BPOA awards presented to cream of the protected ornamentals crop

Woodlark Nurseries, Peter Eastwood Plants and John Sutton have been named as winners of the 2014 British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) awards.

Woodlark won the Silver Kentia Palm best nursery award. Managing director Colin Edwards dedicated the trophy to owner Ian Hopkins.

The Alan Hendy lifetime achievement award went to Peter Eastwood, who has been in the industry for 50 years. He said in his first year he turned over £15,000 and made £5,000 profit.

Writer and former lecturer John Sutton won the Trumpet Blower Award. The Bright Spark award was not presented this time out.

Presenting the awards, prospective NFU president Meurig Raymond praised the "£1bn at farm gate prices" bedding industry and said he wants to campaign for more intensive production should he become the union's president next month.

BPOA chairman Ian Riggs said if Raymond wins the election the BPOA will have a "friend in a very high place".


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Four Oaks Trade Show 2019 - Exhibitor list

Four Oaks Trade Show 2019 - Exhibitor list

What are the latest products set to make a splash at Four Oaks 2019?

What are the latest products set to make a splash at Four Oaks 2019?

Products making their debuts will range across pest and disease controls, composts and fertilisers, tunnels, grow lights and much more, says Sally Drury.

Which new plants will take the spotlight at Four Oaks Trade show 2019?

Which new plants will take the spotlight at Four Oaks Trade show 2019?

Matthew Appleby looks at some of the new plants from the UK and overseas that will be introduced at the Four Oaks Trade Show (3-4 September Lower Wthington, Cheshire).


Opinion... Co-operation will pay dividends

Opinion... Co-operation will pay dividends

Opinion... Experience should not be undervalued

Opinion... Experience should not be undervalued

Opinion... Strategy needed to boost production

Opinion... Strategy needed to boost production

We face a great opportunity to increase the UK's production of nursery stock, but it will not be exploited without a strategic plan.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 70 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive RANKING of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles