The Garden Retail and Garden Industry Awards will return to the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Thursday 4 February, 2016.
This year’s judges were The Sun gardening team’s Val and Steve Bradley, independent consultant Philip Everson, TV gardener Chris Collins, independent consultants Eve Tigwell and Neville Stein, planning expert Paul Pleydell, garden writer Liz Dobbs, HTA commercial manager Tim Bell, JTF Wholesale’s senior buyer Gerrard Smith, mdj2’s Andy Newman and Jersey Plants Direct’s Ian Riggs.
The businesses on the shortlist are:
• Hillier Garden Centres
• Highfield Garden World,
• Mains of Drum,
• Longacres Shepperton
• Longacres Bagshot
• Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
• Glendoick Garden Centre
• Thompson & Morgan
• Battersea Flower Station
• Janine Pattison Studios
• Aralia Garden Design
• Tong Garden Centre
• Hilltop Garden Centre
• Wyevale Garden Centres
• Green Pasture
The categories include: Garden Centre Outlet of the Year; Turnover under £2m; Garden Centre Outlet of the Year; Turnover £2m-£5m; Garden Centre Outlet of the Year; Turnover over £5m; Multiple Garden Retailer of the year; Best Garden Centre Event; Catering Excellence Award; Online Excellence Award; Best Business Development; New Build, Refit or Launch and Best Planteria.
Awards will also include: Customer Service Excellence Award; Retail Hardy Nursery Stock Supplier of the Year; Retail Herbaceous Perennials Supplier of the Year; Retail Bedding Plant Supplier of the Year; Best New Gardening Product; Best New Retail Product (non-gardening); Garden Centre Landscape Service of the Year; Garden Designer of the Year; Commitment to Staff Development; Community Involvement Award; Greenest Garden Centre; Sales Team of the Year; and Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year's Awards Sponsors include: Bosmere, Briers, Neudorff, Solex, and the HTA.
For general enquiries, email Sarah Fournier (firstname.lastname@example.org). For tickets to the event go to www.gardenretailawards.com The awards event will be preceded during the day by the Garden Retail Summit hosted by Horticulture Week. For more details go to www.gardenretailawards.com/summit.
For sponsorship opportunities, email Aisha Roberts (email@example.com). Follow the awards at @GRAwards.