Grower of the Year Awards 2012

  
Over 500 professionals from across UK production horticulture attended the event held at London's Lancaster Hotel which was hosted by TV's Andrew Graham Dixon.

Guests at the sell-out event saw winners pick up their awards in 17 categories. Winners are listed below.

Grower of the Year - edibles
Winner - Lincolnshire Herbs

Grower of the Year - ornamentals
Winner - Lovania Nurseries

Best New Variety - edibles
Winner - Meiosis
Highly Commended - Worldwide Fruit

Vegetable Grower of the Year
Winner - Lincolnshire Field Products
Highly Commended - QV Foods/Rowe Farming
Finalists - Benzies, Heygate Farms Swaffham, Valefresco, Watts Farms

Top Fruit Grower of the Year
Winner - A.C Goatham and sons
Highly Commended - Newmafruit Farms

Salads Grower of the Year
Winner - Lincolnshire Herbs
Highly Commended - East Coast Growers
Finalist - Stubbins

Soft Fruit Grower of the Year
Winner - Vicarage Nurseries
Highly Commended - AJ Busb and Son

Best New Variety - bedding plants
Winner - 'Petunia Phanom' Ball Colegrave
Highly Commended - Sutton Seeds
Finalist - Ball Colegrave

Best New Variety - Hardy Nursery Stock
Winner - John Woods Nurseries
Highly Commended - The Bransford Webbs Plant Company
Finalist - Hillier Nurseries, Seiont Nurseries

Best New Variety - Herbaceous Perennials
Winner - Hiller Nurseries 
Highly Commended - The Bransford Webbs Plant Compnay, Thompson and Morgan Young plants 

Protected Ornamentals
Winner - J.A Collinson and Sons
Highly Commended - R.F Lawrence and Sons/Chrysanthemums Direct

Nursery Stock Grower of the Year
Winner - Lovania Nurseries
Highly Commended - Palmstead Nurseries
Finalists - James Coles and Sons, Majestic Trees, Tendercare, Viking Nurseries

Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner - Hunt for the nations herb heroes, British Herb Trade Association
Highly Commeneded - Back To Black, Blackcurrant Foundation
Finalists - John Woods Nurseries, Tendercare, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner - Ball Colegrave 'Pansy Panola Royal Wedding Mix'
Finalists - Ball Colegrave 'Top up Thursday', Fenmarc Produce 'Rudolph Campaign'

Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year
Winner - Nick Coslett, Palmstead Nurseries
Finalists - Lynn Hunter, James Coles and Sons

Young Grower of the Year
Winner - Matthew Rawson, E.L Rawson and Co

Out Standing Contribution to Industry Award
Winner - Graham Ward, Cheif Executive - Stockbridge Technology Centre


For more information on the Grower of the Year Awards please visit: www.groweroftheyear.co.uk