Mr Fothergill's wins GIMA prize

Mr Fothergill's GroBox has scooped first prize in the Plants Seeds and Bulbs category at the GIMA Awards 2015 ceremony held at Celtic Manor Resort on 16 July 2015.

Its RSPB retail seed range was also a finalist in the category. Accepting the award on behalf of the Suffolk company, Mr Fothergill's joint-managing director David Carey said: "This prestigious award vindicates our decision to bring innovative new products to the seed market", commented Carey. "We are continually looking for different ways to appeal to the very different segments of the seed-buying market, from beginners and novices to keen gardening enthusiasts.

"GroBox is one of a group of products we have launched under the 'Garden Time' banner aimed at new or inexperienced gardeners, including children, as an entry point to growing from seed. On the other hand, our RSPB seed range is aimed more at the established gardener, but focuses on gardening for the benefit of wildlife, particularly birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It's gratifying to receive recognition from the industry for what we are doing".

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