre Christmas 2009 magazine

Highly Commended - Focus DIY/Scotts Company

Finalists

Garden Centre Group

Frosts Garden Centres

Grosvenor

 

Best New Plant

Winner - John Woods Nurseries

 

Best New Product

Winner - Growth Technology

Highly Commended - Scotts Miracle Gro

Finalists

Westland Horticulture

Garden Innovations

 

Best Business Development: new build, refit or launch

Winner - Dobbies Aberdeen

Highly Commended - Olive Grove Nursries, Van Hage

Finalists

Garden Centre Group

Woodcote Green Nurseries

 

Best customer service award

Winner - Sidmouth Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Huntingdon Garden & Leisure

Finalist - Whitehall Garden Centre

 

Best Catering Facilities

Winner - Glendoick Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Grosvenor

Finalists

Garden Centre Group

Van Hage

Mayshade garden Centre

Endsleigh garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

 

Best Pets and Aquatics department

Winner - Whitehall Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Frosts Gardens Centres

Finalist - Garden & Leisure

 

Urban Garden Centre of the Year

Winner - Ginkgo

Finalist - Garden Centre Group

 

Best Garden Retail Website

Winner - Whitehall

Finalist - Gardeners World

 

Commitment to Training/Education

Winner - Garden Centre Group

Highly Commended - Garden & Leisure

 

Community Involvement Award

Winner - Garden Centre Group

Highly Commended - Woodcote Green Nurseries

Finalists

Grosvenor

Fermoys

 

Best Environmental Policy

Winner - Whitehall

Highly Commended - Vital Earth

Finalists

Garden & Leisure

Grosvenor

Planters


Best Planteria

Winner - Garden Centre Group

Highly Commended - Grosvenor, Planters

Finalists

Whitehall

Frosts

Klondyke

 

Employee of the Year

Winner: Joanne Massam, Gordale Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Sarah Dumont, Fermoys Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Barry Farquhar, Mayshade Garden Centre

Finalists

Paul Gilmour, Cadbury Garden & Leisure

Alex Alfred, Garden Centre Group

 

Retail Outlet of the year: under £3m turnover

Winner - Sidmouth Garden Centre

Highly Commended - Creative Gardens

Finalists

Garden Centre Group

Golden Acres Nursery

Garden & Leisure

 

Retail outlet of the year over £3m turnover

Winner - Grosvenor

Highly Commended - Woodcote Green Nurseries

Finalists

Garden & Leisure

Garden Centre Group

Frosts Garden Centre

 

 

Westland trainee of the year

Winner - Ryan Simpson trainee manager at Garden Centre Group.

Finalist - Michelle Savage-Cadnam Garden Centre –assistant garden centre manager.

 

Lifetime achievement

Colin Squire Squires’ Garden Centres chairman


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