Call for submissions as UK Grower Awards 2016 launches

Entries are being invited for the prestigious UK Grower Awards which have officially launched for 2016.

Hosted by Horticulture Week, the UK Grower Awards is the highlight of the production horticulture year, giving professionals from the ornamental, fruit and vegetable crop industries, the chance to showcase their achievements, reward the efforts of staff and ensure potential customers know how good they are.

It is now easier than ever for even the smallest businesses to take part. To enter, firms just need to answer the questions in the entry form, and to supply one testimonial in support of their entry.

These "first stage" entries will then be forwarded to our judging panel, which will select a shortlist for each category. Only those entrants who are shortlisted will then be asked to supply more detailed information in support of their entry. A second round of judging will then select the winning entries.

Once again this year the Awards will include an expanded range of categories for the fruit sector in collaboration with the Fruit Focus exhibition. These include categories for growers serving the viticulture and cider markets alongside our existing awards for the best soft fruit and top fruit growers.

Meanwhile, following their successful introduction last year, categories for growers of specialist crops will feature again this year across the fruit, vegetable and ornamental sectors.

For details of all ornamental, fruit and vegetable categories click here.

The 2015 awards saw a record 27 trophies handed out at a prestigious awards evening in March. Among the winners were Huntapac Produce, Brookfield Plants, Thatchers Cider, LJ Betts, Majestic Trees, Lower Hope Farms, Boxford (Suffolk) Farms, RF Lawrence & Sons, Littywood Farm, Corkers Crisps and Carr Taylor Vineyards.

This time it could be you! Good luck from all of us at Horticulture Week.

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If you have any questions, please contact awards manager Robyn at

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