In This Issue
Glee New Product Awards - Winners revealed
Glee New Product Awards shortlisted products
Glee 2022 Show Guide available online
Day Three opening times
Floral Thursday is back tomorrow
A Wednesday welcome from Westland
A Greenfingers greeting from Woodmansterne!
Meadow View Stone – Retail displays that drive sales
Mower Edge Border leads Primeur’s new product launches
Houseplant care collection from LAVA-LITE
Refill stations and compost bag recycling centres lead Evergreen Garden Care sustainability charge
Burgon & Ball at Glee: Displays to drive sales
NEW Water Features range unveiled by Altico
Bloomin Amazing is great choice for eco gardener
Growing greener with Apsley Farms’ Natural Plant Food
Eliza Tinsley present Greenman Garden Tools
Ready – Set – Revive
Organic Plantfood bolsters DJ Turfcare’s offering for 2023
World renowned V&A Museum collaborates with Bulldog Tools Pedigree Garden Range
Make the most of your outdoor space with new colours for clever pots decorative pots range
Primus adds to its stunning Wallace & Gromit collection
New additions to Henry Bell's Wild Bird Table range
Fire, water & earth: La Hacienda & Apta set the latest trends
Ergonomic and contemporary V-FRO range from EKJU
Durston Garden Products answers retailers’ call for greener growing media
elho brings nature to Glee
Be part of a joyful tea revolution!
Wood Splitter Kindling Cracker comes to UK
Yorkshire Flowerpots showcase range of British made terracotta planters
Barrus to launch over 60 new products to market at Glee
Take a trip to the theatre with Deco-Pak
Woodlodge strengthens its presence in container category
See quality products from Flat Pack Sheds
Retailers praise The Real Soil Company’s latest launch for opening up a new category in sustainable gardening
New BBQ fuel burns brightly
Red Gorilla showcases Garden Companion Set
Tildenet set to make big impact at Glee
Zest launches products focussed on sustainability, lifestyle and convenience
Time to get smart with Link2Home
Patio Black Spot - The complete garden stonework restoration system
Visit Handy for The Handy & Q Garden - Stand 20G30-H31
UK Greetings caters for consumers with differing needs
Michelin-starred chef heaps praise on classy new Norfolk Grills
Standalone PoS makes it ‘EASY’ for garden centre retailers
Introducing Soilworx – a new natural organic fertiliser producer
Happy plants, happy planet with Sipcam Home & Garden
New innovative bird feeders from Honeyfield’s
Zero In – complete range of insect control products
Recyclable packaging for specialist feeds
Glee Buyers Power List Winners Revealed
Qwickhose crowned 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners  
Glee 2022 gets off to a promising start
Picture round-up from build-up day
Gardenex hosting International Buyers’ Centre at Glee
Get ready for Fire, Grill & Chill at Glee 2022
Can you afford to miss the Glee Green Heart?
Europe comes to Glee 2022
Giving at Glee 2022
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Glee Daily News brings you all the latest Glee news
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
See the award-winning CasusGrill on CPL Distribution stand
Westland stand tour inspires this year's Rising Stars hopefuls
Kink Out - a new idea to 'rescue' kinked hoses
Visitors experience barbecuing Tramontina-style
Hydria kit transforms plant pots into fountains
Ex-chef cooks up new career in garden ornaments
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Glee Buyers Power List Winners Revealed


The winners of the Glee Buyers Power List were revealed yesterday. The Glee Buyers Power List was 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.


The Nominations and Winners 2022


Plants buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: The Bourne family @ Perrywood

Second: Choice Marketing Team

Third: Plants Team @ Hillmount

Nominations: Choice Marketing Team; Glen Sheldrake @ Burford Garden Company; Matt Shorter @ Longacres; Nick Chutter @ Summerhill Nurseries; Plants Team @ Hillmount; Taylor Baines @ Blue Diamond; The Bourne family @ Perrywood.


Garden Care buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: Matt Shorter @ Longacres

Second equal: Bryn Saysell @ Blue Diamond,  Amy Green @ British Garden Centres

Third: Jackie Cook @ Notcutts

Nominations: Aaron Saunders and Matthew Ball @ Stax Trade Centres; Adam Szabo @ Charlies Stores; Amy Green @ British Garden Centres; Bryn Saysell @ Blue Diamond; Jackie Cook @ Notcutts; Kevin Beckett @ Yarnton Home & Garden; Liz Brennan @ Dobbies; Matt Shorter @ Longacres; Mike Cook @ Choice Marketing; Robin Mercer @ Hillmount; Terry Head @ Stewarts Garden Centres.


Outdoor Leisure buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: Nigel Gates @ Gates Garden Centre

Second equal: Jay Bunker @ Alton Garden Centre, Keith Wiblin @ Downtown Garden Centre, Nick Haydon @ Fakenham Garden Centre

Third: Gemma Mercer @ Hillmount Cheshire

Nominations: David Hibbert @ Stax Trade Centres; Gemma Mercer @ Hillmount Cheshire; Jay Bunker @ Alton Garden Centre; Keith Wiblin @ Downtown Garden Centre; Kevin Beckett @ Yarnton Home & Garden; Nick Haydon @ Fakenham Garden Centre; Nigel Gates @ Gates Garden Centre.


Landscape buyer/buying team of the Year

Winner: Andy Wrightson @ Webbs

Second equal: Andy Harris @ Haskins, Dan Kirby @ British Garden Centres, Keith Wilbin @ Downtown Garden Centre

Third: David Danning @ Blue Diamond 

Nominations: Andy Harris @ Haskins; Andy Wrightson @ Webbs; Dan Kirby @ British Garden Centres; David Danning @ Blue Diamond; John Birch @ Baytree Garden Centre; Paul Smith @ Chessington Garden Centre


Home & Gifts buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: Kati Taylor @ Fron Goch

Second: Gates Garden Centre

Third: Rosebourne Garden Centres 

Nominations: Edith Mercer @ Hillmount; Gates Garden Centre; Glen Sheldrake @ Burford Garden Company; Kati Taylor @ Fron Goch; RHS Wisley; Rosebourne Garden Centres.


Pet buyer/buying team of the Year

Winner: The Old Railway Line

Second: Paul Williams @ British Garden Centres

Third: Polhill Garden Centre

Nominations: Dan Reep @ Squires; Emma Bostock @ Pets at Home; Knights Godstone; Paul Williams @ British Garden Centres; Planters Tamworth; Polhill Garden Centre; Sue Shaw @ B&M; The Old Railway Line.


Retail Food & Drinks buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: St Peters Worcester

Second: Garsons Esher

Third: Bents Home & Garden 

Nominations: Barton Grange; Bents Home & Garden; Garsons Esher; Gates Garden Centre; Hannah Warr @ Laylocks Garden Centre; Pughs Garden Centres; St Peters Worcester.


Christmas buyer/buying team of the Year

Winner: Squires Badshot Lea

Second: The Old Railway Line

Third: Bents Garden & Home 

Nominations: Alan Mercer @ Hillmount; Andrew Porwal @ Sapcote; Andrew Wood @ Silverbirch; Bents Garden & Home; Squires Badshot Lea; The Old Railway Line.


On-Line buyer/buying team of the Year 

Winner: Crocus

Second: Dani Loftus @ Marie Curie


Nominations: Crocus; Dani Loftus @ Marie Curie; GardenSite LLP; Hillier on-line;


Overall Multiple Retailer Buyer/Buying Team of the Year – (hardware, DIY, high street)

Winner: Dani Loftus @ Marie Curie

Second: John Lewis

Third: B&M

Nominations: B&M; Dani Loftus @ Marie Curie; John Lewis; Kevin Jones @ Poundland; QD Stores; Robert Dyas; Wilko.


Overall Multiple Garden Retailer Buying Team of the Year – 6 stores or more

Winner: British Garden Centres

Second: Blue Diamond

Third: Choice Marketing Team  

Nominations: Blue Diamond; British Garden Centres; Caulders Garden Centres; Cherry Lane Garden Centres; Choice Marketing Team; Hilliers; Klondyke; Squires; Stax Trade Centres; The Prosper Group.


Overall Independent Garden Centre Buying Team of the Year – up 5 stores 

Winner: The Mercer family @ Hillmount

Second: Longacres

Third equal: Aylett Nurseries, The Bourne family @ Perrywood

Nominations: Aylett Nurseries; Chessington Garden Centre; Kevin Beckett @ Yarnton Home & Garden; Longacres; The Bourne family @ Perrywood; The Mercer family @ Hillmount


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