HW and Sun garden writer and former lifetime achievement winner Peter Seabrook presented the award in recognition of Beales' 50 years at the forefront of rose growing.
Beales has written numerous books about roses and gives regular lectures.
Peter Beales Roses is due to launch a new website in the coming weeks. It has been designed to make it easier for customers to find the right variety among the 1,300 on offer. It will also offer more comprehensive and specific information about all roses and garden products, including details of bloom size, shape and strength.
Much of the information in Beales's books will be available through the website, as well as video guides on rose care. The 2010 catalogue is due out in April.