Grower of the Year 2012 - the finalists

Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2012 Grower of the Year Awards.

The shortlist for the Grower of the Year Awards has been announced - image: HW
The shortlist for the Grower of the Year Awards has been announced - image: HW

The finalists were selected by a team of independent judges drawn from all sectors of the industry at the awards judging day held just before Christmas.

The judges were: Derek Hargreaves, independent consultant; Andrew Tinsley, HDC; Caroline Owen, Scotsdales Garden Centre; John Adlam, Dove Associates; John Breach, British Independent Fruit Growers Association; Andrew Hewson, ADAS; Colin Noble, Plant Systems and Nigel Jenney, Fresh Produce Consortium.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and presentation, which will take place at the Lancaster London in the capital on 23rd February.

For tickets, call Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188, email kate.collins@haymarket.com or go to www.groweroftheyear.co.uk.

Headline sponsors for the event are ASDA and the NFU. Awards sponsors are Floramedia Agrovista, Botanicoir, Landguard, LS Systems, Quinton Edwards, Rijk Zwann, MorePeople, New Spitalfields, Syngenta, .XL Horticulture.

The shortlist

Meiosis
A C Goatham & Son
AJ Busby and Son
Ball Colegrave
Benzies
Blackcurrant Foundation
E.L.Rawson and Co
East Coast Growers
Fenmarc
Heygate Farms Swaffham
Hillier Nurseries
J.A.Collinson & Sons
James Coles and Sons (Nurseries)
John Woods Nurseries
Lincolnshire Field Products
Lincolnshire Herbs
Lovania Nurseries
Majestic Trees
Mustard Communications
Newmafruit Farms
Palmstead Nurseries
QV Foods
R.F.Lawrence & Sons
Seiont Nurseries
Stubbins Marketing
Suttons Seeds
Tendercare
The Bransford Webbs Plant Co
Thompson and Morgan UK
Valefresco
Vicarage Nurseries
Viking Nurseries
Watts Farms
Worldwide Fruit


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