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Award winners announced at GCA Conference

Published: 29 January 2020 - Alex Fordham
Barton Grange Garden Centre
Barton Grange Garden Centre

Garden centre staff across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol on 27 January.

The awards were presented to the member garden centres during a ceremony at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “The hard work and dedication of our member garden centres improves year on year, meaning we have some of the highest standards in the industry.

“I’d like to congratulate all of our award winners as they are extremely deserving and are a shining example to others.”

The full list of winners announced on Monday 27 January 27:

  • Christmas Competition (Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Whitehall Garden Centre – Whitchurch
  • Christmas Competition (Destination Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Environment and Community Award – Garden Wise – Dumfries 
  • Ruxley Rose (Garden Centre category) – Cowell’s Garden Centre
  • Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree
  • Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Creativity and Innovation – Bents Garden & Home
  • Customer Service Award – Best Customer Service – The Old Railway Line Garden Centre
  • The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Garden Centre category) – Squires Garden Centre – Hersham
  • The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) – East Bridgford Garden Centre
  • The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Garden Centre category) – Fairways Garden Centre – Ashbourne
  • The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) –Simpsons Garden Centre
  • Dick Allen Award (Most Improved Garden Centre) – Notcutts Garden Centre – Wheatcroft
  • The ifse Award for Catering Excellence – Best Garden Centre Restaurant (Garden Centre Category) – Fron Goch Garden Centre
  • The ifse Award for Catering Excellence – Best Garden Centre Restaurant (Destination Garden Centre Category) – Joint winners Bents Garden & Home and St Peter’s Garden Centre
  • Weber Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Garden Centre Category) – Joint winners Squires Garden Centre – Hersham and Fron Goch Garden Centre
  • Weber Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Destination Garden Centre Category) – East Bridgford Garden Centre
  • GCA Grow Training Award – Klondyke Garden Centre – Byrkley Park.

 

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