CGMA business development director Helen Evans said: "New Covent Garden Flower Market exists to support and inspire the finest and most creative independent florists in London. The Flower Market Awards are a recognition of the exceptional talent and hard work of our customers and wholesalers in flowering the capital."
Shortlisted: Dennis Edwards Flowers www.dennisedwardsflowers.com
Already a legend in his own Flower Market lifetime, Dennis Edwards has had another great year. His flower knowledge – and Market banter - are second to none, and Dennis and his loyal team of Eddie, Sonny and Jacky have developed a devoted following for his attention to detail and absolute reliability.
Shortlisted: Porters Foliage www.portersfoliage.com
Florists make a beeline for Porters Foliage, one of the two outstanding foliage specialists at New Covent Garden Flower Market. Fourth generation Flower Market wholesaler, Bryan Porter and his friendly team offer spectacular foliages from around the world. Their expert knowledge and advice takes foliage to centre stage.
Tasked with evaluating the high level of entries were industry expert judges Rona Wheeldon of www.flowerona.com, Caroline Marshall-Foster of www.theflorist.co.uk, Neil Birks of NB Flowers (Flower Market Florist 2014) and Helen Evans of Covent Garden Market Authority.