UK Grower Awards 2015: Entry deadline extension granted

The deadline to enter the prestigious Grower Awards 2015 which celebrate excellence within the UK production horticulture industry, has been extended following requests for more time.

The new deadline is 26th October.

With interest in boosting UK sourcing rising up the agenda from major supermarket buyers to independent outlets, there could not be a better time for UK fruit and vegetable growers to showcase what they have to offer.

For 2015 there are even more categories to enter, giving even more opportunities to highlight strengths to potential customers.

These include an expanded set of categories for fruit growers - in association with the Fruit Focus exhibition. Alongside top fruit grower of the year and soft fruit grower of the year, there are now awards for specialist fruit growers, and awards for growers serving the cider and viticulture markets.

Vegetable categories now include a dedicated category for potato growers, while awards for agronomists, production managers and environmental management have also been introduced.

An award for the best scientific horticultural research project will also be made in memory of David Piccaver.

Award winners will be announced at a glittering dinner and presentation in London on 25 February.

How to enter

To enter, firms just need to answer the questions in the entry form at and supply one testimonial in support of their entry. From these "first stage" entries our judging panel will select a shortlist. The shortlisted entrants will only then be asked to supply more detailed information.

Good luck from all of us at Horticulture WeekTO ENTER CLICK HERE.

Fruit categories

  • Best New Variety: Fruit
  • Top-Fruit Grower of the Year
  • Soft-Fruit Grower of the Year
  • Specialist Grower of the Year
  • Grower of the Year: Cider new
  • Grower of the Year: Viticulture

Vegetable categories

  • Best New Variety: Vegetable/Salad
  • Vegetable Grower of the Year
  • Salad Grower of the Year
  • Potato Grower of the Year

Ornamentals categories 

  • Best New Variety: Hardy Nursery Stock
  • Best new Variety: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Best new Variety: Bedding and Pot Plants
  • Protected Ornamentals Grower of the Year
  • Nursery Stock Grower of the Year
  • Specialist Grower of the Year

Overall categories

  • The David Piccaver Science Award - special award 2015
  • Best Consumer Marketing Campaign
  • Best Business Innovation
  • Best Professional Product or Service
  • Best Production Manager - new
  • Best Agronomist - new
  • Top Sales or Marketing Professional
  • Best Environmental Initiative
  • Young Grower of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award




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