Grower awards winner Bransford in bumper year

With just three weeks left to the Grower of the Year Awards 2010 nomination deadline, last year's ornamentals and nursery stock winner, Bransford Webbs Plant Company, has announced its best-ever year.

Managing director Geoff Caesar said the company has achieved growth of 13 per cent in 2009 off the back of its double success at last year's awards. He said: "[The awards] meant a huge amount for the business; it was the recognition of a lot of hard work by management and staff.

"We had a lot of customers phoning up to congratulate us and we got buyers from chains and independents being very positive about it and saying they would mention it in-house. It is one of the elements that helped us have our best year."

This year's awards are being run by HW and Grower in association with Asda, the HTA and the NFU.

HW editor and chairman of the independent judging panel Kate Lowe said: "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."

Entry to the awards is free to members of the NFU or HTA. Entrants need to complete an entry form that can be downloaded from the website or by contacting Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188. The deadline for entries is Friday 6 November.


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