The finalists were selected by a team of independent judges drawn from all sectors of the industry at the awards judging day held just before Christmas.
The judges were: Derek Hargreaves, independent consultant; Andrew Tinsley, HDC; Caroline Owen, Scotsdales Garden Centre; John Adlam, Dove Associates; John Breach, British Independent Fruit Growers Association; Andrew Hewson, ADAS; Colin Noble, Plant Systems and Nigel Jenney, Fresh Produce Consortium.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and presentation, which will take place at the Lancaster London in the capital on 23rd February.
For tickets, call Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188, email email@example.com or go to www.groweroftheyear.co.uk.
Headline sponsors for the event are ASDA and the NFU. Awards sponsors are Floramedia Agrovista, Botanicoir, Landguard, LS Systems, Quinton Edwards, Rijk Zwann, MorePeople, New Spitalfields, Syngenta, .XL Horticulture.
A C Goatham & Son
AJ Busby and Son
E.L.Rawson and Co
East Coast Growers
Heygate Farms Swaffham
J.A.Collinson & Sons
James Coles and Sons (Nurseries)
John Woods Nurseries
Lincolnshire Field Products
R.F.Lawrence & Sons
The Bransford Webbs Plant Co
Thompson and Morgan UK