Categories

If you want to find out more information on how to enter click here to download the entry guide.

For all General Business Categories, the judging panel will be looking for evidence of outstanding business achievements in key areas such as:

  • Financial performance
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Business innovation
  • Business development 
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Operational standards 
  • Sourcing & merchandising
  • Employee development 

 

High growth business of the year

This award is open to businesses from any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape and arboriculture, and which have experienced exceptional growth and financial performance. 
Previous winners include Bridge Farm Nursery

 

Wonderful Workplace of the year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes from any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape or arboriculture and which have demonstrated excellence in the promotion and implementation of an outstanding workplace. 
Previous winners include Artemis Tree Services

 

Business Innovation of the year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes from any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape or arboriculture and which have illustrated exceptional innovation in any aspect of the business leading to commercial success.
Previous winners include Porters Fuchsias

 

Best sales or marketing campaign

This award is open to businesses of all sizes from any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape and arboriculture and which have demonstrated outstanding achievement in sales and marketing.
Previous winners include Modiform

 

New business of the year

This award is open to new businesses (standalone or business diversification) from any horticulture sector including garden retail, production, landscape and arboriculture and launched within the past three years. 
Previous winners include Westlands Farm

 

Digital initiative of the year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes from any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape and arboriculture, and which have demonstrated exceptional innovation in the application of new technology leading to commercial success.
Previous winners include Hayes Garden World

 

For all Production Business Categories, the judging panel will be looking for evidence of outstanding business achievement in relevant areas such as:

  • Financial performance
  • Environmental management
  • Product development
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Production management 
  • Business innovation
  • Operational standards 
  • Business development 
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Employee development 

 

Nursery Stock Grower of the Year

This award is open to commercial growers supplying Nursery Stock to retail, wholesale or landscape markets. 
Previous winners include New Leaf Plants

 

Glasshouse Grower of the Year

This award is open to commercial growers supplying crops grown under glass including Bedding Plants, Pot Plants, Salad Vegetables or Cut Flowers to retail and/or wholesale customers 
Previous winners include Chrysanthemums Direct

 

Fruit Grower of the Year

This award is open to commercial growers supplying Soft Fruit and/or Top Fruit to retail or wholesale customers.
Previous winners include Clock House Farm

 

 

Plant Cash & Carry of the Year

This award is open to plant suppliers providing Nursery Stock off-the-shelf to landscape contractors, designers, retailers and other trade customers.

 

Ornamental Plant Launch of the Year

This award is open to a breeder, commercial grower or agent responsible for the launch of a new ornamental variety or plant range onto the UK market within the past 24 months. 
Previous winners include Wyevale Nurseries

 

 

For all Garden Retail Business Categories, the judging panel will be looking for evidence of outstanding business achievements in key areas such as:

  • Financial performance
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Business/Retail innovation
  • Operational standards 
  • Business development 
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Sourcing & merchandising
  • Environmental management
  • Employee development

 

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (South)

This award is open to garden retail businesses or outlets in operation for a minimum of three years in any of the following regions: South East, South West or Greater London.

 

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (Midlands)

This award is open to garden retail businesses or outlets in operation for a minimum of three years in any of the following regions: East of England, East Midlands West Midlands or Wales.

 

Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (North)

This award is open to garden retail businesses or outlets in operation for a minimum of three years in the following regions: North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, Scotland or N. Ireland.

 

Best New-Build, Refurbishment or Extension

 

This award is open to all garden retail businesses or outlets which have completed a new-build garden centre, an extension to an existing outlet (e.g. a new restaurant), a rebuild, refit or re-launch. 
Previous winners include Pugh’s Garden Village.
 

 

For all Landscape Business Categories, the judging panel will be looking for evidence of outstanding business achievement in relevant areas such as:
 

  • Financial performance
  • Project management 
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Business Innovation
  • Operational standards 
  • Business development 
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Environmental management 
  • Employee development 

 

Contractor of the Year

This award is open to landscape, grounds maintenance and/or arboriculture contractors. 
Previous winners include Ground Control

 

Landscape designer of the year

This award is open to landscape architect and landscape/garden designers.
Previous winners include Churchman Landscape Architects

 

 

For all Professional Supplier Categories, the judging panel will be looking for evidence of outstanding business achievement in relevant areas such as:
 

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Business Innovation
  • Operational standards 
  • Financial performance
  • Business development 
  • Sales & marketing 
  • Environmental management 
  • Project management 
  • Employee development 

 

Landscape supplier of the year

This award is open to suppliers of products and/or services to landscape, grounds maintenance and/or arboriculture contractors. 

 

Garden retail supplier of the year

This award is open to suppliers of products and/or services to garden retail businesses. 

 

Production supplier of the year

This award is open to suppliers of products and/or services to commercial growers.

 

International supplier of the year

This award is open to overseas suppliers to the UK providing products or services to businesses in any sector of the horticulture industry including garden retail, production, landscape and arboriculture.

 

If you need help or advice regarding the categories please contact:

Stephanie Griffiths 

[email protected]

020 8267 4151

2019 Winners

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