Grower of the Year Awards 2010: Call for entries from production sector's best

We are delighted to announce that entries are now invited for the Grower of the Year Awards 2010.

Run by HW and Grower in association with event sponsors Asda, the HTA and the NFU, the Grower of the Year Awards 2010 will celebrate the very best in UK production horticulture today.

Growers of ornamental and edible crops, breeders, marketing companies, grower associations and suppliers of products and services to the growing community — indeed, anyone involved in the world of production horticulture — are welcome to enter the awards.

Thanks to the growing interest in provenance, the strength of the euro and issues such as climate change and food security, the spotlight on UK production is higher now than it has been for many years — and these awards seek to highlight all the innovation, commitment and technical expertise that can be found across all crop sectors in the UK today.

Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to enter this year's awards, which will be judged by a panel of independent expert judges drawn from across all crop sectors. What matters is not how big you are, but what you have achieved with the resources you have, and given the challenges you face.

Winners will be announced at a glittering awards presentation held at a prestigious London venue in February 2010. Don't forget that thanks to the kind support of the HTA and NFU, members of these associations can enter the awards for free.

Entering the Grower of the Year Awards 2010 can bring many benefits. It's a unique marketing tool, a great way to demonstrate professional excellence and a fantastic motivator for staff.

From everyone at Horticulture Week and Grower, good luck.

HOW TO ENTER

To get a copy of the entry kit, call Kate Collins on 020 8267 8188 or email kate.collins@haymarket.com. Alternatively, visit www.groweroftheyear.co.uk.

The closing date for entries to the awards is Friday 6 November 2009.

CATEGORIES

Edibles
Best New Variety
Vegetable Grower of the Year
Top Fruit Grower of the Year
Salads Grower of the Year
Soft Fruit Grower of the Year
Organic Grower of the Year

Ornamentals
Best New Plant Variety
Cut Flower Grower of the Year
Bedding and Pot Plant Grower of the Year
Nursery Stock Grower of the Year

Overall categories
Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year
Young Grower of the Year
Business Initiative of the Year
Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year
Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year
Science into Practice
Technical Product of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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