Deadline nears for entry to Grower of the Year Awards 2010

With five weeks to go before the deadline passes for entering the prestigious Grower of the Year Awards 2010, there is no time to lose for growers of salads, field vegetables, soft and top fruit to start preparing their entries.

Businesses of all sizes are being encouraged to enter the awards, which are run by Horticulture Week and Grower in association with Asda, the Horticultural Trades Association and the NFU - and which are now established as the highlight of the production horticulture year.  

"What matters is not how large a nursery is, but what it has achieved with the resources it has, and given the challenges facing the sector," said editor of Horticulture Week and chair of the independent judging panel, Kate Lowe.

Entry to the awards is free to members of the NFU or HTA. 

As well as categories celebrating the salads grower of the year, field vegetable grower of the year, soft fruit grower of the year and top fruit grower of the year, the awards include a category celebrating the business initiative of the year.

Entries are also invited for the organic grower of the year and best fruit, salad or vegetable variety.

Other categories of interest to everyone working in the fresh producer sector include the award for the most outstanding young grower of the year, awards celebrating the best consumer and trade marketing campaigns, the best sales and marketing professionals, technical product of the year and the Science into Practice award, which celebrates the application of research to commercial business.

How to enter

To enter you need to complete an entry form, which can be downloaded from www.groweroftheyear.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188 or by email at kate.collins@haymarket.com.

The deadline for entries is 6 November.

 


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