Garden Retail awards for Sue Allen, Glendoick Garden Centre and Scotsdale Garden Centre

More than 300 people were at Grosvenor House in London last night to see the garden centre industry's finest win the Garden Retail Awards 2009.

Lifetime achievement award winner was Sue Allen, who retired as managing director as Millbrook Garden Company this year, 30 years after founding the business.

Sponsors of the event were the HTA, Garden Expo, Glee, Quinton Edwards, William Sinclair, Greenfield Software, Town & Country, Vital Earth, Petcare Trust, Gardeners' World Live and Grow.

Best Themed Promotion Burleydam Garden Centre The Good Life Garden
Most Successful New Product The Scotts Miracle Gro Company Miracle Grow Singles
Most Successful New Plant John Woods Nurseries cornus venus
Best Business Development: New build, refit or launch Coolings Green and Pleasant
Best Concession Golden Acres Nurseries First Class Hair @ John Browns Garden Centre
Best Customer Service Award Whitehall Garden Centre
Best Catering Facilities Langlands Garden Centre
Best Pet or Aquatics Department Planters Garden Centre
Best Planteria Planters Garden Centre

Lifetime Achievement Sue Allen -Millbrook John Browns Garden Centre
Retail Outlet of the Year: <3m turnover Glendoick Garden Centre
Retail Outlet of the Year: >3m turnover Scotsdale Garden Centre
Best Online Retailer Whitehall Garden Centre
Commitment to Training/Education Award Garden & Leisure Group
Community Involvement Award Gordale Nurseries Gordale and the community
Best Environmental Policy Garden & Leisure Group
Employee of the Year Amy Goldsack-Shoots Garden Centre Amy Goldsack

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