Grower awards extend deadline

Growers of edible crops are to take centre stage of the Grower of the Year Awards 2009, for which the entry deadline has been extended.

The new deadline, 14 November, means growers have two weeks left to enter, for a chance to be hailed as leaders in their fields.

Award categories include best new vegetable, fruit or salad variety.Meanwhile, growers of vegetables, top fruits, salads and soft fruits will all vie for the best of their respective categories at the event, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 26 February 2009.

"Entering the Grower of the Year Awards can bring many benefits to production horticulture leaders and their teams," said chairman of the independent judging panel and HW editor Kate Lowe.

"It's a unique marketing tool, it's a great way to demonstrate your professional excellence and it's a terrific motivator for staff."

NFU members can enter the awards free of charge.

Edibles categories are: best new variety; vegetable grower of the year; top fruit grower of the year; salads grower of the year; soft fruit grower of the year; prepared fresh produce grower of the year; organic grower of the year; and grower of the year - edibles (overall award).

Overall categories include: sales and marketing professional of the year; young grower of the year; business initiative of the year; consumer/trade marketing campaign of the year; science into practice; technical product of the year; and lifetime achievement.

- To enter, call awards co-ordinator Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188, email http://mce_host/newsmanager/kate.collins@ haymarket.com or enter online.


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