Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the winners

The winners of the 2018 Glee Buyers Power List were announced this afternoon (Tuesday 11th September) during an exciting awards ceremony within Glee’s ever-popular Seminar Theatre.

From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in the past 12 months.

Speaking at the Glee Buyers Power List awards ceremony, which was well attended by retailers and suppliers alike, Glee’s Event Director Matthew Mein confirmed: “The Glee Buyers Power List was set up to recognise a key group of decision makers in the gardening industry who are often overlooked: garden retail buyers.  Through these awards, we are pleased to be able to celebrate and reward their continued hard work, passion and dedication.  Our huge congratulations to all of the winners, the finalists and the many excellent shortlisted nominees.”

The winners and finalists were announced as follows:

Best Independent Garden Centre

  • Almondsbury Garden Centre
  • Alton Garden Centre
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden & Home
  • Burford Garden Centre
  • Chessington Garden Centre
  • Fron Goch Garden Centre
  • Highfield Garden Centre
  • Holly Bush Garden Centre
  • Mains of Drum
  • Monkton Elm Garden Centre
  • Old Railway Line Garden Centre
  • Perrywood Garden Centre

  WINNER: Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries

Best Multiple Garden Centre

  • Blue Diamond Garden Centres
  • British Garden Centres
  • Caulders Garden Centre
  • Choice Marketing
  • Creative Gardens
  • Haskins Garden Centres
  • Hillview Garden Centres
  • Klondyke
  • Longacres
  • Millbrook
  • Notcutts
  • Scotsdales
  • Squires Garden Centres
  • Stewarts Garden Centres

 WINNERS: Blue Diamond

 Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buyer/Buying Team

  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Jewson
  • Stax
  • Toolstation
  • Travis Perkins
  • Wickes

WINNER: Stax

 Best Online Buyer/ Buying Team

  • Amazon
  • Crocus
  • Gardensite
  • Greenfingers
  • Primrose
  • RHS
  • Richard Jacksons Garden
  • Tesco Direct
  • Waitrose
  • Wayfair

WINNER: Primrose

 NEW FOR 2018 – Best Supermarket / Department Store Buyer/Buying Team

  • Argos
  • John Lewis
  • M&S
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Waitrose

 

 WINNER: Waitrose

 NEW FOR 2018 – Best High Street Garden Retailer Buyer/ Buying Team

  • Anthropologie
  • Bam Nuttall
  • Next
  • QD Stores
  • Robert Dyas
  • The Range
  • TK Maxx
  • Wilko

WINNER: The Range

Matthew Mein added: “I’d like to offer my sincerest congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, and also to this year’s winners. There is no doubt that they are all highly deserving of the praise that has been bestowed upon them by their peers and wider industry. Our thanks also to all of those that took the time to vote – your continued support of the awards is greatly appreciated.”

Find out more

Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focusing 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.

 

 

For more information, interviews or images please contact:

Kimberley Hornby, Glee PR Team, Hornby Whitefoot PR

Tel: 07851 60573             Email: kimberley@hornbywhitefootpr.co.uk

 

Notes to editors:

www.gleebirmingham.com

You can follow Glee on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Glee_Birmingham

Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Glee.Birmingham1

Please add Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/glee_birmingham/

Please add Pinterest account https://uk.pinterest.com/GleeBirmingham1/

 

About ITE Group plc

ITE Group plc was founded in 1991 and is now one of the world’s leading organisers of international exhibitions and conferences.

ITE Group’s strategic vision is to create the world’s leading portfolio of content-driven, must-attend events delivering an outstanding experience and ROI for our customers. The Group recently launched its Transformation & Growth (TAG) programme, which is designed to transform the Company from a geographic-led business to a product-led business that focuses on market-leading events, wherever they are in the world. ITE strives to run the best shows and offer the best service to its customers throughout the world regardless of location. By putting exhibitors and visitors at the heart of everything we do, we plan to drive sustainable growth for our shareholders.

ITE Group is a public limited company and has been listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange since 1998.