Buyers Power List 2017: the shortlist

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted having now been confirmed.

Formed of the top nominations in each of the five categories, the shortlist is representative of the leading 25+ buyers and buying teams from retailers across the country. The shortlist is now open to the industry to cast their vote for their top buyers or teams in each category. These votes will then be counted, with the buyer or team with the most votes being crowned as individual category winners during a special Buyers Power List ceremony taking place on Tuesday 12th September at Glee 2017. A ‘winner of winners’ will also be announced at the same ceremony.

Voting for the top buyer or teams featured in the Glee Buyers Power List shortlist closes on August 25th. Casting your vote couldn’t be easier. Simply log onto www.gleebirmingham.com/visit/glee-buyers-power-list to make your vote matter. Voting is open to everyone in the industry.

 

The Shortlist

Best Independent Garden Centre

  • Almondsbury Garden Centre
  • Ayletts Nursery
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Baytree Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden Centre
  • Frosts Garden Centre
  • Haskins Garden Centre
  • Jackdale Garden Centre
  • Longacres Garden Centre
  • Mackenzie & Cruickshank
  • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
  • Poplars Garden Centre
  • Raemoir Garden Centre
  • Scotsdale Garden Centre
  • St Peters Garden Centre
  • Woodside Garden Centre

 

Best Multiple Garden Centre

  • Blue Diamond
  • Caulders Garden Centres
  • Klondyke Garden Centres
  • Notcutts
  • Squire’s Gsarden Centres

Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buying Team

  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Home Hardware
  • Jewson Landscaping
  • Stax Trade Centres
  • Wickes

 Best Online Buyer/ Buying Team

  • B&Q
  • Crocus
  • Enchanted-Earth.com
  • Gardens4Less
  • GardenSite
  • Nutleys Kitchen Gardens
  • Ocado
  • Seeds by Post
  • Wayfair
  • Wilko

 Best ‘Other’ Garden Retailer Buyer Team

  • Choice Marketing
  • Future Marketing Group
  • John Lewis
  • Snape Maltings
  • co.uk

 

Talking about the Buyers Power List, Glee’s Event Director, Matthew Mein said: “The Buyers Power List has fast become an integral part of Glee, and the results of this year’s awards are already highly anticipated. The shortlist showcases the hard work and commitment that each retail buyer or team has undertaken in the last 12 months, and we’re so pleased to be able to provide a platform on which this dedication can be celebrated and rewarded. I look forward to revealing the winners at Glee 2017.”

 

Find out more

Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits within core product categories including Garden Care, Outdoor Entertaining, Landscaping and Garden Design, Pet, Home, Gift and Clothing, and Plants. Each year the show attracts thousands of buyers from top retailers, such as leading UK garden centres, builders’ merchants, multiple retailers, and DIY stores. To keep up-to-date on all the latest news log onto www.gleebirmingham.com or call 020 3033 2160 to find out about exhibiting.

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