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2012 Winners & Finalists - UK Grower of the Year Awards

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Some 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

Source: Grower of the Year - 2012 Winners & Finalists - UK Grower of the Year Awards