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GCA hands out top awards to garden centres at conference

GARDEN centre staff across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Blackburn yesterday (Monday, January 23, 2023).

The awards were presented to the member garden centres during a ceremony at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Peter Burks, Chief Executive at 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, January 23 were:

Christmas Competition (Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Brimsmore Garden Centre
Christmas Competition (Destination Garden Centre category) sponsored by Gisela Graham – Garsons Garden Centre, Esher
Environment and Community Award – The Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Ruxley Rose (Garden Centre category) – Klondyke Garden Centre, Morton Hall
Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Barton Grange Garden Centre
Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Creativity and Innovation – Bents Garden & Home
Customer Service Award – Best Customer Service – Fron Goch Garden Centre
The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Garden Centre category) – RHS Bridgewater
The Indoor Lifestyle Award – Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) – Blue Diamond East Bridgford Garden Centre
The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Garden Centre category) – Klondyke Garden Centre, Stokesley
The GIMA Award for Best Garden Products Retailer (Destination Garden Centre category) – Garsons Garden Centre, Esher
Dick Allen Award (Most Improved Garden Centre) – Coletta & Tyson
The Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Garden Centre Category) – Klondyke Garden Centre, Stokesley
The Outdoor Living Award – Best Outdoor Living Retailer (Destination Garden Centre Category) – Barton Grange Garden Centre
GCA Grow Training Award – Squires Garden Centre, Crawley.

The GCA represents nearly 200 garden centres nationwide.

Through sharing information and its inspection programme the GCA helps members to achieve high standards in customer service, plant quality and reliability.

For further information, please visit www.gca.org.uk.

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